Vidsys, a provider of PSIM software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, announced that its PSIM software is integrating with Northrop Grumman's computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. As a result, real-time information can be shared and with dispatchers, incident commanders and first responders enabling more effective responses to emergency situations and improving the safety of first responders.
“With the integration of these systems, first responders and incident commanders have the potential for real-time access to emergency details correlated from multiple agencies, including on-scene video and pictures, sensor information, situation details and maps,” said Rob Henry, CIO for the City of Davenport. “The result is field personnel are now empowered with the right information at just the right time to safely respond and resolve an unfolding situation.”
Regardless of how the situation is initiated, the PSIM platform enables integration of devices and information such as visual and audio data from multiple agencies, providing operators with additional information to verify situations and provide first responders with greater detail as they are dispatched to the scene. Having this information prior to reaching the scene increases the safety and effectiveness of the responder.
"Integrating video and situation management capabilities with the CAD system provides a clearer picture of what is happening during an emergency situation, both for the dispatchers and the field personnel,” said Dave Fowler, Senior VP of Product Development and Marketing, VidSys. “Through our partnership with Northrop Grumman, we can offer dispatchers access to additional real-time information that can be shared with first responders or other agencies so they have a comprehensive view of an incident before, during and after the situation. Together, we can provide faster and safer responses, better deployment of assets and greater visibility into situation handling for reporting and training.”