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Durham County Sheriff's Office Moves Forward into a New Era of Information Access with Inform IQ
Durham County Sheriff's Office has successfully implemented Inform IQ, TriTech Software Systems' business intelligence and analytics tool designed exclusively for public safety. TriTech's Inform IQ compiles information from across the public safety enterprise, collects it in real-time and assembles it in a data warehouse. Using Inform IQ, Durham County Sheriff's Office is empowered with real-time access to critical information for complex searching, reporting, analysis, and sharing.


Parma police prepare to start up new computer-aided dispatch system: CODY Systems
Next month, the Parma Police Department will start up a new computer-aided dispatch system that it says will save time and money. The system, called CODY, will integrate the department's dispatch and records systems with mobile computers in police cruisers.


Maryland County Awards Harris Corporation $34 Million Contract to Modernize First Responder Communications
First responders in Saint Mary's County, Maryland, are improving their critical communications through a new county-wide public safety radio network based on the latest standards for voice and data transmissions. The county awarded Harris Corporation a $34 million contract to design and deploy a Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standards-based radio system to provide greater coverage, including in-building coverage, for voice and data communications throughout the county's 764 square miles.


Zetron’s P25 CSSI Open-Standards Interface Tests Successfully with Daniels Electronics Systems
Zetron and Daniels Electronics, recently acquired by Codan Limited (ASX: “CDA”), jointly announced the successful testing of Zetron’s Project 25 (P25) Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) with the Daniels Electronics P25 trunked radio system. The success of this effort confirms that Zetron’s Advanced Communications (Acom) system utilizing the CSSI is able to operate seamlessly with the Daniels Trunked P25 System. It is also another demonstration of the benefits that can accrue when vendors adhere to open standards.


TriTech Software Systems’ Inform Public Safety Suite Debuts at the APCO International Conference
TriTech Software Systems proudly debuts the Inform Public Safety Suite® at the APCO International Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Built on proven technology utilized in over 2,500 agencies worldwide, Inform automates the flow of information to each user throughout the enterprise-wide system so that data is available when and where it is needed for information-led decision making. TriTech’s Inform Public Safety Suite includes Inform 9-1-1, Inform Computer Aided Dispatch, Inform Mobile, Inform Field Based Reporting, Inform Records Management Systems, Inform Jail, and Inform IQ data warehouse and business intelligence.


Pennsylvania Justice Network employs Animetrics, DataWorks Plus facial biometric technology
Animetrics has announced its selection - along with partner DataWorks Plus - by the Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) to spearhead a new facial biometric program for state police and sheriff departments. The partnership with JNET will assist state law enforcement in identifying suspects or witnesses from both video and photo surveillance footage. Animetrics' ForensicaGPS is the program that will be incorporated into JNET's new Facial Recognition system (JFRS) making for quicker and more accurate facial recognition in law enforcement investigations.


Daniels Electronics and Moducom to demonstrate Digital P25 Ethernet Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) at APCO Tradeshow
Daniels Electronics Ltd., recently acquired by Codan Limited and a leading supplier of high reliability LMR radio equipment, today jointly announced with Modular Communication Systems, Inc. a company specializing in the design and manufacture of communication control systems, that they will be demonstrating their P25 standards-compliant Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) between their products at the APCO tradeshow. The DFSI enables direct digital connection from the Daniels LMR radio to the Moducom dispatch consoles, in accordance with the TIA P25 Fixed Station Interface (FSI) standard.


Yolo Emergency Communications Agency Selects TriTech's Computer Aided Dispatch and Mobile
The Joint Powers Authority Governing Board for the Yolo Emergency Communications Agency (YECA) selected TriTech Software Systems computer aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile solutions to improve services to its member agencies and their citizens. Through a competitive RFP process, TriTech was selected because of their ability to provide a modern, cost effective solution as well as high customer satisfaction levels, reported by multiple customers during site visits.


City of Allen Successfully Goes Live with TriTech's Computer Aided Dispatch and Mobile Solutions
TriTech Software Systems (TriTech) proudly announces the successful implementation of its computer aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile solution for the City of Allen, Texas. The integrated CAD and mobile solutions serve as the cornerstone of the City of Allen's technology initiatives adopted to improve overall public safety operations.


General Dynamics tasked with upgrading IHS health info system
General Dynamics Information Technology will provide software engineering and support for the Indian Health Service's electronic health information system under a five-year contract from the Department Health and Human Services that has a potential total value of $20.6 million.


New World Systems' Integrated Solutions Will Help Consolidating Police Agencies Share Information
Kenton County Police and Covington Police Departments are consolidating emergency response operations with the help of New World Systems' integrated suite of Aegis(TM) Public Safety solutions. The shared software will help the Kentucky agencies improve multi-agency information sharing, enhance first responder safety and better serve county residents.


SunGard Public Sector Announces Availability of ONESolution Records Management and Jail Management Software
SunGard Public Sector announced today the availability of its ONESolution RMS (Records Management System) and JMS (Jail Management System) products. Featuring an enhanced user interface along with advanced searching and ad hoc reporting functionality, the ONESolution RMS and JMS products are available for both new customers and agencies currently using the OSSI Public Safety Solution.


Genetec to showcase latest innovations in IP license plate recognition, video surveillance and access control technology
At the upcoming ASIS trade show and conference, Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, will showcase the latest advances in its unified security platform, Security Center, which blends license plate recognition (LPR), video surveillance and access control into one easy-to-use platform.


New Accountability Solutions from Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, mission-critical communications, has launched a new accountability solution for its award-winning APX Project 25 (P25) two-way radios. With the Motorola Tactical Incident Command Solution, incident commanders can accurately and quickly keep track of on-scene firefighter, officer and emergency personnel operations for safer and more efficient fireground and tactical responses.


Meherrin River Regional Jail Reduces Costs and Improves Communication with InterAct JailTracker
InterAct, a leading provider of incident-response and management solutions, is pleased to announce that the Meherrin River Regional Jail Authority has chosen InterAct JailTracker as a key application for its new facility in Alberta, Virginia. This unified solution will be used to manage every aspect of the correctional facility's operations, from tracking inmates, to managing communications among employees, management and the public at large.


Converse, Texas, Chooses Integrated Local Government Solutions from Tyler Technologies
Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed a contract with the city of Converse, Texas, to implement Tyler's Incode® local government solution and Tyler Public Safety to replace three disparate application suites. The agreement includes software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support. Converse selected a wide array of applications from Incode's integrated product suite, including financials, personnel, criminal court case management, content management, utility management and citizen services.


Codan Limited acquires Daniels Electronics
Codan Limited has announced the acquisition of Daniels Electronics Limited (Daniels), a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of land mobile radio communications (LMR) solutions in North America. The acquisition, which is scheduled for completion on 17 August 2012, comprises an upfront cash payment of CAD$25 million (approx. AUD$24 million) with the possibility of approximately CAD$2.0 million (A$1.9 million) in additional payments if certain earn-out targets are achieved over the next 18 months. The funding for the transaction, also announced today, will be through a mix of debt and equity. The acquisition of Daniels delivers on Codan's stated strategy of growing market share and diversifying its radio communications product offering.


Dynamic Imaging Announces PositiveID Iris Biometrics
Dynamic Imaging Systems is proud to announce PositiveID+ with fully integrated iris biometric technology. Set for general release in the first half of 2013, PositiveID+ Iris will add to our already successful fingerprint identification and facial recognition products offering an alternative to more traditional biometric identification methods.


Reading Selects SafetyPAD EMS Information Systems
OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® software Suite of products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, is proud to announce the award of a contract with the City of Reading Ohio for implementation of OPEN's electronic Patient Care Reporting system-SafetyPAD®.


CSI Integrates Inforshare Intelligence with ALPR Searching
CSI Technology Group is proud to announce that we are embarking on a new project to augment the counter-terrorism efforts of the New Jersey State Police, the State Fusion Center (ROIC), the Office of Homeland Security, and the UASI Counties in North Jersey.  The project involves the integration of Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology, which enables the automatic scanning and reading of license plates of both parked and moving vehicles. After scanning license plates, various databases are searched for matches (hits) against outstanding warrants, terrorist files, or stolen vehicle information.


Upgraded System for Yuma-area Law Agencies a Few Months Away
Yuma-area law enforcement agencies are now only a few months away from being able to flip the "on" switch to a new computer-integrated communications system. According to Lt. Dan Wilkey, the Yuma Police Department has been in the process the past two years of replacing public safety system, which is about 13 years old, with the New World's Aegis computer-aided dispatching and records management systems.


Jim Wells County, Texas, chooses Tait P25 solution from Tait Communications
Jim Wells County, Texas, has selected Tait Communications to provide a reliable, P25-compliant communications solution for its public-safety agencies and emergency responders. The county will implement a three-site, two-channel hybrid TaitNet QS2 Simulcast / P25 Simulcast VHF network to provide interoperable, critical communications for agencies including the Sheriff's Department, State Troopers, Police, Fire and EMS. The Tait solution includes a three-year maintenance services contract and will be commissioned in September.


Detroit Lakes, MN Police Department committed to TAC 10
Detroit Lakes, MN committed to TAC 10 to replace their existing RMS system and Evidence Tracking system. They will be sharing data with Becker and Mahnomen County Sheriff's Offices along with White Earth Tribal Police Department using TAC 10's latest TeN-X Platform features. The Department also purchased our Mobile system and will be connecting directly to Becker County's TAC 10 CAD system.


Oregon Judiciary Reaches Key Milestone in Statewide Implementation of Tyler Technologies' Odyssey® Court Case Management Solution
Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced that Yamhill County, Ore., has successfully piloted Tyler's Odyssey®court case management solution. The State of Oregon selected Odyssey in 2011 for statewide implementation supporting state trial courts in each of Oregon's 36 counties.


Harris Corporation Conducts First Nationwide Public Safety LTE Demonstration
Harris Corporation today successfully conducted the first live, multi-state demonstration that showcased the powerful capabilities of 700 MHz Band LTE (Long Term Evolution) for first responders. Users at multiple sites across the United States tapped into the LTE network to share streaming video, voice, mapping and presence to support various simulated mission-critical surveillance operations.


County-wide RMS Goes Live in Morris
Last summer, CSI unveiled its newest product line, InfoShare for CAD and RMS, at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) convention in Philadelphia. Designed to meet the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) standards, this new emergency management offering automatically populates the intake form with ANI/ALI information, while simultaneously building a link analysis profile about the case from information stored in the RMS database, from NCIC and from other InfoShare databases that have been integrated with the Call Center.


Tiburon Inc. Acquires Total Enforcement
Tiburon, Inc., the industry-leading provider of public safety software solutions, and a portfolio company of The Gores Group, announced that it has acquired the Total Enforcement (TE) technology suite from its parent company Total Computer Software.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety chooses "Niche RMS" for next generation systems
Niche Technology, a world leader in police records management and information sharing has been selected through a competitive bid process to provide the "Department of Public Safety Case Management Records System". The Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS) is the fourth state police agency in the United States, to choose Niche RMS.


City set to upgrade its radio network
The City of Yellowknife is on the verge of finalizing the implementation of a new radio network for its emergency responders. The complete overhaul, conducted by New Zealand-based company Tait Radio Communications, will have taken more than five years.


Rutherford County TN Goes Live with ETI Software
Rutherford County (TN) has gone live on Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Visual Fire On-Demand, a hosted version of their Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS). On April 1st, Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department began using Visual Fire On-Demand, which is the first system of its kind for the agency.


TeleCommunication Systems Acquires Next Generation 9-1-1 Technology Leader, microDATA GIS
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced it has acquired privately-held microDATA GIS, Inc., a leading provider of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) software and solutions.


Pioneer Technology Group Announces Launch of Benchmark Paperless Court Case Management System in Hoover, Alabama Municipal Court
Like many courts, the Hoover, Alabama Municipal Court had been struggling for years to keep up with increased caseloads while relying on antiquated technology and outdated processing systems. As a leader among Alabama Municipal Courts, Hoover recognized the need for updated technology that would expand services to the public, integrate with outside vendors, and unify the many departments within the court itself. After evaluating numerous court systems, Hoover Court Administrator Susan Fuqua and her staff selected the Benchmark case management system from Pioneer Technology Group (PTG).


St. Mary's Co. Gov. Awards $34M Contract for Communications System
The St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners has approved a staff recommendation to award a Contract for the design and expansion of the County's Emergency Communications System to Harris Corporation. The cost of the contract is $34,009,429.



Nueces County works to keep up with technology
Nueces County has spent millions on software and equipment to keep up with technology and meet new state mandates. The court approved an additional $289,000 this week to cover travel and hourly expenses to Tyler Technologies to pay for implementation of the criminal element of Odyssey, a software system that has cost the county $6 million total.



Federal Engineering Awarded Contract by the City of Bowling Green
The City of Bowling Green, KY has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to provide Public Safety and Wireless Communications Consulting Services. Chief Douglas Hawkins of the Bowling Green Police Department stated: “Federal Engineering was selected, in part, because the firm’s proposal demonstrated extensive experience in the planning, design and implementation of public safety radio systems. In addition the firm demonstrated a broad knowledge regarding the trends and directions of public safety radio networks, departmental and enterprise-wide computing, network security, and disaster recovery and data storage. FE’s broad scope of technical knowledge created confidence that FE was capable of defining the radio communication solution to fit Bowling Green’s needs and work with vendors to bring the solution to a reality. Bowling Green will rely upon FE to analyze our current systems, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the hardware/software, assess the overall performance, and determine expandability. FE will then make recommendations on upgrade/replacement strategies, provide cost estimates, and generate detailed descriptions of functional requirements.”


ImageWare Acquires Four Wireless Technology Patents to Enhance Its Biometric Security Solutions
ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leader in multimodal biometric security solutions, has acquired from a private company four U.S. patents related to wireless technology. These patents, combined with ImageWare Systems' existing foundational patents in the areas of biometric identification, verification, enrollment and fusion, provide a unique and protected foundation on which to build interactive mobile applications that are secured using biometrics.


Department of Homeland Security Awards Contract to Unisys for IT Services to Support Public Safety Communications System
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently awarded a contract to Unisys to compete for task orders under the Tactical Communications Equipment and Services contract. Unisys is one of 30 companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a two-year base period and three one-year options, exercisable at the discretion of the government. This IDIQ contract has a total potential value capped at $3 billion over five years. The contract is open for use by any component organization within the DHS, as well as the White House, and the Interior, Justice and State departments


Snuggle Up to SaaS from Emergency Technologies, Inc.
Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) has two SaaS offerings worth at least a short snuggle if not a long hug.  ETI provides excellent onsite solutions for Fire and EMS records management - Visual Fire & Visual EMS - and the same solutions were introduced about 18 months ago in SaaS or on-demand versions.


EdgeAccess Launches Video Visitation
EdgeAccess, a leading developer and integrator of VoIP Technologies, is excited to announce its NEW
VoiceWise Video Visitation Product Set for the Corrections Industry. Building on its premier VoiceWise Server Series product line, EdgeAccess designed and integrated video and scheduling attributes into its VoiceWise Server, added a couple of video client stations, monitoring capability, and a unique feature - making an even more robust solution.


Apopka Doubles Radio Capacity, Gains Secure Communications with Central Florida First Responders
Motorola Solutions, Inc. and the City of Apopka, Fla., today announced the world's first deployment and acceptance of a dual mode ASTRO® 25 system with P25 TDMA trunking. A P25 standards-compliant solution, ASTRO 25 with P25 TDMA trunking is part of Motorola's Next Generation Public Safety portfolio of solutions that is transforming public safety operations and strengthening the mission-critical communications core.


Mobile fingerprint scanners from DataWorks Plus help Richmond County deputies
Thanks to new technology installed Thursday in patrol cars, deputies can verify a person's identity in minutes through mobile fingerprinting. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office used a grant for more than $20,000 to obtain the 12 Rapid ID fingerprint scanners.


Plano, Texas, Chooses Court Case Management Solution from Tyler Technologies
Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced it has signed a contract with the city of Plano, Texas, for Tyler's Incode(R) court case management solution to improve court efficiency. The agreement includes software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support.


Utah agency improves information sharing and efficiency by selecting a Web portal developed by Microsoft and Ersi ArcGIS.
The Ogden Police Department increased its officer safety and effectiveness by choosing Fusion Core Solution, an easy-to-use Web portal designed to help law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies improve information sharing and management. The solution combines the capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Environmental Systems Research Institute (Ersi)'s ArcGIS to help deliver the right information to the right place at the right time -- and at the right price.


As Federal Budgets Shrink, State, Local IT Spending on the Rise
Despite an anticipated drop of 8 percent in federal IT spending between this year and next, the state and local government market remains strong and chock full of opportunities for systems integrators offering targeted solutions, according to analyst firm Gartner.

State and local government IT spending is expected to reach $56.6 billion in 2013, a modest increase of about 2 percent compared to $55.4 billion this year, before climbing nearly 5 percent in each of the following two years. Spending in the sector is expected to climb to $59.4 billion in 2014 and to $62.1 billion in 2015, according to Gartner.


Cognitec Celebrates Ten Years of Success and Leadership in the Face Recognition Industry
Cognitec Systems GmbH, leading provider of face recognition technology, is celebrating ten years of success and growth. An experienced software, algorithm and product development team has enabled Cognitec's business success and leadership position within the face recognition market.


State of Washington Office of Administrative Hearings Chooses CaseLoad Software
The State of Washington Office of Administrative Hearings (WAOAH) has awarded a contract for their new case management system to CaseLoad Software to use the myCaseLoad solution to manage all relevant and required case information. Initially, WAOAH will use myCaseLoad to manage Employment Security Department (ESD) Unemployment Insurance (UI) appeals.


$11.7M Deal Will Upgrade Public Safety Radio Systems
The Region 2000 Radio Communications Board held a news conference Thursday to announce an $11.7 million contract with Harris Corporation. It will replace the current public safety radio systems in Amherst County, Bedford County and the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg. The contract also includes building three new radio towers in Bedford and Amherst Counties to provide more coverage.


Column Technologies Launches Column Case Management 3.0 for Improved Case Handling
Column Technologies, a global technology solutions and software provider, announced today the launch of Column Case Management 3.0. Column Case Management is a workflow-driven, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) web-based case management software solution.


Harris County, Texas Recommits to Tiburon
After a thorough evaluation process, Harris County, Texas has signed a contract with Tiburon to provide an enhancement to their law enforcement agencies' mission critical computer systems including the County's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile Data and Records Management System (RMS) solutions. While Tiburon is the County's current solutions provider, the decision to upgrade the County's CAD, Mobile and RMS was one likely to have significant long-term consequences and thus the County's decision to thoroughly consider all options before selecting its partner of the future


Motorola Solutions, Intrado Alliance Delivers Next Generation Integrated Command and Control Capabilities to Public Safety Today
Motorola Solutions, Inc.  today announced an expanded alliance with Intrado, a highly respected leader in the development and deployment of emergency 9-1-1 response solutions and services. Committed to delivering Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)-ready solutions to public safety agencies today, the two companies have entered into a corporate supplier agreement that enables Motorola to resell Intrado products and services globally including the Intrado VIPER® and Power 911® products.


TriTech Software Systems Announces State-of-the-Art Intelligence and Analytics for Public Safety
TriTech Software Systems (TriTech) today announced the release of two powerful new tools to meet the requirements of a new era of public safety information access. Inform Investigate is designed to accept information from across the public safety enterprise, collect it in real-time, and assemble it in a data warehouse built specifically for the current and next generation needs of law, fire and EMS professionals. This powerful new search engine enhanced for public safety needs provides access to aggregated CAD, 9-1-1, RMS, and jail data via a secure web browser from a variety of desktop, laptop, and tablet devices.


Darrin Reilly, Public Safety Industry Leader and Innovator, joins TriTech Software Systems as Chief Operating Officer
TriTech Software Systems (TriTech) is pleased to announce Darrin Reilly has been selected as the Company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Darrin will be responsible for leading research and development, implementation and customer service for TriTech's rich portfolio of public safety products. In addition, Darrin will actively participate in the development of strategic initiatives together with the company's CEO and the Board of Directors.


Houston Picks Getac Rugged Notebooks for Cops' Communications
Rugged mobile device maker Getac says that the Houston City Council has approved a contract with PCS Mobile to outfit the city's 1,800 police cruisers with Getac B300 rugged notebook computers along with in-vehicle docks and mounts. Delivery of the Getac B300 rugged notebooks will be in late May with installation beginning in June.


Operation Shield Cameras to be Operational for Peachtree Race
Operation Shield cameras will hopefully be up and running in time for the July 4 Peachtree Road Race. Tony Peters of the CID said that a "project kick off meeting" with the Atlanta Police Department, APD Foundation and Iron Sky was held last week. Operation Shield's cameras and related wireless equipment will be installed by the Iron Sky Corp. The total cost is $210,000, with the APD Foundation picking up $70,000.


Portland Awards Contract to Federal Engineering for Voice Radio System Specifications Development
The City of Portland, Oregon has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to develop radio system specifications for its first responders. Under this contract, FE will assist the City with inventory analysis, deliver recommendations regarding an upgrade or replacement of the existing radio system, and assist with the City's procurement of the radio upgrade.


Motorola Solutions Introduces MVX1000 Digital In-car Video System for Police
Mission-critical communications solutions provider Motorola Solutions has launched the MVX1000 Digital In-car Video System, offering dedicated touch-screen LCD control head that allows public safety officers to better operate their in-car camera systems.


