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Intergraph Public Safety Selected by Westmoreland County; Advanced Technology to Manage Emergencies.



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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2001

Intergraph Public Safety (IPS)(NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
:INGR) has been selected by Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was founded on February 26, 1773 and was the first county in the colony of Pennsylvania west of the Allegheny Mountains. , to provide a multi-agency computer aided dispatch (CAD) system for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services An Emergency medical service (abbreviated to initialism "EMS" in many countries) is a service providing out-of-hospital acute care and transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient believes constitutes a medical emergency.  (EMS). The contract award is valued at $1.7 million.

Covering more than 1,068 square miles and serving approximately 375,000 people, Westmoreland County Westmoreland County is the name of several counties in the United States:
  • Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
  • Westmoreland County, Virginia
And a cadastral unit in Australia:
  • Westmoreland County, New South Wales
 receives more than 275,000 calls for service a year. The new CAD system will support 117 fire departments, 36 law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). , 30 EMS units, emergency management for 65 municipalities, HAZMAT response, county detective, county coroner, children's bureau The Children's Bureau may refer to:
  • The United States Children's Bureau, a U.S. federal agency created in 1912 to combat child abuse.
  • The National Children's Bureau, a London-based charity exploring a range of issues involving children.
, county park police, and county sheriff.

"The Board of Commissioners of Westmoreland County are committed to providing the best 9-1-1/Emergency Management Service for the residents of our County and their visitors, and with the newly formed partnership with IPS, we feel it will distinguish us as a leader in the Public Safety sector. With the completion of a $2 million communications center An agency charged with the responsibility for handling and controlling communications traffic. The center normally includes message center, transmitting, and receiving facilities. Also called COMCEN. See also telecommunications center. , 21 position console system, and a 21 position phone system, the IPS CAD solution is the final piece of the puzzle to complete the state-of-the-art communications center," said Mark D. Brammell, chief of support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services , Westmoreland County D.P.S.

"Intergraph Public Safety welcomes the opportunity to participate in such a technologically advanced communications center. We are confident that our CAD solution will enable Westmoreland County to provide more responsive services to their citizens," said Dr. Roger O. Coupland, president of Intergraph Public Safety.

Intergraph Public Safety Background Information

Intergraph Public Safety develops, markets, and implements systems for public safety agencies around the world. Intergraph Public Safety's CAD system fully integrates interactive, intelligent mapping with dispatching, records management, and state-of-the-art communications capabilities. The system is composed of high-performance graphics workstations and software designed specifically to support command and control operations. Records management is enhanced by the use of a database that includes geographic basemap information as well as address, incident history, and traffic pattern data. Available on the Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
 NT operating system, the CAD system runs on powerful Intel processor-based personal computers and high-performance, symmetrical multiprocessors for high-volume transaction processing.

Intergraph Corporation is a worldwide provider of technical solutions and systems integration. Its vertically focused business units develop, market and support software and services for local and national governments and for the following vertical industries: transportation, utilities, communications, process, marine and public safety. Other business units deliver software, hardware and services across multiple industries. Built on 30 years of technology innovation, Intergraph is consistently ranked by industry analysts as a leading vendor in the global markets it serves.

Intergraph common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market Nasdaq stock market

The first electronic stock market listing over 5000 companies. The Nasdaq stock market comprises two separate markets, namely the Nasdaq National Market, which trades large, active securities and the Nasdaq Smallcap Market that trades emerging growth companies.
 under the symbol: INGR. Visit www.intergraph.com/pubsafety for more information.

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