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Intergraph Unveils Public Safety Interoperability Framework to Increase Situational Awareness

October 8, 2009
Intergraph advances multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional data sharing with the introduction of its Interoperability Framework.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Intergraph, the world leader in public safety and security incident response management solutions, advances multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional data sharing with the introduction of its Interoperability Framework, an interoperability platform which supports industry standard information exchanges, such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

The Interoperability Framework, based on Microsoft’s integration and connectivity server platform, Microsoft BizTalk Server, is featured in Intergraph’s latest-generation computer-aided dispatch (CAD) offering, Intergraph I/CAD version 9.0. The Interoperability Framework enables public safety agencies to transfer CAD information using industry-standard formats, allowing for the easy multi-point exchange of information across software applications. At the recent International APCO Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Intergraph demonstrated the Interoperability Framework supporting NIEM information exchange package documentation (IEPDs) for Amber Alerts, E9-1-1 CAD to CAD, and event notifications to an external portal.

Intergraph’s Interoperability Framework was selected as one of the top 15 leading new products of the year introduced at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International annual conference in Las Vegas in August. The 2009 Hot Products were chosen by representatives from APCO’s Editorial Advisory Committee and staff after reviewing more than 40 nominations. This is the second year that an Intergraph public safety solution has been selected for this prestigious award. Last year, the selection committee recognized Intergraph’s Business Intelligence solution for generating reports, performing ad hoc data analysis, and turning information into actionable intelligence.

"In any emergency situation, the presence or absence of critical information can mean the difference between life and death," said Chris Colyer, director, alliances & channel strategy, Worldwide Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft. "Today’s Interoperability Framework announcement is an excellent example of how Microsoft’s long-standing alliance with Intergraph enables the resilient, high-velocity communications networks needed to improve the response to public safety and security emergencies. Intergraph’s Interoperability Framework, based on Microsoft BizTalk, promotes multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional data-sharing by providing a platform for interfacing with other systems to improve incident planning, response, and resolution."

"To meet the ever-increasing demands of the citizens they serve, complete interoperability is key for public safety agencies," said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "Intergraph’s multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency Interoperability Framework allows public safety agencies to move information across multiple applications with ease, reducing both data errors as well as overall emergency response times."

Intergraph is the leading global provider of incident management software and reporting solutions. One in 12 people in the world is protected by Intergraph public safety and security solutions.


About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit
www.intergraph.com.