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Edmonton Transit Deploys Intergraph for Canada's First Integrated Transportation Security System

September 24, 2009

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Transit System (ETS) has successfully deployed a suite of Intergraph transportation security solutions as part of Canada’s first integrated transportation security system. ETS Safety and Security Department personnel will leverage Intergraph’s integrated security solutions to secure vulnerable areas, detect and assess threats, and quickly respond to all types of incidents.

The integrated system provides ETS Safety and Security personnel with a common operating picture that promotes situational awareness to ensure timely and effective incident response for passenger safety efforts. The transportation security system enhances the automation of ETS’ dispatch and resource management, as well as provides integration to existing CCTV and alarms, empowering personnel with a common operating picture that promotes situational awareness. This allows personnel to dedicate their time and efforts to true emergencies and spend less time on administrative tasks and responding to false alarms.

Intergraph’s transportation security solution also provides ETS with automatic vehicle location (AVL) capabilities, which sends vehicle status and location information wirelessly to the system, allowing personnel to track the location of available resources and optimize the dispatch of responders to events. "Intergraph solutions form the foundational aspect that assists ETS in leveraging technology to ensure our fleet and security concerns are handled in an efficient and effective manner," said Ron Gabruck, director, Safety and Security, ETS. "The implementation, Canada’s first comprehensive integrated security solution that includes physical security and response management, enables our organization to continue to provide enhanced security, monitoring, and transit policing services to the city of Edmonton."

"Every day, transit security personnel around the world rely on Intergraph’s integrated transportation security solutions to provide a common operating picture that facilitates effective and efficient response to promote passenger safety," said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "Intergraph has enjoyed a rich history with the Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Emergency Response Department, and the City of Edmonton. We are honored to support the Edmonton Transit Service by advancing regional interoperability and providing actionable intelligence where and when it is needed to facilitate effective and efficient response."

The Edmonton Transit System’s fleet encompasses more than 850 diesel and 40 community buses. The system covers more than 170 routes, including a light rail transit system with 57 vehicles and 13 stations. ETS also offers disabled adult transit service, a transportation service for persons with disabilities.


About Edmonton Transit System (ETS)
Operating since 1908, Edmonton Transit's fleet today encompasses over 850 diesel and 40 community buses. The system covers more than 170 routes, including a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system with 57 vehicles and 13 stations. ETS also offers transportation to persons with disabilities, called the Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS). Over 1.1 million people in the Edmonton area have the potential to access the system every year.

Edmonton Transit has five operating garages (including a LRT and DATS facility), and an information centre located in Churchill Station. Mobile Equipment Services (MES) performs fleet maintenance in four centres, and one heavy repair facility. The Edmonton Transit System is a division of the City of Edmonton's Transportation Department.

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.