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ProQA Paramount v5.1 enhances PPDS v5.0

Contact Kris Berg
(800) 363-9127 ext. 116

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah— Priority Dispatch Corp. is pleased to announce the release of Police Priority Dispatch System (PPDS®) Version 5.0 developed by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED).

PPDS v5.0 will be officially released at NAVIGATOR 2015 and will be available in cardsets and the expanded ProQA®

Tom Knorr, PDC director of software development and quality assurance, said converting to ProQA Paramount v5.1 is essential for maximal use of the Police Protocol. No other version of the software will support the new police version.

“ProQA is the software engineered specifically for the Academy’s protocol,” he said. “The functions remove any guesswork and keep your EPDs focused on what matters most: secure and efficient police response in a mobile environment.”

ProQA functions in Paramount v5.1 streamline communications between dispatch and officers and supports silent and secure communications allowing better and more informed decisions in the field.

Units can monitor all CAD event and unit activity in real time, view important call details based on urgency and relevance, and provide call/event comments via a ProQA dialogue box. Information the EPD gathers from the separate Key Questions can be combined to increase the efficiency level of data shown on the MDC.

Without question, public safety does a better job when equipped with quick and secure access to data about suspects, vehicles, weapons on scene, and property.

“With PPDS and ProQA onboard you have the best going for your agency,” Knorr said.

The Academy encourages all users to begin the process of updating to PPDS v5.0 as soon as possible, following its April 2015 release, to avoid the extended use of outdated, obsolete, and/or unsupported law enforcement and dispatch processes.

Since PPDS version 1.0 was released in 2000, more than 350 agencies have incorporated the protocol into their current standard of dispatch care and practice. The IAED is responsible for updating and maintaining the fire, law enforcement, and medical services protocol dispatch systems.

NAVIGATOR is the premier educational event relevant to all Police, Fire, and Medical emergency communications. NAVIGATOR 2015 runs from Wednesday, April 29, to Friday, May 1, at the Paris Las Vegas. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.emergencydispatch.org/Conference.

For more information about ProQA Paramount v5.1 and PPDS protocol, visit www.prioritydispatch.net or call (800) 363-9127.