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Telecom Italia wins the "Innovazione per l’emergenza 2014" prize

05/05/2014 - 09:00 PM

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The CI.PRO. (Civil Protection) system wins the prize at the 15th Esri Italian User Conference  

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CI.PRO. is the “command and control” tool used and marketed by Telecom Italia for planning actions in peacetime and managing crises during emergencies. The prize was awarded in recognition of the “product” as a highly complex tool that enables management of the entire crisis process: planning, pre-alarm, alarm, crisis management, and post crisis. Other important characteristics are: flexibility, reliability, modularity, ease of use (customizable interface - short courses), distributability (web architecture), integrability (risk data correlated to the infrastructures to be managed and the rescue facilities) and easy customization, all characteristics appreciated by the customers.

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The acronym CI.PRO. – which derives from the words “Civil Protection” – identifies an alphanumeric and graphic database which, on the basis of the prevalent risks (seismic, chemical/industrial, hydrogeological and nuclear), provides those responsible for managing the emergency with the information or aggregate data necessary to make rapid and effective operational decisions.

Through the system it is possible to correlate the company assets with the main risks of the territory, map the dangerous areas, manage the activities of the Operational Room and send information campaigns, via SMS or email, to alert the resources involved in managing the event.

The system can be used from the Internet, the two components (data and maps) are coexistent and constantly interconnected and, through a specific graphic interface, both can be viewed on the screen. This makes it possible, in real time, to georeference an event on a map and simultaneously view and alert all the resources/assets present in the area concerned. The early warning campaigns can be carried out on an alphanumeric basis (single resources or preloaded teams) and on a cartographic basis (by drawing a polygon or layers present in the system). Maps can also be loaded directly from the Web (shapefile).

The prize was awarded during the 15th Esri conference, the most important Italian event of the year in the Geographic Information Systems field. The conference was held in Rome on 9 and 10 April and represented an opportunity for sector experts to meet, hear about the innovations and new trends in the market, present their own projects and participate in sessions and workshops. 

This year the event involved over 1500 people from all over Italy and different European countries, with around 150 works presented, 10 technology workshops, 7 video training courses, 14 sessions on technologies and the most innovative projects on the Smart City and city model, land use, risks and emergencies, energy, networks and infrastructures, cultural and environmental assets, archaeology, the environment, agriculture and the landscape, health and quality of life, data, metadata and solutions for Public Administrations.

During the event the Annual Awards of the GIS (Geographic Information System) were given out, prizes that recognize the value of some projects presented and that represent the best practices in the different reference sectors. Over the years the prizes have been awarded to the most important national institutions, research bodies, universities and companies who have distinguished themselves by achieving innovative projects that benefit the community and have added the value of creativity, research and production efficiency to that o

Emergency Care Crew

Maria Letizia Stazi, Security in Telecom Italia, talks about it.