Viridian® Attends 2017 Wyoming Governor’s Broadband Summit as Emerging Technology Panelist
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – December 8, 2017 – Viridian Weapon Technologies recently participated in the 2017 Wyoming Governor’s Broadband Summit. The event featured panelists and hosts from the public and private sectors of cyber security, leading wireless companies and state and government law enforcement organizations.
Viridian was invited to provide perspective on new technologies relevant to public safety and the impact of data on government and law enforcement agencies. The featured topic of discussion was the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Cameras (WMC™).Viridian General Counsel Matthew Plowman participated as a member of the Emerging Technology in Public Safety Panel. Fellow panelists included representatives from AT&T, Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway patrol.
Conference attendees and the statewide audience watching the conference on live-stream by the State of Wyoming learned more about the key advantages of the FACT Duty WMCs and why the product is so relevant and important to public safety today. A focus was put on Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology that ensures the camera automatically begins recording when the weapon is removed from an officer’s holster. This feature eliminates the potential drawback of body cameras not being manually activated at critical times.
The audience also learned how WMCs provide an unobstructed view of an incident involving a firearm. In addition, they heard how Viridian WMCs require minimal data management and storage costs because data is only obtained from the infrequent occasions when an officer’s firearm is drawn.
"It was an honor to serve on the distinguished panel and have the opportunity to tell Wyoming government officials and members of the public about our groundbreaking product," said Plowman. "The interest level in the FACT WMCs was high, and our discussion generated some excitement in the crowd. It is humbling to consider that our solution is in the thick of the conversation as a prominent emerging technology in so many diverse areas of our country and is being seen as an enhancement to effective public safety."
Other panels at the event hosted and attended by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead included "The Role of Public/Private Partnerships in Broadband Connectivity and "Cyber Security—Investing, Growing, Planning and Understanding."
"Our event featured a diverse group of technology, thought and policy leaders from the public and private sectors," said organizer and Wyoming IT Communication Coordinator Michael Vuyk. "The Governor’s goal of combining experts from so many fields to move our state forward was definitely achieved. Our ability to focus forward on the impacts of innovation in areas like Public Safety and Cyber Security will determine how effective we are preparing for future challenges. Having a manufacturer like Viridian Weapon Technologies present to provide insights and information on their new products and technologies was a key feature of our successful event."
Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology powers the FACT WMC cameras, and more information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT.
About Viridian Weapon Technologies
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.
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