The Mayor of Ibagué, Tolima Dr. Alfonso Jaramillo Martínez, is scheduled to formally accept delivery of the Elipse Unified Command and Control System developed for the city of Ibague by the Corporation of High Technology for Defense “CODALTEC”, a Colombian government-controlled defense contractor.
In 2015, the Colombian Ministry of National Defense promoted the creation and installation in Colombian cities of the Citizen Command and Control Centers to integrate the functions of command, control and communications, as part of their contribution to the implementation of a uniform civil security policy.
To this end, the High Technology Defense Corporation -CODALTEC and the Mayor’s Office of Ibagué signed an inter-administrative contract with the purpose of implementing and putting into operation the Elipse system of interrelation, correlation and analysis, which supports the operations of the command and control centers for attention to emergencies, crisis management and civillian security events for the municipality of Ibagué.
The Elipse System facilitates the coordination and integration of the different agencies, institutions, organizations and entities of the public and private sector that are responsible for civil security, which promotes the development of a coordinated work, with the participation of areas such as risk management, fire, civil defense, health, security and government. Pertinent information from each of these areas is integrated in a single site, which allows a better coordination for the attention to crises, emergencies and security of the city, allowing first responders to reduce the response time to any calamity.
Elipse enables the personnel operating the command and control center to visualize 7/24, the geolocation of entities on the map and the images of the city’s surveillance cameras, transmitting in video and in real time while generating reports and early warnings about health indicators, risk management and mobility. Elipse has a sophisticated probabilistic system that facilitates the identification of “Hot Spots” which help authorities to be more effective when reacting to any eventuality or emergency facing the community.
This software was designed and developed entirely with Colombian engineering and is adapted to the needs of each region, which allows the economy of resources, the attention of specific needs of the area and anticipate possible future events, reducing crime levels and affectation in the areas where they are generated, thanks to the timely application of prevention policies.