MorphoTrak Deploys Morpho Mobile Devices to National Capital Region Police for On-the-spot Assessments
Patrol officers in the U.S. National Capital Region are now able to quickly determine if the individuals they face pose a potential threat because of their criminal past or can be safely and confidently cited and released. The latest tool in their identification arsenal is MorphoIDent, a mobile terminal developed by Morpho (Safran group) that fits in a shirt pocket and can capture unique fingerprint images in the field.


Oregon's Second-largest City Selects Tyler Technologies' Integrated Municipal Court Solution
Tyler Technologies, Inc.
has signed a contract with the city of Eugene, Ore., to implement Tyler's Incode(R) court case management solution under a 7-year software as a service (SaaS) agreement. Incode will help Eugene increase efficiencies and streamline the flow of digital information throughout the municipal court, with a low upfront investment. The agreement includes related professional services, training and support.



Daniels Electronics is Awarded a 5 Year Contract with the US Department of Homeland Security
Daniels Electronics Ltd., a leading global supplier of high reliability Land Mobile Radio (LMR) radio systems, today announced it has been awarded a five year contract (2 year contract with 3 option years) with the US Department of Homeland Security for the supply of digital public safety radio systems under the multiple award indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity (IDIQ) $3 Billion (total ceiling value) Tactical Communications (TACCOM) contract. This contract will provide government public safety agencies with digital public safety radios using Daniels latest generation of firmware based digital radio technology.


2FA Inc. Announced the Next Generation in Adaptive Authentication
2FA announced today at the TAGITM that it has released the next generation in adaptive authentication.Historically, organizations were forced to select a method of strong authentication before selecting a specific vendor's technology.


Pennsylvania Game Commission Improves Public and Officer Safety with InterAct Products
InterAct, a leading provider of incident-response and management software, is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has deployed InterAct CAD, InterAct Mobile and InterAct RMS. This deployment moves the state wildlife management agency from a paper and pen system to a fully functional modern solution uniquely configured to meet the needs of state wildlife management.


Harris Corporation Implements Statewide Information Exchange to Help Oregon's Healthcare Organizations and Providers
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has implemented CareAccord, Oregon's statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).


ImageWare Systems Introduces Flagship Identity Management Biometric Engine® 2.0
ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leader in multimodal biometric security solutions, has released version 2.0 of its Biometric Engine (BE), an evolutionary leap in physical security identification at airports, seaports and other critical points-of-access for both government and private enterprises. This new version will join and enhance the suite of server-based products targeted at the secure identification markets.


Federal Engineering Selected by Harford County for Open Ended IT Services Contract
Harford County, Maryland has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) for an open ended information technology service contract. Under this agreement, FE can provide project specific consulting and technical services as well staff augmentation services supplying personnel with specific skill sets.


NetMotion Wireless and 2FA Validate Compatibility: Products Combine Secure Mobile VPN and Advanced Authentication for CJIS Compliance
2FA and NetMotion Wireless announced today that they have tested and validated compatibility of their products. 2FA's innovative Advanced Authentication product, 2FA ONE, and the NetMotion Wireless market-leading Mobility XE mobile VPN are certified to work seamlessly to provide customers with a solution that complies with critical sections of the CJIS Security Mandate, including Advanced Authentication and Wireless Access Restrictions.


RELM Wireless Awarded $2.0 Million Order From Harris County, Texas for 800MHz Trunking Radios
RELM Wireless Corporation today announced that it has received an order from Harris County, Texas totaling approximately $2.0 million. The county is purchasing P25 digital 800MHz portable radios with trunking. The order also includes related accessories and features. The radios will be deployed for use by county law enforcement professionals.


County Chooses Motorola for 911 Radio System
Shawnee County will buy a multimillion dollar public safety radio system from Motorola Solutions Inc. County Commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to pick Motorola over Cassidian, the other company being considered.


Harris Corporation and Las Vegas, Nevada Explore, Experience Next Generation LTE Broadband Capabilities for Public Safety Officers
Public safety officers in Las Vegas, Nevada, are on the air with a 700 MHz Band 14 LTE (Long Term Evolution) solution through a "pilot" program that demonstrates the potential of next generation wireless broadband technology. Harris Corporation is providing Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department the system that delivers the power of LTE through modems installed in department vehicles.


Court Receives New Computer System
The public eventually should have better access to court case information with a new computer system being installed throughout South Dakota, called Odyssey. At the Brown County clerk of courts office in Aberdeen, the switch to a new system is going well. It's helped that representatives from the Texas-based Tyler Technologies have been around to help with the transition.


Verizon teams with TeleCommunication Systems to offer SMS-to-911 services
Verizon Wireless said it will work with TeleCommunication Systems to offer subscribers the ability to send text messages to 911 dispatchers. The announcement indicates Verizon plans to move ahead with the service on its own, without an industrywide initiative or FCC mandate.


Sussex County Awards Federal Engineering Public Safety Radio Communication Consulting Contract
Sussex County, Virginia has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to conduct a Public Safety Radio Communication System Needs Analysis for the County for a new P-25, Phase I Communication System that will be upgradeable to P-25 Phase II in the future.


Illinois' Peoria County Chooses Tyler Technologies' Odyssey(R) Integrated Justice Solution
Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced that Peoria County, Ill., has selected Tyler's Odyssey(R) court and jail management system to fully integrate the county's civil and criminal courts, jail and judicial administrative offices onto a single solution.


Va. Counties Roll Out e911 Upgrades with Help from Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions has helped a pair of Virginia counties upgrade their 911 call-processing solution. The geo-diverse Sentinel Patriot 911 call-processing solution, subcontracted from EADS North America's Cassidian Communications, will help ensure no single point of system failure for the James City County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and the York-Poquoson-Williamsburg ECC.


East Hampton Town Police Department Satisfied with TE2 as One Year Anniversary on the Cloud Approaches
As the East Hampton Town PD approaches its one year anniversary using TE2 on the Cloud, the PD recently expressed their satisfaction with the product's enhancements as well as the effort put forth by Total Computer staff in helping the PD become acquainted with the enhanced product. Detective Sergeant Robert Gurney described the Total Computer support staff as "incredibly responsive to our requests."


Verizon Selects TeleCommunication Systems to Provide Text to 911 National Gateway Solution
Demonstrating its continued commitment to advancing public safety, Verizon Wireless is taking steps toward offering many of its customers a new way to communicate with 911 call centers run by public safety officials. The company announced today that it has selected TeleCommunication Systems Inc., of Annapolis, Md., to participate in an initiative that will enable customers to send 911 SMS (Short Message Service) texts to the call centers, which are known as public-service answering points, or PSAPs.


InterAct Releases a New Version of its Cloud-hosted Records Management System
InterAct, a leading provider of incident-response and management software, announced the release of InterAct Online RMS version 10.12, introducing a variety of enhancements designed to support statewide and multi-agency workflows and business practices. These enhancements provide for increased functionality and flexibility within many core modules of the application, including Incident, Arrest, Evidence and Case Management.


RELM Wireless Teams with ARINC On Lancaster County Emergency Radio System Contract
RELM Wireless Corporation today announced that it has teamed with ARINC Incorporated as a supplier of P25 digital two-way radio equipment for deployment on a planned new emergency radio system in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After a competitive bidding process, ARINC was recently selected to enter contract negotiations to provide the system.


iPatrol™ Smartphone Application Used at 2012 Super Bowl Events in Indianapolis
In an effort to get information to their officers on the street patrolling Super Bowl activities, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) downloaded the iPatrolTM Smart Phone software application. iPatrolTM is a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) application developed by Law Enforcement Wireless Village which provides real-time law enforcement data directly to the officer's phone. For the week of Super Bowl festivities, Verizon Wireless provided Android Smartphones to a dozen of the IMPD officers working the events.


EFJohnson, State Of Wisconsin Launch Statewide Interoperable Communication System
The State of Wisconsin today launched its new Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communication (WISCOM), a statewide system that will allow emergency responders to seamlessly communicate across jurisdictions. The launch was celebrated during a special commissioning ceremony at the Fond du Lac Police Department, hosted by the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. EFJohnson, one of the nation's leading developers and manufacturers of communications technology for emergency responders, developed the new system's backbone in partnership with the Wisconsin State Patrol and prepared it for deployment over the past few years.


TriTech Software Systems Joins the Industry Council
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies
(iCERT) today announced that TriTech Software Systems (San Diego, Calif.), a leading public safety software solutions company, has become the Industry Council's newest board level, executive committee member company.


Newport News Awards Federal Engineering Follow-on Contract for the Public Safety Mobile Radio Upgrade
The City of Newport News, VA has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract for procurement and implementation assistance for the City's new public safety radio system. Mr. Andy Stein, the Information Technology Director, provided an overview: "Federal Engineering recently completed an assessment of our needs, performed an analysis of our current systems, and developed a Newport News Communications System Design and Recommendations Report based upon the data collected. This report included potential solutions, alternatives analyses, and high level designs, as well as estimated implementation schedules, cost analysis, and next steps. Based upon FE's work, the Wireless Communications Management team has decided to move forward with a new radio system."


New Milford Town Council OKs $4.25 Million Plan for Radio Communications System Upgrade
New Milford officials are solidly in support of moving ahead with phase two of the town's radio communications system upgrade. After a presentation from a representative of Motorola Solutions at its regular meeting Monday, the Town Council unanimously supported the $4.25 million proposal, which would enhance multi-agency emergency communications-for the police and fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS) and public works.


Datamaxx adds Risk-Based Authentication to Improve Security for its Law Enforcement Technology Solutions
New security upgrades ensure compliance with FBI CJIS and Nlets Security Policies
The Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx) recently upgraded two solutions in its flagship law enforcement technology suite, Omnixx Enterprise, with risk-based advanced authentication to improve security and ensure compliance with FBI CJIS Security Policy. Omnixx Force Mobile and Omnixx Force Web now join Omnixx Force Desktop as solutions with this advanced authentication capability. Omnixx Enterprise is the only criminal justice information sharing solution to date utilizing a risk-based advanced authentication approach to meet the FBI CJIS Security Policy.


Motorola Solutions Signs $4 Million Deal to Expand Harris County LTE network
Motorola Solutions, a provider of public safety LTE networks and devices, has signed a $4 million contract to expand the Harris County, Texas Public Safety LTE wide area broadband network.


Federal Engineering Announces Broadband Center of Excellence
Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) announced, today, the establishment of the Federal Engineering Broadband Center of Excellence (FE Broadband COE™) to expand the firm’s ongoing efforts in broadband consulting. The FE Broadband COE™ offers technical, regulatory, management, procurement, implementation, and grant support based on decades of experience, and joins other FE Centers of Excellence for project management, coverage analysis, spectrum management, and documentation.


Harris Corporation Awarded $10 Million Contract to Deploy Public Safety Communications System in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $10 million contract from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to deploy a public safety digital communications system based on P25 Phase 2 standards. The Harris P25IP 700 MHz radio system will provide secure and reliable communications for the more than 1,000 first responders across the county's 978 square miles and will allow direct interoperability with neighboring jurisdictions, including local, state and federal agencies.


AMCAD Announces New Contract with Union County Common Pleas Court
AMCAD announced that Union County Common Pleas Court and Clerk of Court in Marysville, Ohio, entered in to contract with American Cadastre, LLC (dba, AMCAD) for the AMCAD integrated Case Management System (AiCMS). The implementation of AMCAD's integrated Case Management System (AiCMS) will create an electronic court case management system for the Union County Common Pleas Court and includes a web portal for the public to access case information.


Steuben County, NY 911 Chooses Tiburon
The Steuben County 911 Department in New York has selected Tiburon to provide it with the company's DispatchNow product for computer-assisted dispatch and mobile communications. The County becomes part of the cloud computing trend in state and local government by selecting the cloud-based version of DispatchNow.


TriTech Software Systems Showcasea Workflow Advancements to The Public Safety Suite® at Navigator
TriTech Software Systems announces exciting enhancements to its computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solution at  the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch (NAED) Navigator Conference at the Baltimore Marriott in Baltimore, MD from April 17-19, 2012 (Booth #202).


Fayette Officials OK $500,000 in Software
Fayette County commissioners will spend nearly $500,000 on a software accounting program and computer upgrades to accommodate it. Commissioners Al Ambrosini and Vincent Zapotosky on Tuesday voted in favor of leasing the $362,000 program through Michigan-based New World Systems. About $100,000 will be needed to upgrade existing computers.


Intergraph Government Solutions Integrates Critical Infrastructure Monitoring with EdgeFrontier
In order to respond to growing threats, sprawling suburbs and complex interoperability challenges between legacy systems and new ones states and municipalities are deploying large infrastructure networks. These networks link up everything from traffic lights to homeland security systems and rely on censors, cameras and transmitters to report data back to officials about the overall condition of the network. To meet this demand, a growing number of private companies are offering middleware solutions that give both legacy and new systems the ability to work together and leverage new reporting technology.Intergraph Government Solutions was recently honored at the GovSec 2012 Conference for its middleware solution for critical infrastructure – EdgeFrontier.


MorphoTrak to Supply Colorado With a New State-wide Morpho Biometric Identification System
Morpho, the leading provider of identification systems, is pleased to announce that its US subsidiary, MorphoTrak, was selected by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to provide MorphoBIS, its automated Biometric Identification System, for Colorado's new state-wide system.


InterAct PocketCop Now Available for Qualified Android Smartphones
InterAct, a leading provider of public safety solutions, today announced that its industry-leading PocketCop application is now available for qualified Android smartphones. PocketCop delivers real-time data to handheld devices, unleashing the power of situational awareness and total mobility to public safety.


Getac Announces Partnership with ProCustom Group to Provide Customization Solutions to Getac Rugged Products
Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, announced that it has entered into a partnership with ProCustom Group to allow customers the ability to customize Getac rugged products based on the specific needs and extreme environments where Getac products are used.


City of Richmond, Virginia, Chooses Intergraph®'s Interoperability Framework to Integrate Alarms With Computer-Aided Dispatch
The City of Richmond, Virginia, has deployed Intergraph®'s Interoperability Framework (IIF) for intelligent convergence of alarms and applications in its public safety organization. Intergraph's premium enterprise interoperability and information-sharing platform, IIF allows the City of Richmond to more efficiently and effectively deliver public safety services to its residents. By interfacing IIF with Intergraph's CAD (I/CAD) system, dispatchers can accept calls for service from private alarm companies directly into I/CAD using APCO and ANSI-certified external alarm standards known as the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). This eliminates operator intervention in the call-entry process and shaves precious minutes off the time needed to deploy resources.


EF Johnson Names Jim Green Chief Operating Officer
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., one of the nation's leading developers and manufacturers of communications technology for emergency responders, has promoted Jim Green to chief operating officer. In this new role, Green will be responsible for oversight of engineering, quality, field service, training, program management, product development and manufacturing. Green previously served as EFJohnson's senior vice president of operations, quality and engineering.


Opelika Council Awards Bids for Software Upgrades
The Opelika City Council approved $454,719 worth of hardware and software upgrades for various city departments at its meeting Tuesday.
The council awarded a $364,654 bid to Southern Software Inc. for software upgrades for the Opelika Police Department, while ACS Fire House Software was awarded a $40,565 bid for software for the Opelika Fire Department.


Orleans OKs 190 Radios for First Responders
Orleans County police officers, firefighters and other first responders are a step closer to receiving new radios, replacing ones that often are unreliable. The County Legislature on Wednesday approved buying 190 portable radios for $361,722. The county will work with Harris Corporation in Rochester with the purchase and installation of the radios.


Hallowell Police Get Upgrade
The Hallowell Police Department will be able to replace its antiquated records management system thanks to a federal grant. The new software the department will use is common in Maine and will allow city officers to share information easily with other law enforcement agencies, according to Police Chief Eric Nason. The department received a $19,070 Department of Homeland Security grant that will cover the software purchase, installation, training and two years of maintenance for a program from California-based TriTech Software Systems.


Panasonic Introduces 'Superior Reality' Image Processing to Analog Camera Line
Panasonic introduces new analog video surveillance cameras, including new pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) dome cameras that incorporate Panasonic's new Superior Reality (SR) analog unified image processor for more realistic images and accurate depiction of the full range of natural colors. SR includes the new Super Dynamic SD6 and enhanced adaptive black stretch (ABS) image processing. Advanced features include intelligent resolution, superior color reproduction, lens distortion compensation, scene change detection and auto image stabilization.


Computer Upgrade Links Peoria County Criminal Justice System
The impending computer system upgrade for Peoria County's court records isn't something that will cause people to camp out at the courthouse in anticipation, but for those involved in the seven-year process, it's exciting. Earlier this month, the County Board voted to spend just shy of $5 million to bring in Tyler Technologies, a Texas-based company, which will, over the next 18 months, convert some 40 years worth of court records, train Spears' staff as well as others, install an entirely new computer system and maintain it.


New Emergency Communications Tower Rising on Mount Alto
All major equipment for the $26.7 million countywide emergency communications system is on order and is expected to be delivered by mid-May.
The 2009 special purpose, local option sales tax is funding a Harris Corp. state-of-the-art 800 megaherz digital trunking system. Local officials, Harris engineers and county consultants with Tusa Consulting Services spent much of 2011 tailoring the system for Floyd County's hilly terrain and securing appropriate tower locations.Williams Communications won the bid to service the technology. The company, which works closely with Harris in Florida, opened an office in Rome.


IJIS Institute Appoints New Courts Advisory Committee Chair
he IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Martineau, New Dawn Technologies, as Chair of the IJIS Institute's new Courts Advisory Committee.


Electronic Booking Comes to the Fulton County Jail
The days of ink stained fingers and blurry fingerprints are coming to an end at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.
On Tuesday, March 13, deputies and reserve deputies gathered at the jail to learn to use the Safran Morpho Trak, an all-in-one, computerized system to book a criminal suspect.


CalAmp to Replace Pa. Agency's System
Wireless products provider CalAmp Corp. of Oxnard has gained a repeat customer in Erie County, Pa., to modernize and expand its 911 system. CalAmp said it will replace the 12-year-old CalAmp private radio network it installed for Erie County's Department of Public Safety with a new mobile data network.


Texas Department of Information Resources Signs New Data Center Services Contracts for State
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has signed three multi-year contracts to provide consolidated data center services to 28 state agencies, including the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Education Agency, Texas Workforce Commission, and the Office of the Attorney General. Together, these contracts provide an innovative, flexible solution to meet the needs of Texas citizens today and tomorrow. "We have been working with our customer agency partners to develop a new service delivery model," said Karen Robinson, DIR Executive Director and State CIO, "DIR is excited about the future of IT infrastructure services in Texas."


HipLink Deploys New Module for RF Two-Tone Radio Paging Direct From CAD
HipLink Software, an innovative leader in platform software for notification used in incident response, emergency notification and business continuity, today announced the full availability of its new RF Module and its successful deployment and acceptance in a customer account. Available as a platform option, the RF Module allows organizations to send text messages through their CAD to HipLink for voice delivery to RF two-tone radios.


Presidio of Monterey Deploys Emergency Management / Force Protection Solution from InterActTM
InterAct, a leading provider of incident response and emergency management software and solutions, today announced it has successfully deployed a modern Installation Emergency Management (IEM) and Force Protection solution at the Presidio of Monterey (POM). The solution consists of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mapping and Mobile capabilities that modernize a series of previously manual systems. The new system will also provide reporting capabilities consistent with Department of Defense requirements.


Cincinnati Fire Department Deploys SafetyPAD EMS Information Systems in the Field
OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announces that the Cincinnati (OH) Fire Department has deployed its system agency-wide.


Tyler Technologies Acquires UniFund, L.L.C.
Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has acquired UniFund, L.L.C., which provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to schools and local governments. UniFund, located in Nashua, N.H., is also a reseller of Tyler's Infinite Visions® school enterprise solution.


Cognitec Products Released with New Face Recognition Algorithm
Cognitec Systems, leading provider of face recognition technology, today released two product upgrades with the new face recognition algorithm B6T8. The new versions of FaceVACS-DBScan and FaceVACS-SDK are now available for integrators and end-customers.


Daniels Electronics Launches P25 Multi-Site Trunking
Daniels Electronics Ltd., a leading global supplier of high reliability Land Mobile Radio (LMR) radio systems, recently announced at the International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, the introduction of its new P25 multi-site trunking solution using the Inter Sub System Interface (ISSI) protocol.


Verizon Offers Disaster Aid for Tornado Victims
Company's Emergency Wireless Center Dispatched to Henryville, Ind
Verizon Wireless is opening a free Wireless Emergency Communications Center today in Henryville in the wake of tornado damage for all emergency personnel and local residents to make free phone calls, re-charge cell phones (regardless of carrier) and access the Internet using the company's 4G LTE Mobile Broadband service.


Firefighters to Receive New Radios
In a few months, the Salisbury Fire Department will add a new piece of equipment that's just as important as a firefighter's turnout gear.
The department will receive 50 "ruggedized" radios by mid-June. The radios, which weigh less than a pound each, are made by Motorola Solutions and are submersible, dual-sided and capable of tracking a firefighter's location inside a structure.


State and Local Government IT Professionals Identify Potential $700,000 Savings Opportunity CDW-G Report Reveals Compelling Case for Reinvesting Savings from IT Investments
In the face of continued financial challenges for state and local governments, 78 percent of their IT departments have found ways to save money in the last two years, according to The Efficient Agency Report, published today by CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers.


