October 15, 2012
Presidential Debate Security Response Managed by Rhodium Suite
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Incident Response Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based incident management solutions, announced today that the Rhodium™ Incident Management Suite was utilized in the management of the first 2012 Presidential Debate security response which occurred at the University of Denver on October 3rd, 2012.
The debate was the first time during the campaign that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met face to face. Having both candidates in the same location required additional security precautions and considerations.
Leading up to the event, the Denver Police Department was faced with organizing several hundred officers, coordinating an extensive security perimeter, and planning several motorcade routes for the two candidates. Rhodium Suite allowed this information to be digitalized, and accessed from a number of devices including computers and tablets.
Rhodium Suite proved beneficial in tracking the status of resources, and monitoring the route of a peaceful protest march. The system also provided near real-time traffic data along the motorcade routes, allowing law enforcement to view the effects of road closures as they occurred.
Fortunately, some of Rhodium Suite’s more advanced tools were not required. However, had an incident occurred, the staff of the Unified Command Center had the capability to immediately calculate and display evacuation areas, view current weather information, and access critical reference materials.
“Rhodium Suite performed flawlessly,” said Jarret Winkelman, IRT’s Director of Sales. “We were honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Denver PD on the debate. This event is just one of many examples of how Rhodium Suite has aided in the pre-planning and execution of special events by agencies around the Country. We are extremely pleased with the success of Rhodium Suite as a pre-planning tool, in addition to its day-to-day emergency response functionality.”
About Incident Response Technologies
Incident Response Technologies, Inc., has been providing cloud-based solutions for public safety organizations since 2005. IRT’s flagship product, the Rhodium Incident Management Suite, is currently in use throughout the United States and Canada by Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, Campus Security, and other organizations. For more information on the Rhodium Incident Management Suite, visit IRT’s website at www.irtsoftware.com or call (866) 260-7333.