TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 30, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company deployed a system that provided enhanced situational awareness to the City of Boston during the Boston Marathon April 20.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems operationally deployed its Athena system to integrate existing video, mapping, location, tracking and operational information into one common operating picture to enhance public safety in the city and port area during the Boston Marathon.
"This project demonstrates the importance of partnerships," Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said. "My administration is committed to working closely with our business and non-profit sector partners to ensure that our public safety agencies have all the tools they need to protect this city."
"Raytheon is a source of proven solutions for real-time situational awareness for public safety and emergency management," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Civil Security and Response Programs business area. "Providing this multi-agency integration capability to Boston during the Marathon helped to keep the public safe."
Roderick Fraser, City of Boston fire commissioner, said, "This project demonstrated that we have the capacity to integrate current systems to provide better situational awareness in a geospatial way for all public safety agencies that we haven't had in the past."
Donald Denning, Boston's public safety chief information officer, said: "Raytheon enabled the integration of disparate information into one common operating picture accessible by multiple city departments during the Marathon. The Athena system is a powerful incident command tool."
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.