The NIMSAT Institute and IntraPoint Enter Into Strategic Partnership

The National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute in the State of Louisiana, USA , will use IntraPoint's Crisis Manager(TM) as their preferred crisis management software solution

LAFAYETTE, La. , RESTON, Va. and TRONDHEIM, Norway , Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraPoint, a leading global provider of incident and crisis management solutions, announced today that the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute in the State of Louisiana, USA , will use IntraPoint's Crisis Manager(TM) as their preferred crisis management software solution.

"The NIMSAT Institute is pleased to establish a strategic partnership with IntraPoint, the global provider of the state-of-the-art crisis management solution -- Crisis Manager. Crisis Manager is our preferred crisis management software solution. As a Nation, we are experiencing an ever increasing number of full-scale crises and disasters. The NIMSAT Institute is going to be using IntraPoint's Crisis Manager in order to bridge the gap between private and public entities in an efficient management of demanding incidents and crises", said Dr. Ramesh Kolluru , Executive Director of the NIMSAT Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

"With the use of IntraPoint's Crisis Manager, the NIMSAT Institute will be better suited for engaging the private sector as a full 'across-the-board' partner to the government in creating a very innovative, viable and sustainable approach to enhancing homeland security and emergency management", adds Dr. Kolluru.

The NIMSAT Institute will also serve as IntraPoint's demonstration and implementation platform for engaging and coordinating the NIMSAT Institute's public and private sector stakeholders in disaster management applications.

"The NIMSAT Institute has given IntraPoint's Crisis Manager the stamp of approval which again shows that we have a viable and state-of-the-art solution for incident and crisis handling. Crisis Manager has developed into a critical management solution for all sorts of incident and crisis handling scenarios," said Idar Voldnes, President and CEO of IntraPoint.

The NIMSAT Institute is in the process of establishing an operations center that will coordinate disaster response activities, develop an efficient and reliable system to share critical information during a crisis, and train and support emergency managers. The purpose of the Business Emergency Operations Center (B-EOC) is to enhance homeland security and emergency management efforts in Louisiana by creating sustainable relationships between the public and private sectors. With a central command post in place, and an end-to-end software solution such as Crisis Manager to secure an integrated view of the resources and incidents available, Louisiana will be better prepared for future crises.

Crisis Manager will be hosted by IntraPoint.


Based on the experiences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the NIMSAT Institute was established by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on October 25, 2007 . The mission of the Institute is to enhance national resiliency to a full range of potential disasters by conducting research leading to cutting edge tools and applications that empower the homeland security and emergency management community through education, training, and operational support. The Institute is a national scale partnership comprising over thirty public, private, and non-profit organizations from across sixteen states in the U.S. Visit for more information.

About IntraPoint

IntraPoint's Crisis Manager, an industry-leading incident and crisis management solution, provides end-to-end planning, training, rapid response, decision support and recovery for all phases of incident and crisis management. The company's comprehensive suite of products is designed to optimize the outcomes of crises, whether they are physical, environmental, financial, product-related, or reputational in nature. IntraPoint's clients include world renowned companies such as Amtrak, ENI Norge, George Washington University, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Hurtigruten, Icelandair, New College of Florida, Odfjell Drilling, Sevan Marine , Shell Norway, Teekay Petrojarl and Telenor among others. IntraPoint was founded in 1999 and has offices located in Reston, Virginia , Houston, TX and Trondheim, Norway .