Utah’s Department of Natural Resources deploys FATPOT solution
A mobile interoperable solution from FATPOT Technologies now allows Utah’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide a global, common operational picture to dispatched personnel for wireless, field reporting, said the company’s CEO Brian Taylor.
The company’s application, Portal One, is a software-based tool that offers one depository for all public-safety data. It lets field personnel access critical systems, such as computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records-management (RMS) systems, as well as share vital information with other public-safety agencies. The system includes a mobile-based software suite, which automates and streamlines many of the DNR’s functions and provides a set of public-safety tools officers can use from remote locations. It also includes an instant messaging tool, Taylor said.
“We offered them an integrated platform that connects disparate systems for more effective data-sharing,” Taylor said. “DNR personnel work all over the state, so they need multiple places that uses multiple systems, do they needed the ability to see, query and track information in real-time in one place.”
With the installation, the DNR now can map and monitor all GPS-equipped resources, calls for service and other information in the state on a single mapping application. Officers also can communicate with each other via secure e-mail, instant messages, audible notifications and ticker alerts, Taylor said.
In addition, the software sits on a data-fusion platform dubbed Peer Intelligence that integrates disparate systems such as CAD, RMS and other IT systems. It also lets the agency participate in the company’s First Statewide Interoperable Data Sharing Network — an interoperable network that links 130 public-safety agencies and provides applications for mobile messaging, reporting, records, dispatch and mapping, he said.
“Local, state and federal agencies share CAD and other data and are connected in real-time through our systems,” Taylor said. “We integrate all the data, in one place, simultaneously, using one hybrid application.”