Monday, February 25, 2008

Spillman Releases New Jail, Imaging Software

Spillman Releases New Jail, Imaging Software

Crowd of nearly 500 public safety personnel among first to see new technology.

Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus) October 7, 2008

Spillman Technologies officially released Spillman Sentryx 6.0 to nearly 500 public safety personnel at the annual Spillman Users Conference held in Salt Lake City this week.

The latest software from Spillman makes it easier for agencies to manage jail operations and use digital images in records and investigations. Spillman Research and Design Manager, Ben Godfrey, said the number of man-hours Spillman employees spent developing Sentryx 6.0 equals more than 35 years.

"We are very excited about the release of Sentryx," Godfrey said. "It's been a labor of love for us."

Spillman Senior Vice President of Product Development, Chris Hellewell, said the response from the four Spillman agencies testing the software over the last several months has been enthusiastic: Redlands Police Department in California, Cache County Sheriff's Office in Utah, Graham County Sheriff's Office in Arizona, and Lewis County Sheriff's Office in Washington.
Hellewell said that conference participants, who traveled across the nation to attend the annual four-day event, were excited about the range of innovative features included in the software release.

Sentryx 6.0 boasts a new, user-friendly architecture that provides customers with a modern interface and standardized features and tools. This is the first of several major Spillman releases that will convert the company's existing software modules to the updated, easy-to-use architecture.

Using Sentryx 6.0, corrections personnel can automatically create lineups based on the characteristics of a suspect, use an intuitive booking checklist to enter inmate records into the system, and create custom assessment questionnaires to evaluate an inmate's mental and physical health. One key jail management feature records where inmates are housed and logs when they are moved to various locations throughout the facility. Software customers can also generate customized reports and easily export data to spreadsheets for further analysis.

Enhancements to Spillman's Imaging module allow agencies to quickly take uniform mug shots using camera functions controlled by the software. A live video feed includes eye-level and face-width guidelines to help capture uniform mug shots. Users can import images by dragging and dropping them into the application and can move single or multiple images at a time.
Spillman's Visual Involvements® feature enables users to see how an inmate is connected to property, incidents, aliases, citations, and arrests in order to display the relationships between complex pieces of information.

Enhancements to Spillman's Geobase make it easier than ever to capture addresses and plot map data. Spillman has partnered with ESRI, the leader in GIS technology, to utilize its cutting-edge mapping innovations and enable Spillman software to communicate directly with the map server. In addition, Google Maps™ has been integrated into Spillman's mapping capabilities. This provides several useful tools for an agency, such as directions, real-time traffic conditions, route modification, street view, aerial view, and terrain view.

With approximately 80 percent of product enhancements coming from customer suggestions, Spillman incorporates user feedback into each release. Spillman offers its customers software enhancements at no additional charge, including major releases such as Sentryx 6.0.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Spillman provides public safety software solutions to more than 45,000 public safety professionals at more than 750 agencies nationwide.

Spillman provides a full range of software solutions for public safety agencies, including Records Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch, Mobile Communications, Corrections Management, Fire/EMS Management, Resource Management, and Data Sharing.

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Carrie Brown
800.860.8026 x. 1773
Cbrown @ spillman. com
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Manhattan Hotel Developer Hank Freid Creates ``Chic Hostel'' Accommodations: Broadway Hotel & Hostel On The Upper West Side Has Upgraded Property With Plasma TVs, Fireplaces and Screening Room - All For The Starting Price of $26 a Night!

Manhattan Hotel Developer Hank Freid Creates ``Chic Hostel'' Accommodations: Broadway Hotel & Hostel On The Upper West Side Has Upgraded Property With Plasma TVs, Fireplaces and Screening Room - All For The Starting Price of $26 a Night!

For the young budget traveler, there are approximately 2500 hostel beds on Manhattan's Upper West Side*, but now 350 of those beds offer a hip experience to go along with a utilitarian place to sleep. Hank Freid's Broadway Hotel & Hostel (www. Broadwayhotelnyc. com), located at the corner of Broadway and 101st Street, have undergone renovations and now boasts upscale amenities such as plasma TV's, fireplaces and a movie screening room.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 24, 2007

 Freid's "chic hostel" concept is part of his company's overall vision for the hotel industry in New York, which has been about delivering atmosphere and style to hotel goers -- but at affordable prices. Freid recently accomplished this with his Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway, where guests can enjoy upscale hotel amenities and services within a fashionable, Morroccan-themed setting, starting at only $129 per night. "I'm trying to do with hostels what I've done in the hotel sector," said Freid, whose NYC-based company The Impulsive Group oversees and manages his hotel properties. "I wanted the Broadway Hotel & Hostel to break away from the conventions of the typical youth hostel. I want to make the New York City experience as memorable as possible for any age or budget."

The Broadway Hotel & Hostel opened in July of 2006 with 350 beds throughout 125 rooms (25 of these are private for groups and families). Six months ago, Freid completely renovated all of the dormitory rooms adding such comforts as European bed linens, ceiling fans, in-room vanities, tiled floors and a Mediterranean color palette. The private rooms were also upgraded, and now boast down comforters, down pillows, Ecco natural bath products, shower massage heads and Asian-influenced furniture.

Work is now complete on the 2,500 square foot recreational common area, which is far more than "a typical hostel hangout room with posters and a pool table," says Freid. "There will be opportunities to sit by a fire and read a book, enjoy movies in hi def, or chat with other guests in a fashionable setting - just like one would in a trendy hotel."

The guest lounge and facilities have exposed brick walls, accent lighting, cherry wood finishing throughout and Asian artwork. Five distinct areas include: A surround-sound theater room with couches and a plasma screen TV (replete with special movie nights), a library with modern, comfortable seating, a meeting room/living room with another flat screen TV and a fireplace, an area for eight computer kiosks and a dining room conducive to communal eating. The lobby will have a fireplace, extra seating and an expanded front desk area with espresso and cappuccino service. Additionally, the hostel will be adding guest laundry facilities and guest storage lockers.

Even with all these great amenities coming in, prices at The Broadway Hotel & Hostel are not going up. The average price for a bed will remain at $30 a night ($99-$120 for a private room). Freid's future plans include taking his boutique 'chic' hostel concept to different parts of the country, such as Miami, Atlanta and California.

More about The Broadway Hotel & Hostel:

The Broadway Hotel & Hostel is conveniently located on the corner of Broadway and 101st Street, just two blocks from the No. 1 and 9 Subway, and steps from Central Park, Columbia University and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the world's largest gothic chapel. For more information about the Broadway Hotel & Hostel: www. Broadwayhotelnyc. com; 212-865-7710; email: info@broadwayhotel. com

  •   Number of hostel beds was compiled using figures from www. Hostelworld. com and www. Hostelz. com.