Using Genesis PULSE™ with Waze integration, 911 call centers can easily pinpoint traffic events, such as construction, congestion or accidents. Using this data, dispatchers can send emergency units along faster routes, avoiding delays.
Today, Genesis is pleased to announce Genesis PULSE is launching a new in-vehicle mobile app with Waze integration. It provides first responders not only with current road conditions, but real-time, turn-by-turn navigation. All of the features of Waze and Genesis PULSE — combined in one powerful mobile interface.
The development of the PULSE mobile app is made possible by the Waze Transport SDK (software development kit), which was announced by Waze today. The SDK allows partners in the Waze Connected Citizens Program to easily implement some of Waze’s most useful features, natively in their own apps.
For developers interested in contributing to the free Waze SDK program, visit here.
What started as a Summer trial run with Meals on Wheels in 2014 has turned into an ongoing weekly institution at Genesis. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking. It gives us another opportunity to give back to our community, and we enjoy the friendly visits every week.
Google’s amazing new self-driving cars may be the coming wave of the future, but sadly, they will not eliminate traffic issues. Fortunately, the Waze traffic app (owned by Google) is already on the front lines, fighting traffic one “Wazer” at a time. “Robots will still need to know the best route. We have a nice juicy role,” says Di-Ann Eisnor, vice president of platform and partnerships for Waze.
“A lot of public safety is based on the accuracy of map data.”
— Chad Richey, PULSE Product Manager
PULSE Product Manager Chad Richey is a Waze and Google volunteer who spends 30-40 hours a week editing their maps. “Knowing a change I make on a map can be beneficial to hundreds of thousands of people is gratifying,” says Chad Richey. “A lot of public safety is based on the accuracy of map data. Recent hurricanes and floods in Texas and South Carolina were instantly updated in Waze, because editors from all over the country were pitching in, but with a desire to help out.”
This week at Comms Connect in Melbourne, Australia, Genesis demonstrated our GenWatch3® solution for two-way communications networks, and the Manager of Managers solution along with our Asia-Pacific representatives at Kalibre.
Comms Connect is an industry event in the Australasia region featuring over 80 expert speakers, 90 exhibitors and over 1,400 professionals, including first responders, mining professionals, utilities providers, and enterprise end users.
Our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off went well and relatively injury free! Why have a chili cook off? We did it to raise money as well as collect canned goods for the East Texas Food Bank.
To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.
Call him Scrum Master Wansley. James Wansley personifies all that is great about Genesis: hard working, fun loving, and smarter than the average bear. James, along with the entire development team, maximizes efficiency by utilizing the Scrum methodology. In the software world, Scrum is an agile project management framework with the goal of delivering new software capability every 2-4 weeks. It was an extremely difficult goal to accomplish, but this morning, James became a certified PSM1 Scrum Master from Scrum.org.
It was a fun-filled time at the East Texas Food Bank this weekend, lending our support to a great cause. To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.
It was an honor and a privilege to host our local heroes, representatives from the Tyler Police Department and Smith County Sheriff’s Department for lunch today! Included among our guests were Sheriff Larry Smith and Tyler PD Public Information Officer Don Martin. A special note of thanks to Citizen’s First Bank for generously providing lunch for everyone. This was merely a small way to tell them how much we appreciate law enforcement and the amazing job they do for us every day.