July 07, 2010 09:00 ET

VidSys Partners With Northrop Grumman to Improve Dispatch Effectiveness, First Responder Safety and Situation Management

Northrop Grumman's CommandPoint CAD System and VidSys PSIM Platform Integrate to Place Timely, Robust Information Directly in the Hands of Dispatchers and First Responders

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) -  VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, announced today that its PSIM software is integrating with Northrop Grumman's CommandPoint computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. As a result, real-time information can be shared seamlessly and immediately with dispatchers, incident commanders and first responders enabling more effective responses to emergency situations and improving the safety of first responders.

"With the integration of these systems, first responders and incident commanders now have the potential for real-time access to emergency details correlated from multiple agencies, including on-scene video and pictures, sensor information, situation details (such as the location of shots fired) and maps," said City of Davenport CIO Rob Henry. "The result is field personnel are now empowered with the right information at just the right time to safely respond and resolve an unfolding situation."

Regardless of how the situation is initiated, the PSIM platform enables integration of devices and information such as visual and audio data from multiple agencies, providing operators with additional information to verify situations and provide first responders with greater detail as they are dispatched to the scene. Having this information prior to reaching the scene increases the safety and effectiveness of the responder. 

"Integrating video and situation management capabilities with CAD systems provides a clearer picture of what is happening during an emergency situation, both for the dispatchers and the field personnel," said Dave Fowler, senior vice president, Product Development and Marketing, VidSys. "Through our partnership with Northrop Grumman, we can offer dispatchers access to additional real-time information that can be shared with first responders or other agencies so they have a comprehensive view of an incident before, during and after the situation. Together we can provide faster and safer responses, better deployment of assets, and greater visibility into situation handling for reporting and training."

To learn more about the VidSys PSIM and Northrop Grumman CommandPoint integration, view a demonstration at the company's lab in Virginia. 

About VidSys
VidSys is the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that enables organizations to reduce operational costs and improve situation response times while reducing risks and increasing safety, security, and asset protection. Its award-winning Open PSIM Platform™ and multi-vendor video and situation management software, VidShield™ and RiskShield™ respectively, are running in numerous command centers including three of the top four cities in North America and a number of Fortune 100 global companies. VidSys is also the founding member of, a thought leadership site dedicated to discussing the PSIM industry. Privately funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures, and JVax Investment Group, principal offices are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please visit

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