An emergency operations center, or EOC, is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring the continuity of operation of a company, political subdivision or other organization.
An EOC is responsible for the strategic overview, or "big picture", of the disaster, and does not normally directly control field assets, instead making operational decisions and leaving tactical decisions to lower commands. The common functions of all EOC's is to collect, gather and analyze data; make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization, within the scope of applicable laws; and disseminate those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals.
The number and range of EOC installations carried out to date confirmed Intertech's success with systems designed and installed in the UAE, Saudi and the Gulf Region. This market presence will strengthen as expected regional economic growth will ensure Intertech continues as a leader in control room solutions. The trend towards 'Network Centric' data management systems is reflected in current sales activity.