Current prototype of the POINTER receiver, which is worn by responders entering a structure. What is now the size of a cell phone will ultimately be reduced in scale and potentially integrated into existing firefighting equipment.
Current prototype of a POINTER transmitter. The transmitters use magnetoquasistatic (MQS) fields to communicate with the receivers worn by responders. POINTER transmitters deployed.
POINTER transmitters deployed during recent testing in Los Angeles. The transmitters are elevated on tripod masts.
View of the POINTER base station visualization screen. Each dot represents a firefighter’s location on various levels of a structure during a simulated response.
Playback view of the POINTER visualization system. Not only can POINTER track responders in real time, but post-incident after action review functions are also available. Responders wearing the receivers are represented by colored dots.
View of the POINTER visualization system with ArcGIS shape files.
View of the POINTER visualization system with satellite imagery overlaid.