Unisys Launches New Services to Help Clients Accelerate Their Application Modernization Initiatives
Unisys Corporation today announced a new set of services to help organizations reduce the cost, complexity, risk and time involved in implementing a complex mission-critical application modernization initiative.


Kane Co. Hires $90,000 Technology Consultant
A Seattle-based consulting company will guide Kane County through the proposal process that will eventually usher in a technology upgrade for the courts system that may cost up to $12.6 million.
A committee led by former Chief Judge F. Keith Brown agreed to recommend MTG Management Consultants for the consulting job.


Computer-Aided Dispatch System Debuts at 911 Center
A computer-aided dispatch system at the Luzerne County 911 Center in Hanover Township is up and running. County commissioners bought the new computer system in 2010 from California-based Tiburon Inc. for $1.8 million.


The City of Arlington, TX Chooses Intergraph®'s Computer-Aided Dispatch Solution to Reduce Response Times for Fire, Police and EMS
The City of Arlington, Texas, recently selected Intergraph® to provide Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) and Mobile for Public Safety software and services to manage its police, fire and EMS response. As home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and the 2011 Super Bowl, the City of Arlington responds to more than 400,000 service calls per year, while serving 380,000 residents with 600 sworn officers and 32 CAD operator positions.


Verizon Wireless Providing Emergency Communication Resources in Harrisburg, Illinois
To aid customers and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tuesday's devastating tornado, Verizon Wireless is sending a COLT, or "cell on light truck," to provide emergency wireless calling capacity and coverage in and around Harrisburg, Ill.


Tyler Technologies Signs Integrated Local Government Contract with the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico
Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with the city of Las Vegas, N.M, for an integrated Tyler solution to help the city increase efficiencies and decrease workloads across multiple departments. The agreement includes software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support.


Cowlitz County, Washington, Selects Intergraph®'s Comprehensive Public Safety Solution
Intergraph's solution suite will speed response, improve operations, and save costs
Cowlitz County, Washington, recently selected Intergraph®'s public safety software to reduce emergency response times and streamline operations for police, fire, and emergency medical services. The County will implement Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch (I/CAD), Mobile for Public Safety, Incident Analyst, and Business Intelligence for Public Safety, improving multi-agency collaboration and saving costs.


City of Louisville/Winston Adopts InterAct's Next-Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Response System To Improve Community Safety
InterActTM, a leading provider of public safety solutions, is pleased to announce that the City of Louisville/Winston County, Mississippi has purchased a new incident response solution, including InterAct phones, computer aided dispatch system (CAD), and geographic information system (GIS).


Brazos County, Texas Selects AMCAD's Justice Platform Solution
AMCAD announced today that Brazos County, Texas entered in to contract with American Cadastre, LLC (dba, AMCAD) for the AMCAD's Justice Platform Solution.
The implementation of AMCAD's Justice Platform will create a seamless integration between the Jail, District Attorney's office and all courts in Brazos County.


City of Nashua Selects End-to-End Workforce Management Solution from Kronos
The City of Nashua, the second-largest city in New Hampshire has selected an end-to-end workforce management suite of solutions from Kronos Incorporated to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve productivity.


Federal Engineering to Provide Project Manager for Maryland Public Safety Communications System
The State of Maryland has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a Task Order to provide a project manager for the State's Public Safety Communications System, an interagency radio system being constructed using the State's 700MHz frequency allocation.


Wilson County, Tenn. Emergency Management Agency implements New World Systems dispatch software
The Wilson County, Tenn. Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) has implemented New World Systems' AegisTM Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) solution to replace a highly customized legacy system.


North Carolina Awards HP $122 Million Medicaid Contract Extension
HP Enterprise Services today announced a $122 million agreement with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for HP to continue providing Medicaid and mental health fiscal agent services for up to two years.


Cities Give Cloud-Based Email Mixed Reviews
A few weeks after Los Angeles threw in the towel on a plan to move its police force onto Google's cloud-based email platform, Pittsburgh announced that it had shifted 3,000 employees -- including city cops -- to the cloud.


Western States to Modernize Shared Fingerprinting System
A consortium of state and local law enforcement agencies in the western U.S. is set to modernize a criminal identification system shared by its members. There are eight states in the nonprofit Western Identification Network (WIN): Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each state has access to nearly 28 million fingerprint records in the western U.S. and also interfaces with the FBI.


County Council Approves Contract to Upgrade Radios for 911 System
The Pierce County Council has approved a nearly $19 million contract for an upgraded radio system for sheriff's deputies and other emergency responders.
The contract with Motorola Solutions Inc. would allow the county to comply with new federal standards for so-called "narrowbanding" taking effect in January 2013.


Raytheon Highlights Public Safety Benefits of Its Open Architecture Approach to Interoperable Emergency Communications
In a keynote session today at the International Wireless Communications Expo, Raytheon Company declared that the right technical model for a mobile broadband public safety network is open architecture, non-proprietary, standards-based and interoperable, all of which can be found in Raytheon's Rapid AllianceTM solution.


InterActTM and JailTrackerTM Join Forces
InterAct announced today the acquisition of JailTracker. InterAct’s CEO John McNulty stated, "This combination of next generation technologies greatly enhances the value of InterAct’s online multi-tenant, multi-agency Records Management System (RMS) deployed through the industry’s first fully CJIS-compliant Public Safety Cloud. By leveraging the power and simplicity of modern online records management systems, agencies can better search and share data critical to protecting lives and property quickly and affordably. For us, this starts with a call to 911 and doesn’t end until perpetrators are securely behind bars.”


Raytheon Emphasizes Interoperability in New Server System Linking P25 With ISSI and LTE Via Bluetooth
Raytheon Company's new interoperability server includes advanced features to help public safety agencies communicate with one another, the company announced at the International Wireless Communications ExpoThe features include the ability to bring in P25 radio users over Internet Protocol (IP), and to connect 4G/LTE (Long-Term Evolution) system users by a Bluetooth link to a system handset. Both features include the ability to transfer data.


Imprivata Announces Secure Texting Application for Healthcare
First Healthcare Texting Solution Designed by Clinicians in Collaboration with Hospitals; Meets Physician Demand for Secure, Timely Communication
Imprivata, the leader in secure access and collaboration solutions for healthcare, today announced Imprivata CorText(TM), the first texting application designed by physicians, for physicians, in collaboration with acute care hospitals. Until now, strict security regulations surrounding protected health information (PHI) have precluded healthcare providers - and patients - from the benefits of quick, convenient data sharing via text. Imprivata CorText has been developed as the result of strong demand from within Imprivata's base of 900 healthcare customers and is built on technology and intellectual property acquired from Validus Medical Systems in 2011.


New Release of Unisys Secure Cloud Computing Solution Gives Clients Better, More Cost-Efficient Resource Management
Unisys Corporation today announced release 2.1 of its Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution. The new release addresses a key challenge facing IT management: lowering IT costs by managing resources more efficiently.
Release 2.1 includes a new dashboard capability that gives administrators a single, integrated view of all cloud resources: servers, networks, storage systems and more.


Daniels Electronics Launches P25 Simulcast Solution
At IWCE 2012 in Las Vegas (Feb 22) Daniels Electronics will be introducing its new P25 Simulcast solution. Building on the P25 Voter announced at APCO  the P25 Simulcast solution allows a single P25 signal to be simultaneously broadcast using two or more geographically separated radio transmitters. For each transmission in the simulcast system, the Simulcast Controller sends the same signal with a timing offset with respect to a 1 Hz synchronization reference to each transmitter via an IP network.


Northrop Grumman Highlights Innovative Health Technologies, Proven Solutions at HIMSS Annual Conference
New Mobile Tablets, Predictive Modeling Systems, Analytics Applications Featured
Northrop Grumman Corporation will feature several of its innovative technologies and integrated solutions that are advancing the future of health care at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition.


Sterling Heights, Mich. Police Department puts new software to good use solving crime
New software and technology from New World Systems is providing the Sterling Heights, Mich. Police Department with easy access to critical information that is enhancing investigations.


EFJohnson Launches VikingTM VP600 Portable Radio at International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today that it will unveil its new VikingTM VP600 portable radio at the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) February 22-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for outstanding mission critical performance, ruggedness and reliability, the VikingTM VP600 represents the next generation of EFJohnson's portable radios serving the needs of police, fire, EMS and other mission critical users.


Harris Corporation Introduces Ruggedized Tablet for Defense and Public Safety Mission-Critical Communications
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has introduced the Harris Ruggedized Tablet, a secure, portable device that delivers a "smartphone-like" experience to military personnel and first responders who require secure real-time information at their fingertips to execute their missions.
The new Harris RF-3590 is a 7-inch ruggedized Android(TM) tablet that provides high-performance application and computing capability at the tactical edge.


Dell, Siemens Collaborate on Cloud Medical Image Storage
Dell and Siemens are coming together to provide a massive amount of cloud storage space for medical images.The two companies will create the Siemens Image Sharing and Archiving (ISA) service, which will provide a cloud platform for vendor-neutral image archiving and sharing. ISA will incorporate Dell's Unified Clinical Archive. The Dell archive will also provide redundant archiving support for the Siemens Healthcare Cloud Computing Center.


Harris Corporation : Offers Public Safety Community Seamless, Secure Roaming Between Private and Public Broadband Networks
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has announced the availability of Harris LTE Next Connect Solution - technology that provides assured connectivity to meet first responders' need for constant, mobile access to high-bandwidth data to support time-critical decision making.

In conjunction with NetMotion Wireless' leading Mobility XE technology, the Harris LTE Next Connect Solution reduces network outage time by providing an optimal network connection. This results in secure, seamless roaming capability between the private LTE network and public networks.


Advances in the works for Whitehall Division of Police
The Whitehall Division of Police is used to doing more with less, but the department is stepping up this year with several advances that will bring it in line with their law enforcement counterparts around Central Ohio.Whitehall contracted with TriTech to replace its 12-year-old data storage system, which no longer is supported. The new system allows officers to file reports electronically, and, more significantly, it automatically fills in information on supplemental reports.


Spartanburg City Council to study stability of pension fund
Major with the public safety department will ask council to approve a digital image storage system. If approved, a federal grant will be used to purchase the equipment.
According to a memo to council, it states that all officers are assigned a digital camera. During the past four years, city officers have photographed and stored more than 125,000 digital images, and the department needs a storage system for those photographs.
The only vendor to respond to the department's request for proposals was Greenville-based DataWorks Plus, which can provide the system for $54,714.


Discount Two-Way Radio Warns Consumers: Watch Out for Narrowband Compliance Scammers
Everyone wants to make a buck. And that includes a whole new breed of scammers trying to skim the fat from company and government coffers in light of a new FCC requirement. As of Jan. 1, 2013, all public safety and industrial/business licensees that operate two-way radios must be narrowband compliant. An effort to promote greater spectrum efficiency, the mandate has spurred the rumor that everyone is operating radios that, come the deadline, will suddenly become defunct.
As the North American Distributor of RCA commercial two-way radios and a leading provider to businesses, nonprofits and governments, Discount Two-Way Radio has launched a campaign to alert its clients, customers and potential buyers about the FCC mandate.


Harris Corporation Introduces New Frequency-Hopping Waveforms in International Markets for Enhanced Information Security and Tactical Communications
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has introduced new capabilities in electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) that will dramatically enhance the information security and reliability of tactical communications for international armed forces.


EFjohnson Experts to Serve as Panelists at International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
John Oblak, vice president of standards and regulatory affairs for EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., and Christian Barker, director of product management, have been invited to share their insights and expertise on narrowbanding, legacy systems support strategies, and the latest public safety radio accessories and devices at the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The conference takes place February 22-23, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will also demonstrate its latest communications equipment and software products in the exhibit hall at booth #5051


IBM introduces ‘Smarter Public Safety' system
PETALING JAYA: IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd has introduced a comprehensive crime analysis system called Smarter Public Safety to help police combat crimes. The company's chief technology officer Azri Razif Yahaya said IBM has the expertise in analysing data from the cyber world, to capture and detect potential criminal activities, through the method of analytics.


Orion Announces AgencyWeb® IWM ... the Next Generation in Public Safety Workforce Management Technology
Orion Communications, a leading provider of web-based Public Safety software, announced the upgrade of its AgencyWeb® Administrator system to AgencyWeb® IWM (Intelligent Workforce ManagementSM). The upgraded AgencyWeb® IWM system will provide Public Safety agencies with performance based management that automatically reports their workforce public services and the financial impact of those services.


Jackson County, MS Sheriff's Office Partners with PTS Solutions on Powerful New Information Sharing Initiative
Through an initiative led by Jackson County, local law enforcement agencies, using technologies provided by PTS Solutions and the Pegasus Program, are being provided significant new law enforcement information sharing capabilities. This initiative provides law enforcement officers with better information to solve crimes and make communities safer.


CalAmp Awarded $1.5M Contract to Supply Data Telemetry Units
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been selected by a leading global energy company to supply mission-critical narrowband data telemetry radios for oil field operations across the Anadarko Basin in the panhandle region of north Texas. Deliveries are scheduled to begin March 2012. The new radios will allow customers to meet the US Federal Communications Commission's January 1, 2013 narrowbanding requirement for all Public Safety and Industrial/Business licensees in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz bands.


FBI declares Cloud Vendors must meet CJIS Security Rules
The FBI Tuesday reaffirmed its rule that all cloud products sold to to U.S. law enforcement agencies must comply with the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) security requirements. Several small, specialty providers, today offer cloud services that are compliant with CJIS requirements: InterAct Public Safety, Datamaxx, and Vertical Computer Services are cloud companies that use secure data centers staffed by people who have undergone the requisite FBI background checks.


Raleigh, NC., Drives Openness From All Angles
Transitioning from proprietary software to an open source platform is becoming more common among local and state governments as officials realize the potential costs savings and citizens demand a more transparent government. Raleigh, N.C., is one of the governments making the jump after taking first steps recently on an open source initiative.  Red Hat, one of the country's largest producers of open source software, has been a main resource for Raleigh throughout the process. The company recently moved its headquarters from North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus to downtown Raleigh.  


Harris Corporation Joins Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association ~ Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has become a member of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association, a global organization that supports the innovation and adoption of the global DMR standard via the creation of new devices and services.


Bexar County, Texas Selects AMCAD’s Justice Platform Solution   
This is the largest justice contract in the history of AmCad. The implementation of AmCad's Justice Platform will create a seamless integration between the Jail, District Attorney's office and all the courts in Bexar County. The solution includes AmCad's integrated Case Management System (AiCMS) and AmCad's integrated Jail Management System (AiJMS) that will improve the efficiency of their operations and provide additional services to the Justice Community throughout Bexar County.


New Records Management System Connects Sheriff and Police Departments
If everything went according to plans the new records management system serving all law enforcement departments in Chisago County was fired up and what this means for county residents is that all three police departments, and sheriff's agencies will be using a first rate, "unique product" in responding to and being pro-active against crime. Working to install and connect a hybrid version of Pro Phoenix records management software and hardware was a complicated process to physically bring it to offices and vehicles of Wyoming, North Branch, Lakes Area police and sheriff's operations.


Montana Public Safety Agencies Can Now Use Secure Cloud for Data Sharing Solutions
Montana public safety agencies can now reap the benefits of using a cloud environment for criminal justice information sharing, and do so free of security concerns. The Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) recently reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx) to allow all Montana public safety agencies to utilize the Datamaxx Secure Cloud. Datamaxx Secure Cloud Solutions provide direct access to private law enforcement networks and homeland security information sources via the industry's first and only FBI- and Nlets-audited cloud.

CJIS GROUP Announces Merger is Complete!
CJIS GROUP is very pleased to announce that the merger between CJIS GROUP Inc. and Intelligence Acquisition Co. LLC is complete. CJIS GROUP is now CJIS GROUP LLC a Delaware Limited Liability Corporation.

"Since September we have added research resources, established an office in Herndon, VA and are planning for the expansion of our coverage in the state and local government technology market" according to David Heinemann the company's CEO. He added "we are aggressively tracking the changes in the criminal justice, health and human services agencies as the technology requirements of these agencies are impacted by new laws, regulations and the need for better information systems to drive lower costs and better service. CJIS will continue to use nationally recognized experts in criminal justice and health and human services to direct our research efforts on behalf of our clients."

As announced in September the founders of CJIS, PJ Doyle, CJIS President and Cheryl Doyle, CJIS Vice President of Research, will continue in their executive and management roles at the company's headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. "This acquisition has enabled Cheryl and me to focus on what we do best: identify opportunities for our clients and help them win more business" PJ Doyle said.

CJIS GROUP also announced the following promotions: Gina Rudd to the position of Director of Research, Allison Hudson to Sr. Account Manager and Jessica Howell to Account Manager. "These promotions represent steps in augmenting our world class research team and our commitment to exceed the expectation of our clients" added Heinemann.


Harris Corporation Awarded $7.3 Million Contract to Modernize Public Safety Communications in City and County of Montgomery, Alabama
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by the Montgomery Metro Communications Cooperative District (MMCCD) to design and implement a standards-based digital radio system in the City and County of Montgomery, Alabama, home to more than 222,000 residents.

MTA New York City Transit and PowerTrunk Pilot TETRA LMR Network
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and PowerTrunk, Inc. have successfully completed a TETRA land mobile radio (LMR) network pilot in New York City. The NYCT pilot demonstrates the multiple features and functionality of the TETRA digital technology.
The two-site pilot network evaluation included a range of radio equipment from PowerTrunk such as a telecom switch, base stations, mobile units for buses and support vehicles, multiple hand portables to communicate with mobile users, a CeCoCo line console dispatcher unit with two operator positions and a gateway to the telephone network to test cell and PABX/PSTN handovers.
Accounting for the size and requirements of its bus system, NYCT evaluated the TETRA system independently for its capacity, efficiency and features. NYCT's trial found significant advantages with the TETRA system in the following areas:
  • Radio Efficiency and Capacity: TETRA proved to be frequency-efficient because it is a 4-slot TDMA technology. System capacity can further be increased by means of frequency re-use. Use of 4 independent communications channels in a 25 KHz RF bandwidth channel make it twice as efficient in terms of occupied bandwidth as a traditional 12.5 KHz RF bandwidth FDMA channel.
  • Open Standard: TETRA is an open standard used outside the U.S. by most police, fire, EMS and other public safety agencies in Europe, Asia and South America. TETRA provides flexibility in terms of network components because a mix of supplier equipment can be used with this system. The TETRA standard is supported by many manufacturers and there are over ten suppliers in Europe, Asia and other regions.
  • Potential Cost Savings: A typical TETRA handset costs a fraction of the current handset. It is also capable of voice, data and calls not only within the system, but outside the system to landline phones, cell phones and other telecom networks.
  • Equipment Size and Capabilities: TETRA equipment is about 1/4 to 1/3 more compact in size than competing technologies. TETRA also consumes less power because its digital design works with low power equipment to accommodate frequency re-use.
  • Network Management: TETRA demonstrated network monitoring, diagnostic, maintenance and reporting capabilities in addition to being very user-friendly for day-to-day bus dispatch operations.
Based on the findings of various tests during the trial, TETRA is one of the technologies that offer an optimum solution to balance the cost and space of equipment with that of supporting the services for a high capacity network like that of NYCT. (Source: www.powertrunk.com 01-10-2012)

Town hall buys new software from New World Systems
The town will be buying a new software package for all its computer networking, including new financial and operations tools, as well as licenses, permits, inspections, taxes and assessments. It will also manage human resources in-house, as well as payroll, which has been contracted out.

The system comes from New World Systems, based in Troy, Mich., and will cost $640,000 over 10 years with support and maintenance.

The system will also be accessible to town residents, who will be able to check on the progress of permit applications or view their property maps. The system will require no new hardware. It will run on machines the town already owns. (Source: http://www.acorn-online.com/ 1-4-2012)

PTS Solutions Partnership to Add digiTICKET e-Citation Solution into Public Safety Software Suite
PTS Solutions, Inc (PTS) and Saltus Technologies (Saltus) announced this week that they have formed a partnership to integrate Saltus' digiTICKET e-Citation Solution into PTS Solutions' Public Safety Software Suite. This partnership will enable law enforcement personnel to quickly create electronic citations in the field and upload the information directly to an agency's PTS Records Management System (RMS).

The digiTICKET system is capable of creating any ticket using an easily customized ticket format - including traffic, parking, pedestrian, code enforcement, city, county, parish or state standard forms. The ticket can be signed electronically by the offender and printed in the field. Easy-to-use digiTICKET software running on handheld computers or laptop computers automatically updates all officer, court and violation information upon secure login by each officer.

PTS customers using digiTICKET and Incident Solutions will spend considerably less time creating and importing tickets. The digiTICKET system scans driver's licenses, state and military ids from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. Citation issuance times are typically reduced by more than 50% and the import of citation data into the RMS happens with the click of a button. (Source:http://www.saltustechnologies.com/ 01-10-2012)

Law Enforcement In-Car Laptop Computer Systems to Debut at Consumer Electronics Show
First in-car upgrade for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. since 1987

For the first time in the 45-year history of the Consumer Electronics Show, a patrol car from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) equipped with Raytheon Company's integration of the latest generation of public safety technology will be on display.

Thousands of journalists, bloggers and tech industry analysts will see the Mobile Digital Computer System (MDCS), integrated by Raytheon, that has been installed in more than 100 LASD vehicles to date, with more being installed and put into service continually. Ultimately, the laptop systems are scheduled to be installed in 2,400 of the department's patrol cars, command post vehicles, prisoner transport buses, motorcycles and patrol boats.

