April 4, 2016: GeoComm is excited to participate in the 2016 annual European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Conference being held April 6 – 8 in Prague, Czech Republic. The EENA Conference brings together over 500 emergency service, public authority, research, and industry representatives from over 50 countries to discuss emergency services policy, operational, and technical issues.
GeoComm is partnered with Esri (www.esri.com) in their booth where we will share the latest industry developments with GIS for Public Safety. In the booth we will demonstrate GeoLynx Server which seamlessly connects Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), responding agencies, and field responders. In addition, we will share information on our NG9-1-1 GIS Services offering for jurisdictions of all sizes including local, regional, or statewide. This simple and straight-forward offering approaches NG9-1-1 GIS readiness in three steps: Assess, Improve, and Maintain.
In addition to the booth activities, GeoComm’s Brooks Shannon and Guy Konietzko will be presenting in the Innovation Theatre on Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. This presentation will focus on Location Everywhere: How Sharing Data and Bringing Maps Indoors can Improve Emergency Response Times and highlight a recent pilot project between GeoComm and St. Cloud State University which tackled vertical and indoor 9-1-1 location mapping challenges.
Esri will be presenting in the plenary hall on the topic of, Handling Big Data in PSAPs on April 7 at 9:00 a.m. This presentation will focus on GIS tools and techniques used to interrogate large volumes of sensor data such as social media, calls for service, GPS feeds from resources, aircraft, etc. in real-time for informed decision-making.
This is the second time GeoComm has attended the annual EENA conference with Esri and we recently participated in the first NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtest hosted by EENA and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). To learn more about the conference visit http://www.eena.org/events/eena-conference-2016#.Vs8t-O_2aUk
About GeoComm: GeoComm (www.geo-comm.com) was founded in 1995 to provide county governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services. Over the subsequent 20 years, the company has grown to serve more than 12,000 dispatchers in 800 emergency 9-1-1 call centers in the United States, helping to keep more than 84 million people safe. Today, GeoComm has a national reputation as a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems. The company’s systems route emergency calls to the appropriate call center, map the caller’s location on a dispatchers map, and guide emergency responders to the accident on mobile displays within police, fire and ambulance vehicles.
About Esri: Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact their future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations trust us to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make the critical decisions that shape the planet. For more than 40 years, Esri has cultivated collaborative relationships with partners who share our commitment to solving earth’s most pressing challenges with geographic expertise and rational resolve. Today, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Creating responsible products and solutions drives our passion for improving quality of life everywhere.