Huntsville, Alabama, USA, 18 October 2006 – The Intergraph Corporation announced an expanded role in ensuring the safety and protection of USA’s capital region by providing emergency incident management solutions to the Unified Communications Center (UCC), Washington, DC’s new state-of-the-art emergency response command and control center.
Designed to maximize the allocation of people, technology and business processes, the Unified Communications Center consolidates public communications functions of the DC Police; Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS); Emergency Management Agency, and Public Services. The UCC relies on numerous Intergraph public safety solutions to promote effective and efficient response in dealing with emergencies and non-emergencies in the DC metropolitan area.
According to Mike Latessa, Director of the Office of Unified Communications, “The District of Columbia is committed to public safety and first-class customer service. With this in mind, we developed the Unified Communications Center to consolidate functions, personnel, equipment and systems to drive efficiency and help our dispatchers work more effectively. By partnering with Intergraph, the District is able to leverage cutting edge technology that promotes multi-agency information sharing in real-time, which will shave off time when seconds count most.”
Intergraph has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the District of Columbia and a number of adjacent public safety agencies in the capital region. The DC Metro operation includes multiple agencies leveraging Intergraph technologies in their central and field control centers across multiple districts, including DC Metropolitan Police Department, Department of Public Works and FEMS.
Intergraph President and CEO Halsey Wise commented, “Public safety organizations across the world depend on Intergraph for efficient and effective command and control. Through the use of Intergraph’s emergency incident management technologies, the Unified Communications Center is equipped to not only respond to emergencies, it is equipped to share information with other local agencies in real-time, promoting efficient response. Intergraph is honored to assist DC area emergency responders in protecting lives and maintaining order in our nation’s capital.”
– About Unified Communications Center (UCC), Washington, DC
The UCC consolidates key public safety communications functions of the Metropolitan Police Department; DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the DC Emergency Management Agency. The UCC will also house the Mayor’s Emergency Command Center, and in the event of a regional emergency, the UCC will serve as the command center for regional law enforcement agencies and EMS first responders. Additionally, this advanced facility can host regional and federal authorities during national emergencies. For more information visit: http://ucc.dc.gov/ucc/site/default.asp
– About Intergraph
Intergraph Corporation is a 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. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.