In this blog series, we highlight our amazing industry partners that support the Tech to Protect Challenge and its goal of creating new technology for emergency responders. Take a look at our Q&A with DotProduct and discover why they’re excited to be a part of our national open innovation contest.
Q: What does DotProduct do?
A: DotProduct develops high performance, easy-to-use solutions for capturing 3D data. Their flagship Dot3D Pro software powers a full suite of handheld 3D capture solutions across the latest tablet, phone, and 3D sensing platforms. The DPI-10 and DPI-810SR handheld 3D scanners lead the market as fully self-contained mobile solutions, producing engineering-grade data from compact tablet-based devices.
The technology is designed for mobile professionals who need quality spatial data, instantly. Dot3D software turns Android and Windows tablets and phones into real-time 3D-capture and processing solutions for the job site. Applications include public safety, construction, shipbuilding, utilities, architecture, facility management, engineering, forensics, archaeology and much more.
Q: Why do you think the Tech to Protect Challenge is important to helping improve emergency response and public safety communications?
A: There is immense value to anything we can do as a society and tech community to improve preparedness and minimize risks faced by first responders and public safety professionals on a daily basis. When entering unknown and often dangerous environments, communication, information, and advance understanding can greatly assist with operations in the field and help save lives.
Q: What inspired DotProduct to support the Tech to Protect Challenge?
A: We were specifically inspired by Tech to Protect Contest 005 – Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans for Firefighters. Our technology is designed to make 3D data capture as fast, easy, and reliable as possible across industries and platforms. We believe there is a real synergy here between the goals of this challenge and the possibilities presented with our Dot3D Pro software.