DENVER, Colo., August 22, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation
Once complete, MetroSafe will combine Louisville’s emergency communications functions and allow emergency responders in various agencies to communicate with approximately 20 public safety agencies in the Louisville metro area. It will be one of the largest centers in the southeastern United States. The Intergraph system provides technology deployment that enables information sharing and interoperability between agencies and jurisdictions, providing rapid and effective emergency response. Sharing real-time information is critical whether responding to a major event or multi-jurisdictional incidents. MetroSafe officials specifically cited the ability to meet unique multi-jurisdictional, consolidated communications requirements as one reason for selecting Intergraph.
“Public safety is our No. 1 priority. The ability to communicate – seamlessly, quickly and effectively – is an important part of keeping our community safe and secure,” said Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. “Intergraph will provide much of the technology and equipment that will make our MetroSafe system a true communications link for our many emergency responders and agencies who work every day for the safety of our citizens. When the system is fully implemented, we believe MetroSafe will put our community among the top tier of American cities in terms of emergency preparedness.”
Ben Eazzetta, chief operating officer of the Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure division, said: “As a leader in the public safety market, our multi-jurisdictional system enables our customers to establish a unified method for emergency response. Intergraph provides solutions specifically for the special challenges that today’s public safety officials face. Providing a safer and more secure world is paramount to both MetroSafe and Intergraph. Our partnership will better protect and serve the citizens of Louisville and their surrounding neighbors.”
In addition, Betsy Helm, Louisville Metro CAD project manager, said: “During the evaluation process, MetroSafe spoke to several Intergraph public safety customers. We heard repeatedly how these customers are impressed with Intergraph, and we want to be an agency that is very impressed with its technology provider.”
Intergraph announced its selection at the APCO International 71st Annual Conference and Exposition at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is the world’s oldest and largest not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications.
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global 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. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.intergraph.com/.
About Louisville MetroSafe
MetroSafe is Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s and Louisville Metro Government’s initiative to consolidate communications for the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire and Rescue, Local Government Radio and Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services. In addition, MetroSafe intends to extend interoperability for suburban fire districts, all 911 public safety answering points (PSAPs), the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and suburban city agencies within Metro Louisville. For more information, visit www.loukymetro.org.
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