Md. county upgrades information management system

Anne Arundel County, Md. ' which includes the state capital of Annapolis and the Baltimore Washington International Airport within its borders ' has awarded a $6.6 million contract to a CompuDyne subsidiary for an end-to-end suite of information management systems for its police and fire departments and corrections operations.

Tiburon will provide an integrated system that will include computer-aided dispatch, law enforcement and fire records management, investigative analysis, mobile communications, institutional management, and civil process systems.

In the national capital region, Baltimore and Prince George's County, Md., and Arlington County, Va., already use similar systems from Tiburon.

CompuDyne is headquartered in Annapolis, but Tiburon is located in Pleasanton, Calif. Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold said the company's experience with command and control, information management and analysis systems for public safety and justice was important in the selection.

'Tiburon's software functionality and experience in successfully delivering enterprisewide solutions to large, diverse agencies was a key factor' in the competitive bidding, Leopold said.

The integrated suite is expected to provide a number of benefits to public safety agencies, including more effective resource management, increased productivity, and enhanced information sharing and accuracy among agencies.

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William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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