E?Sponder developed a central command touch-screen interface for Microsoft Surface computers.
The Tampa, Fla., police are no strangers to maintaining public safety in large crowds, managing some 800 planned events each year. So when the city was chosen to host Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, they knew coordinating more than 25 agencies and 1,500 local personnel would require a unified command system that gave them the power to manage resources, share information and make tactical decisions in real time. Microsoft and E•SPONDER, a Microsoft Gold Certified Managed Partner, delivered exactly what Tampa officials needed with a solution based on E•SPONDER’s industry expertise and the familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. “We’ve been using E•SPONDER since 2005 to manage events and emergencies of all shapes and sizes,” said Bennett. “With E•SPONDER, we’re able to implement a solution that connects local security efforts, emergency management, Homeland Security, and special event operations all in a simple, easy-to-use system. Thanks in large part to Microsoft technology it’s built upon, E•SPONDER doesn‘t drive the department; it supports us, as good technology should.”