Integrated Technologies Combine to Form Powerful Law Enforcement Tool
ROCHESTER, NY – August 3, 2007 – Pictometry International Corp., the worldwide leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and easy-to-use measuring software systems, announced today that it will formally launch its Strategic Advantage Suite at APCO 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland from August 5 – 9, 2007, to the Public Safety Community.
The Strategic Advantage Suite integrates five technologies into a mobile PC based command station. It provides law enforcement professionals and others in the public safety community with the real time information they need to successfully stage surveillance points, preplan raids, deploy and monitor resources, and produce safer and more effective incident management outcomes.
The technologies which comprise the Strategic Advantage Suite are powerful public safety tools in their own right. The integration of these technologies with Pictometry’s Electronic Field Study (EFS) measurement software provides an even more compelling and unique solution.
Along with Pictometry’s easy to use software, other technologies comprising the Strategic Advantage Suite include:
A self contained remote camera component that enables officials to monitor distant incident areas from the internet. The system is based on wireless cellular and does not require an internet connection for the camera.
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) tracking software that enables monitoring vehicle locations in real time, and viewing them on Pictometry oblique imagery – displaying the precise location of equipment and personnel during incidents.
The Pictometry Strategic Planner (PSP) combines rapid creation of realistic 3D models and detailed oblique imagery of the incident scene. PSP provides line of sight tools that can help law enforcement identify obstacles, optimally place manpower and equipment, plan raids, view weapons range, and virtually navigate through the scene with realistic 3D fly-throughs. The ShotSpotter® gunshot detection and location system that provides a tool which identifies the occurrence of a weapon discharge, and its precise address location, and then displays Pictometry’s unique imagery of the address in the Electronic Field Study system. “For the first time law enforcement and other public safety officials will have a system that provides them with the best information available to plan and implement effective incident response” said Dante Pennacchia, Chief Marketing Officer. “Combining these different technologies into one integrated system produces a tool that is greater than the sum of its parts, This combined system decreases response time, reduces crime rates, and improves responder safety.”
The APCO conference will also be offering a trade show venue for many of Pictometry’s business partners that offer complementary technologies in the fields of GIS, public safety, and appraisal.
About Pictometry (www.pictometry.com)
Pictometry International is a rapidly growing software company that provides visual information systems. The company's patented imaging process captures georeferenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle for a 3D-like view) and ortho (straight down) Intelligent Images® of counties and states. Combined with the company's interactive software solution, users can see everywhere, measure anything, and plan everything. The company has a growing customer base exceeding 400 counties, the State of Connecticut, the State of Massachusetts, the State of Rhode Island, federal government organizations, as well as private business users. Major metropolitan areas using Pictometry® include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Applications include 9-1-1, appraisers, assessors, emergency management agencies, engineering, financial institutions, fire departments, GIS, golf communities, homeland security, insurance, law enforcement, planning officials, real estate, transportation, and utilities. Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images.
The company is hosting its second annual User Conference, Pictometry FutureView 2007, from October 28 – 31, 2007 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
FutureView, Intelligent Images, Pictometry, and Pictometry Real3D are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pictometry International Corp.
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