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Saxony Police, Germany, Selects Intergraph Public Safety and Security Solutions

December 10, 2009

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, Germany, has selected Intergraph integrated public safety and security solutions to amplify the Ministry’s incident prevention and response efforts. Intergraph’s state-of-the-art incident management, reporting and analysis solutions will enable Saxony Police Force’s 13 control centers and other government agencies to improve response coordination through increased operational interoperability and information sharing. Intergraph will implement a high-performance Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and a statewide emergency operations center (EOC) solution with full integration of digital radio communications.

The law enforcement personnel throughout the 18,415-square kilometer German state will leverage real-time actionable information derived from the Intergraph incident management and business intelligence technologies to protect the 4 million residents in Saxony. Intergraph is the world leader in public safety and security incident response management solutions.

Intergraph technologies will enable the personnel of Saxony Police Force to field calls, create and update incidents and manage critical resources from a single interface, significantly improving emergency response times. Through the system’s geospatial information system (GIS)-map display and queued incident alarms, the solution can recommend resources based on relevant factors including incident and vehicle location, drive time, unit type and officer skill and availability. Intergraph’s Business Intelligence technology is the only public safety solution that will allow Saxony personnel to access real-time operational data created by CAD, records and other databases to gain further insights for investigations and planning, manage performance and generate reports for enhanced decision-making.

In addition, Intergraph will deliver a Web-based EOC module to provide a common operational picture for executing management functions and operational decisions during an emergency. The module will present a single source of information alongside standard dispatch workflows and will allow for alerting, user and rights management, workflow management, event logging, and the ability to visualize and analyze spatial (GIS) data.

Intergraph’s public safety solutions will be integrated into the Saxony Police Force’s Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) digital communications system. The enabled data sharing through digital radio will promote interoperability. In addition, Intergraph solutions will be incorporated into Saxony’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Thus, the Saxony Police will be part of the seamless data transfer and information sharing between government agencies. Integrating Intergraph’s solutions into SDI will enhance crisis management, emergency management efforts and provide support for a broad range of emergency prevention and response operations.

"For public safety and security organizations seeking world-class technologies to streamline incident response and prevention efforts, Intergraph remains the market leader and the only provider to deliver an advanced CAD solution with business intelligence capabilities," said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "With the implementation of this system, the Saxony Police Force joins more than 2,500 other agencies around the world that rely on Intergraph’s public safety and security solutions to protect and respond to critical incidents for the safety and well being of the citizens."

One in 12 people in the world is protected by Intergraph public safety and security solutions. Intergraph solutions protect the largest and most complex cities and government sites in the world.


About Saxon State Ministry of Interior
To the portfolio of the Saxon Ministry of the Interior belong all the affairs of the state administration, for which there is no other State Ministry responsible, especially public safety and order, fire and disaster prevention, armed forces (if the Saxon Ministry of Finances is not responsible), coordination of the civil defence, military and civilian service, fire service, fire protection, rescue service, surveying and mapping. For more information, visit
www.smi.sachsen.de/download/SMI/COMPETENCES_AND_FUNCTIONS.pdf.

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.