Smartphones provide officers in the field with mobile access to job-critical information
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 13, 2013- New Zealand Police are deploying smartphones and tablets featuring Intergraph® technology to more than 6,000 frontline officers. In announcing the initiative, Prime Minister John Key said the mobile technologies would help police "access vital information that will help them prevent crime, catch criminals and protect New Zealanders."
Linked to Intergraph's industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software (I/CAD), Intergraph's new Mobile Responder app will help New Zealand field officers use smartphones to access critical information required for more informed decision-making. Based on an initial pilot project, New Zealand Police estimate the mobile technologies will enable officers to spend more time in the field, reduce significant amounts of paperwork and increase productivity by 30 minutes per shift, amounting to 520,000 hours each year or $304.8 million (NZD) in productivity savings over 12 years.
New Zealand Police will also further deploy Intergraph's GeoMedia® Smart Client software. GeoMedia Smart Client integrates data from police communications centers into near real-time interactive maps, displaying information required by officers on and off field. The system stores current and historic event reports and acts as a key planning and decision-making tool. Intergraph developed the GeoMedia Smart Client-enabled solution in collaboration with the Communications Centres Intelligence Unit (CCIU) at Police National Headquarters, Wellington.
"This further enhances our highly valued and strategic partnership with Intergraph and we look forward to working more closely together with them as an integral member of our new Mobile Development Centre," said Stephen Crombie, chief information officer for the New Zealand Police.
"Public safety agencies need real-time information in the field to make smarter decisions that save lives," said John Graham, president of Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "Through the use of our CAD, mobile and mapping technologies, we're proud to support this forward-thinking effort by New Zealand Police."
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About New Zealand PoliceOne unified national police agency, New Zealand Police provide services for the entire population and employs over 12,000 staff. New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime, crime prevention and enhancing community safety and operate by land, sea and air. From more than 400 community-based stations, police respond to more than 600,000 emergency 111 calls each year - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Communication centres are located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
Read more on New Zealand Police, visit www.police.govt.nz.
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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company'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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (nordic exchange:HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.