SAMSUNG Electronics Philippines Corporation recently formalized its partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony held at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
Present during the program were Samsung Electronics Philippines President and CEO Kevin Lee, Vice President for Consumer Electronics Victor Filart, Business Unit Director for IT and Mobile for IT and Mobile Min Su Chu, and Business Unit Head for IT and Mobile Jerry Manus who led the signing.
This is the first time the tech giant and national police force are collaborating, in an effort to promote nationwide safety and convenience through technology. The organizations are working together to develop Samsung 321, a mobile service application that provides a database of national institutions and facilities users can contact in case of emergencies.
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The app makes use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to determine an individual’s location, and then directs him, driving instructions included, to the nearest fire station, police station, hospital, or motor assistance provider via Google Maps. It also provides contact information for these facilities, as well as national disaster hotlines and nearby Samsung service centers for mobile products and appliances.
Once installed on a smartphone, the service app can be launched through the device’s app page, dialer, or emergency call button. The app covers over 84 locations nationwide, including Batangas, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, and Palawan, besides the National Capital Region.
Samsung 321 is available for download from the Google Play Store. It will also be pre-installed in select Samsung smartphone models.
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