Barcelona, Spain Emergency Management Center to Deploy Intergraph® Emergency Incident Response, Planning and Reporting Solutions
Integrated command and control system to provide situational awareness and enhance incident prevention and response efforts
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The municipality of Barcelona, Spain will deploy Intergraph®’s leading emergency incident response, planning and reporting solutions. Police and firefighters in Barcelona will join emergency responders in other large European cities including Berlin, Geneva, Zurich, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria, by leveraging Intergraph’s widely deployed public safety solution. The solution, which has also been deployed as a national system in Belgium, as well as by the Bavarian State Police and German Federal Police, will deliver integrated incident management capabilities.
The new computer aided dispatch system will replace Barcelona City Emergency Management Center’s proprietary, legacy system, Mycelium. The Intergraph system will provide a variety of advanced capabilities including integrated emergency response, communication and coordination with emergency response and security agencies in other municipalities. Intergraph’s technology will also provide an intelligent system of receiving emergency calls, mobile deployment of responders, and a graphical view of all elements essential for emergency response and management.
Through the use of Intergraph’s technology, call takers can utilize interactive, intelligent maps to immediately locate incidents and deploy the closest responders to the site through the 39 square mile (100.4 sq. km.) municipality.
The Intergraph public safety system will provide incident response management functionality in support of situational awareness for dispatchers and first responders. This enhanced situational awareness will promote efficiency and effectiveness when seconds count.
In addition to major European cities, Intergraph public safety solutions protect citizens globally in metropolises such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mumbai, India; Istanbul, Turkey; Washington, D.C. and Toronto, as well as smaller cities including Vail, Colo., Abilene, Tex., and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
“Supporting emergency response in Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, presents a broad set of challenges for emergency management personnel,” stated Alexis Culubret, information system manager, Prevention, Security and Mobility Department of Barcelona City.
Joan Albert Dalmau, manager of Prevention, Security and Mobility Department of Barcelona City added, “By deploying Intergraph’s public safety software, our dispatchers and responders will be in a position to more effectively respond to incidents, helping to ensure the safety and security of those who live and work in our community.”
“Intergraph’s emergency incident response, planning and reporting solutions are used in over 25 countries and protect nearly a half billion people worldwide, approximately one in every 13 people,” said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure. “By leveraging our integrated command and control system, police officers, firefighters and dispatchers in Barcelona will benefit from increased situational awareness, which will advance their efforts to prevent and respond to critical incidents, ultimately advancing the safety and well-being of Barcelona’s 1.5 million residents.”
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.
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