EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NC4, the leader in Situational Readiness solutions and an innovator in public safety and emergency management solutions, is excited to announce the release of NC4 Street Smart™ 2.0. With this release, customers will have even more tools at their disposal to fight crime, as well as enhancements to the already proven crime-reducing functionality.
NC4 Street Smart uses the proven technologies of Microsoft and Esri. NC4 Street Smart extends Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to become a daily use, crime-fighting application that arms police officers with critical, real-time crime data while patrolling the streets. Leveraging SharePoint's collaboration capabilities, NC4 Street Smart creates the ability to quickly share crime-related information enabling officers to combat crime faster by visualizing data points on maps, and aggregating and sharing relevant information through situation-based bulletins and secure blogs. GIS leader Esri supplies the underlying mapping technology that allows for the easy display of all the crime data in intuitive map-based views. Microsoft's platform allows NC4 Street Smart to quickly and easily surface historical crime data alongside real-time intelligence allowing crimes to be solved faster. The visual tools, including mapping, enable officers to see in real-time, a breakdown of crimes and their locations as they are happening via a live operational map. Chief Jane Castor of the Tampa Police Department states, "We are excited about the new release of NC4 Street Smart 2.0 and believe it will propel crime-fighting even further. TPD has seen a significant drop in crime since our deployment of NC4 Street Smart and we look forward to the additional capabilities."
NC4 Street Smart was also chosen as the 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Collaboration and Content Category. Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from over 3,000 entrants worldwide. "We are excited to be recognized for the work our team performed in building NC4 Street Smart," says Jim Montagnino, NC4 President and CEO.
The new features of NC4 Street Smart 2.0 include the following:
- Introduction of NC4's Crime Connector™ – this new feature collects data about people, places, activities and assets and puts it in one place and gives that data to the end user. It identifies information in real-time that is relevant to solving cases.
- Full API allows partners to extend the solution to other platforms – NC4 Street Smart 2.0 was built using standard web technologies such as JSON while being integrated with SharePoint. This allows our partners to extend the application without requiring partners to learn a new technology platform.
- Provides the opportunity for integration partners to leverage feeds, training and support – NC4 Street Smart 2.0 is designed to allow our partners to add data from a myriad of sources. Our database schema was architected with input from industry experts to be a full operational data store that provides partners opportunities in advance reporting, data warehousing, and OLAP cubes.
- Allows for localization by international partners - the interface is configurable which allows it to be readily usable for a wide range of languages and cultures. Interface configuration is handled in one central location making it simple for international partners to configure the application to meet their customers' needs.
NC4 invites you to attend our partner presentation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, July 9th from 10:30am – 10:50am in the Cloud Partner Theater. Learn how NC4 Street Smart 2.0 is helping to reduce crime by revolutionizing the way organizations can visualize criminal activity, streamline the flow of information and reduce the time spent on trending and analysis.
NC4's Situational Readiness offerings revolutionize how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another. NC4 solutions are used in the public sector by federal, state, and local agencies in both emergency management and law enforcement disciplines, and in the private sector by companies involved in financial services, corporate travel, high-tech, insurance, supply chain management, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to risk mitigation and crisis management, by providing: relevant global security and travel intelligence, analysis, traveler tracking, and real-time threat alerting; managed response through our incident management application; and secure communication and collaboration solutions. For more information about NC4, visit www.NC4.us or call toll-free, 1.877.624.4999.