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Intergraph strengthens public safety portfolio

Huntsville, US: Intergraph Corp. acquired Augusta Systems, Inc., an innovator in the intelligent convergence of cameras, sensor systems and networks that enable detailed, real-time information from facilities, infrastructure and remote locations. Augusta’s customers include businesses, governments and defence organisations, such as the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command, Allegheny Energy, The Kingdom of Jordan, FirstEnergy Corp., Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Services, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc.

According to Intergraph’s press statement, the acquisition broadened the reach of the company’s software platforms by eliminating the need for custom interface development and expanding distributed processing and control capabilities. The combined offerings now provide Intergraph clients with more flexible and robust integrated solutions in the support of its vision to help organisations gain visual insight into information.

Augusta Systems’ EdgeFrontier middleware enabled integration and normalisation of data, events and control functions from diverse sources, including sensors; wireless sensor networks; radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems; video devices and systems; access control systems; metering and measurement devices; actuators, databases and file repositories; and other devices, systems and applications.

EdgeFrontier has been globally utilised in safety and security deployments, including local emergency response, port and border security, military surveillance and facility and infrastructure security. The software has also been used in electric utility smart grid projects and in other industrial monitoring and automation efforts. Prior to the acquisition, Intergraph and Augusta Systems successfully partnered on integrated solutions for safety and security.

Intergraph is the leading global provider of public safety emergency incident response, reporting, analysis and records management solutions. One in 12 people in the world is protected by Intergraph public safety and security solutions.

Source: Intergraph