PLEXOS International, has been chosen under emergency contract with the East Baton Rouge City Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) to provide it OEPEnable and PeopleTracker software packages for relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. With the huge influx of Hurricane Evacuees into the City Parish, OHSEP needed a way to better manage shelters, shelter occupants and relief efforts. The PLEXOS International OEPEnable and PeopleTracker software packages were implemented to help manage these efforts. With the success of the integrated system, OHSEP was able to quickly locate and repatriate families with their loved ones.
OEPEnable is an emergency response package developed by PLEXOS to provide a GIS and digital Whiteboard approach to managing information in a crisis. The GIS functionality of the software package allows for storage and display of crisis events and status information by geographic location. The application operates on an open client server database with inputs from various agencies. The whiteboard allows for display of data grids, graphs, streaming video and audio, web pages, and images on a digital whiteboard. PeopleTracker is a remote facility application that allows for the management of evacuee data which is then imported into OEPEnable.