MADISON, Ala., May 13, 2014
Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation serving the U.S. Federal market, was awarded a five-year, $23 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command.
Intergraph’s industry-leading computer-aided dispatch system, I/CAD, will serve as the core of the USMC’s Consolidated Emergency Response (CERS) Dispatch, Alert and Records (DAR) Management System. The system will provide USMC installations with hardware and software to manage incoming 911 emergency calls and the associated unit and incident management accurately and in real-time. All Marine Corps installations are covered by this contract, including locations within the United States and the Pacific.
“This solution will greatly enhance the situational awareness of Marine Corps first responders, revolutionizing the way the USMC protects its personnel and resources,” said Cameron Smith, IGS director of security solutions. “Intergraph’s industry-leading solution is Next Generation 911 (NG911) ready and will position the Marine Corps for future, nation-wide public safety projects like FirstNet. Intergraph brings a rich heritage of public safety projects throughout the world and will apply that experience to CERS DAR.”
The Intergraph I/CAD system is in use worldwide with nearly 300 agencies including the countries of New Zealand and Germany, as well as numerous major metropolitan areas in North America and Europe. I/CAD provides the ability to rapidly geospatially locate E911 telephone calls, create an incident for response, locate the closest unit to the incident and dispatch first responders.
Through I/CAD, USMC first responders will receive all associated incident information, along with location-based hazard information, prior calls and a shared common map of the incident for superb situational awareness. Also included in the CERS DAR system is the ability to interface with various systems such as fire alarms.