HPI Awarded Project to Help Gulf Coast Response

HPI was awarded a project to develop Command Centers and Communication Infrastructure in Florida and Louisiana in response to the Macondo BP oil spill. HPI began working with the Gulf Coast Response Teams on July 1, 2010 to assist local, state, and federal authorities, including the United States Coast Guard, in coordinating their responses to the oil spill.

The communication infrastructure links private and public sector offices with phones and broadband Internet utilizing CISCO networks and technology. HPI will supply teams for a dozen build-out locations in the Florida Pan Handle and ongoing support and operations in the Venice area of Louisiana. The project is expected to continue through November but may be extended, depending on clean-up requirements.

“Our team’s mission-critical technology experience in power plants and other industrial settings is a key reason for HPI being selected for this project,” says Tom Levitz, Director of Special Projects at HPI. “We are glad to be a part of the efforts to help restore the Gulf and we appreciate how critical, fast, reliable communications are to the success of the clean-up effort.”