The LASD is upgrading its 1980s-era terminals for which it had become difficult for the largest sheriff's agency in the United States to find parts. The MDCS project and major technology upgrade represents the largest-ever deployment of mobile digital computers to a sheriff's department in the country.

The upgraded systems will assist nearly 10,000 sheriff's deputies in protecting the nation's most populous county more efficiently by providing on-the-spot access to:

•The Internet and the Sheriff's Intranet, allowing deputies to quickly provide information such as locations of social services, homeless shelters and other information when and where people need it the most.
•Mobile fingerprint identification, photos, FBI records, warrants and background checks.
•And a GPS and mapping system that routes deputies to arrive at calls faster and identify the locations of other nearby deputies.

(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 01-09-2012)

Multiple Agencies in Franklin County (Maine) Collaborate to Better Serve and Protect
What do the following agencies in Franklin County, Maine, all have in common: Sheriff, Police, Fire, University, Emergency Management and Dispatch? The answer is a new consolidated system for dispatch provided by TriTech's IMC Solutions software. Included in the project are four IMC clients: Carrabassett Valley, Jay, Rangeley and the University of Maine at Farmington, who have all been clients of IMC since 2006 with the software installed on local servers. However, with recent state funding opportunities, existing IMC clients can consolidate to a single server to unite the departments and offer expanded access to information, as well as a significant reduction in annual software support fees.

The state funding was also used to provide the Franklin County Sheriff's Department with Imc's Records Management Software and the IMC CAD system, which manages dispatch services for all police and fire departments in Franklin County. Farmington Police Department, the largest PD in Franklin County, was able purchase the IMC software for roughly half the cost of a standalone system while also participating in the multi-agency project, utilizing town funding. Several other local departments have also expressed their interest in participating in the project, with plans to purchase Imc's Records Management software.

The IMC CAD software will provide dispatchers in Franklin County with access to key information due to the software's integration with the Maine E9-1-1 system, State and NCIC database and EMD. A paging interface to the CAD software will help ensure on-call responders are alerted by sending automated text messages. This coupled with the CAD system's unit recommendation capability will further reduce response times - a critical function when seconds count. The new multi-agency solution allows each agency's database to become an extension of information accessible to other departments.(Source: http://www.tritech.com 12-19-2011)

AMCAD Announces New Contract with Lorain Municipal Court ..
AMCAD announced today that Lorain Municipal Court in Lorain, Ohio, entered in to contract with American Cadastre, LLC (dba, AMCAD) for the AMCAD'S INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AICMS).

The implementation of AMCAD'S INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AICMS) will create an electronic court case management system for the Lorain Ohio Municipal Court and will include an interface with the City of Lorain Police Department.

AMCAD will provide the AICMS product, implementation services, data conversion, systems integration, training and support services to the Lorain Municipal Court. The solution will include the case management, integrated content management, web-based public access, e-payment and e-filing. Additional AiCMS will include touch-screen in court processing module and the ability to create electronic court case files removing the need for paper files.(Source: http://www.amcad.com/index.php 12-07-2011)

State of New Jersey Signs With TriTech Software Systems for State-wide Installation of Imc CAD, Mobile and RMS
TriTech Software Systems, a leading provider of Public Safety and Medical Transportation software solutions, signed a contract with the State of New Jersey to provide a software system that shares data electronically with more than 80 officers across 54 state parks, recreational centers and historic sites covering 422,000 acres.

The Imc software installation will replace a predominately manual operation and cut back the number of hours spent in administrative work.

"Our current policy/procedure for submitting reports includes a hierarchy of report submission from officers to supervisors to lieutenants to me from each of our 24 stations throughout New Jersey," said Rick Arroyo, Director of New Jersey State Park Police. "Since copies of the reports with signatures must go to the courts, and those reports are due within five days, this system requires a lot of staff hours and physical transportation of the reports. In some cases, the process of getting the reports from the field station to Trenton involves a five-hour round trip on a weekly basis. With the new Imc system, this will change dramatically."

Imc CAD enables the dispatchers to identify active officers in the field, and then send them the dispatch information electronically via the Imc Mobile units. Field officers not only receive the automated dispatch information, but can then complete their reports on the mobile units in the field and submit the reports electronically to the Records Management System (RMS [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]). Through the use of Case Management functionality in the Law RMS module, the reports can be passed from officer to supervisor to lieutenant to director all with a click of a button in place of a five-hour round trip and many additional staff hours.(Source: http://www.benzinga.com/ 12-14-2011)

Tyler Technologies ERP Solution Chosen By Michigan’s Ottawa County
Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with Ottawa County, Mich., for Tyler's Munis ® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The agreement, valued at approximately $1.2 million, includes software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support.

Ottawa County chose the Munis ERP solution to replace its antiquated, 20-year-old system. The county will benefit from the most current technology and increased functionality delivered by Munis applications, including financial management, human capital management, employee and vendor self service, and content management.

Tyler's commitment to continuously enhance its software ensures that with Munis, Ottawa County will have the ERP platform it needs to accommodate current and future growth. During the past 10 years, Ottawa County has experienced the third fastest population growth among Michigan's 83 counties, and its approximately 260,000 residents makes it the state's eighth most populated county. (Source:  http://www.thestreet.com/ 12-06-2011)

SAP to Accelerate Cloud Strategy with Acquisition of SuccessFactors
Creates Global Cloud Leader with World-Class Applications, Technology and Expertise; Gains Immediate Scale and Momentum in Fast-Growing Cloud-based Human Capital Management Segment

WALLDORF, Germany and SAN MATEO, California - December 03, 2011 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF) announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America., Inc., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with SuccessFactors, the market-leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, pursuant to which a subsidiary of SAP would offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of SuccessFactors for $40.00/per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.4 billion. The acquisition will add SuccessFactors' widely respected team and technology to SAP's powerful cloud assets, significantly accelerating SAP's momentum as a provider of cloud applications, platforms and infrastructure. The combination of SAP and SuccessFactors will establish an advanced end-to-end offering of cloud and on-premise solutions for managing all relevant business processes. (Source: www.sap.com 12/03/2011)

InterAct Public Safety releases a new version of its Cloud-hosted InterAct Online RMS law enforcement records system.
Winston-Salem, NC - Today InterAct Public Safety announces the addition of two new feature modules for Law Enforcement increasing the functionality and value of the InterAct Online RMS Cloud-hosted solution. This functionality is available immediately to all InterAct Online RMS customers from any computer or mobile data terminal with an Internet connection.

InterAct Online RMS version 10.11 introduces two new application modules - Field Arrest and Civil Processing.

The Field Arrest module enables officers to capture detailed arrest information needed when transporting an arrestee to a booking facility. This information can then be electronically exported to the InterAct Online JMS booking module or to a 3rd party JMS system greatly improving the integration of RMS and JMS workflow.

The InterAct Online RMS Civil module includes enhancements which enable law enforcement agencies to track attempts to serve court papers such as summons, subpoenas and protection orders. This enhancement results in improved work flow, efficiency and traceability as users simply log into the system through any web browser.

The latest release of InterAct Online RMS also includes integration to InterAct CAD, as well as a number of customer requested enhancements within the Case Management and Officer Daily Log modules. (Source: info.interact911.com 12/06/2011)

University of West Florida Chooses SunGard Higher Education to Help Enhance Student Success and Improve Administrative Performance
The University of West Florida selected SunGard Higher Education, a global provider of higher education software and technology services, to help improve the level of services provided to its students, faculty, and staff, while leveraging the performance of its administrative systems.

UWF will build its digital campus by implementing the SunGard Higher Education Banner Student, Financial Aid, and Relationship Management modules, as well as its Operational Data Store (ODS), Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and Cognos Business Intelligence Suite. Other software applications selected by UWF include DegreeWorks and the Banner Travel and Expense Management module. SunGard technicians will provide both onsite and remote support in implementing the systems.

The University's core software platforms will be hosted in SunGard's Data Center and managed with 24/7 monitoring and security. The hosted environment will help provide the institution with several benefits, including better system reliability, cost containment, scalability, and service-level performance. (Source: http://rfpconnect.com 12/03/2011)

Getac Releases World's Smallest, Toughest Tablet
TELFORD, England, Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Getac UK has announced the launch of its 7 inch fully rugged tablet, built to be the smallest and most robust Android(TM) tablet on the market.

The new Z710 has been designed to withstand five ft drops, water and dust ingress (IP65), and boasts the rugged military grade MIL-STD-810G rating. The Z710 can also operate in the coldest and hottest of environments, from -30 degrees C to +60 degrees C.

Peter Molyneux, Vice President Getac UK, says that this is the first of a comprehensive range of rugged tablets to be released in 2012 and highlights how the new tablet will be the only device on the market designed and built by one company.

Mr Molyneux believes that the rugged device has the potential to revolutionise operations across a number of sectors including field service, utility, construction and automotive. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 11/30/2011)

Tait completes big London bus contract
Tait Radio's technology will be used to help keep London buses on the right path.

Christchurch-based Tait Radio Communications said it had completed a $19 million contract to provide a new radio communications network for one of the world's biggest urban transport systems - the London bus network.

Tait said in a statement that it had replaced London Buses' existing radio network with a new "TaitNet" system designed and made at the company's Canterbury headquarters.

The new system represented a key part of a major network upgrade by German automotive electronics company Siemens VDO, which was later taken over by Canadian transport systems company, Trapeze ITS.

The upgrade included work on 90 garages and 208 dispatch workstations operated by London Buses. The new network means that communications can be in the form of broadcasts to all vehicles, messages to groups of vehicles or calls to individual drivers.

Other facilities such as emergency "code red" calls are also supported by the Tait system. The code red emergency call was customized to deliver the location of the vehicle at the same time the call was made.

London Buses will play a key role in transporting thousands of visitors around the city during the 2012 Olympics, so it was important that the network had a reliable radio system. (Source: www.nzherald.co.nz 11/30/2011)

Rockwell Collins unveils Panorama Glass Front Projection at I/ITSEC
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2011) - Rockwell Collins unveiled its Panorama Glass Front Projection (GFP) display today at I/ITSEC 2011. When coupled with the Rockwell Collins EPTM-8000 Image Generator, the Panorama GFP display provides trainees with a level of visual scene content and display performance fidelity that was previously unavailable.

The Panorama GFP system meets the customer's training needs and cost constraints while enabling a visual system solution exactly mapped to the training requirements of the platform in fixed-based or transportable configurations. When combined with a Rockwell Collins 2015HC projector and EP-8000 Image Generator, the Panorama GFP is the optimum solution for mission rehearsal and night vision goggle crew coordination training. (Source: www.rockwellcollins.com 11/29/2011)

WatchGuard Technologies Rolls Out New OS for Its XTM Line
The security innovator's latest is specifically geared for its popular line of unified threat management appliances.

Business security solutions provider WatchGuard Technologies has unveiled its latest security operating system for the XTM line of unified threat management appliances. With the latest release, SMBs gain advanced networking capabilities for mobile workers as well as management and reporting functions that provide insight into applications, bandwidth usage, and user behavior.

One of the new features of the WatchGuard release includes the ability to create secure connectivity for mobile devices. By supporting the IPSec functionality already present on the Apple devices, WatchGuard aims to provide users of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices an easy way to securely access corporate resources.

In addition, the new release delivers a new logging interface that is faster for log searching. Meanwhile, the new, interactive reporting dashboard provides a means of interpreting network activity, user data, applications information, URLs, and more.

The new release of WatchGuard's XTM appliance software is available now. It is free to SMBs and VARs with current WatchGuard LiveSecurity subscriptions. (Source: www.channelprosmb.com 11/29/2011)

Motorola Solutions to Provide City of Atlanta and Its Police Department with Integrated Surveillance System to Fight Crime
Integration services for city's 'Operation Shield Initiative' will enable real-time crime surveillance, smart deployment from one command center
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Motorola Solutions, Inc. today announced a contract to integrate the City of Atlanta's disparate public and private surveillance camera systems into one common operational environment in the Video Integration Center (VIC). Motorola's Global Services organization leads a team including ADT Commercial Security, a Tyco International company and CIBER, Inc. to provide a comprehensive solution for the city.
Motorola and ADT Commercial Security have completed the implementation of the first phase of the project by upgrading the city's existing cameras from analog to digital, and from leased line to wireless backhaul. ADT Government Services Division managed the installation of the wireless network and pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras in the downtown Atlanta Metro area.
For the next phase of the project, Motorola Global Services is integrating CIBER's advanced Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution. CIBERSecure will combine current and planned video camera systems in the city's downtown and mid-town areas into a single Command and Control display at Atlanta's E911 VIC. In addition, Motorola will architect and integrate the solution to provide scalability to realize the city's vision for public-private partnerships. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 11/29/2011)

Snohomish PUD Uses Integraph's G/Technology 10
The Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) is deploying Intergraph Corp.'s G/Technology 10 to approximately 100 mobile units, as well as to 350 Web access users. The PUD switched to G/Technology 10 from its previous Intergraph FRAMME-based system. G/Technology 10 is based on Oracle's spatial data storage format and provides an open repository for all of the PUD's spatial data. Included in this project are interfaces to SynerGEE Network Modeling and Analysis and SAP applications. Intergraph's G/Technology 10 provides infrastructure management capabilities for utilities and communications companies, and integrates them with operational support and service delivery. The new version expands enterprise capabilities to incorporate data from open, geospatial, consortium-standard Web services, and embraces industry-standard user management protocols. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 11/28/2011)

Regina police are now fighting crime in high definition.
A new automated fingerprint identification system is giving police a clearer picture of the prints criminals leave behind. The system, manufactured by MorphoTrak, uses cutting-edge biometrics technology to provide a higher definition image of fingerprints. It also allows police to search the fingerprint database faster. Police say a search that previously took as long as 12 minutes can now be done within two minutes. And for the first time, Regina police will be able to capture and search palm print records. Police say they will also use the technology to search latent prints from cold case files again to see if a match can be made. Regina, Calgary and Edmonton police shared the cost of the $1.38 million. Regina police use the system under a memorandum of understanding, at a cost of about $45,000. All three police services pay annual fees based on the percentage of records they have in the database and the number of searches they conduct each year. (Source: regina.ctv.ca 11/24/2011)

Datamaxx To Offer First of Its Kind Omnixx Fusion Core Secure Cloud Solution
Tallahassee, FL - (November 15, 2011) Datamaxx Group today announced a new joint alliance with Microsoft and Esri to develop the first ever cloud-based Fusion Core Solution. Omnixx Fusion Core Secure Cloud Solution will be available in December.

Omnixx Fusion Core Secure Cloud Solution builds on the success of Fusion Core Solution (FCS), an 18+ month old advanced collaboration and geospatial intelligence solution based on Esri's ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. It extends the functionality by offering mission critical data access and analysis powered by Datamaxx's Omnixx Solution, plus offers it in a cloud via the FBI and Nlets audited Datamaxx Network Operations Center (NOC).

For law enforcement agencies, moving to a cloud-based environment eliminates most upfront capital expenditures, is more easily deployed than on-premise solutions, and enables scale on demand. This cloud solution enables agencies to rapidly realize the benefits of Omnixx and the Fusion Core solution regardless of the size of the agency's IT organization. (Source: www.datamaxx.com 11/15/2011)

Motorola Solutions Gets Bucks County, PA Contract
SCHAUMBURG, IL - Motorola Solutions Inc., which sells communications equipment to government and corporate customers, received a contract from Bucks County, PA to provide upgraded communications technology for its public safety agencies.

The new communications system will allow the county and its 54 communities to meet certain requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission before a Jan. 1, 2013 deadline.

The new system will be used by all public safety agencies in the county, including police, fire and paramedics; and it will improve emergency response among agencies both within the county and in surrounding communities. (Source: www.businessweek.com 11/14/2011)

Tyler Technologies Signs ERP Contracts With Two Health Services Agencies
Health service agencies in Georgia and North Carolina sign contracts for Tyler's Munis® ERP solution

Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed agreements with public health agencies in Georgia and North Carolina for Tyler's Munis® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

After a competitive review process, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), which promotes and protects the safety and health of approximately 800,000 residents in Metro Atlanta, selected Tyler's Munis ERP solution to provide information management solutions and services to their two-county district. CDPH chose a wide array of Tyler's Munis ERP applications, including general ledger, payables and human capital management, to meet its need for a fully integrated and technologically advanced financial management system that offered strong reporting, data management and analysis capabilities. Additionally, Munis provides CDPH with benefits such as the ability to go paperless, solid project planning and a thorough implementation process. The agreement includes licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support.

Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Inc., in North Carolina, has signed a three-year software as a service (SaaS) agreement for Tyler's Munis ERP solution and will implement applications including financial management, human capital management and content management. Meridian selected Tyler's Munis SaaS solution for its advanced technology support and low upfront investment. The agreement includes hosting services, related professional services, maintenance and support. Munis will be hosted and administered at Tyler's wholly owned data center in Falmouth, Maine. (Source: www.businesswire.com 11/09/2011)

Warren Ohio Municipal Court Selects AMCAD’s eUniversa Electronic Filing Solution
AMCAD announced that the Warren Ohio Municipal Court entered in to contract with American Cadastre, LLC (dba, AMCAD) for the AMCAD'S eUniversaTM Electronic Filing Solution.

eUniversa will be integrated with the AMCAD'S integrated Case Management System (AiCMS) to create a seamless solution for the Warren Municipal Court that will improve the efficiency of their operations and provide additional services to the Justice Community.

The E-Filing program will make filing documents with the Court easier, faster, and less expensive for litigants and attorneys. This program will also reduce the Court's costs for storage and retrieval of court documents. The solution will provide the capability for filing to be submitted for new and existing case streamlining the ability to file with the Court.The eUniversa solution is a smart use of technology to improve the services the Court provides to the citizenry of Warren and allows the staff to work more efficiently and improve productivity throughout the case process. (Source: www.amcad.com 10/28/2011)

Cranbrook Joins the FDM Family of Fire Dispatch Centers in B.C. as it Launches FDM’s CAD Software
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services joins Fire Dispatch Communication Centers throughout British Columbia as it goes live with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software technology provided by FDM Software Ltd.
"Our CAD implementation is part of an ongoing, staged process," explains Dave Lind, Deputy Director of Fire & Emergency Services for the City of Cranbrook. "We have been revamping the whole district of the East Kootenays (Cranbrook Fire/EMS provides dispatch services to 15 departments besides its own), looking for a solution that would help us optimize resources and provide the highest standard of emergency response. This is a huge job, and FDM's solution is a very important component of that ongoing effort."
In selecting FDM, Deputy Chief Lind explains, "We looked at other systems. Since we were already working with FDMs RMS, and FDMs CAD solution works very nicely with that, we decided that would be our best bet."
Cranbrook Fire/EMS was able to identify Unique Zones where they service surrounding departments for Fire, but not for EMS. This data allows Emergency Dispatch to deploy the most appropriate apparatus for each call. Says Lind, "There is real value in knowing which resources are required, which are already out and which are available." Besides improving the response, having access to highly detailed information on a moment's notice improves responder safety and streamlines reporting. (Source: FDM Press Release 11/10/2011)

Raytheon partners with Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on in-vehicle computers
Raytheon Company announced on Nov. 2 that Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) vehicles equipped with new mobile data computer systems (MDCS) are now rolling out on the streets, protecting residents.

LASD patrol cars, motorcycles, prisoner transport vehicles and SUVs outfitted with the Raytheon-integrated computer systems were being unveiled on Nov. 2 at a news briefing in Los Angeles.

The computer systems will enhance the access of more than 2,400 field units to new public safety technologies. Deputies will now be able to utilize the Sheriff's Data Network, Intranet and other criminal databases from their vehicles with the state-of-the-art mobile data computers. They can also access a variety of law enforcement information, including fingerprint databases, Global Positioning System (GPS)-expedited routing to emergency calls, and other critical resources peace officers need to efficiently serve the public.

The LASD will have the added benefit of using Raytheon's new Public Safety Regional Technology Center, opening in Downey, CA, this winter, to maximize the capabilities of the system as new technologies become available. This is in addition to Raytheon's laying the foundation for the new UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems that will create a collaborative research forum that brings together academia, industry and public safety agencies. (Souce: www.gsnmagazine.com 11/02/2011)

Motorola: Commercial release of public-safety LTE set for November (with related video)
Public-safety entities will be able to purchase Motorola Solutions 700 MHz LTE networking and device gear beginning next month, the vendor giant announced today at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago. Motorola will use Ericsson LTE base-station equipment that has completed the first-phase testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In addition, Motorola has established a roaming arrangement with Verizon Wireless - the commercial carrier with the largest LTE network in the U.S. - so public-safety users can continue to leverage a broadband wireless network when a private public-safety LTE network is unavailable. (Source: urgentcomm.com 10/24/2011)

SMi and PowerTrunk to Implement the First Fully Operational TETRA Network in North America for BC Hydro
Montreal and New York - October 25, 2011 - The S.M. Group International Inc. (SMi), Canada's foremost engineering, project management and technological and scientific applications firm, and PowerTrunkTM, a leader in land mobile radio systems, have been selected by BC Hydro, to implement the first fully operational TETRA network in North America. SMi will provide system integration and PowerTrunk will supply the TETRA land mobile radio infrastructure and terminals to improve safety and communications in the Vancouver Lower Mainland region of British Columbia province.

