Texting and Video into PSAPs Provide First Responders with Better Intelligence
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 23, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �At APCO 2012, Intergraph® Corporation demonstrated new products and enhancements that help public safety professionals make faster, smarter decisions. These innovations enable texting to 9-1-1, heighten situational awareness for first responders and add other key capabilities that aid police, fire, emergency services and others.
During the event, Intergraph highlighted the latest version of its industry-leading computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software. CAD 9.2 delivers a new generation of web-based and mobile products for full accessibility in the field.
CAD 9.2 supports text messaging into PSAPs through the incident lifecycle and makes it easy to include sensor and video data for response and investigations. It also features tools for rapid interface development and interoperability, which simplify data-sharing and promote enterprise information sharing and cross-jurisdictional cooperation.
Other innovations announced at APCO 2012:
- Intergraph's new Mobile Responder app extends command and control to field personnel using today's popular devices.
- Through a partnership with Intrado Inc., Intergraph will include Intrado's new Beware product, a cloud-based intelligence tool, in Intergraph's CAD and mobile products for greater situational awareness.
- Thinking beyond the PSAP, Intergraph unveiled its next generation web-based I/NetViewer and I/NetDispatcher CAD solution and records management system, inPURSUIT WebRMS, which combines enterprise data management with the benefits of a web-based thin client, eliminating the need to install records management software on individual workstations.
- Intergraph will soon include BI Direct, a business intelligence tool, as part of CAD and WebRMS.
"The additions and enhancements we demonstrated at APCO build on Intergraph's commitment to provide our customers with the industry's most complete, most trusted public safety solutions," said Steve Marz, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Intergraph "We're proud that more than 2,500 agencies worldwide rely on our software, and look to us to pioneer new technologies that help them make smarter decisions that save lives and property."
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions including ERDAS technologies to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
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