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|Articles - November 2010|
|Thursday, October 21, 2010|
Police gather vehicle and driver information in two problematic ways. They can either enter license plate numbers into a computer, which requires them to be inside their cruisers and distracts them while driving, or they can call a human dispatcher and wait for clear radio bands. Warren Harrison, head of Portland State University’s computer science department, learned this while a reserve deputy at the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Using a speech recognition program and commercial headsets, Harrison has created a hands-free system that interfaces with the police cruiser’s computer. Using a basic set of commands, the user asks for information and receives a reply via an automated voice up to 100 meters away from the computer. Harrison and graduate student Diane Jones are currently testing the software at PSU. Harrison intends to ask the National Institute of Justice for additional funding at the end of the year.
“Instead of 100 meters, maybe we can start talking about kilometers,” he says. This would allow bicycle police and security officers to use computer dispatch systems placed throughout metropolitan areas.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO
A forest collaboration saves the Rough & Ready Lumber Company.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Oregon Business magazine's "Green Your Workplace" seminar featured a panel of sustainability experts from small, medium and large organizations. The seminar drew 70 people and took place in the Nines Hotel this morning.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Oregon is known for its green-minded citizens, and many workers are attracted to firms and organizations that practice green, not just pay lip service to it.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Citing the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.
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