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Edmonton Transit deploys Intergraph

The Edmonton Transit System (ETS) has deployed a suite of Intergraph transportation security solutions. ETS Safety and Security Department personnel will leverage Intergraph’s integrated security solutions to secure vulnerable areas, detect and assess threats, and quickly respond to all types of incidents.
 


September 25, 2009
By Staff

The integrated system provides ETS Safety and Security personnel with a
common operating picture that promotes situational awareness to ensure
timely and effective incident response for passenger safety efforts.
The transportation security system enhances the automation of ETS’
dispatch and resource management, as well as provides integration to
existing CCTV and alarms, empowering personnel with a common operating
picture that promotes situational awareness.

This allows personnel to
dedicate their time and efforts to true emergencies and spend less time
on administrative tasks and responding to false alarms. Intergraph’s
transportation security solution also provides ETS with automatic
vehicle location (AVL) capabilities, which sends vehicle status and
location information wirelessly to the system, allowing personnel to
track the location of available resources and optimize the dispatch of
responders to events.
 
“Intergraph solutions form the foundational aspect that assists ETS in
leveraging technology to ensure our fleet and security concerns are
handled in an efficient and effective manner,” says Ron Gabruck,
director, Safety and Security, ETS. “The implementation, Canada’s first
comprehensive integrated security solution that includes physical
security and response management, enables our organization to continue
to provide enhanced security, monitoring, and transit policing services
to the city of Edmonton.”
 

“Intergraph has
enjoyed a rich history with the Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton
Emergency Response Department, and the City of Edmonton. We are honored
to support the Edmonton Transit Service by advancing regional
interoperability and providing actionable intelligence where and when
it is needed to facilitate effective and efficient response,"
says John K. Graham, president,
Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure.
 
The Edmonton Transit System’s fleet encompasses more than 850 diesel
and 40 community buses. The system covers more than 170 routes,
including a light rail transit system with 57 vehicles and 13 stations.
ETS also offers disabled adult transit service, a transportation
service for persons with disabilities.