68 Victorian councils to use Datalink's MECC Central for emergency management
Datalink has been endorsed by the Municipal Association of Victoria to supply a web based emergency management system, MECC Central, to its member councils. 68 have already signed its joint buying agreement.
Among them are Alpine Shire, City of Ballarat and Shire of Yarra Ranges, three councils which were foundation partners for Datalink's MECC Central 2.0.
MECC Central was awarded the Best Small Council Emergency Management System at the Local Government Technology Solutions Conference in 2010.
Pilot councils will soon be selected and as part of the arrangement, MECC Central will be improved and evolved over the 5 year term to meet the specific needs of Victorian councils. Datalink has committed to roadshowing the solution regionally to build and strengthen the MECC Central community. Councils using MECC Central will be using a solution which employs a fully managed dual data centre solution for failover redundancy and have access to 24/7 support during incidents.
"This is a fantastic opportunity and we very much look forward to working closely with the MAV to maximise the success of this project" says Datalink managing director Scott Davey, "we're very excited to continue our work in the local government space and to build on our success with the MECC Central product".