International Association of Chiefs of Police Honors SpectraRep’s
School Safety System with 2010 Excellence in Technology Award
Chief Says IncidentOne Provides Las Vegas School force With “better capabilities than forces several times our size”
CHANTILLY, VA, May 13, 2010 – SpectraRep® LLC, a provider of advanced solutions for emergency management and notification, announced today that the deployment of its IncidentOne datacasting technology for the Clark County School District Police Department (CCSD) in Las Vegas, NV has been selected to receive the IACP-iXP Excellence in Technology Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). CCSD’s state-of-the-art wireless emergency communications solution delivers crisis incident data to first responders in the field using datacasting technology through available bandwidth from public television to quickly and securely deliver critical data directly to mobile emergency management command centers and police cruisers.
Police Chief Phil Arroyo of the CCSD Police Department commented, “This technology saves time and has greatly improved our incident response. As a result, we now have better capabilities than forces several times our size. Having the information we need to make decisions during emergencies will speed response and save lives.”
Utilizing bandwidth from Vegas PBS, the local public television station in Las Vegas, IncidentOne is used by CCSD law enforcement officers to transmit large amounts of emergency information such as blueprints, evacuation maps, crisis plans, live security camera video and more to officers responding to emergency calls. Data was collected for all public school buildings and covering almost 400,000 students. These data are instantly available when needed during an emergency at any of the 378 schools in the district. With IncidentOne, the station is able to deliver data to remote units and mobile devices in patrol cars, allowing officers to perform a coordinated total response.
Tom Axtell, general manager of Vegas PBS said, “We have always been focused on improving the lives of our viewers. Using our over-the-air television signal to improve school safety is the best use of this resource that I can imagine.”
The IACP will be awarding their excellence in technology award at the upcoming LEIM conference in Atlanta May 24-26. SpectraRep will be in attendance to answer questions about IncidentOne and to discuss the availability of this spectrum in other markets.
“By using existing television signals to securely deliver data, SpectraRep’s IncidentOne solution gives emergency management officials the ability to transmit authorized alerting, response and recovery information directly to first responders over a secure, reliable, wireless network not limited by any bandwidth issues,” said Mark O’Brien, EVP SpectraRep. “Time is always critical during emergencies so it is imperative to provide police departments with the accurate information required to coordinate an immediate response. IncidentOne extends the capabilities of existing public safety communications by lessening the burden on public safety spectrum.”
O’Brien stressed that public television spectrum is available everywhere and already covers 97 percent of the US population. Please see Mr. O’Brien at the show, or contact him later for information for details on using this resource in your market.
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About SpectraRep SpectraRep® is a leading provider of managed network solutions, applications and systems for homeland security, public safety, education and mass media sectors. SpectraRep’s ActiveAccess Desktop™ solutions for delivering emergency alerting to computer desktops, in combination with SpectraRep AlertManager™ and IncidentOne™ solutions, provides a comprehensive emergency alert notification resource for state and local governments, colleges and universities, as well as businesses and organizations. For more information about SpectraRep’s ActiveAccess, visit www.spectrarep.com.
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Chief Filiberto (Phil) Arroyo