Intergraph has taken its long-standing relationship with New Zealand Police (NZ Police), begun almost 20 years ago, to a higher level. On the 15th September 2015, we signed a landmark deal with the NZ Police.
Under a commercial agreement, Intergraph has acquired all the intellectual property (IP) rights for OnDuty, a new suite of police mobile applications built by the NZ Police. Leveraging our core expertise and global reach, we plan to further develop and market the OnDuty mobile app’s to police agencies around the world. In return, NZ Police will receive royalties and resources from us to further invest in their Innovation through Mobility program.
Built in NZ Police’s mobility development center with design input from frontline police officers, the OnDuty app will transform the way police operate, allowing them to spend more time in the community working with the public. NZ Police says it is, “more street than station – it’s about utilizing mobile technology to better enable visible, accessible, productive, effective, and efficient policing in New Zealand.”
And it’s not about putting the old paper forms under glass, but re-thinking the whole process. OnDuty is designed to provide unified access to information from various police systems such as incident management and records management systems. It allows officers to easily receive alerts, view information, update statuses, complete paperwork, and attach multimedia files from their mobile devices in the field without having to return to station. Any new jobs created or new information added to existing jobs will be instantly accessible and visible to other team members.
We are very proud of our long-standing relationship and it’s a privilege to be regarded as a strategic partner. The IP agreement is a natural extension of this and is the result of the many years of effort both organizations have put into the relationship.
We and NZ Police recognize the benefits of entering into a public-private partnership. OnDuty was developed under the Innovation through Mobility program, a vital part of NZ Police’s proactive Policing Excellence strategy. The prototype was created in the police Mobile Innovation Lab and Experience Centre, whose aim is to drive collective innovation among NZ Police and its strategic partners, including Intergraph, and the rapid deployment of technologies to benefit day-to-day operational policing. NZ Police and Intergraph can tap into each other’s resources and expertise. It’s a logical approach to real-world software product design and development.
For us, the agreement validates our strategy to advance new solutions through the use of leading edge mobile technologies. Our partnership with NZ Police is possible because we share a common belief with our customer – keeping first responders safe, informed and engaged, and building safer communities together.
Check out the press release.