DDTI® Internet Application Introduces Real-Time Fleet Tracking

April 26, 2006 -- Columbus, OH— AccuGlobe® Mobile Command Center™, a new application designed by Digital Data Technologies, Inc. (DDTI®), allows public safety officials to view the location of their fleet online, at any time from any location.

An extension of DDTI’s Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) product used in Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) like Sheriff’s offices and 9-1-1 dispatch centers, Mobile Command Center gives the option of viewing on one screen via the internet the units actively protecting their communities.

“Now I can virtually be at the scene of a crime even if I’m not physically there,” said Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland. DDTI installed the product into 71 police, fire and EMS vehicles’ mobile data computers throughout the county. “Mobile Command Center gives me the exact location of the incident, and even the closest landmark thanks to DDTI’s detailed database of addresses, roads and other attributes.”

Huron County enlisted DDTI to collect such countywide data as part of the State’s Location Based Response System.

“Mobile Command Center will assist me to manage emergency situations any time of day, from almost anywhere,” said Huron County’s New London Police Chief Mark Holden.

Subscribers enter a highly secure, two-step login process online, first entering a unique passcode generated every minute from a digital key fob assigned to that user. After verifying that first level of security, the user then enters DDTI-assigned username and password information.

The application allows users to view the locations of all active units, and track their path, observe vehicle speed and review historical activity.

“The request for this product came directly from our clients– they wanted a tool that gave them the convenience of locating their units in real time, and the peace of mind that comes with it,” said Web Systems Engineer Tyson Trotter. “Safety is of utmost importance to them, and Mobile Command Center gives them that extra assurance they were looking for.”

Huron County EMA Director Bill Ommert echoed Trotter’s sentiments.

“The primary use for this application is officer safety. Although it’s not something you like to think about, in the event you have an officer in trouble, this application will tell you exactly where he’s at,” said Ommert.

By viewing one screenshot, a dispatcher can easily locate all available units and determine which one(s) can most quickly respond to an incident, instead of radioing back and forth with each vehicle. This reduces the time it takes to respond to a 9-1-1 call, which ultimately improves safety for the community.

DDTI’s Mobile Command Center is an extension of its AccuGlobe mapped ALI software solution designed for PSAP use to automatically locate wireline and wireless 9-1-1 calls, with advanced capability for searching and routing. Future enhancements will incorporate next generation 9-1-1 technology currently found in today’s advanced PSAPs.

Columbus, Ohio-based Digital Data Technologies, Inc., is a premier full-service vendor specializing in the creation and dissemination of Geographical Information Systems data. To learn more about the success of Huron County’s AccuGlobe Mobile Command Center implementation, or for more information on other DDTI products, call toll free 1-888-800-4003 or email Email Contact.


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