General Dynamics demonstrates PR2C tool
LAS VEGAS—System integrator General Dynamic last week demonstrated at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) its Preparation, Response, Recovery & Collaboration (PR2C) Toolkit, which is designed to provide emergency-management officials with greater situational awareness while planning responses to natural and man-made disasters.
“It’s an information system that can be used for planning and training for emergency response,” General Dynamics spokeswoman Shalina Warren said during an interview with Urgent Communications. “It has GIS application and other layers of data that you can implement to see what it would be like in an emergency situation, like how to get to a certain area and where emergency responders should go.”
PR2C is a single graphical information system that can integrate data—and video—from numerous available databases, Warren said.
“The cool thing about this is that it doesn’t require you to get all new systems,” she said. “Whatever systems you have, you can use to integrate into the toolkit.”
General Dynamics exhibited a prototype of the solution last year at IWCE, but last week’s IWCE marked the first “big show” where PR2C has been demonstrated since it became commercially available, Warren said.