New Public Safety GIS Data Validation, Reporting Enhancements Unveiled in Latest DATAMARK® VEP Solution

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SANTA ANA, Calif., June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- today unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship software and services solution, (Validate-Edit-Provision). DATAMARK VEP ensures public safety organizations maintain geographic information systems (GIS) data integrity, quality and interoperability during and after the transition from legacy 9-1-1 systems to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). The new version offers new and enhanced validation rules and improved reporting functions, among other benefits.

The new version of DATAMARK VEP is designed to meet and exceed the data requirements for NG9-1-1, and supports a variety of additional business processes, such as CAD Mapping. The solution also includes the following improvements and enhancements:

DATAMARK VEP is a cutting-edge, purpose-built software-as-a-service offering for addressing authority, GIS and public safety answering point (PSAP) stakeholders across the U.S. – no matter their level of technical expertise. GIS data is foundational because it must be updated in near real-time in NG9-1-1 public safety systems. As the nation’s more than 5,000 public safety answering points (PSAPs) begin transitioning to NG9-1-1, many are learning their GIS data quality is either incomplete or of poor quality and PSAPs need the means to make improvements quickly.

“The DATAMARK team’s cross-disciplinary expertise in public safety and GIS, as well as the work they have been conducting in support of California’s NG9-1-1 initiative, makes them a true partner and leader in GIS innovation,” said Gene Barrera, GIS Manager, Merced County, California.

DATAMARK VEP is fully configurable with other PSAP and government enterprise systems, such as CAD, CAD Mapping, AVL and other business systems, so stakeholders can maximize the value of their critical GIS data. The system performs more than 35 unique quality control checks that bring the data quality into readiness for NG9-1-1 and other systems. The program’s simplicity means users can upload a GIS data source and immediately begin using the system.

“The unique value of DATAMARK VEP is that it simplifies the often difficult before-during-and-after transition to NG9-1-1,” said Keri Brennan, GISP, Product Manager, DATAMARK. “With underlying GIS data that is accurate and complete, the public and first responders in life-critical situations can have confidence in the location and addressing data their PSAPs are using. And DATAMARK VEP fully supports legacy 9-1-1 systems and requires no additional hardware or software.”

DATAMARK’s GIS technical services for DATAMARK VEP are performed by its seasoned team of high-level public safety and GIS professionals. NG9-1-1 is an initiative to update the 9-1-1 service infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada to improve public emergency response in a mobile society.

DATAMARK VEP provides an audit trail with a record of activity for reporting and accountability. The unique built-in cooperative working feature allows qualified outside observers to add information about a property location and send it through email to the solution’s administrator, or another user, for further investigation.

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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019

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