Drakontas (www.drakontas.com), headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, develops, evaluates and promotes interoperable communications solutions that increase the safety and operational efficiency of law enforcement, emergency response, and security personnel. The company was founded in partnership with Drexel University in 2004 to transition technologies developed at the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Center for the Department of Defense to commercial, civilian and homeland security uses.
In addition to providing situation awareness and information technology solutions, Drakontas administers the NLECTC Communications Technologies Center of Excellence through a cooperative agreement, awarded in 2007, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice. The Center of Excellence (www.commtechcoe.org), whose purpose is to test, evaluate and demonstrate cutting edge communications tools and technologies, manages a wide range of criminal justice pilot projects involving software defined and cognitive radios, position location technologies, wireless data interoperability, and other communications tools and capabilities.
About Rosum Corporation
Rosum Corporation, a venture-backed company based in Sunnyvale, California, is the first and only Hybrid Positioning Technology company to use unmodified broadcast TV signals to power location and timing solutions. Rosum is also the first to combine GPS with Broadcast TV signals for robust and accurate hybrid positioning in all environments. Rosum's founding team includes original architects of the GPS constellation. Rosum's leading investors include Charles River Ventures, Allegis Capital, TruePosition Inc., Steamboat Ventures and KTB Ventures. For more information, visit www.rosum.com.
About the National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state, local and tribal levels. For more information, visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij.