Farragut Systems Wins Contract from Iredell County to Help Solve a Universal Public Safety Issue: Accurate Address Information in an Emergency

Longmont, Colo., May 17, 2010—Farragut Systems, a public sector software company, announced today that North Carolina’s Iredell County has purchased AddressOne, the industry’s first and only GIS-enabled, enterprise addressing software product.

“I wish this product had been around 20 years ago,” said Bill Doolittle, tax director for Iredell County. “Managing addresses across multiple county departments has been a challenge for as long as I’ve been working for the county. I think it’s a challenge for most if not all counties. Farragut is the first company to create a packaged software solution.”

By streamlining address creation, validation and maintenance using GIS-based tools, AddressOne will offer Iredell County numerous benefits such as increased revenues and decreased operating costs. But benefit number one, said Doolittle, is improved public safety. AddressOne was purchased by Iredell County using their Enhanced 911 (E911) funds. E911 is a system that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party’s telephone number. This gives emergency responders the location of the emergency without the person calling for help having to provide it.

But what if the address is incorrect in the county’s database? Poor address data can lead to serious public safety issues. “Our emergency workers are in a huge hurry when they get that emergency call. Addressing issues should never stand in their way. Whether it’s a firefighter on a call or an ambulance trying to locate a person who has just had a heart attack, every second counts.”

One key feature of AddressOne is that it will centrally manage and standardize the use of both physical and mailing addresses. Currently in Iredell County, as in most counties across the country, multiple departments manually enter and maintain addressing data, which often can wind up as a confusing blend of physical and mailing addresses.

“Because we will no longer need to re-key the same address across multiple departments, we will introduce fewer errors and inconsistencies,” said Doolittle. “With a single database—tied to our GIS data—we will be able to supply our emergency department with addressing data that is far more accurate and detailed.”

About Farragut Systems
Since 1994, Farragut Systems has been leading the way to help local government applications—and personnel—work better together to serve the public. Farragut’s suite of products are built around enterprise repositories that help tie systems together, resulting in lower operating costs, improved productivity, optimized service delivery, and improved responsiveness. Farragut is a Microsoft® Gold Partner and a longstanding ESRI® Business Partner. For more information about Farragut, visit www.farragut.com.

About AddressOne:
AddressOne, Farragut Systems’ enterprise addressing product, is specifically designed to meet the needs of local government. AddressOne provides the following benefits:
  • Streamlines address creation, validation and maintenance using robust GIS-based tools
  • Increases the accuracy and reliability of address data
  • Provides the ability to centrally manage and standardize the use of both physical and mailing addresses
  • Provides the ability to query and validate addressing information
  • Maintains a complete history of retired and obsolete addresses
  • Provides a robust set of web services that allows AddressOne to be integrated with other departmental applications
For more information about AddressOne, visit www.farragut.com/products.html.
Contact information:
Bill Campbell
Farragut Systems, Inc.
1860 Industrial Circle, Suite D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303.385.6459
Cell: 303.875.2324
Email: Email Contact

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