$2.9 Million System to Provide Enhanced Geospatial Capability, Data Sharing to Speed Emergency ResponseHUNTSVILLE, Ala.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 14, 2006— Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) today announced that the City of Richmond, Va. Police Department has selected Intergraph to deploy an advanced computer-aided dispatch system for its Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments.
The effort is part of an initiative by the City of Richmond to modernize the City's public safety systems to enable the department and its divisions to enhance operations, share information, and increase management reporting capabilities.
"This system will significantly improve our ability to effectively plan and respond to emergency incidents," said Bill Hobgood, Project Manager for the City's Department of Information Technology. "Our legacy system was not built to take advantage of the rich information available through modern, real-time geospatial information systems and, as such, could not fully leverage the capabilities of our GIS system. In seeking a vendor for our new system, we wanted a reliable, scalable system that had been proven in the field and Intergraph delivered."
According to Mr. Hobgood, Intergraph's strong foundation in geospatial technologies and deep experience in the public safety sector, as well as the adaptability of its solutions to deliver a configured solution made Intergraph the logical choice.
The new system provides the Police, Fire and EMS departments with an integrated, interactive mapping capability that provides dispatchers and field personnel with information on the locations of the closest available assets, the fastest response routes based on real time traffic conditions and the ability to transmit and receive incident information en route -- which can be life-saving in the case of an EMS team triaging a patient en route to assistance. The mobile data component allows field personnel to connect to the department's databases remotely to accomplish tasks, such as running license plate checks on vehicles or completing accident report information that previously had to be called in via the radio or accomplished at headquarters.
"Intergraph is honored to be the public safety partner for the City of Richmond," said Alice Dilbeck, vice president and general manager, Intergraph Public Safety. "The integration of the computer-aided dispatching solution with the City's existing GIS infrastructure advances their capability for easy exchange of geospatial information between emergency services and other Richmond agencies."
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
About the City of Richmond
The City of Richmond is an economically progressive city and the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia's capital, with nearly 200,000 citizens and five million annual visitors. Nationally recognized for its vitality and economy, Richmond consistently ranks among "Best Places to Live and Work in America."
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