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Aligned Assets Gazetteer Management Systems Now In Use By Over 20% of English Fire and Rescue Services

Press Release   •   Nov 30, 2011 14:07 GMT

Woking, Surrey 30th November 2011 – North Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue Service is the latest emergency service to select Aligned
Assets to supply its corporate gazetteer management system.


By opting for the Symphony Bluelight system they are
joining an expanding group of emergency services, which includes the award
winning Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the British Transport Police,
both of whom are using Symphony Bluelight to experience the very best in
gazetteer technology.


As the only gazetteer system in the UK that is
compatible with the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium, the UK’s first
definitive address database, Symphony Bluelight will provide North Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue Service with all the tools needed to create an
operationally-ready corporate gazetteer.


Covering over 8,280 square kilometres, encompassing
both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, North Yorkshire Fire and
Rescue Service will be using Symphony Bluelight to build on the AddressBase
Premium data with many non-postal addresses that are essential to their work.


Examples of the additional data include moorland
features, potholes and caves, whilst risk elements will also be written in such
as premises with oxygen canisters.  With
this specific, local data, combined with AddressBase Premium, the gazetteer
will contain data to cover every contingency.


North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are already
looking to the future with plans to integrate their corporate gazetteer into
all frontline and back office systems through the use of Aligned Assets’
integration software.  By using Symphony
SinglePoint and Symphony iExchange, all systems, from mobilising to fire
safety, will be accessing the most detailed, accurate and up to date addressing
data ever available.


“We’re delighted to welcome North Yorkshire as the
tenth Fire and Rescue Service to select Symphony Bluelight for their corporate
gazetteer management system,” said Dinesh Thanigasalam, Managing Director of
Aligned Assets.  “The plans they have for
their gazetteer are very exciting, offering an ever improving service to the
public.  We look forward to supporting
them every step of the way.”


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Aligned Assets are an industry leader in gazetteer and
address management solutions.  They
supply software across the public and private sectors including over 100 Local
Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services and Police Forces.  In addition to software and data solutions,
they offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and
project management.