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Public Safety



When every second counts, it is essential to clearly and precisely localise the emergency. A map with immersive cartography – complete with vehicles, units and points of interest – is the key for always finding necessary information and resources. emma Maps is developed to support the operator in understanding the correct position of the caller and in always sending the right vehicle thanks to an intuitive and complete interface.


½Beta 80 offers its customers a platform with a set of static and dynamic cartographic layers, localisation services and real-time information. emma Maps is one of the fastest and most reliable mapping systems on the market. It lets you simplify the complexity of information in a single system, and it provides a complete view of everything that is happening on the territory in a glance. The main features of emma Maps include:

  • Display of the caller’s localisation data
  • Display of the information on events and rescue units
  • Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)
  • Geocoding of addresses
  • Calculation of the routing and distances
  • Integration with Waze (real-time traffic data)





emma Maps lets you:

  • Use the leading map formats (ESRI, TOM TOM, Open Street Maps, Google Maps and Google Street View)
  • View vectorial information, areas of interest, technological networks, Point Of Interest (POI)
  • Publish geographic data according to the Open Geospatial Consortium standards (WMS, WFS, WFS-T and WCS). Keeping to these standards is necessary to allow interoperability and configurability with the cartography systems, making emma Maps an open and flexible tool
  • Activate all information levels with a click and supply the most helpful data when managing the event. The user interface was designed in compliance with the UCS (User Centered Design) standards so it can be simple, intuitive and efficient to use
  • Supply a powerful tool for monitoring positions of the units, which are displayed on the map in real time by combining emma Maps with an AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) system. Functions for calculating distances and for viewing routes are also available.


Speed up operations when every second counts. Optimise route planning. Contribute to public safety.

Get an updated view of the traffic status, which will let you guide the responders down the quickest and smoothest route in the case of accidents. Beta 80 is the first European company to integrate the Waze traffic information in its CAD, emma , displaying blocks, road works and accidents in real time. Waze is a road navigation application owned by Google that helps users avoid traffic. It is supported by the most numerous community of users in the world. It strength likes in the motorists that share real-time information on traffic and on road conditions. Thanks to every one of them, Waze users safely arrive first at their destination.


Connect people. Make the roads safer. Reduce intervention time.

Thanks to a partnership between the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and Beta 80, Waze will also have an extra function: it will contribute toward guaranteeing road safety and the speed of response to emergencies.

How does it work?

The pilot project was launched in Lombardy’s AREU 112 PSAP. If a Waze user in Lombardy should witness a serious accident, they can report it in the app in real time. The report would automatically arrive at the 112 PSAP thanks to integration with emma CAD. In this way, the reports can lead to speeding up intervention time.
Waze will also let the PSAP optimise the vehicle route by using smarter navigation. The ambulance or response vehicle will take the quickest road to get to the accident site.

Lastly, AREA will be able to automatically report the accident reported with a 112 call to Waze users as a certified source. Waze has already tested a similar partnership in a project in the USA called Connected Citizen Program. The results document almost a 4-and-a-half-minute decrease in intervention time. Beta 80 is proud to be part of this important project with Waze. The hope is that this new technology can contribute to saving lives and make the community even safer.