5 Companies Added to Verizon 5G First Responder Lab
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Comments

Verizon, in partnership with Responder Corp., announced five companies that make up the third and final group of startups for 2019 known as Cohort 3 for the 5G First Responder Lab program.

The startups participating in this cohort include Edgybees, which augments live video feeds to provide clarity on operational environments; Ekin, which develops software and hardware with artificial intelligence (AI) to make modern cities safer and smarter; Knightscope, developing autonomous security capabilities including self-driving technology, robotics and AI; Lumineye, which provides wall-penetrating radar sensing to help first responders identify people through walls; and Zeroeyes, developing a life-saving active shooter solution that uses AI to actively monitor camera feeds to detect weapons.

Launched in November 2018, the 5G First Responder Lab identifies promising technology companies from around the globe and gives them access to 5G technology to develop, test and refine their 5G solutions for public safety. The startups in Cohort 3 will focus on developing AI for weapon detection, geointelligence, autonomous security and smart cities solutions, all powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband.

“As our final cohort of the year, we’re excited to welcome Cohort 3 to the 5G First Responder Lab,” said Nick Nilan, director of public safety product development, Verizon. “The innovative technologies developed and fostered by Cohorts 1 and 2 will make an incredible difference in the market, and we can’t wait to see what Cohort 3 develops during their time in the lab.”

The lab has brought together 15 innovators in three separate cohorts that work at Verizon’s 5G Lab in Washington, D.C. to develop public-safety solutions over the last year. Previous cohorts brought technologies that focused on advanced imaging, drones, virtual reality (VR) training and education for public-safety and smart-city technology.

“We're excited for the great things ahead with Cohort 3 and look forward to finishing the first year of this program strong,” said Nathanial Wish, co-founder and CEO, Responder Corp. “Each cohort has brought a wealth of innovation to the table, ultimately helping to create advanced solutions with potentially life-saving technologies that are built on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband.”

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