Enabler of first responders information sharing receive $12.5 million

Published 12 July 2006

Few problems hobble first responders more than communication interoperability; a company developing an interoperability solution catches the eyes of investors, and rightly so

Roseland, New Jersey-based Enforsys, a developer of public safety software for first responders, has received $12.5 million in financing from Hamburg, Germany-based firm HSH Nordbank (company’s motto: Wir bleiben im Mittelstand und vor Ort). The funding will support the expansion of Enforsys’ Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management Software (RMS), and information sharing solutions nationally and internationally. It will also allow the company to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions and mergers.

Information sharing has become a critical component for the law enforcement industry since 9/11, but a major obstacle to such sharing has been connecting the many different and incompatible systems in various agencies on the federal, state, county, and local levels. Enforsys aims to solve this problem by developing a technology that can interpret data from a variety of sources and consolidate it onto one platform to provide unprecedented flexibility in information sharing, allowing for communication and collaboration.