FusionX, the New Homeland Security Solution from Microsoft Provides Better Collaboration and Geospatial Intelligence
Microsoft Corp and ESRI, provider of GIS, ESRI software, tied up together to offer Homeland Security Software FusionX that helps protect citizens, prevent and solve crimes, and enable counter-terrorism through software. The key of the new product is advanced collaboration and geospatial intelligence capabilities in combination with the power of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise with the collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
FusionX provides geocoding and mapping of the raw data that is gathered from fire, police and citizen reports. The software helps detect man-made acts of terrorism and crime, such as organized, gang and drug-related activity. Critical GIS data can be accessed and shared for further collaborative analysis.
The important features of the software are:
- The user friendly dashboard provides improved monitoring, modeling, analysis and planning capabilities
- ESRI ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can access terabytes of high quality image and maps.
- There is a support for GeoRSS feeds, Keyhole Markup Language (KML) feeds and other data which can be integrated in the SharePoint environment.
- Although, the customer needs minimum configuration to use this software, but, they have option for customization of the software.
“Our police forces, sheriff departments and fusion center managers are increasingly relying on collaboration tools that help them connect the dots in a world of asymmetrical threats,” said Gail Thomas-Flynn, general manager of State and Local Government at Microsoft. “Microsoft and ESRI’s FusionX Appliance provides the layman- to expert-level technology that can facilitate the intake, analysis, visualization and dissemination of information to the right person, at the right time, in the right place.”
Source: MS Press ReleaseFiled under Enterprise Software, GPS/GIS, Security | Tags: ArcGIS Enterprise Server, Collaborative Software, Geospatial Intelligence, KML, SharePoint | Comment Below