Florida county to use CompuDyne system

CompuDyne Corp.'s public safety unit will provide a computer-aided dispatch system to Brevard Co., Fla. under a contract announced Monday.

CompuDyne ' Public Safety & Justice Inc. holds the contract, the value of which was not reported. CompuDyne's computer-aided dispatch system will support the Brevard Co. Fire Rescue, the city of Rockledge Fire Department, the city of Cape Canaveral Fire Department, the town of Malabar Fire Department, the city of Melbourne Beach Fire Department, and the Brevard Co. Administrative Offices.

Brevard Co. is 35 miles east of Orlando and the home of Kennedy Space Center.

The Windows-based computer-aided dispatch system will let county dispatcher respond to and manage 9-1-1 calls more efficiently, according to CompuDyne. In addition, the system transmits fire incident information to a printer housed in the county's 35 fire stations.

In Florida, CompuDyne's dispatch system customers include Volusia and Orange counties and the city of Melbourne.

Earlier this month, CompuDyne was awarded a contract to provide a $900,000 public safety system for the city of Chesapeake, Va. That system includes computer-aided dispatch, records management, and a field reporting system.

CompuDyne Corp. provides products and services to four segments of the security industry: public safety and justice, integrated electronics, attack protection, and institutional security systems.

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John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.

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