Delaware County updating its 911 system

PROSPECT PARK — Delaware County Council approved a pair of agreements Wednesday that will update the county’s 911 system.

The county is replacing the network interface hardware and upgrading the software used by the county’s computer-aided dispatch system. Council approved a $71,124 contract with Infranet Technologies Group to provide and a $8884,329 contract with Intergraph Corporation to provide the upgrades.

Chad Brooks, chief of operations, said the current hardware was installed in the 1990s. The current software program was put in place in 2003.

The new equipment and software will improve the efficiency of the county’s emergency response, Brooks said. The county’s 911 system handled about 1.1 million calls last year.

The new software will run faster, archive up to five years of data and make it easier for dispatchers to handle multiple calls at once, Brooks said. The system also will be compatible to the new one used by the Pennsylvania State Police.

“The main thing was getting the PCs up to current standards and getting the server updated,” Brooks said.

Council also:

  • Approved an agreement with Joseph Barbato Associates for structural engineering services needed for the Orange Street Parking Garage in Media. The services are not to exceed a cost of $65,000.
  • Renewed the DuProcess Court Financial Maintenance agreement with CDS Inc. for $41,895.
  • Honored Hanna Maier for her efforts to implement anti-bullying programs in the Interboro School District.
  • Presented a resolution celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Prospect Park Free Library.

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