October 01, 2013
GeoComm Selected by North Central Texas Council of Governments to Provide Web-based 9-1-1 Dispatch Mapping
St. Cloud, MN - GeoComm and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) have initiated a project to implement GeoLynx
Server for 9-1-1 call mapping in 44 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the greater Dallas-Fort
Worth metropolitan area.
NCTCOG selected GeoComm's GeoLynx Server, an Esri ArcGIS for Server-based 9-1-1 call mapping system, to add
comprehensive geospatial functionality to its existing NG9-1-1 infrastructure. GeoLynx Server will combine
NCTCOG's detailed Geographic Information System (GIS) base maps with real-time emergency caller locations for
9-1-1 call takers at 44 PSAPs across the NCTCOG region. GeoLynx Server will provide 9-1-1 call takers
and dispatchers Common Operating Picture (COP) for processing 9-1-1 calls from wireline, wireless,
and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication devices.
"GeoComm, as well as numerous stakeholders in the NCTCOG region, are eager to deploy a comprehensive solution
that provides new 9-1-1 mapping functions to its existing NG infrastructure," John Bryant,
GeoComm President & CEO remarked. "The solution will offer unmatched NG9-1-1 GIS mapping capabilities
for 9-1-1 call takers across the region. We are pleased to be working with NCTCOG and are looking forward
to the project."
NCTCOG answers over 1,125,000 9-1-1 calls per year at 44 PSAPs in 15 different counties.
GeoLynx Server delivers a browser-based Common Operating Picture (COP) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping
application to authorized users. Combining detailed GIS base maps with real-time aggregated live feeds including
9-1-1 caller locations, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) incident locations, Automatic Vehicle Locations (AVL)
location, weather information, network cameras, and other live feeds, GeoLynx Server creates a shared sense
of situational awareness across all users of the system.
In addition, GeoLynx Server provides advanced tools for discovering data relevant for handling large scale man-made
or natural disasters, including hazardous materials mapping and modeling, and mass notification of the public across
multiple alerting channels via direct connection to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Alert
and Warning System (IPAWS).