Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) July 13, 2011
InterAct Public Safety Systems announced today the award of a contract to consolidate multiple public safety answering points in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
PSAP consolidation is a growing trend across public safety agencies throughout the U.S. and Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell was enthusiastic about the decision. "We're facing many of the challenges that other counties face. Resources are stretched and budgets are limited. This installation will allow us to operate as efficiently as possible across the County to provide a superior public safety response."
According to Sweetwater Lieutenant Rick Hawkins, "Sweetwater County is the largest county in the State of Wyoming. In fact, we're the 8th largest county in the United States and cover more territory than 6 states in the U.S. We have to operate as efficiently as possible and this is exactly what we needed."
The installation will include an integrated platform providing computer-aided dispatch, geographic information systems, records management, jail management and unique mobile applications integrated with all systems. "We're excited about the whole idea, and particularly the new records management systems and the mobile capability that provides real value for all of us including our officers." Lieutenant Hawkins said. "The ability of our officers on patrol to have real-time access to information in their vehicles or on foot is going to do a lot to increase officer safety, and make every response more efficient."
"The move towards PSAP consolidation is a direct response to a growing population, and the increased demands of tighter budgets. We have the experience and the expertise to implement consolidation and make the systems more efficient.” Said John McNulty, InterAct CEO. "This is about both saving money and working smart. Consolidation and integration within PSAP information systems provides a level of incident insight that empowers better decisions, and the most appropriate and effective response."
McNulty was quick to praise the total team behind the upcoming implementation. "This was a great team effort not only with the agencies, but the Combined Communications Joint Power Board of Rock Springs, City of Green River and Sweetwater County, and their consultant, Technology Plus who was engaged to define requirements and develop a customized RFP to select a solution to meet the unique needs of the County."
Howard Feingold, President of Technology Plus agreed. "The InterAct platform architecture allowed effective integration of the systems and to meet the requirements and tailor a solution to satisfy the unique needs of Sweetwater County. The result is a scalable system that Sweetwater can expand and grow without significant rework or replacement."
Rock Springs, Wyoming Police Chief Michael Lowell appreciated the approach as well. "The new design has an intuitive interface featuring strong maps, virtualization, data sharing, and media customizations. It's an excellent arsenal of information tools that is going to make it easier for all of us to quickly assess a situation and coordinate the best response."
The installation of the new system is scheduled to go live at year-end.
About InterAct Public Safety Systems
InterAct Public Safety Systems is a leading provider of public safety incident response and management software. We help first responders coordinate, communicate and react to unplanned events quickly, safely and accurately so these heroes can save lives. Over the last three decades we have emerged as a leading global provider of incident management solutions for both the public and private safety markets.
Founded in 1975, InterAct provides integrated multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional public safety, corporate security, and homeland security systems technology. InterAct’s mission is to enable public safety professionals to perform critical functions at their highest level. Our solutions allow these personnel to make the right decisions, at the right time, and make it possible for the right people to affect the best outcomes and save lives.
About Technology Plus
Technology Plus is a well-established and leading Consulting and Design firm with expertise in technology infrastructure and systems including: Communications, Security, and Audiovisual Systems.
Our group of professionals is well versed with the types and the associated complexities of the technologies found in today’s projects. We understand the convergence of telecommunications, security and audiovisual, consulting and design systems and actively design to that convergence where possible. In most cases the result is a more efficient technology design and implementation.