Spillman Helps Boost Security at World’s Sixth Largest Port

LOGAN, Utah – March 17, 2004 – Each year, 6,600 vessels call at the Port of Houston, which ranks first in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage, second in overall total tonnage, and sixth largest port in the world. To help ensure the security of the 25-mile long complex of diversified public and private facilities, the Port of Houston Authority worked with BAE Systems to select Spillman Technologies' public safety software solutions to meet its information management needs.

The Port Authority plays a vital role in ensuring the navigational safety along the Houston Ship Channel, which has been instrumental in Houston's development as a center for international trade. We strive to protect one of the nation's largest ports from possible threats every day,” said Russell Whitmarsh, Manager, Port of Houston Authority Police Department. This will ensure added homeland security and protect the port, our neighbors and our regional economy.”

Funded by a homeland security grant, the new software package includes robust tools for records management, computer-aided dispatch, photo imaging, licenses and permits and other administrative applications.

The new technology will help us streamline our efforts and will complement our security strategy by providing added tools for document archival, retrieval and cross referencing,” said Whitmarsh.

The Port selected Spillman because of its reputation in the public safety industry. We were looking for a turnkey software solution, backed by a reliable, stable company. Spillman's software solutions are easy-to-use, yet sophisticated enough to meet our information management needs. The company also provides a partnership of support services and ongoing training,” said Whitmarsh

Based in Logan, Utah, Spillman Technologies provides a full range of software solutions for public safety agencies. The software is installed at more than 500 agencies nationwide.