January 27, 2014
Praetorian Group Announces Drakontas Marketing and Product Development Partnership with PoliceOne
Praetorian Group has selected Drakontas and its DragonForce Software Suite to join Praetorian Labs
SAN FRANCISCO – Praetorian Group, Inc., the leading digital media company in the safety and security market, has announced that it has selected Drakontas and its suite of industry leading team collaboration mobile applications to join Praetorian Labs. Praetorian will help incubate the DragonForce suite of products through a marketing and product development partnership with PoliceOne.com, its flagship property and the top destination worldwide for law enforcement resources and information.
DragonForce is one of the most innovative emerging technologies for mobile collaboration in the public safety market. Built for tactical teams and for everyday law enforcement operations, DragonForce empowers public safety teams to effectively share information in real time in the field through instant messaging, location, photo and document sharing and collaborative whiteboards. DragonForce provides first responders a common operating platform allowing them to plan, communicate and act more quickly, safely and effectively during daily operations and critical incidents using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
DragonForce’s impact in the field matches Praetorian’s mission of keeping first responders informed, effective, better able to protect their communities and more likely to come home safe and strongly aligns the Praetorian Labs selection criteria. Praetorian Labs was established in 2012 to identify and incubate new and innovative mobile and web-based products that have the potential to dramatically improve the effectiveness of our nation’s first responder and can significantly benefit from Praetorian’s expertise, network of experts and unmatched reach into the public safety market.
“At Praetorian and PoliceOne, we see a large number of products and technologies introduced into the Public Safety market and only a few have enough traction to participate in Praetorian Labs. Drakontas and DragonForce have an incredible opportunity to positively impact the operational effectiveness and ability to communicate of first responders in the field,” according to Alex Ford, CEO of Praetorian Group and PoliceOne. “We’re looking forward to supporting their efforts and are enthusiastic to apply our technology, product development and marketing capabilities to help drive adoption at the state and local level.”
As part of the relationship, Praetorian and PoliceOne will provide advisory services, marketing exposure on PoliceOne.com and product development support as Drakontas rolls out the product to departments nationwide.
“We’re excited to partner with Praetorian and PoliceOne and leverage their unmatched reach into the law enforcement market and beyond. They clearly have a proven track record of developing, launching and scaling highly successful web and cloud-based solutions for public safety,” said James Sim, President and Co-Founder of Drakontas. “We’re looking forward to building upon that experience to create awareness and more rapidly bring DragonForce to market and achieve our mission of helping teams of first responders plan, communicate and act more quickly, safely and effectively.”
About The Praetorian Group
The Praetorian Group is the leading online media and technology company in the public safety and security market. Our properties are visited by more than 3.5 million public safety professionals every month and count over 1 million first responders as members. Praetorian owns and operates www.PoliceOne.com, www.FireRescue1.com, www.EMS1.com, www.CorrectionsOne.com and www.Military1.com, as well as more than 15 topical public safety websites providing resources ranging from online video to grant assistance. We are deeply committed to providing resources and cutting edge information that help first responders and military personnel stay safer, become better informed and more effectively protect their communities.
For more information on the Praetorian Group, visit www.PraetorianGroup.com.
With more than 400,000 registered members, PoliceOne.com is the leading law enforcement website in the country. PoliceOne provides law enforcement-specific resources designed to help officers stay safe on the streets and more effectively protect their communities. PoliceOne is the only site to confirm the law enforcement status of all members, creating a trusted and safe community for the exchange and discussion of key law enforcement issues, including breaking news, top products and important officer safety strategies.
About Drakontas LLC
Drakontas, headquartered in Glenside PA, develops mobile collaboration software designed to help public safety professionals share information more rapidly and more accurately. 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 security uses. For more information on Drakontas, visit www.drakontas.com.
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