ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ECaTS dashboard solution will be featured in a demonstration hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of California on Monday, August 17 during APCO 2015, the premier event of Public Safety communications officials.
The goal is to demonstrate how real-time Public Safety analytics can be used in cooperation between federal and state agencies for greater threat analysis, monitoring, and coordinated response. California has taken the lead in collaborative Public Safety monitoring by being first to implement a real-time statewide monitoring system shared by both DHS and the CA Office of Emergency Services (OES). This enables a collaborative response to Public Safety incidents.
ECaTS created and deployed the first 911 industry real-time analytics dashboard and is currently working with the State of California and Department of Homeland Security to deploy the system to monitor Public Safety activity at both a state and federal level.
ECaTS provides a unique dashboard view of the 911 environment for both DHS and OES: a view of the major wireless carrier towers as it relates to wireless 911 call delivery to a Public Safety Access Point (PSAP), and monitoring the 911 call volumes for each tower/sector assigned to each PSAP in the State. In the unlikely case that an incident occurs on cellular infrastructure, the dashboard at both OES and DHS will detect and raise alerts indicating both the PSAP and carriers that are affected by the incident. This combined State and Federal monitoring system provides the public with exceptional service and monitoring with responses now jointly coordinated with both State and Federal resources in real-time.
“It’s an exciting time for public safety, as it’s now possible to use real-time monitoring and analytics to improve coordination of multiple government agencies to provide better services to the public. ECaTS is privileged to be part of the ongoing exploration of Federal and State coordination that our platform can offer and we look forward to the next phase of the project,” said Christopher Duxler, ECaTS operations director.
APCO, the international Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, is the oldest and largest organization of Public Safety communications professionals from frontline telecommunicators to communication center managers. APCO 2015 will be held August 16-19 at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. For more information about APCO 2015, visit APCO2015.org.
The Department of Homeland Security demonstration will be at the DHS NCIC and will include two premier California state officials who are on the leading edge of 911 metrics and reporting: Karen Wong, assistant director, chairperson of the 911 Board and project sponsor and Alicia Fuller, the NG911 and ECaTS administrator for California.
To see a demonstration of the ECaTS 911 solution, visit booth 1543, or schedule a demo at ecats911.com.
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