Boca Raton, USA, November 29, 2007: GEOCommand, Inc. has joined ESRI’s Business Partner Program as an ArcGIS Engine runtime developer. With the integration of ESRI’s ArcGIS Engine technology into GEOCommand’s state-of-the-art, interoperable mobile emergency information system software for emergency responders, GEOCommand has harnessed the power of GIS as a tool for homeland security.
In GEOCommand’s software, every emergency incident is associated with a location on a map. By linking the incident location to site-specific emergency pre- plans and information in embedded emergency response guides (ERG-2004, the ChemBio Handbook, and the Improvised Explosive Device Handbook), the GEOCommand map provides emergency responders with vital information previously unavailable to them at the scene, supporting and greatly enhancing first responders’ tactical response to an emergency.
GEOCommand’s marketing director, Michael Rand, stated that the company is “very excited about our recent acceptance as an ESRI business partner. It lends nationwide credibility to our suite of commercial off-the-shelf software applications, and allows us to convey to potential customers that GEOCommand is a best-of-class solution, built on the ArcGIS Engine and specifically designed to communicate vital tactical information to first responders in the field.”
GEOCommand provides first responders with critical emergency information when and where they need it. Information is presented through a GIS map display which is easy to understand and act upon, states Russ Johnson, ESRI’s Public Safety/Homeland Security Industry Manager.
With the release of the company’s GEOCommand Dynamic Data Server scheduled in December, GEOCommand will be adding an interoperable data communications bridge to its GIS interface. The Dynamic Data Server will broker and display real-time or almost real-time remote sensor data, including data from GPS to provide Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), traffic, weather, chemical, and radiation sensors, and even video feeds. First responders using GEOCommand will have a detailed and remarkably accurate picture of current conditions and events at the scene of an emergency.