Intergraph Software Selected by Surrey (U.K.) Police for Contact Center

Mapping System Allows Operators to Provide Better Service to Citizens

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 14, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation today announced the Surrey, United Kingdom, Police has selected Intergraph for its nonemergency contact center. The system delivers an intranet mapping system that spatially displays a variety of community information and police intelligence to assist contact center operators who deal with calls from the public. Approximately 200 contact center operators have constant, around-the-clock access to the map-based information.

"Intergraph provides a complete solution for the public safety market," said Claude Fromont, vice president, Western European Operations and Sales, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure division. "We continue to see adoption of our solutions by public safety and security agencies throughout Europe and the rest of the world."

Every year, Surrey Police produces a policing plan, which lists the force priorities based on issues of concern to Surrey’s citizens. At the top of the list for 2005 is customer service, where the police have committed to provide a clearly defined service quality focused on the community’s needs. It is important that contact center operators, who are usually the first point of contact a citizen has with the police, possess all the tools necessary to provide correct, up-to-date and topical information about Surrey Police’s services.

Using Intergraph GeoMedia® WebMap software, the new system allows operators to locate a caller’s address and then publish data from various Surrey Police datasets via a map-based intranet service tied to a caller’s location. Often calls to the police will not require an immediate response, but to be resolved, should be passed to a local beat officer, partnership agency or local government department. By having all relevant information in one map-based portal, operators are able to communicate effectively and efficiently with callers to resolve any concerns.

"The staff of the Surrey Police Contact Centre are very pleased with this new tool," said Karen Morris, customer services manager for Surrey Police. "Operators have driven the development priorities for functionality, producing a high level of ownership and motivation. Early survey results show that, where extra information is provided to our callers, it achieves a positive effect."

Data displayed on the map also includes frequently reviewed, local trouble spots. Incidents occurring within these areas can be given a higher priority for attention than they would otherwise if the information was only available in geographic form.


About Intergraph

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

About Surrey Police Contact Centre

Surrey Police’s state-of-the-art contact center has been recognized as matching the best private-sector standards for call handling after receiving a highly commended rating in the prestigious European Call Centre of the Year Awards. The contact center receives an average of 130,000 calls a month. During the past two years, Surrey Police has invested heavily in improving and extending the call-handling facilities. For more information, visit

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Lebron Miles, Corporate Communications


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