North Wales Police Entrusts Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and Frequentis with Joint Communications Centre Systems Upgrade
22 November 2016
SWINDON, U.K., November 22, 2016
North Wales Police, a customer of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and Frequentis for more than a decade, has contracted with Hexagon to upgrade the existing Frequentis 3020 Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS) to the Frequentis 3020 LifeX software platform and provide associated integration to Hexagon’s Intergraph Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) incident management and dispatch system.
The upgrade provides North Wales Police with a single platform for both emergency and non-emergency forms of contact centre and control room communications including radio, telephony, email and web chat. The solution enables configurable skills-based routing of communications, provides more information on both people and properties at the point of contact through integration with other police systems and delivers automated management information reporting.
The integrated solution facilitates infrastructure consolidation through the use of a single workstation per operator position and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and virtualisation in the data centre. The 3020 LifeX software platform will also support the transition to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) for North Wales Police in the coming years.
Paul Shea, North Wales Police control room manager, said, “The commitment from Hexagon and Frequentis to work with us to not only enhance our communications with the public through all media channels, but also to support us to be ready for the transition to ESN is just what we need to allow us to concentrate on policing. We have worked with Hexagon and Frequentis for a long time and understand their knowledge and experience in control rooms and critical communications. This, coupled with the 3020 LifeX solution, were the reasons why we decided to implement the new ICCS and contact centre upgrade with them.”
Maximilian Weber, senior vice president EMEA at Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, commented, “Together with Frequentis we are proud to be delivering an upgrade for North Wales Police that will truly help them with public contact and officer dispatching in the future. Not only will it bring efficiencies within the police control room but also will give the public of North Wales a better service.”
Robert Nitsch, director public safety at Frequentis, explained, “We are honoured to be entrusted by North Wales Police to install our first multimedia contact centre in the UK as well as a solution capable of transition to ESN. By using 3020LifeX and Hexagon’s I/CAD properly integrated, we are combining our understanding of the market needs with experiences gathered in existing contact centre solutions for the benefit of North Wales Police so they can increase efficiencies to meet their targets.”
The global leader in public safety and security solutions, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps protect 1 in 12 people worldwide. By improving the quality, accuracy and availability of critical information, Hexagon’s integrated solutions increase public safety and security performance and productivity, while reducing the total cost of ownership for mission-critical IT investments.
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Frequentis is an international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. These control centre solutions are developed and distributed by Frequentis in the business segments Air Traffic Management (civil and military air traffic control, and air defence) and Public Safety & Transport (police, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, vessel traffic and railways). Frequentis maintains a worldwide network of subsidiaries and local representatives in more than fifty countries. The company’s products and solutions are behind more than 25,000 operator positions in over 125 countries. With this extensive portfolio, Frequentis is the leading provider of voice communication systems… all making our world a safer place every day! For more information, please visit www.frequentis.com.