The BC Hydro PowerTrunk network covering Vancouver and surrounding areas will consist of 25 TETRA 409-430 MHz site base stations, connected via the BC Hydro IP backhaul network, and up to 820 TETRA terminals as 450 mobiles, 350 handhelds, 20 fixed. To support 14 dispatchers, PowerTrunk will provide 3 CeCoCo command and control centers that interface to BC Hydro's legacy VHF system.

BC Hydro operates and maintains a power system infrastructure that serves more than 1.8 million customers in an area including over 95 percent of British Columbia's population. (Source: www.powertrunk.com 10/25/2011)

Texas Law Enforcement Agencies Benefit From Rapid Cross Agency RMS Implementation by Leveraging InterAct’s Online RMS Solution
Over 100 law enforcement agencies in Texas are now utilizing InterAct Online RMS, a Cloud-based solution providing affordable, anywhere, anytime access via a web browser. No special hardware or technical expertise is required and a typical agency can sign up and begin accessing InterAct Online RMS in as little as 14 days without needing to purchase new equipment or install any software.

InterAct Online RMS is convenient and easy to use with processing wizards, integrated TIBRS edits and validations built directly into the product. This functionality ensures that incident reports created in the application will pass TIBRS verification, eliminating the hassle and staff hours spent completing UCR reports while at the same time improving the quality and accuracy of the data being reported.

Palmhurst PD, Penitas PD and Southmayd PD are participants in a statewide data-sharing initiative designed to improve the effectiveness of the Texas criminal justice community by providing for the timely exchange of reliable information. InterAct Online RMS incorporates key Texas reporting and data-sharing initiatives as part of the core product, providing integration with TIBRS, TDEx, LEAP, and LEADRS. (Source: info.interact911.com 10/24/2011)

SpotOn Systems acquired by Esri
SpotOn Systems, an Ottawa-based firm that integrates maps into IBM Cognos business intelligence applications, has been acquired by Calif.-based Esri.
SpotOn develops software that integrates maps and data from Esri's geographic information system software into IBM Cognos business intelligence. This enables users to analyze business information using interactive maps.By acquiring SpotOn, Esri's spatial analytics, maps and data can be united with IBM Cognos's business intelligence mapping capabilities. (Source: www.obj.ca 10/21/2011)

Harris Corp. lands two new VA contracts
Harris Corporation has been selected to provide system and software development services for the Enhance the Veteran Experience and Access to Healthcare (EVEAH) initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Harris was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) -- a one-year base contract, with a one-year option for service orders, and a ceiling of $199.6 million. The EVEAH Initiative is part of the VA's global effort to ensure all Veterans receive the healthcare they have earned through their service, working to identify and communicate with eligible Veterans who are unaware of their benefits, do not know how to enroll, or have mobility limitations that make it difficult to receive inpatient care. It focuses on access and quality of care within the VA healthcare system.

Harris Corporation has also landed a five-year, $54.9 million contract from VA to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) surgical workflow management solution that will reduce surgery wait times and cancellations, increase patient throughput, and improve the overall surgical experience for Veterans and their families. The Surgical Quality and Workflow Manager (SQWM) program represents the first time the VA has used a COTS solution for a clinical information system that is utilized enterprise-wide, improving the end-to-end workflow for surgeons, nurses and support staff by automating many clinical and administrative surgical tasks, including scheduling, accessing the patient's profile, ordering tests and tracking surgical assets. (Source: www.healthcareitnews.com 10/20/2100)

InterAct Online RMS enables Texas Parks and Wildlife to strengthen border security by providing real-time, data-sharing capabilities anywhere, anytime
Winston-Salem, NC, October 21, 2011 - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is live with InterAct Online RMS, a system implemented to improve the effectiveness of the agency by providing the wardens the ability to efficiently collect, evaluate, organize, analyze and share reliable incident related data. Prior to using InterAct Online RMS, TPWD wardens collected information in notebooks and did not have the capability to easily share information with other wardens. Via the InterAct Online RMS SmartSearch, they now have access to information collected from all 532 wardens in the 10 TPWD regions. In addition, they also now have access to information from over 100 InterAct RMS Online agencies as well as all the agencies submitting to the Law Enforcement Analysis Portal (LEAP) in Texas. From a border security perspective, the InterAct Online RMS automatically submits data to both LEAP and the Texas Data Exchange (TDEx) making this information available to border security personnel and law enforcement officers across the state. (Source: info.interact911.com 10/21/2011)

TriTech Software Systems' Rotation Provider Module Selected as 2011 APCO Hot Product
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 - TriTech Software Systems is pleased to announce that Rotation Provider, a module within its VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch solution, has been selected by Public Safety Communications as a 2011 APCO Hot Product. Public Safety Communications is a monthly publication published by Elsevier Public Safety on behalf of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. This is the second year in a row that a VisiCAD Module was selected as an APCO HOT Product. This year, 70 companies submitted 80 products for consideration in the Hot Products review opportunity. An anonymous team examined the products during the APCO Conference in Philadelphia. Based on the reviewers' experience and comments, the editors selected 25 products as the 2011 Hot Products. In 2010, VisiCAD's Advisor module was selected as an APCO Hot Product. (Source: www.digitaljournal.com 10/19/2011)

Arkansas Signs $70 Million Medicaid Contract Extension with HP
HP technology helps Department of Human Services improve compliance and service
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HP Enterprise Services today announced the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Medical Services has extended its long-time service agreement with HP to manage the state's Medicaid program. The $70 million, 27-month contract will assist the state in preparing for healthcare reforms and other pending changes while helping align Medicaid expenses with state revenues. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 10/19/2011)

LexisNexis® Announces Strategic Relationship With iyeTek to Launch LexisNexis® eCrash Solution
Law Enforcement Agencies Benefit From Automated Distribution of Automobile Crash Reports Online
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2011) - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced a strategic relationship with iyeTek, a leading software development company that creates mobile and handheld software solutions for law enforcement agencies. LexisNexis has developed a unique automobile crash report management solution that provides electronic capture, distribution and analysis of automobile crash information called LexisNexis® eCrash.

LexisNexis eCrash captures the information easily via electronic collection options or can utilize digitized options from LexisNexis for agencies who are not currently utilizing electronic methods. It then provides officers with an exchange of information card to supply to involved parties and automatically reports to state and other agencies. (Source: www.marketwire.com 10/18/2011)

Tyler Technologies Acquires Windsor Management Group, Expands Share of K-12 Education Market Nationwide
Infinite Visions(R) Product Suite to be Integrated Into Tyler's Portfolio of School Offerings

DALLAS, Oct 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C. (WMG), which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions(R) enterprise software.

As a result of the transaction, more than 800 school districts in 31 states currently served by WMG will become Tyler customers, and WMG's approximately 60 employees will join Tyler. WMG's software and services will complement Tyler's other School solutions.

Tyler acquired Windsor Management Group and its assets for $23.5 million in cash, subject to certain working capital adjustments. WMG, based in Tempe, Ariz., had total revenues of approximately $12 million in 2010, including approximately $7.8 million in recurring revenue.

WMG's programs and services will be integrated into Tyler operations and branding during the coming months.

Based in Dallas, Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector -- cities, counties, schools and other government entities -- to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler's client base includes more than 10,000 local government offices throughout all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes Magazine named Tyler as one of "America's 200 Best Small Companies" for three consecutive years. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 10/14/2011)

ShotSpotter and Data911 Partner to Deliver Real-Time Gunfire Location Alert Analysis Solution to In-Car Mobile Police Systems
Partnership Between Leading Public Safety Technology Solution Providers to Help Patrol Officers Respond Faster and Safer to Gunfire and Reduce Gun Violence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ShotSpotter, Inc. and Data911 Systems today announced their partnership in delivering real-time, wide-area acoustic surveillance and gunfire location alert and analysis services to Data911 mobile, in-car computer systems to provide patrol officers with the actionable intelligence needed to respond faster and safer to gunfire incidents.

ShotSpotter, the world leader and innovator in gunshot detection and location analysis technology, provides public safety agencies with improved situational intelligence and real-time alerts of gunfire and gunshot incidents that heighten first responder safety and facilitate improved incident management, investigations, and crime analysis and intelligence.

Data911, a leader in mobile computing for 27 years, develops, designs and manufactures rugged in-car computer and digital video systems specifically for the public safety sector. Their suite of products provides a vehicle area network consisting of: in-car, airbag compliant mobile computer systems; in-car cameras with live-streaming video; low-cost license plate recognition; and a cloud-hosted vehicle location service with navigation.

As part of the partnership, ShotSpotter will ensure its gunshot location alert and analysis solution is interoperable with Data911's mobile computing system to deliver a public safety solution that is fully compatible with approved industry standards. By leveraging Data911's mobile computing systems, ShotSpotter's advanced capabilities and features can be available remotely, ensuring that patrol officers respond faster, safer and more accurately to gunfire incidents. ShotSpotter will demonstrate its gunfire location alert analysis solutions on Data911's mobile platform in 'Booth 3205' at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference to be held October 22-26, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place West. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 10/13/2011)

Powertrunk Reiterates that its FCC-Approved
TETRA Equipment can be used in all bands under Part 90 Rules
PowerTrunk TETRA equipment complies with FCC Part 90 rules and is not subject to any restrictions imposed on non-compliant equipment. No waiver is needed for PowerTrunk to sell its TETRA LMR devices in the United States for those bands for which it has been certified.
New York City, NY -October 11, 2011 - PowerTrunkTM Inc. and its parent company Teltronic S.A.U., a global leader in land mobile radio, confirm again that the company's TETRA land mobile radio devices have full FCC authorization to be marketed and deployed in the United States without any restrictions.

PowerTrunk received FCC type acceptance certificates under Part 90 rules for its TETRA base station repeaters (BSR75), handsets (HTT-500) and mobiles (MDT-400) in the 409-430 MHz, 450-470 MHz and 806-870 MHz bands in 2009 and 2010. Certification for other bands is expected in the near future.

TETRA has become the worldwide de facto LMR standard with over 2,200 contracts in place in more than 100 countries. Such universal acceptance would not have been possible if interference had occurred, a concern raised with insistent reiteration by some parties even though neither scientific evidence nor any interference cases in other countries have been presented. Canada recently approved a change in its RSS-119 rules (practically identical to Part 90) so that "full power TETRA" is now accepted in all bands. It is only to be expected that in the near future the rulemaking process underway at the FCC will result in full acceptance with no restrictions of the TETRA modulation with its roll-off parameter default value.

PowerTrunk equipment is software upgradeable at any moment to feature "full power TETRA". This will facilitate the transition upon future FCC authorization. Therefore, users deploying "reduced power TETRA" today will be capable of smoothly upgrading their systems tomorrow. In regard to certification issues, the FCC has been very clear in its orders which granted a Class II permissive change for equipment which received type acceptance prior to the issuance of the waiver last April. No additional certification will be required when the time comes to upgrade PowerTrunk equipment to feature "full power TETRA".

An overwhelming majority of end-users around the world have chosen TETRA as the right LMR technology for public safety, utilities, transit and other industrial and commercial applications. Apart from PowerTrunk/Teltronic, major LMR vendors such as Motorola, EADS or Selex have supplied TETRA networks at a national, regional and local scale across the globe. Some of the largest metropolises in the American continent, among them Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Bogota, have chosen PowerTrunk/Teltronic TETRA networks to improve efficiency of their transit and/or public safety systems. (Source: Power Trunk Press Release 10/11/11)

Spillman, New Dawn partnering to provide complete public safety and court offering
Interface will allow public safety agencies to exchange law and courts data

Salt Lake City, UTAH - Spillman Technologies is partnering with Utah-based courts software company New Dawn Technologies in developing an interface that will provide a complete public safety offering.

Using the interface, courts, municipal courts, probation, parole, and prosecuting attorneys' offices will have the ability to view law and jail information that public safety agencies have stored using their Spillman systems. Public safety agencies will be able to view New Dawn data gathered by courts and other agencies, such as appearance dates, disposition updates, orders of protection, and warrants.

The interface also helps courts, prosecutors, probation, parole, and public safety agencies maintain accurate databases. By eliminating the need to manually re-enter law data into the judicial systems, the interface will help reduce data entry errors while providing agencies with immediate access to information.

New Dawn Technologies has provided case management solutions to government agencies for more than 15 years. The company serves more than 300 agencies, including courts, prosecutors, probation and parole agencies, pretrial services, and public defenders. (Source: Spillman Technologies Press Release 10/14/11)

CDW-G Delivers Ruggedized Technology and Seamless Connectivity to Newport News Police
Panasonic Toughbook and Citrix XenApp Solution Speeds Information Delivery to Officers in the Field

VERNON HILLS, Ill. – October 4, 2011 – CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today announced that it worked in partnership with Accelera Solutions to equip the Newport News Police Department (Va.) with fully ruggedized mobile technology and enable anytime, anywhere access to essential data and applications for officers in the field. The city's 439 police officers work in three shifts, protecting over 180,700 residents across 69 square miles.

CDW-G equipped more than 60 vehicles with Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 and CF-31 notebooks running Citrix XenApp. XenApp delivers software applications from the department's data center over a cellular network to officers' notebooks, which are equipped with an embedded modem. The implementation enables officers to immediately access critical data in the field, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions quickly.

"Our officers need fast and reliable access to information to help them respond effectively to any incident at hand," said Juan Luna, Newport News Police Department business analyst. "Working with CDW-G and Accelera Solutions, we were able to put more information at officers' fingertips, faster than ever before. As a result, they can work independently of any physical location – spending more time in the field – and make decisions based on up-to-the-minute information. The technology is a force multiplier for our officer corps and our citizens." (Source: newsroom.cdwg.com 10/04/2011)

C4i Features in APCO Hot Products List Again
For the second year in a row, one of C4i’s products has been selected as an ‘APCO Hot Product’. This year SwitchplusIP® Command-Center LT was chosen out of more than eighty (80) entries submitted by over seventy (70) companies to make the list of only twenty-five (25). The 2011 Hot Products will feature in the November issue of Public Safety Communications (PSC), the official magazine of APCO International.

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International selected the twenty-five (25) Hot Products from a review conducted at the 77th Annual APCO Conference in Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Every year, exhibiting companies receive an e-mail invitation and application form to submit new products that have been released or substantially revised since the previous conference. These products are then anonymously reviewed during the conference and are then selected by the editor of Public Safety Communications (PSC), and the review team.  The C4i SwitchplusIP® Command-Center LT was the product on display and therefore under evaluation during this event.

C4i’s SwitchplusIP® Command-Center LT is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use mobile IP-based Intercommunications System (ICS).  Suitable for permanent in-vehicle structures or for resources deployed on demand, it provides on-scene mobile operators with rapid access to vital tactical communications assets. In an extremely small, space-saving package the Command-Center LT gives local incident managers the ability to coordinate numerous agencies via a single touchscreen. Integrating radios taken to the scene with those stationed at the base, everyone is continually updated throughout the incident from start to finish. (Source: http://www.c4i.com/ 10-04-2011)

Tusa Consulting Services Announces a Multi-Year Contract with the City of New Orleans, Louisiana
Tusa Consulting Services II-LLC, a designer of public safety radio systems, today announced the award and execution of a multi-year contract with the City of New Orleans for radio consulting and related technical services.

According to Dominic (Nick) Tusa, founder of Tusa Consulting Services, "On behalf of our company, we are thrilled to have New Orleans join our family of clients that include Kansas City, Missouri; the Mid America Regional Council; Floyd County, Georgia and many others. My career in public safety radio communications started with projects for the City of New Orleans, beginning in 1985, and I owe the City a tremendous debt in terms of the education and friendships gained during that first twenty-year association. With this new contract, our firm's personnel are eager to support New Orleans in its goals for Long Term Evolution (LTE) and an expanded Project-25 space."

An initial group of projects has already been identified by the City that includes VHF/UHF narrowbanding of existing radio systems; implementation support for a City-owned Project-25 800MHz simulcast/multisite radio network; and budgetary planning for an LTE broadband network platform. (Source: http://www.einnews.com/ 09-28-2011)

Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Annual Report to Congress
This Fifth Annual Report to the Congress on the state of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has been added to the CJIS GROUP Publications module. The report was submitted in accordance with requirements of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) and the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and builds upon the mission partner accomplishments highlighted in the 2010 Report. The report discusses progress on ISE implementation; collective accomplishments of the terrorism and homeland security information sharing and access community; individual agency initiatives that stand out as best practices in information sharing; and successful partnerships between the PM‐ISE and federal and non‐federal mission partners, involving terrorism, homeland security, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) information sharing. (Source: ISE 2011 Annual Report)

City of Houston Selects Firetide to Build the One of the Highest Performance Mesh Networks for Public Safety in the Nation
City Awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security Funding for Project

The city of Houston has deployed Firetide’s high-performance wireless mesh network as part of a Homeland Security-funded initiative to improve public safety in the downtown area. The network is a communications foundation that connects IP video cameras, located at 134 traffic intersections, allowing first responders in Houston to centrally monitor activity in the downtown area from a command center 24 x 7.  With the ability to view live video feeds, it provides more virtual eyes on the streets and enables faster dispatch of officers where and when they are needed.  Video feeds are also stored and can be used as effective evidence in court, reducing time and expense for prosecuting cases, saving taxpayer dollars.

The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and homeland Security oversees the development of Houston's system, including the Firetide mesh project. The Public Safety Video Initiative is led by Project Manager, Julie Stroup. Her team is comprised of vendor specialists in the areas of network architecture and engineering (NWN Corporation), video system subject matter expertise and integration (Vidsys), component configuration and installation (Pfeiffer and Son, Ltd.), and the Houston Police Department video system manager. This multi-disciplinary team, working closely with Firetide's engineering staff, was a critical factor in the successful implementation of Houston's system. The City developed a network infrastructure that was completely independent of the existing City voice and data networks to best protect the integrity of all networks

The team carefully evaluated communications network alternatives before selecting Firetide. Fiber was not an option as it was not already available in the area and would be too costly to install. Multiple point-to-point and mesh technology vendors were considered and evaluated; "only Firetide met the functional requirements -- performance, reliability, and scalability, for this project," stated Stroup. "In addition, they were the only vendor that could provide customer references of other similar successful installations.""

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding covered the costs for the project - deployment, installation, providing long term benefits for the citizens of Houston and without impact to City budgets.(Source: http://www.firetide.com/ 09-20-2011)

DANIELS ELECTRONICS WINS $4.5 MILLION IN NEW BUSINESS
Daniels Electronics Ltd., a leading global supplier of high reliability Land Mobile Radio (LMR) radio equipment, today announced it has been recently been awarded $4.5 Million in new contract awards. These awards, with government public safety agencies are for the supply of digital public safety radios using its latest generation of firmware based digital radio technology.

These orders for Daniels MT-4E P25 Digital Radio Repeaters, the company's latest generation of firmware based digital radio technology, will be used by Canadian and US government agencies to expand and upgrade their radio networks to provide state of the art digital communications for the first line public safety responders as well as other government radio users. The equipment will replace older radio systems to ensure compliance with the FCC narrow banding mandate coming up in January 2013 that require all LMR radios to operate at more spectrally efficient 12.5 kHz bandwidths.

"These new orders reaffirm Daniels leadership position and well respected reputation for providing reliable high performance digital radios that meet the advanced digital communications needs of public safety agencies." says Robert Small, President and Chief Operating Officer of Daniels Electronics. "The ability of a mid size Canadian company to compete internationally shows we have the right people and the right products for continued success in the growing market of public safety and digital radio communications." (Source: http://www.danelec.com/ 09-2011)

EFJohnson to Upgrade Communications Systems in Iowa and Sawyer Counties
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., one of the nation's leading developers and manufacturers of mission critical communications technology for emergency responders, announced today that it will partner with Two-Way Communications and Pointon Communications to build P25 systems for Sawyer County (Wisconsin) and Iowa County (Wisconsin).  Both systems will leverage WISCOM (Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communication), which was developed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and will provide mobile coverage for 95 percent of the state.

"By utilizing the statewide WISCOM backbone, Sawyer and Iowa Counties will benefit from upgraded interoperable communications systems that are designed to address their specific needs while also enjoying the significant cost savings that result from using the shared infrastructure," said Andrew Adams, president and CEO of EFJohnson.  "We look forward to working with these counties to help them fully leverage all the capabilities these robust, flexible systems have to offer."

The company will work with Sawyer County to build out a hybrid P25 System.  In addition, the County will utilize two WISCOM sites that are located within its boundaries to provide interoperable communications among public safety agencies.

In Iowa County, EFJohnson will build a Trunked VHF P25 System with five sites. The system, based on the company's innovative hybrid architecture, will include two conventional sites operating in a hybrid mode connected to WISCOM. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 09-26-2011)

TriTech Software Systems Announces Acquisition of Leading Public Safety Solution Provider, VisionAIR Inc.
TriTech Software Systems, a leading provider of Public Safety and Medical Transportation software solutions, today announced its acquisition of VisionAIR, a privately held company that specializes in providing mission-critical Computer-Aided Dispatch, Law and Fire-EMS Records Management, Mobile, Jail Management, Civil Processing and multi-agency data sharing solutions to public safety agencies primarily for the mid-tier market.

The partnership strengthens TriTech's market share leadership by adding more than 500 VisionAIR clients to the TriTech family, bringing the total of agencies served to more than 2,500 agencies worldwide. With expanded presence and more than 300 employees dedicated to public safety, both companies can leverage their leadership, resources, and capabilities to support the increasing demands placed on public safety services through consolidation, regionalization, information sharing, limited budgets, and the convergence of technology.

