Weihai Emergency Operations Centre Wins 2010 China City Information Application Award with Intergraph® Public Safety and Security Solutions

Weihai Municipal Government's emergency command information system, powered by Intergraph software, recognised for excellence and success

Dec 01, 2010, 17:53 ET from Intergraph

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Weihai Municipal Government has won the 2010 China City Information Application Award for its implementation of the Intergraph® Incident Management solution for its emergency operations centre (EOC) at the recent 2010 China Development Forum on City Informatisation held in Suzhou, China. This premier event was hosted by the China Information Association and Jiangsu Province Information Society.

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The Weihai EOC model triggered great interest with the judging panel of industry experts and was recognised as one of the more successful cases of emergency response management in China. The judges awarded Weihai EOC with the 2010 China City Information Application Award for its innovative Intergraph emergency command information system, which utilises control theory principles and methods, and the inclusion of contingency plans into the system design. The judges also acknowledged the system's integration of various data sources for efficient information sharing across various departments, which is cost-effective and enhances the decision-making process to meet both emergency command and business needs.

Weihai EOC selected Intergraph's Incident Management solution as it required an advanced emergency platform to support its emergency system. Through the implementation of Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch (CAD) application, Weihai EOC has achieved faster response times with access to timely and accurate data to make informed decisions. The Intergraph solution enables Weihai EOC to manage and command all emergency departments with greater effectiveness and efficiency.

Mr. Ma Long, Vice President of Weihai Economic and Information Technology Commission, said, "We believe that Intergraph has the best products with the most advanced technology in the world and can meet our expanding needs. As Weihai city continues to grow, we need to ensure the safety of our citizens and we have full confidence in Intergraph to continue delivering the results that we want to achieve."

"Intergraph public safety and security solutions are proven around the world and it is an honour to support Weihai EOC's efforts to save lives, protect property and critical infrastructure throughout the city," said Peter Russell-Smith, Senior Vice President of Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure in Asia-Pacific. "This drives Intergraph's continued expansion in China, and Weihai EOC's success demonstrates the capabilities of Intergraph solutions to meet emergency response management requirements of government organisations in China."

Intergraph is the leading global provider of public safety and security emergency incident response, reporting, analysis and records management solutions. One in 12 people in the world is protected by Intergraph public safety and security solutions. Intergraph solutions protect the largest and most complex cities and government installations in the world.

About Weihai Municipal Government

Weihai is located at the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula in China and covers an area of 5,436 square kilometres with a population of 2.47 million residents. Weihai has the jurisdiction over three county-level cities of Rongcheng, Wendeng, and Rushan, and one district of Huancui. For more information, visit www.weihai.gov.cn.

About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualise complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organise vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defence and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal and classified business.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.se.

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