New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
PenBay Solutions, developer of InVision software, was selected by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to configure and roll out a new event management solution for Super Bowl XLVIII based on the InVision Secure software platform.
Public Safety Challenges of Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII brought fans from across the country to the New York metro area, and while the game was the main event, there were hundreds of activities leading up to the game – everything from parties to press events. In true New York fashion, these pre-game events were carried out on a large scale including turning a cruise ship into a 4,000 room hotel, nightly concerts, and transforming 13 blocks of Broadway into Super Bowl Boulevard.
While these attractions provided entertainment to visitors and residents alike, they introduced significant challenges for the public safety organizations in charge of protecting these millions of people. To address the scale and complexity of the challenges – including the process of coordinating state, local, federal and private agencies – the Fire Department of New York worked with PenBay Solutions to roll out a new event management system to support planning and operations throughout the Super Bowl and the weeks leading up to it.
InVision Secure Public Safety Solution for Super Bowl XLVIII
The FDNY GIS Unit has been using InVision since 2012, and when it came time to address the complex public safety challenges of managing hundreds of pre-Super Bowl events, FDNY tapped PenBay to help implement additional InVision modules and capabilities. The system was delivered using InVision Secure and Esri ArcGIS Online to provide key capabilities to FDNY and their partners, including:
"We are delighted to be of assistance to FDNY and the City of New York in planning and managing Super Bowl security and public safety," said Bill Barron, CEO of PenBay Solutions. "The thought leadership of FDNY and the strength and versatility of InVision Secure came together to effectively address the complex safety and security challenges of not just the Super Bowl itself, but for all the events leading up to it in the days preceding. Congratulations to New York and New Jersey for a fantastic and safe Super Bowl! We look forward to our continued work in supporting the city for future events."
About PenBay Solutions
PenBay Solutions, LLC, has developed the InVision software suite to cohesively address a full range facility management needs, from strategic portfolio planning and management, to day-to-day operations, maintenance and safety. InVision brings the visualization and analytical power of GIS (geographic information systems) to facilities data and workflows, helping users conceptualize information to substantiate decisions and identify new opportunities that support their organization’s strategic objectives. By eliminating the artificial technology boundary that has long separated the built environment between indoors and outdoors, InVision aggregates all facility and infrastructure data into a single, comprehensive, scalable solution for portfolio planning, operations, and safety and security. Learn more at http://www.penbaysolutions.com.