New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2009
New York-based Archaio LLC, creator of The Digital Building™, successfully completed a major Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program digitizing the floor plans of numerous government buildings in the Tucson, Arizona region for the Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD). To help fund the project, PCSD received a large Office of Justice Programs grant administered by the U.S. Attorney General, an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Archaio's The Digital Building™ software, which provides 2-D and 3-D visualization of high profile buildings and automated decision support tools, will allow officers to make more informed decisions and improve planning and response operations. This system will allow officers to automatically calculate the quickest and safest routes throughout a building within seconds. Officers can also zoom into any floor or any part of a building and see the exact layout and important data before they enter it. The program allows for scaled measurements as well as key building data such as floor plans, building composition, evacuation routes, building systems and contact information. The technology is encrypted and password-protected.
"Having digital building data at our fingertips enables us to better plan and responds to emergencies. Archaio is essentially solving the last tactical mile of situational awareness, the layout of the inside of a building. This is a powerful force multiplier for our officers in the field. We expect it to save valuable time and lives," said Lieutenant Leonard Pratt, Pima County Sheriff's Department.
"We take great pride in delivering to PCSD a new and powerful capability that will enable officers to respond quicker, better and safer. No longer will these responders have to go into a building blind. This capability is a game changer for our men and women who serve as first responders," said retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Michael Padgett, vice president of marketing and sales for Archaio.
About Pima County Sheriff's Department
Recognized as one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the United States, the Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) serves the 352,105 people living in the unincorporated areas of Pima County. It is the seventh largest county in the nation, encompassing 9,241 square miles, with 123 miles shared with Mexico's border. PCSD employs over 516 commissioned officers, more than 872 civilian and corrections personnel, and utilizes the services of over 350 volunteers.
About Archaio LLC
Archaio provides software, services and technology that empower emergency responders, homeland security agencies, anti-terror organizations and building owners by providing instant digital access to 3-D building visualizations, blueprints and critical building documents. The Digital Building™ line of products and services utilize the company's patent-pending scaling technology, ensuring document measurements are immediately accurate for both business and emergencies. Archaio is a Delaware-based company with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Atlanta and California and with international joint ventures in Europe and Asia. For more information on Archaio, visit http://www.archaio.com