Intergraph releases BlackBerry version of first responder app

Intergraph, a software development company, announced on Tuesday that its Mobile Responder smartphone and tablet application is now available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones can now access Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch software (I/CAD). Public safety agencies and first responders can use Mobile Responder to improve public safety and productivity.

"Our goal is to provide public safety personnel with the ability to send and receive critical information whenever and wherever necessary," Kalyn Sims, the vice president of Intergraph's public safety products, said. "BlackBerry devices are the mobile platform of choice for many agencies. With Mobile Responder for BlackBerry, these agencies can securely access I/CAD in the field on devices that match their technology deployment strategies and workflows."

The app provides constant access to I/CAD, which allows public safety personnel to view incident details, create events, query databases, receive and acknowledge messages, update incident status and more. The technology is meant to reduce dispatcher workload, paperwork and radio traffic.

"Intergraph's Mobile Responder is an integral application for many of BlackBerry's key customers, particularly in law enforcement," Martyn Mallick, the vice president of global alliances and ecosystems with BlackBerry, said. "The law enforcement community has rigorous requirements, including a highly secure and reliable device; with the addition of Mobile Responder to our suite of applications, the BlackBerry platform is well-suited to meet those needs."

Mobile Responder, which was originally developed in conjunction with New Zealand Police, is also available for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.

Intergraph seeks to improve the lives of millions of people through safer communities, better facilities and more reliable operations.