Intergraph and IQ Biometrix Provide Cost-Effective Solution
to Distribute Emergency Information
HARBOR, Fla, March 10, 2003
New antiterrorism emergency alert solution to be based on
established law enforcement communication technology
at the Strategies for Public Safety Transformation Conference,
William Scigliano, chief executive officer of IQ Biometrix
and long-time justice agency advisor, announced a new solution
to communicate terrorist threats nationwide. The TRAK II
solution uses technology from SocialTech Inc., IQ Biometrix
Inc. and Intergraph Corporation INGR to provide quick communication
and distribution of enhanced video, facial composite images
and other critical data. It is built on successful and established
TRAK technology already used by more than 1,300 law enforcement
agencies in 32 states to distribute investigative data.
antiterrorism solution provides capabilities to rapidly
distribute information, including images critical for investigative
efforts. This initial offering addresses a key law enforcement
workflow by combining video enhancement, facial composite
software and the TRAK II alert system. An emergency agency
with a surveillance video of a suspect can now enhance and
stabilize the video footage to improve visibility, develop
a facial composite of the suspect and send the images and
related data to targeted agencies by fax, e-mail, alphanumeric
pager or wireless devices.
critical need for homeland security is improving information
sharing across federal, state and local agencies to mitigate
and reduce vulnerability to terrorist attacks. Our solution
uses proven law enforcement technologies, enabling us to
significantly reduce the time and cost to implement a national
alert system," said Scigliano, who has served as a
security and technology advisor to the National Association
of Attorneys General, the Committee of Western Attorneys
General and the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers
of Justice (Canada).
combining TRAK II with technology such as video analysis
and composite imaging, any authority can immediately distribute
the best possible visual information to anyone who needs
it. The solution improves interagency communication and
connects authorities with the public when necessary,"
said Todd Bower, executive director of SocialTech.
solution is built on mature technologies, which means it's
fully implementable today. Because all of our products use
open architecture hardware and software, they are highly
interoperable and easily integrated with additional technologies,"
said Gene Grindstaff, chief scientist at Intergraph Solutions
for national, state or local alerts
advantage of the system announced by Scigliano is its scaleable
architecture. TRAK II can be used to distribute alerts in
any kind of emergency situation, from national terrorist
warnings to natural and industrial disasters to wanted persons
cases. Because TRAK technology is already operational in
more than 30 states, it provides a proven, established and
highly cost-effective framework to communicate critical
investigative, intelligence or public safety information
at all levels.
of law enforcement agencies have already expressed interest
in a solution that will allow them to more quickly identify
and apprehend criminal suspects. "Typically, it could
take hours or days to analyze captured video, create a facial
composite and then send out all points bulletins. The capability
to enhance video, develop composite images and distribute
them from a single system will significantly speed the process,"
said Det. Sgt. Chris Palfy of the Somerset County, N.J.,
national emergency alert solution builds on proven technologies
developed by SocialTech, IQ Biometrix and Intergraph. TRAK
II is a powerful system that allows users to capture images
and distribute alerts over a secure communications network
to a customizable, preloaded list of agency contacts. The
FACES LE(TM) composite image solution includes software
and training to enable law enforcement personnel to quickly
and effectively create and distribute photo-quality suspect
images. Video Analyst(R) System is a powerful video enhancement
workstation with tools to capture, enhance, analyze and
edit nearly any type of video. TRAK, FACES and Video Analyst
System have been individually featured or demonstrated on
television's "America's Most Wanted" series.
partnerships are being explored to further extend the capability
of TRAK II. These include integration of instant imaging
systems from LightSurf Technologies Inc. that can enable
visual information to be transmitted to mobile phones and
PDAs in a matter of seconds.
nonprofit organization, SocialTech's role is to integrate
the resources of the public, private and philanthropic sectors
into a unified effort to build safer communities for all
citizens by placing TRAK systems in every law enforcement
agency across the United States. For more information on
SocialTech and TRAK, call 1-800-724-8725 or visit http://socialtech.trak.org.
Inc. (IQBM.OB) provides law enforcement and security technology
solutions for government and private industry. Our innovative
California-based company is a leading provider of facial
composite technology for law enforcement agencies in North
America. FACES is currently used by thousands of policing
agencies worldwide, including the Central Intelligence Agency
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
more information on IQ Biometrix, contact us at http://www.iqbiometrix.com/company_contact_us.html.
Solutions Group, a division of Intergraph Corporation INGR,
is a systems integration and management consulting company
that provides leading-edge business and technical solutions
to a diverse portfolio of government and commercial clients.
Backed by more than 30 years of technology innovation, ISG
partners with clients to help them achieve their vision,
mission and goals through intelligent deployment of best
practices and information technology. ISG is headquartered
in Huntsville, Alabama, and has strategically positioned
more information about Intergraph Solutions Group, please
call 1-800-747-2232 or visit http://www.intergraph.com/solutions.
Intergraph Solutions Group
Kerry Fehrenbach, 256/730-7842
Todd Bower, 650/344-7104
IQ Biometrix Inc.
Liz Matheson, 408/621-1251
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