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Weihai Emergency Operations Centre wins 2010 China City Information Application Award

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 center (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.

The Weihai EOC model triggered great interest with the judging panel of industry experts and was recognized 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 utilizes 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.

Ma Long, vice president of Weihai Economic and Information Technology Commission, said, “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 we want to achieve.”

Peter Russell-Smith, senior vice president of Intergraph Security, Government and Infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, said, "Intergraph public safety and security solutions are proven around the world and it is an honor to support Weihai EOC’s efforts to save lives, protect property and critical infrastructure throughout the city. 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 organizations 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.

Weihai is located at the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula in China and covers an area of 5,436 square kilometers 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.

Published in Public Safety IT, Jan/Feb 2011

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