Fujitsu Finland Oy has made an agreement on providing the server platform for Finland’s new emergency response centre system. After the initial platform project, Fujitsu will be in charge of the monitoring and management of the system in production. The software provider of the system is Insta Defsec Oy, and Fujitsu is their subcontractor.
The emergency response centre system is built in phases; it is taken into production use gradually during 2015.
”This is an extensive and demanding system project. We have based the solution design on maximising the availability of the service by all possible means. We provide the service from several data centres located in different parts of Finland. All essential components have been doubled or even tripled in the most critical cases. The server platform is virtualised, and back-up servers can be activated automatically, when necessary,” says director Kalevi Halonen, Fujitsu.
”For Insta, it is important that the system constructed for the Emergency Response Centre works as a whole. We focus on building the application, and in other functions we rely on partners that are leaders in their field,” says Insta’s project manager Mikko Pitkänen.
The system is unique in the world, as its enables seamless cooperation between all organisations in the emergency response chain. This includes Emergency Response Centre, the police, rescue services, health and social services and the Border Guard. Moreover, the system expedites the rescue work, as it provides better support to the reception, handling and relaying of missions.
At the moment, there are fifteen separate systems in use, which do not communicate with each other. In the new system, all emergency response centres will have access to the same information. The system also enables transferring emergency calls to another centre without any significant delay to clear a backlog of calls.
For more information, please contact:
Antero Vuorio, Director, Regional Business Centers, Fujitsu, tel. + 358 40 8380 222
Press contacts: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari (at) fi.fujitsu.com
Date: 24 May, 2012