"Public safety agencies in North America are facing challenging times. They increasingly look to safer, more resilient solutions from companies who can exhibit leadership, longevity and stability. The partnership between VisionAIR and TriTech is about bringing together two strong leaders in different segments of the market to create the largest, most stable company in our market," said Chris Maloney, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriTech Software Systems. "Today, we significantly strengthened both companies, not only in terms of our market presence, personnel and leadership, but having scalable solutions to support any type (Fire, Law and EMS) or size public safety agency."

Business continuity underlines the new partnership, as VisionAIR's executive team, including Mike Lyons, Gary Bunyard, and Scott MacDonald, will continue to manage VisionAIR's day-to-day operations and maintain their focus on delivering high quality products and services. (Source: http://www.marketwatch.com 9-19-2011)

C4i introduces one of the first portable full-function dispatch systems for mobile incident emergency response.
RESTON, VA—At APCO Philadelphia in August 2012, C4i launched yet another innovation in the dispatch communications field.  SwitchplusIP® Command-Center LT is exactly the same IP-based, feature rich, interoperable control console as the SwitchplusIP master system, but condensed in a small, ruggedized container to be easily transportable.

One of C4i’s priorities is to listen to customer input.  Case in point—the original impetus behind this new product was a customer request.  One of the largest Australian railways came to C4i with the need for a reliable turnkey communications solution that could be deployed for incident response—C4i delivered.  The rail organization incorporated the system in to a Mobile Incident Response Trailer with one operator position and the capability to integrate communications from six or more different radios into a single headset.    C4i also delivered and integrated a GSM gateway, satellite telephony and Wi-Fi SIP phones.

This unique project was such a solid success, C4i is now offering this product to any public safety agency, transportation organization, utility, or other entity who may need comprehensive, yet compact dispatch control that can operate anywhere, even in areas lacking radio coverage. The only component they need to add are wheels.(Source:C4i, Inc. Press Release 09-12-2011)

CJIS GROUP, Inc. Acquired by Intelligence Acquisition Co., LLC
September 12, 2011\CJIS GROUP, Inc. ("CJIS"), the leading provider of market intelligence for Information Technology procurements in the criminal justice and public safety market, has been acquired by Intelligence Acquisition Co, LLC, a new company based in Reston, VA formed by government IT industry veteran David Heinemann and Curran Companies, a family run investment firm based in Kansas City, MO. "Curran Companies is a leading sponsor of strong, experienced management teams and is very excited to partner with Mr. Heinemann in the acquisition of CJIS" stated Wiley Curran. Mr. Heinemann brings 30 years of information technology and information industry experience to CJIS. In addition to advising clients on over 70 merger, acquisition and investment transactions since 1985, Mr. Heinemann engineered and implemented successful strategic growth strategies as investor, director and/or executive at several companies, including INPUT and the Daily Racing Form. READ MORE

IBM to Acquire i2 to Accelerate Big Data Analytics to Transform Global Cities
Extends IBM’s Commitment to Assist Governments, Law Enforcement, Retail, Insurance and Healthcare Clients in the Era of Smarter Cities

IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire i2 to accelerate its business analytics initiatives and help clients in the public and private sectors address crime, fraud and security threats. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With more than 4,500 customers in 150 countries, i2 is a leading provider of intelligence analytics for crime and fraud prevention based in Cambridge, UK with U.S. headquarters in McLean, Va.  i2’s clients span multiple sectors globally such as banking, defense, health care, insurance, law enforcement, national security and retail. i2 solutions are currently used by 12 of the top 20 retail banks globally and eight of the top 10 largest companies in the world. 

Organizations in both the public and private sectors today are facing an exponential increase in “big data” -- information and intelligence coming from disparate and unstructured sources including social media, biometrics and criminal databases. When it is accessible to the people who need it, this information can be used to anticipate potential problems, make better, faster decisions, and coordinate resources to deliver exceptional service to citizens and customers.

"IBM's goal is to better equip public safety officials and businesses with the information and tools they need to ensure safer cities," said Craig Hayman, General Manager of Industry Solutions at IBM. "The combined capabilities of IBM and i2 will help customers uncover patterns and trends that will allow them to more effectively protect the privacy and safety of citizens, businesses and governments."

"The combination of i2's products and IBM's advanced data collection and warehousing technologies will be compelling for clients seeking to enhance situational awareness and make connections between seemingly unrelated information from oceans of data," said Robert Griffin, CEO, i2. "i2's existing clients will be at home with IBM, a company known for its ability to help organizations make the most of their data assets."(Source: http://www.i2group.com/ 08-31-2011)

RELM Wireless Receives FCC Authorization For Its P25 800 MHz KNG Portable Radio
RELM Wireless Corporation announced today that its P25 digital portable radio, the KNG P800, has received equipment authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use in the United States. The KNG P800 provides interoperability under the Project 25 standard (P25) established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials - International (APCO).

The KNG P800 operates in the 800MHz frequency band. It joins RELM's other KNG portable and mobile models in addressing the requirements of government and public safety professionals, and incorporates the same impressive array of features offered in our entire KNG line.

RELM President and CEO David Storey commented, "The authorization of the KNG P800 by the FCC is an important achievement for RELM; enabling us to compete for state and municipal opportunities and customers that previously were outside the scope of our product line. Offering the same extensive feature-set, world-class performance and value as our other KNG products, we believe prospective customers will be impressed with the KNG P800."(Source: http://www.relm.com/ 8-30-2011)

Total Computer to Present at September 2011 Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud CAB Meeting
Microsoft has invited Chief Software Architect, Al Perez of Total Computer Software, to speak at the Windows Azure Cloud Customer Advisory Board (CAB) this coming September. The meeting will take place September 26-28, 2011 in Kirkland, WA. As the only member of the CAB from the public safety industry, Al plans to discuss the success that Total Computer has seen with its flagship product, Total Enforcement™ RMS/CAD, on the Windows Azure Cloud platform and its implications for the future of public safety.

The Microsoft CAB consists of approximately 40-45 exclusive Microsoft partners, most including CIOs from Fortune 500 companies, who represent enterprises, the public sector, and ISVs. Total, along with the other CAB members play a critical role in helping to guide the future direction of the Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform.

Recently, Microsoft published a Case Study about Total Computer’s first client to go live on the Cloud. Total’s client is among the first in the country to run a Cloud-based computer aided dispatch and records management system. Click here to read the Microsoft Case Study. (Source: Total Computer Press Release 08-23-2011)

EFJOHNSON LAUNCHES ATLAS™ P25 SYSTEMS SOLUTION AT APCO
ATLAS offers the most flexible LMR system solution in the industry

IRVING, Texas - August 4, 2011 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today that it will unveil its new ATLAS™ P25 Systems Solution at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Conference & Expo August 7-9 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. ATLAS provides a complete Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system solution in all public safety VHF, UHF and 700/800 frequency bands. The new offering introduces simulcast capability for both conventional and trunking systems, providing significantly more architecture options for its customers. ATLAS P25 is the first and only system solution in the industry with the ability to combine conventional and trunking into one system, creating a “hybrid” that is completely tailored to a customer’s unique environment.

"The EFJohnson ATLAS P25 System Solution uses an IP-based, fully distributed architecture. This allows it to easily scale from a single site to a state-wide network. Over its life, it's very easy to add sites or change configurations to keep up with the evolving needs of our customers," said Andrew Adams, president and CEO of EFJohnson.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the ATLAS P25 System Solution is designed to address a variety of scenarios such as greenfield deployment, network migration from proprietary technologies or evolution from an analog to a digital P25 network. As a software-based system, ATLAS P25 allows for future system enhancements, such as P25 Phase II. (Source: http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com 08-2011)

No Budget for Infrastructure? How Total Enforcement™ Revolutionized an Agency
Just a few short months ago, Total Computer began planning its first implementation of Total Enforcement 2 (TE2) on the Windows Azure Cloud for the East Hampton Town Police Department (EHTPD). Today, the EHTPD is the first RMS/CAD live on the Cloud. This transition essentially moved the department off of traditional servers and onto the Cloud for the purposes of data hosting; thus, reducing upfront or maintenance costs associated with servers. Along with the upfront cost savings, the transition to the Cloud is both seamless and quick making is possible to transition an agency/department overnight.
 
Microsoft recently published a Case Study on EHTPD’s move to the Cloud. Click here to read the Microsoft Case Study.

Along with the upfront cost savings from the move to the Cloud, the EHTPD has seen the following benefits from using TE2:
• Increased officer and overall public safety
• Reduced data entry resulting in faster record creation and error reduction
• Real-time information with strong geospatial analysis
• Greater reporting features
• Improved productivity - much of it from the ability to work offline in a mobile environment
(Total Enforcement Press Release 08-17-2011)

Radio IP Integrates Radio, 3G and 4G Networks into Multi-Agency Public Safety Mobile VP
A single MVPN supports 60 Snohomish County public safety agencies, providing each with independent management of network resources to respect unique agency policies

Radio IP Software Inc., a leading developer of advanced Mobile Virtual Private Network (MVPN) software solutions, today announced the deployment of both its Radio IP MTG and Mult-IP systems in a county-wide MVPN solution supporting more than 1000 mobile devices from fire, police and EMS agencies serviced by the Snohomish County Police Auxiliary Services Center (SNOPAC) and Southwest Snohomish County Communications (SNOCOM) agency. Together, these organizations provide emergency dispatch, communications and technical services for more than 60 public safety agencies across Snohomish County in Washington State.

SNOPAC and SNOCOM implemented a hybrid solution leveraging established Radio IP MTG systems and Mult-IP next-generation MVPN software from Radio IP.  “Radio IP was the only vendor that offered us a solution that extended the life of our existing narrowband data network - which remains a vital component of our public service response capabilities - while still providing a seamless path for advanced wireless technologies as we need them,” said Lt. Steve Dittoe, SCSO Project Manager, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.  “As we continue to migrate our agencies to a next-generation mobile CAD platform, the Radio IP MPVN solution offers us the compression, API, application-steering and enhanced multi-agency support capabilities needed to cost-effectively extend services throughout the county,” he continued.  “Mult-IP and Radio IP MTG easily support our large geographic footprint while respecting our modest budget and the Radio IP implementation team exceeded our support expectations.  We look forward to expanding our relationship with Radio IP as we continue to evolve our MVPN services.” (Source: http://www.radio-ip.com/ 08-2011)

Harris Corporation's BeOn First to Offer P25 Voice Over 3G Cellular and LTE Networks
•Industry's first software application to enable broadband LTE networks to support Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications
•Extends critical PTT voice communications to public safety users over commercial 3G cellular and LTE networks
•Includes the integrated P25 (Project 25) feature set, ideal for those users who need to communicate over commercial carrier networks

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, today announced today that its BeOnTM has become the industry's first solution to enable public safety subscribers on a cellular or public safety LTE network to talk to each other, exchange text messages and pass real-time location information to connected team members and the dispatcher's computer-assisted dispatch (CAD) system. The BeOn software application delivers Push-To-Talk (PTT) voice over 3G cellular and commercial and public safety LTE networks - providing users with the integrated P25 (Project 25) feature set, including voice, text messaging and location services, making it the ideal solution for a variety of public safety communication users.

"Since we first introduced BeOn, we recognized that public safety users could greatly benefit from the types of capabilities it offered," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "We extended the solution's capabilities to deliver P25 features and functionality to public safety users. Whether on 3G commercial cellular or public safety LMR networks, first responders now have the interoperable voice solution they need to reliably communicate."

With BeOn, voice communication services are delivered to first responders as voice-over-IP (Internet Protocol) data packets using wireless broadband IP data services. Because BeOn brings a traditional LMR functionality to a software-based network data service, BeOn can run across a variety of IP-based broadband networks, including commercial and public safety LTE networks. (Source: http://www.harris.com/ 8-15-2011)

Raytheon Successfully Links P25 Mobile Radio With Zetron's Dispatch Console System
Test results show Raytheon's commitment to open standards and its strength as a systems integrator

Raytheon Company successfully integrated and tested its P25net land mobile radio with the Zetron Acom digital dispatch control system to demonstrate the ease of delivering interoperable communications through the use of open standards.

The test was written according to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Project 25 (P25) Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) standard to provide customer assurance that these systems will integrate and perform as required.

"The integration of Raytheon's P25 and Zetron's dispatch control was seamless," said Bill Iannacci, director of Civil Communications Solutions for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "And this is just one example of how our open standards approach can connect to a variety of existing radios and communications systems."(Source: http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/ 08-06-2011)

Oxnard, California Fire Department selects Emergency Technologies’ Visual Fire Software
The city of Oxnard, California Fire Department will deploy Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Visual Fire, a Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS), which will provide responders with access to mission critical data that will help improve firefighter safety and increase efficiency and effectiveness in federal and state reporting requirements.

ETI will begin implementing Visual Fire later this year as part of a comprehensive public safety software modernization effort. Visual Fire will provide Oxnard Fire Department with highly configurable software that will help streamline field and station electronic reporting.

The Visual Fire solution is a suite of modules that includes fire incident reporting, fire inspections, mobile field reporting, training and certification records, hydrant information and structural pre-plans, along with several additional modules that will provide the Oxnard Fire Department with modern technology to improve data management and integrity throughout the system. The ETI solution will also integrate with New World Systems’ Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) system.

“ETI’s solutions are used by the most progressive Fire Departments. We are honored to partner with the Oxnard Fire Department, and look forward to a successful implementation,“ said Kyle Breischaft, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Technologies, Inc. He continued, “We are very excited to be able to deploy Visual Fire in Southern California.” (http://www.emergencytechnologies.com/ 08-05-2011)

Raytheon to Provide Wisconsin County's First Interoperable Communications System
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to provide Rock County, Wis., with its first interoperable communications system, a 20-site conventional P25 digital land mobile radio system. It will provide seamless communications across public safety and municipal services within the county, which spans more than 700 miles in the South-Central portion of the state.

"Because of the upcoming Narrowband Mandate, our vendor, General Communications of Madison, Wis., recommended Raytheon's P25net system. We currently have an analog VHS conventional voted system and were looking to continue utilizing our installed bases and receivers," stated Dave Sleeter, director of Rock County Communications Center. "Raytheon's system will allow us to convert our existing equipment to P25 conventional voting at a fraction of the price of replacing all of our equipment."

The Raytheon P25net system provides more than 100 channels with voting, multicast and simulcast technologies to provide communications for police, fire, EMS, Sheriff, transportation and municipal city workers. The system offers Rock County cost savings, service improvements and customer-driven migration benefits.

The Raytheon solution will promote customer choice, enabling cities to acquire their P25 subscriber units as budgets allow from their preferred vendor. Raytheon will be responsible for system design, equipment, installation, testing, training, warranty and maintenance services.(http://www.raytheon.com/ 08-02-2011)

Los Gatos Police Department Streamlines Vehicle Video Uploads
New Solution Blows Away Previous Hard-wired Network

Los Gatos, CA - Based on the performance of its existing Firetide-based wireless network, the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department has expanded its network to include a new wireless system for use in its fleet of police cruisers along with Wi-Fi access for the police operations building. The new system delivers greater reliability than any previous network the department has used.

The greatest operational benefit from the wireless network has been the ability to offload video from the police cruisers to the main network in an efficient and expedient manner. In the past, the department had to physically roll out a Cat-5 Ethernet cable on a spool to physically connect the vehicles to the network to be able to download the videos. This system proved to be difficult and time consuming. Police vehicles and even a street sweeper regularly damaged the Cat-5 cable, which meant it had to be replaced on a regular basis. Additionally, the police officers are typically on tight schedules, which in-turn meant the video footage was not downloaded as often as needed, causing long download times when they actually found the time to get everything hooked up.

With the new Firetide wireless system, every police vehicle is now equipped with a Firetide HotPort 7000 indoor mesh node that transmits data directly to the police station with a single click of a button, saving both time and money over the long run. Beyond the video, data about each vehicle is captured and transmitted along with the video, providing the department with greater insight into every vehicle. The data download includes information from how fast an officer is driving to readouts from crash sensors.(Source: http://www.firetide.com/ 07-2011)

Newnan, GA Selects SunGard’s Public Safety Software For Multijurisdictional Partnership With Coweta County, GA Sheriff’s Office
The Newnan, GA Police Department has selected SunGard’s ONESolution and OSSI public safety solutions, including computer-aided dispatch (CAD), records management (RMS), and mobile computing software.  Newnan will partner with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office to share critical information through SunGard applications as part of a multijurisdictional law enforcement strategy. This interagency approach will help emergency dispatchers push information into the field more quickly and help officers access data remotely through wireless-enabled mobile technology.

SunGard Public Sector’s fully integrated public safety solutions will help Newnan Police Department increase productivity and accountability. ONESolution Computer-Aided Dispatch (ONESolution CAD) is part of SunGard’s new enterprise-wide software suite and provides a fast, reliable way to help manage and dispatch emergency calls, including integrated mapping, a graphical user interface, and hotspot notifications.

The OSSI RMS helps agencies collect, store, access and share critical information gathered during the course of an incident investigation. SunGard Public Sector’s OSSI mobile product suite provides critical information to officers in the field, where and when it is needed most, via wireless-enabled mobile technology. SunGard Public Sector’s public safety solutions are fully integrated, so data entries created in one application are accessible in other ONESolution and OSSI applications. (http://www.sungardps.com/ 07-27-2011)

Patriot Data Solutions Group launches free OpenCDX Community
www.OpenCDX.org to provide Metadata Registry components, tools and services for sharing andbuilding justice exchange artifacts from a Community‐managed canonical data model

SAN DIEGO – July 28, 2011 – Patriot Scientific Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Patriot Data Solutions Group’s (PDSG) announced today the establishment of the OpenCDX Community, a free service with the goal of substantially simplifying the definition and deployment of NIEM‐conforming exchanges. The community will be supported through a web site, and will contain a standards‐based meta‐data registry, canonical data model, and forums for furthering the state of the art in information sharing.

OpenCDX will provide practitioners and developers involved with Information Sharing for Criminal Justice, Public Safety and Other Domains in the public sector with the capability to leverage and build upon re‐usable canonical metadata for driving tools and artifact development of standards‐based data exchanges. The site will also be a one‐stop Community for accessing valuable documentation and resources on creating Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) that conforms to National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), Logical Entity Exchange Specification (LEXS), Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM), Global Reference Architecture (GRA) and Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) national standards.

The OpenCDX site launch is part of a larger strategic initiative by PDSG to expand their cloud‐based services this year. The Community web site also includes a cloud‐based exchange design and test environment using CDX ExchangeBuilder in a SaaS subscription‐based licensing model, as well as industry‐wide updates, notices as current events dictate, and offer members a chance to provide perspectives and suggestions. Registration is free and available at www.opencdx.org.(Source: http://www.pdsg.com 07-28-2011)

Dane County to implement new 911 dispatch system from TriTech Software Systems
After two decades using the same technology, the Dane County 911 Center has begun taking steps to implement a new high-tech computer system in the hopes of improving communication between dispatchers and emergency personnel.

According to a statement from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, the new system will be the “backbone” of the Dane County 911 Center. It said the system will be especially helpful in managing a number of emergency personnel from multiple communities. Dane County Emergency Operations Manager Gary Bell said this Computer Aided Dispatch system provides the dispatcher the ability to track who needs help and where, status of emergency units responding to calls and full accounting of public safety resources as they arrive on the scenes of fire, emergency medical or police calls.

"Designed by TriTech Software Systems, the new CAD provides innovative, comprehensive public safety solutions for law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies," said Dejung.

Dejung said the company is one of the largest public safety software companies in the world, with more than 2,200 agencies across the world.

Bell said each communicator would receive 5 days of training, which was proposed by TriTech. He said TriTech has managed multiple successful implementations of CAD installations at centers similar to that of Dane County.

The management team included the new CAD system, which will cost $4.2 million, in the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan, requesting the initiative be funded. The County Board approved the request. (Source: http://badgerherald.com/ 07-18-2011)

Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire Goes-Live on Emergency Technologies’ Visual Fire Software
Raleigh, NC (July 13, 2011) – The city of Columbus, Ohio has gone-live on Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Visual Fire, a Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS). On June 5, 2011 the Columbus Division of Fire began live operations on the Visual Fire software, which provides responders with access to critical data for promoting the safety of fire personnel and the citizens they protect.

This opportunity is part of a larger contract through ETI’s strategic business partner, Intergraph Corp., the leading global provider of public safety and security incident management software that facilitates faster emergency response and interoperability between agencies and jurisdictions to save lives and protect property.

The Visual Fire solution is a suite of modules that includes fire incident reporting, mobile field reporting, Equipment Inventory, Personnel, Schedule Viewer, Master Indices, Audit Viewer, and Assignment Manager, along with several additional modules that will provide the Columbus Division of Fire with modern technology to increase operational efficiency throughout the organization.  The ETI solution will also seamlessly integrate with Intergraph’s Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) system, which was also implemented at the Columbus Department of Public Safety Communications Center, as well as the Columbus Division of Police and Division of Fire and EMS personnel.

Columbus, Ohio, the capital and largest city in the state, has a population of more than 791,800. The Columbus Division of Fire has 32 fire stations covering over 240 square miles, and employs approximately 1,600 personnel.(Source: http://www.emergencytechnologies.com/ 07-13-2011)

Raytheon Awarded Nation's First Competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution Broadband Communications Network Contract
Raytheon Company has been awarded the first competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) contract in the nation, as well as the first contract under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), for recipients of the FCC 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

The $8.7 million contract will provide Adams County, Colo., and the adjacent Denver community, with a 15-site LTE communications system that delivers the Public Safety user access to next-generation broadband capabilities such as streaming video, remote data access and information sharing.

The system will become part of the nationwide public safety LTE network that will provide broadband data services to all levels of first responders throughout the county.

Raytheon will be responsible for system design, equipment and system configuration, project management, installation, testing and training. (Source:http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/ 06-06-2011)

CJIS GROUP Will Sponsor Federal Grants Programs Webinar for Clients & Non-Clients
CJIS GROUP is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a second webinar to provide our clients and non-clients with a briefing on the FY2011 Federal grants programs available to state and local criminal justice and other public safety agencies. This briefing will cover the new budget the Congress recently passed and appropriated. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST and is being offered to current CJIS GROUP clients and non-clients; $75.00 fee for non-clients; no charge for clients. This webinar will cover the same material as the briefing held June 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST. More information, including how to sign up, will be released soon.

Municipal Court's new AMCAD case management system also will help lower courts
The quest for efficiency at Mesa Municipal Court may help lower courts statewide streamline their operations, cut costs and improve public access.

The court in May received a $2.3 million grant from the Arizona Supreme Court to work with a Virginia-based contractor to develop a model case management system.

Engineers with AMCAD, or American Cadastre in Herndon, Va., will work directly with Mesa Municipal Court, Tucson City Court and Pima County Justice Court officials through a video hookup while they develop the program, said Mesa Municipal Court administrator Paul Thomas.

The hookup will help eliminate mistakes, needless extra work and delays, he said. The project is scheduled for completion in 18 months, in March 2013.(Source: http://www.azcentral.com/ 06-30-2011)

Harris Corporation Awarded $23.6 Million Contract to Deploy Public Safety Communications System in Floyd County, Georgia
•Harris P25IP technology will provide secure, mission-critical communications for public safety users throughout 518 square miles
•The 800 MHz digital trunking system will enable interoperability among the area's first responders using VHF, UHF and 700/800 MHz P25 systems
•Unity® XG-100, P7300 and P5400 portable and mobile radios will support the county's public safety users

Harris Corporation
, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $23.6 million contract from Floyd County, Georgia, to deploy a Harris P25IP (Project 25 to the power of Internet Protocol) digital radio system to support public safety first responders across the county's 518 square miles. The ten-site, 800 MHz, P25IP trunked system will provide reliable, mission-critical communications, enabling interoperable communication with local, state and federal agencies in the area.

For enhanced interoperable communication, the Harris solution for Floyd County features the full suite of Harris radio terminals, including the award-winning Unity® XG-100 portable and mobile full-spectrum multiband radios, along with the Harris P7300 and P5400 portable and M7300 and M5300 mobile radios operating on the VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz frequency bands.

The Floyd County system will be P25 Phase 2-ready and can serve as the network core of the Northwest Georgia Interoperability Network (NGIN) in the near-term, reducing the County's total ownership costs. The County's system will also be supported by the establishment of a local service center operated by Williams Communications, a long time Harris partner and local technical services organization with more than 50 years of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) experience. The system also meets the Federal Communication Commission's narrowband mandate to eliminate the County's current wideband transmissions by January 1, 2013. (Source:http://www.prnewswire.com/ 06-29-2011)

CDW-G Supports Multi-County Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative
Forty law enforcement agencies in the Texas Panhandle collaborate to improve officers’ access to information

June 27, 2011 – CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today announced that it supported a law enforcement information sharing initiative involving 40 law enforcement agencies across 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle region, a rural area of 400,000 residents spanning nearly 26,000 square miles.

The initiative, called the Panhandle Regional Information and Data Exchange (PRIDE), supported by a nearly $1 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant and a $300,000 Department of Homeland Security grant, has three phases: equipping officer vehicles with ruggedized Panasonic Toughbook notebooks to enable information access; building a shared database of Class C warrant information, typically traffic violations and other infractions; and building a networked infrastructure and regional data hub that will provide access to state and national law enforcement databases.

Prior to the Toughbook implementation in 250 officer vehicles, officers either had data terminals with limited functionality, or they had no in-car access to law enforcement information at all. As a result, officers in the field relied on dispatch to search criminal databases and relay other critical information. CDW-G, a trusted advisor to law enforcement agencies across the country, was called on to execute phase one of the project, and now, the GPS-enabled Toughbooks help officers see who else is on patrol and their locations, as well as pending requests for assistance - without needing to request assistance from dispatch.(Source: http://www.cdwg.com/ 06-27-2011)


HP Selected to Modernize Guam's Court Case Management System
HP Enterprise Services today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Judiciary of Guam to modernize its court case management system and improve access to the courts via the internet.

Under the terms of the contract, HP will act as a systems integrator for the judiciary's court case management solution. HP will help provide 24/7 public access to court information and improve system efficiency, as well as streamline reporting, administration and performance management. The solution also will help the government address the increased demand on judicial services due to Guam's expected 25 percent population growth over the next four years.

"This is a very exciting time for Guam as we work alongside private industry to accommodate the current and impending population growth of our island by revamping our infrastructure and modernizing citizen services," said Supreme Court of Guam Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido. "With this system upgrade we are now better equipped to deliver on our mission of providing accessible judiciary services to the citizens of Guam."http://www.marketwatch.com/

With the new integrated court case management system, citizens will be able to file court documents, pay fees and check the status of cases online. Jurors will benefit from the new system's jury management features, which allow jurors to communicate with the courts via email and online. (Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/ 06-16-2011)

Clyde police cars get high-tech video systems from Data911
Police in the city just put their brand-new 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers into service and Tuesday added about $11,000 worth of computer and video equipment to each.

The technology was sold to the department by Data911, a company with a sales office based in Chesterfield, Mo.

Chief Bruce Gower said the introduction of the technology to their cruisers will dramatically improve officers' ability to collect evidence and information, help in court proceedings and keep the police more accountable to the public.

The system constantly records video without audio, though only 60 seconds are stored at a time unless the recording system is turned on by one of three triggers: The officer activating the cruiser light bar, an internal crash sensor, the in-car activation switch or a mobile pack that straps onto an officer's belt. (Source: http://www.thenews-messenger.com/ 06-09-2011)

State of North Carolina - Office of Administrative Hearing Awards a Contract to Implement a Case Management System to AMCAD
The North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) announced today that American Cadastre, LLC dba AMCAD® was awarded a contract for the implementation of a case management system (AiCMS). AMCAD was selected over seven other vendors by the County.

The Office of Administrative (OAH) presides in administrative law contested case and the purpose of the OAH is to provide a forum for a prompt impartial resolution of disputes between the citizens and state agencies. The OAH Hearing division main office is located in Raleigh with additional office in High Point and Charlotte.

AMCAD’s AiCMS system will automate the Office of Administrative Hearing operation, including case management, financial processing, scheduling, role-defined dashboards and document management. AiCMS also improves staff productivity and accountability, and further streamlines office workflow by sharing information throughout the Clerk’s operation. The AiCMS system utilizes the latest Microsoft .NET technology, providing the state with the ability to protect its investment in technology. The solution allows for remote access for the public to view case and calendar information. This unique access, provided only by AMCAD, saves thousands of manual work hours per year. The AMCAD project will be implemented in the State of North Carolina over the next 9 months.(Source: http://www.businesswire.com/ 06-08-2011)

CJIS GROUP Will Sponsor Federal Grants Programs Webinar
CJIS GROUP is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a webinar to provide our clients with a briefing on the FY2011 Federal grants programs available to state and local criminal justice and other public safety agencies. This briefing will cover the new budget the Congress recently passed and appropriated. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT. More information, including how to sign up, will be released at the end of the week. This webinar is being offered only to current CJIS GROUP subscribers; there is no charge for this briefing. CJIS GROUP will offer a fee-based briefing to non-clients at a later date.

RELM Successfully Completes Project 25 Compliance Assessment for KNG Series Mobile and Portable Radios
RELM Wireless Corporation announced today that its KNG Series mobile and portable radios are now Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)-validated on the infrastructure of four competitors, and have been included on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) website.

The P25 CAP is a voluntary program that allows P25 equipment suppliers to formally demonstrate their products' compliance with a select group of P25 requirements. The purpose of the program is to provide federal, state and local emergency response agencies with evidence that the communications equipment they are purchasing meets P25 standards for performance, conformance, and interoperability.  The program is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to improve communication interoperability for first responders and is a partnership of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Command, Control and Interoperability Division, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, radio equipment manufacturers, and the emergency response community.

RELM's KNG Series portable radios are one of the highest specification radios available in a small light-weight package, and they are gaining favor among first-responders. RELM's KNG Series mobile radios provide industry leading features like full-color touch screen technology which improves the usability of the radio.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 06-07-2011)

City of Tulsa Signs Contract With TriTech to Improve Emergency Response

TriTech Software Systems, the leading provider of public safety and medical transport solutions, announces that the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has signed a contract for its VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch system (CAD). The selection of TriTech provides an upgraded CAD system for Tulsa's Public Safety Communications Center to facilitate quick and effective emergency response for the City of Tulsa's Fire and Police Departments.

TriTech will provide its VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch solution to minimize response times and improve operational efficiencies for the Tulsa Public Safety Communications Center. As a map-centric system, VisiCAD features live routing capabilities to provide Tulsa's telecommunicators with unit recommendations based on closest available unit by fastest estimated drive time. By analyzing the street network and assessing the drive time of each of the appropriate units, emergency response times for are minimized.

The upgraded VisiCAD system also provides interoperability and seamless information sharing with Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), the City of Tulsa's provider of emergency medical services. EMSA similarly utilizes VisiCAD in its communication centers and will be able to integrate with City of Tulsa's VisiCAD system via a CAD-to-CAD interface. By operating on the same communications platform, the City of Tulsa and EMSA will be able to share critical incident information and view locations and statuses of each agency's units to coordinate joint emergency response. By working on a similar platform, the City of Tulsa will recognize important operational and communication efficiencies through the real-time, immediate sharing of information.(Source: http://www.benzinga.com/ 05-27-2011)

Harris Corporation Selected by Linn County, Iowa, for $18 Million Contract to Upgrade Public Safety Communications System
•Harris P25IP technology will provide secure, voice and data communications for public safety users throughout 724 square miles.
•Harris Unity XG-100 portable and mobile radios will give Linn County first responders improved interoperability across all county frequency bands.
•Locally-based RACOM, a 40-year Harris partner, will provide technical service.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected to design and implement a Harris P25IP (Project 25 to the power of Internet Protocol) trunked simulcast radio system in Linn County, Iowa, which includes Cedar Rapids, the largest city in the state.  The system will provide reliable, mission-critical voice and data communications for first responders who serve the county's more than 200,000 residents over 724 square miles.  The contract also includes Harris Unity XG-100P Full-Spectrum Multiband portable radios for improved communication on the VHF, UHF, 700 and 800 MHz frequency bands.

"Seeing the success experienced by neighboring Johnson County with its Harris P25 trunked radio system, it was an easy decision to implement a similar upgrade," said Sheriff Brian Gardner, Linn County, Iowa. "Our new standards-based system will give our agencies exactly what we need - a highly-available, scalable radio solution for reliable voice and data communications that will support our first responders during both large-scale emergency situations and day-to-day operations."

The Harris P25IP digital simulcast system will consist of six sites across Linn County. The system meets current P25 standard and is software upgradeable to P25 Phase 2 standards for future scalability. Harris partner and locally-based RACOM will provide technical services and support.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 05-25-2011)

Patriot Data Solutions Group launches ExchangeBuilder wizard, moderates panel at IACP LEIM Conference next month
‐ Company to introduce their Information Exchange Package Documentation wizard; lead apanel discussion on recent success in New Jersey ‐

Patriot Scientific Corporation's (OTCBB: PTSC ‐ News) wholly‐owned subsidiary, Patriot Data Solutions Group's (PDSG) will announce a significant enhancement to their CrossFlo DataExchange® (CDX) software product as well as moderate a workshop at next month's Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) conference.

The company will introduce its Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) wizard in the newest version of CDX and lead an expert panel to discuss a recent success story for the state of New Jersey.

"LEIM is the perfect place to showcase how we set the standard for software automation for federal, state and local law enforcement data sharing systems and provide a relevant example of our ability to do so," said Thomas Kooy, Vice President of Product Development at PDSG. "We're very much looking forward to the dialogue we'll have with key technology and law enforcement decision makers at the conference." (Source: http://www.pdsg.com 05-24-2011)

City of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chooses Intergraph Incident Management Software to Consolidate Emergency Response
Intergraph's call-taking and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software improves coordination between the city's police and fire agencies, speeds response to critical incidents.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 19, 2011 -- Intergraph®, the leading global provider of incident management solutions, announced today that the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, has chosen Intergraph's incident management solution to enhance emergency response and interoperability between their public safety agencies. The city will use Intergraph's map-based computer-aided dispatch (CAD), mobile technology, automatic vehicle location and interoperability software.

The implementation will extend the Intergraph CAD and mobile technology already in place at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to include call-taking and dispatch at the city's Fire Department. The consolidated system will improve operational efficiency at both agencies, which serve a population of approximately 1 million.

"Intergraph's incident management software increases our ability to serve the public by helping us mobilize resources to respond quickly and effectively to emergency incidents," said Ranjit Raju, IT manager, Charlotte Fire Department.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 05-19-2011)

Town of East Hampton Police Preparing to Go Live on TE2 on the Windows Azure Cloud
MELVILLE, NY, May 16, 2011: Total Computer is pleased to announce that the Town of East Hampton Police Department (EHTPD) will be going live using Total Enforcement 2 (TE2) on the Cloud in the upcoming week. The EHTPD, located on Long Island, NY, is fully embracing the paradigm shift towards Cloud computing. With Mayor Bloomberg's recent announcement of running NYC's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications on the Cloud, more and more consumers are embracing this inevitable and exciting future.

Some of the compelling benefits the Azure platform has for Total Computer's customers include:
• Shorter sales cycle with the Software + Services (S+S) solution
• No upfront deployment costs and predictable monthly costs
• Instant provisioning as new customers can be deployed the same day
• Azure infrastructure can instantly scale up to meet customer usage requirement
• Excellent failover and redundancy for 100% uptime of the application
• Highly secure infrastructure that meets the stringent needs of law enforcement
• Removes the need for IT support resources at law enforcement organizations
• The solution is an operating expense item instead of a capital expense

Starting with this milestone that EHTPD has initiated by going on the Cloud, Total Computer anticipates an exponential growth market in the Microsoft Azure Cloud over the next few years.(Source: Total Enforcement Press Release 05-16-2011)

Wilkes-Barre, PA Eager to Implement the Total Enforcement Records Management System for Its Police Department
MELVILLE, NY, May 16, 2011: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton announced, on Tuesday May 10, 2011, the addition of a new electronic Records Management System (RMS) to be implemented in the upcoming months for the city's police department. The Wilkes-Barre Police Department selected Total Enforcement (TE) for its RMS.

The mayor referred to the changes in the city police department as "the start of a new chapter" and informed residents that the new system will allow officers to write and access reports and search city databases of problem properties right from their patrol cars.

"Whether it's purchasing new handguns, Tasers, bulletproof vests, or new police vehicles, we have consistently made sure our officers are supplied with the newest technology, training and equipment to patrol our streets and keep our residents safe," Leighton said. "Our officers do a dangerous job every day. They should be supported not just with our praise but with the tools they need to get the job done and make sure they come home safe."

Training on the new records management system begins on May 16 and will be complete within two months, the mayor said. (Total Enforcement Press Release 05-16-2011)

Patriot Data Solutions Group enables Hudson County N.J. to share info with federal, state, local agencies
- Company partnered with Enforsys to implement the Crossflo DataExchange® (CDX) system that features NIEM-conforming integration; part of statewide initiative -

SAN DIEGO - May 13, 2011 - Hudson County, N.J. Prosecutor's Office recently deployed software from Patriot Scientific Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, Patriot Data Solutions Group (PDSG). PDSG's Crossflo DataExchange ® (CDX) platform collects incident and arrest data from agencies around the county.

The CDX platform, along with partner company Enforsys' I-3 Exchange® decision support software, enables Hudson County to publish this information to the state's data exchange systems.

"We're proud of completing this portion of what will be a statewide initiative," said Brian Mooney, Senior VP of Operations at PDSG. "New Jersey is leading the cause to ensure that critical data are readily available for use between agencies in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency within the region's law enforcement community." (PDSG Press Release 05-13-2011)

Sheriff Hails New Corrections Software
Law enforcement and Corrections in our community continues to pose unique problems that require proactive solutions. The criminal element is an ever-changing adversary in these modern times and maintaining an edge over it is becoming more challenging. Having the necessary information to determine local crime trends and coordinate a proactive response will help give us a safer community.

My staff and I have concluded a two year search for new computer software that will meet the needs of our diverse and growing department. I am proud to announce that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with CTS America to provide the department with comprehensive computer software that will encompass all the functions within the agency. The enormous challenge we faced over the last two years was to find a software package that could “do it all.” The urgent need was to have a software package that would incorporate all aspects of information sharing within the agency including investigations, intelligence, gangs, inmate files, jail information, warrants, civil, etc…CTS America was primarily chosen for that for that reason.

The timing of procuring this software could not have been better. The citizens graciously provided the funding for a new facility which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012. The selection of CTS America was made after input from every department within the Sheriff’s Office and the staff are very excited about the new software.(Source: http://douglasville.patch.com/ 05-11-2011)

HP Selected By San Diego County For Information Technology Services Contract
HP Enterprise Services today announced the County of San Diego, California, has chosen HP (NYSE: HPQ) to manage the $700 million Information Technology Outsourcing contract to strengthen the county's technical stability, reduce IT spend and introduce innovative technologies to better serve residents and employees.

In support of the county's mission to use sustainable IT efficiently, effectively and strategically, HP will further streamline processes, consolidate operations, modernize technology and improve consistency and performance across the organization.

Under the terms of the contract, HP will be the prime contractor, responsible for administering information technology and telecommunications services including data center hosting, service desk, desktop, network, applications and cross-functional services. As a result, the county will gain agility and become an information gateway providing improved access to citizen-centric services.

HP has been a valued service provider to the county for more than 20 years and is very familiar with the IT needs of the County of San Diego and its citizens. (Source: http://www.thestreet.com/ 05-04-2011)

Patriot Data Solutions Group To Assist In Integrated Emergency Response System For State Of Maryland
Company chosen by primary contractor InterAct Public Safety Systems for its Crossflo DataExchange® (CDX) Enterprise Edition system that features NIEM-conforming integration

Patriot Scientific Corporation today reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Patriot Data Solutions Group (PDSG), was selected by InterAct Public Safety Systems to help implement an integrated emergency response voice and data system for the State of Maryland.

The company was chosen by the primary contractor for its Crossflo DataExchange® (CDX) Enterprise Edition system, in part because of its National Information Exchange Model-conforming integration features.

"We're proud to be participating in this initiative," said Brian Mooney, Senior VP of Operations at PDSG. "InterAct Public Safety Systems is renowned for its public safety incident response and management software. We're looking forward to helping agencies in the State of Maryland share vital data with ease, effectiveness and efficiency.

The initiative comes as a result of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's declaration that all emergency response agencies across the state will be connected for all voice and data information. Doing so will enable a coordinated response to all emergencies; allowing Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and 911-call centers to share real-time information.(Source: http://www.dailymarkets.com/ 05-02-2011)

Waukesha County, Wis. Selects Intergraph® Public Safety and Security Software to Enhance Multi-Agency Information Sharing Among First Responders
Advanced incident management solutions to improve police, fire and EMS response in 37 municipalities

Waukesha County (Wis.) will leverage Intergraph® public safety and security incident management and mobile dispatch software to empower first responders with the most effective and efficient emergency response to reduce crime, save lives and protect property throughout the suburban Waukesha county.

The deployment of Intergraph's scalable computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile dispatch software will enable responders within Waukesha County's police, fire and EMS agencies to boost their information-sharing capabilities for response to all types of incidents within 29 of the county's 37 municipalities. The Intergraph public safety and security software will also help to advance the missions of the county's public safety and security personnel by facilitating communication and promoting strategic, split-second decision-making.

In addition to implementing Intergraph's proven CAD and mobile dispatch solutions, Waukesha County will also deploy Intergraph's Interoperability for CAD, an interoperability platform based on the Microsoft BizTalk® Server integration and connectivity server platform. Intergraph's Interoperability for CAD allows public safety agencies to transfer CAD information using industry-standard formats, reducing data errors and improving overall emergency response times while increasing situational awareness.(Source:http://www.prnewswire.com/ 04-27-2011)

FCC Ruling Opens U.S. Market for TETRA LMR: PowerTrunk is Already Approved to Sell TETRA in the U.S.
New York City, NY — April 28, 2011 –PowerTrunk fully supports the FCC ruling that allows U.S. business, industrial and transport sectors to deploy TETRA land mobile radio networks. PowerTrunk TETRA equipment has already been approved for sale in the U.S. and Canada by the FCC and Industry Canada.

"This TETRA waiver is one of the most important recent FCC decisions for the U.S. market. This ruling fully opens the door to a technology which has been well proven to be successful throughout the rest of the world – and which the U.S. market can now finally benefit from," stated Jose Martin, Chief Operating Officer of PowerTrunk. "PowerTrunk is leading the entry of TETRA technology into North America. We are the first company to install a TETRA pilot network in Canada in BC Hydro, and the first in the United States in NJ TRANSIT."

PowerTrunk has been instrumental in the introduction of TETRA into the United States as it was the first company to obtain a type acceptance certificate for a TETRA base station radio/repeater, followed by type acceptance certificates for its TETRA subscriber unit and its TETRA mobile unit. As a result, today PowerTrunk is the only company authorized to sell the entire TETRA product range of base stations, subscribers and mobiles in North America. These type approvals were obtained by using a spectrum-compression technique based in a modification of the roll-off parameter of the TETRA modulation that eliminated interference with existing systems. This roll-off compression modification results in an insignificant power reduction that has inconsequential impact on operational performance. (Source: http://www.powertrunk.com/ 04-28-2011)

ARMOR rugged tablet computer from DRS Tactical Systems qualifies to run on Sprint3G wireless cell phone network
The ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet computer from DRS Tactical Systems Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., is approved for connecting on the Sprint3G cell phone network, which will enable ARMOR users to exchange data and communications over the Sprint3G wireless cell phone service.

DRS engineers tested the ARMOR X10gx for antenna performance, network selection, network impact, regulatory confirmation, and data connection management to qualify for working on the Sprint cell phone network. Connectivity features of the ARMOR X10gx include Bluetooth wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi.

The ARMOR rugged tablet computer weighs 4.7 pounds, and is designed for mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, mobility, ease of use, and the durability in all-weather operations. Integrated Gobi 2000 WWAN mobile broadband radio helps keep the user connected on multiple wireless networks.(Source: http://www.militaryaerospace.com/ 04-21-2011)

Renovo Software Releases the Most Far Reaching VisManager to Date
Renovo Software, a leading provider of visitation management solutions for the corrections market, released today the latest version of its correctional facility visitation management solution, VisManager 5.0. With more than 7,000 visitation stations and over 70 correctional facilities using VisManager to manage, schedule, and automate their video, internet, and face-to-face visitations, Renovo Software is now the largest video visitation software provider in the world.

With VisManager 5.0 Renovo is responding to over 100 feature and enhancement requests by their customers and prospects. Ultimately, the goal was to make VisManager even more configurable for correctional facilities. Brian Peters, Product and Marketing Manager of Renovo Software, explained, "VisManager 5.0 takes a big step toward ensuring that as visitation policies and methods change and as facilities have to do more with less resources, we are able to meet the needs of all our customers." (Source: http://www.prweb.com/ 04-20-2011)

Total Computer and Miami-Dade Police Department Team Up
MELVILLE, NY, April 14, 2011: Miami-Dade PD has engaged Total Computer to provide expert-level consulting and development services for a new system to be used by its 4,500+ members in the agency. The services provided will include a vision of architecture, design, and guidance on a technological platform for a solution that encompasses a highly automated and entirely comprehensive Records Management System (RMS). The same solution will function in a mobile environment as well as on premise by using the same codebase. Another ground-breaking concept that will be implemented in the system is making it fully compatible with the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud.

This system will be principally guided by best practices, encompassing high efficiency and next generation intelligence-led policing. To achieve this goal, the latest cutting-edge technologies from Microsoft as well as frameworks that enable a rapid application development platform will be used. Other functional elements will include the ability to interface with loosely coupled components and technologies that enable real-time information and data sharing to an unlimited number and type of abstracted systems. (Source: Total Computer Press Release 04-14-2011)

PDSI Announce Numerous Successful TeleStaff Implementations, Many New Customers, and a New Mobile Feature in the First Quarter 2011
Irvine, Calif., April 12, 2011 - Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI), the developer of TeleStaff, announces today that it kicked off 2011 with a remarkable first quarter by successfully implementing 15 customers, welcoming 10 new customers, and unveiling a new mobile feature for TeleStaff.

In addition to the successful implementations, PDSI added 10 new TeleStaff customers to its roster. "With the increased emphasis on process improvement and enhancing cost-efficiency within the public sector and utility markets, we are pleased to offer our expertise, patented technology solutions, proven implementation processes, and exceptional technical support services to our customers as they seek to improve work processes and strengthen their fiscal environments," stated PDSI President, Greg Ekstrom.

PDSI also recently announced the release of a mobile feature available at no extra cost to customers. The new feature provides users access to powerful TeleStaff functionality via predominate mobile devices enabling them to manage scheduling tasks anytime, anywhere. (Source: PDSI Press Release 04-12-2011)

EJustice Solutions Enhances Online Records Management With New Release
EJustice Solutions announces a new release of their EJustice Online hosted Records Management System available from any device with Internet access. This release introduces the new EJustice SmartSearch capability, a set of innovative information access tools that provide critical information to an officer at the point of enforcement. Officers can quickly and easily search records of all authorized EJustice customer agencies, as well as authorized external data sources, all without leaving the RMS application.

Additional SmartSearch functions include a simplified keyword search interface, synonym searches, 'and/or' searching, as well as physical description and mugshot search.
The release incorporates a number of user enhancements including streamlined Property and Vehicle entry screens, enhanced incident mapping and overall improvements to streamline and simplify incident reporting.

These enhancements demonstrate the continued commitment of EJustice Solutions to be the leading Internet hosted records management provider.(http://www.marketwire.com/ 04-07-2011)

Saltus Technologies expands into the western United States
Tulsa, Okla. (April 6, 2011) – Saltus Technologies, the Tulsa-based developer of the electronic ticketing solution digiTICKET, announced today that the company has expanded into the western United States.

Sara Clow and Steve Cercone, Chief of Police (Ret.) now represent Saltus from offices in Orange County and Sacramento respectively. Cercone is acting as an expert consultant, and Clow is the company’s Western Region Sales Manager.

In his position, Cercone will make connections with law enforcement agencies in the West to share the economic and productivity benefits of digiTICKET as well as the simple and straightforward way Saltus works with its customers across the country.

Two police departments in the western region have recently purchased digiTICKET and are now in the process of rolling out the solution - one in Arizona and another in California.

Already widely used by law enforcement and public safety agencies, digiTICKET is an electronic ticketing solution that eliminates human error and electronically captures and transmits ticketing data throughout the ticketing process. digiTICKET drastically reduces the time, manpower and paper associated with traditional paper tickets.(Source: http://www.saltustechnologies.com/ 04-06-2011)

Valor Systems and VidSys Partner for Faster, More Effective Situation Resolution
Integration of VidSys' PSIM Software and Valor Systems' ValorCAD Enables More Effective Dispatch of Safety and Security Officials via Real-Time Information Sharing

VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced its technology partnership with Valor Systems, provider of innovative Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software used throughout North America. As a result, VidSys will integrate its VidSys PSIM software system with Valor Systems' computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, ValorCAD, to enable more effective emergency and security responses through the immediate sharing of real-time information among dispatchers, and safety and security personnel.

The ValorCAD system seamlessly integrates with the VidSys PSIM software to present a complete view of the scene that is critical for the effective collaboration among safety and security officials to manage a situation from its inception through to its resolution. In addition to typical dispatch activities, ValorCAD performs a database check to locate information that allows all precautionary measures to be taken, enabling respondents to be made aware of outstanding warrants, medical history, previous incidents or hazardous materials on site before arriving on the scene. This, combined with the VidSys PSIM software, which integrates devices, systems and data including video, voice, alarms, maps and floor plans, from within an organization as well as multiple agencies in real time, enables operators to provide officials with more accurate information as they are dispatched to the scene. (Source: http://www.marketwire.com/ 04-04-2011)

County Prepares To Launch Electronic Filing Project from AmCad
At Tuesday’s Delaware County Council meeting, the council approved a $750,000 project to introduce electronic filing to the civil section of the Court of Common Pleas.

Vice Chairwoman Christine Fizzano Cannon said the contract would go to Virginia-based company AmCad to help ease the transition from paper to electronic filing.

“Once installed, the system will enable the Office of Judicial Support and the Court Administrator’s Office to transition from a paper file to an electronic document management system,” Cannon said.

The e-system is also expected to reduce staff time for pulling records and will stop the need to make duplicates of data and paperwork, said Court Administrator Gerald Montella. (Source: http://marplenewtown.patch.com/ 03-31-2011)

HP Services Nabs $176 Million Medicaid Deal to Prep Nevada for Health Care Reform
Hewlett-Packard Co’s Enterprise Services unit said that it has won a five-year contract to provide the state of Nevada’s Division of Health Care Financing and Policy with upgrades to its Medicaid IT system, enhance service delivery, improve staff productivity and operate as its Medicaid fiscal agent.

The award marks HP’s second such deal in the past month. In late February it won a seven-year, $281 million contract extension with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to similarly help that state.

Nevada has tasked HP with preparing it to meet requirements of the federal government’s health care legislation. Nevada’s Medicaid agency processes about 12 million claims each year for some 300,000 eligible state residents, spending some $1.5 billion annually on related programs.

Under terms of the contract, HP will process medical and pharmacy claims, authorization requests, use management and personal care reviews. The vendor also said that it will help to link health care providers with medical records to improve care for Nevada's Medicaid recipients. (Source:http://www.itchannelplanet.com/ 03-24-2011)

Imprivata Sees Spike in Government Business as State and Local Agencies Rush to Comply with Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Regulations
LEXINGTON, Mass. March 23, 2011 – Imprivata, the #1 authentication management and single sign-on provider announced today that it has seen a surge in state and local government business as agencies rush to meet the strong password and advanced authentication requirements of the CJIS policy. Within the new mandates, all agencies must have enforced unique IDs and strong passwords by September, 2010, and must comply with the CJIS Advanced Authentication requirement by 2013. However, Advanced Authentication is required for any system upgrade performed after 2005, meaning the 2013 deadline advances to the time of the upgrade. Agencies that are audited and don’t comply with the CJIS policy could be denied access to CJIS systems or face criminal penalties.

State and local government agencies such as Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Transportation, City of Key West, City of Homestead Police, and City of Miami Beach are using Imprivata OneSign® to comply with the CJIS security policy, improve productivity and cut IT costs. Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida chose Imprivata because it integrated with their Active Directory, enforced complex passwords for CJIS compliance and supported multiple strong authentication technologies.

On March 23rd at 1:00 PM EST, Imprivata will be hosting a webinar featuring CJIS security policy requirements and how Polk County Sheriff's Office:

•Successfully complied with CJIS requirements
•Eliminated complex passwords
•Reduced helpdesk calls
•Streamlined access to public safety applications
Who: Tom Rowles, Enterprise Support Supervisor, Polk County Sheriff's Office
What: How to Achieve CJIS Compliance
Where/To Register: Register Here
When: Today, Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:00 PM EST



Thales First Responder Multiband Radio Receives Intrinsic Safe Certification
March 18, 2011 - Thales Communications, Inc. announces that its LibertyTM Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has been certified to the Factory Mutual (FM) Approval Standard 3610:1988 for Intrinsic Safe equipment. Intrinsic Safe ensures that the radio can be operated in an explosive environment, that it will not trigger ignition in the presence of flammable or combustible material.

The Liberty LMR is a software-defined, portable LMR that enables emergency responders to communicate with partner agencies, regardless of radio frequency band. It operates across all the public safety bands (136-174 MHz, 380-520 MHz, 700 MHz, and 800 MHz) and in Project 25 (P25) conventional, P25 trunked, and legacy analog modes. The Liberty LMR is capable of Output Feedback Data Encryption Standard (OFB DES) and AES encryption with Over-The-Air-Rekey (OTAR) for secure communications. It is Mil Spec rugged and submersible to two meters.

"Agencies now have an Intrinsic Safe option available in a full-spectrum multiband," said Mike Sheehan, President and CEO of Thales Communications, Inc. "Successful completion of the testing further illustrates Thales's dedication to providing interoperability to all users, including those working in hazardous environments." (Source: https://secure.thalescomminc.com 03-18-2011)

Total Computer Gets Permanent Demo Exhibit at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center in Brussels
MELVILLE, NY, MARCH 14, 2011: Total Computer is pleased to announce that Microsoft has selected Total Enforcement™ (TE) for a permanent product demonstration exhibit at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in Brussels. To support this European EBC exhibit, TE is being hosted at the Dublin Azure Data Center in Western Europe. The U.S. instance is hosted in Chicago, Illinois. This is proof that an entire system can be deployed, server free, anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.

The Microsoft Executive Briefing Center (EBC) provides a professional and comfortable setting in which executive-level corporate and government leaders can build relationships with Microsoft executives and business experts. Executive briefings are tailored to address the unique challenges facing decision and policy makers. By providing access to the right people and resources, the briefings enable attendees to explore long-term business opportunities together.(Source:Total Computer Press Release 03-18-2011)

New Dawn Releases New Company Image and Community Grant to Celebrate 15 Years of Business

New Dawn Technologies announced a new company community-focused branding initiative today. This new image represents their dedication in assisting justice and government professionals to better serve their individual communities by providing the software and services that make a difference in the workplace. Visit New Dawn online to see their new approach to case management software, services, and support.

"After fifteen years, we chose to move forward with branding that better describes who we are and what we do," said Thomas P. Higgins, President and CEO of New Dawn Technologies, "our new image is one that demonstrates our primary goals of assisting government professionals provide better services for the communities in which we all live."

"To celebrate our anniversary, we decided to do something big for one local community. We're proud to announce the New Dawn Community Grant of $10,000 for a community organization ," said Higgins.

The New Dawn Community Grant will be awarded to one lucky community organization that completes the 500-word proposal and application for their campaign to better their community by October 1, 2011. All applicants will be reviewed by New Dawn employees. The winner will be announced by November 15, 2011.

"In addition to the $10,000 community grant, New Dawn will be awarding several smaller community awards during the year through various activities. We will be awarding a total of $15,000 to celebrate our fifteen year anniversary," stated Higgins.

To learn more and apply for the New Dawn Grant visit www.newdawntech.com/NewDawnGrant/. All community organizations are invited to apply/ (Source: http://www.newdawntech.com/03-15-2011)

CalAmp Introduces 4G Wireless Broadband Networking Platforms For Critical Infrastructure Applications
OXNARD, CA -- 03/09/11 -- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless communications solutions, today introduced its Sentry 2500 and Vanguard-LTE, two next generation wireless broadband networking platforms for mobile and fixed data applications, at the International Wireless Communications Expo. These new products are designed to support CalAmp customers with 4G solutions in public safety mobile data, smart grid communications, high speed SCADA/Telemetry, rail automation, and a host of other mission critical data applications. General availability for both products is expected later this year.

CalAmp's Sentry 2500 provides simultaneous high-speed 4G WiMax connectivity with 3G fallback. Based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 and 3GPP TS 36.101 standards, the Sentry features extensive routing capabilities with an easy-to-use interface and comprehensive remote management capability. Built-in GPS, two ethernet ports and an optional 802.11 b/g interface with simultaneous access point and client operation allows both WAN and LAN connectivity. Sentry 2500 is designed for public or private networks and is the only true ruggedized mobile Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) with integrated WiMAX, EVDO, 1xRTT, GPS and Wi-Fi. Rule-based switching for 4G/3G/WiFi enables user-configurable control such as segregating certain traffic to specific bearers and choosing 4G/3G fallback to help ensure continuous network connectivity. (Source: http://www.thestreet.com/ 03-09-2011)

Microsoft Invites Total to Join the Windows Azure Cloud Platform Advisory Board
Total was invited to become a member of the Windows Azure Platform Customer Advisory Board (CAB). As a long-standing Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Total enthusiastically accepted the invitation to this small, select group of senior technology leaders who play a critical role in helping to guide the future direction of the Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform. Other distinguished members of the advisory board include Accenture, Boeing, Citibank, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Credit Suisse, eBay, Expedia, Ford, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, McDonald's, NASA, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Netflix, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens, Sony, and more. 

Total is excited to join this exclusive advisory board as the only member in the Public Safety industry. Total Enforcement, Total’s flagship product, is the only Records Management System (RMS) and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) enterprise application currently running on the Microsoft Azure platform.

As a newly active member, Total will be attending the CAB's semi-annual meeting in Kirkland, WA March 21-23, 2011. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will kick off the meeting by sharing an update on his cloud leadership team and insights into Microsoft's cloud strategy, followed by a Q&A with board members. The meeting will then resume with two days of highly interactive sessions in which the Window's Azure Platform product teams will share their planned investments in shaping the future of the platform with the advisory board. (Source: Total Computer Group Press Release 03-10-2011)

TeleStaff Now Supports Smartphones
Users Offered More Convenience and Flexibility to Complete Scheduling and Workforce Related Tasks Using the iPhone®, Android®, and Blackberry®

Irvine, Calif.,  March 7, 2011 – Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI), the leading provider of public safety and utility workforce scheduling solutions, today announces that its TeleStaff web platform, TeleStaff.net, now supports smartphone devices.  This solution enhancement extends core TeleStaff enterprise capabilities beyond the desktop or laptop computer to employees and managers enabling them to instantly complete scheduling and routine workforce management tasks anytime, anyplace.  

By providing easy accessibility to TeleStaff via smartphone devices, users such as decision-makers, first responders, and other critical personnel are able to immediately interact with one another wherever they are and take action resulting in increased response times to work requests and changes in staffing environments, improved and accelerated decision-making, and tightened workforce management processes.

User capabilities:
• Employees have the ability to use their smartphones to view their shift schedules, respond to work notifications, submit time off requests, view pay day information as well as to view FLSA periods;

• Managers have the ability to use their smartphones to oversee scheduling and workforce operations and to instantly react to any changes such as responding to employee requests for time off or sending work notifications. (PDSI Press Release 03-07-2011)

Four Additional Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies Benefit from Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Deployment of Memex
STERLING, Va.--The Memex Solutions Team at SAS, a leading provider of intelligence management, data sharing, data integration, search and analysis solutions, today announced that four additional law enforcement agencies in Georgia now have access, through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), to the Memex platform for automating tips and leads, known as Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), intelligence and case management functions.

A total of 11 law enforcement agencies in Georgia now have deployed the solution since 2008. The deployment of Memex by all the agencies is part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant managed by GBI with the primary goals of enhancing the intelligence and information-sharing capabilities of all project agencies.

Memex is a premier provider of software and services that enable law enforcement agencies to manage and retrieve intelligence preventing all scales of crime. By providing the people, experience and trusted solutions, Memex helps organizations uncover unexpected facts and connect patterns between people and events through the entire intelligence life cycle.

The new agencies benefiting from the Memex solution include the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the Henry County Police Department, and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

"We've been working with Memex for several years now, and we're grateful that even more agencies have access to the Memex system for improved decision-making capabilities," said Don Robertson, GBI Project Administrator. "Memex's Web-based SAR system lets department enforcement officers contribute to the intelligence effort from mobile data terminals or through any other method of accessing the Web."(Source: http://www.businesswire.com 02-28-2011)

Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk Complete TETRA LMR Trial in United States with NJ TRANSIT
Trial demonstrates new level of integrated communications to nation's largest statewide public transportation provider

New York and Paris - February 28, 2011 - Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk Inc. have successfully completed a trial of a TETRA/LMR (Terrestrial Trunked Radio/Land Mobile Radio) network with NJ TRANSIT in Newark, New Jersey. This is the first TETRA trial in the United States and demonstrates the multiple features and functionality of TETRA technology, as well as the strength of specialized TETRA-enabled applications.

TETRA is a digital trunked mobile radio standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) widely deployed by public-safety agencies, utilities and transportation companies outside North America with 2,000 contracts in place in more than 100 countries to date. The trial TETRA/LMR network enabled NJ TRANSIT buses to communicate, using voice and data, with operations personnel. The current network limits available data bandwidth and is not spectrally efficient. The trial TETRA network provided higher data bandwidth and 6.25 KHz voice equivalency that will meet future FCC narrow-banding requirements.

Alcatel-Lucent served as the primary network integrator for the trial. PowerTrunk-T provided base stations, mobiles, hand portables, a line dispatcher and a switch to integrate a legacy VHF system. In addition, the network is integrated to an existing CAD system and a PowerTrunk PABX/PSTN gateway allows full duplex cellular-like communications between cell phones and PowerTrunk radios.

PowerTrunk has received authorization from the FCC and Industry Canada for its TETRA base station repeater as well as for a subscriber unit and a mobile unit. These units are currently being piloted in the NJ TRANSIT demonstration. Certificates for the PowerTrunk TETRA BSR75 base station radio/repeater, the TETRA HTT-500 subscriber unit and the MDT-400 mobile unit are available at the FCC website. (Source:  http://www.powertrunk.com/ 02-28-2011)

Get The Grant While It's Hot - What You Don't Know About Getting The Grant
Join TriTech Software System and the American Grant Writers' Association in a complimentary Live Webinar with Guest Speaker, Dr. John Porter (bio), President of American Grant Writers' Association. In this upcoming webinar, learn how to access grants that will pay for technology that agencies and services need to optimize resources.

Your Presenters: Dr. John Porter, President of AGWA , and John Kitsmiller of TriTech Software Systems

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 @ 11am PT l 2pm ET

Who Should Attend:
• Agency Administrators
• Grant Writers
• Public Safety & EMS
• Anyone Seeking a Grant

Click "here" to register

Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless Enter Alliance to Bring LTE Advantages to Public Safety Customers Across the United States
Powerful Public/Private Wireless Broadband Solution Will Enable Interoperability and is Set to Fuel the Next Generation of Public Safety Communications

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 23, 2011 -- Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) and Verizon Wireless today announced an alliance to bring all the advantages of an advanced wireless communication solution to public safety customers across the United States.  This first-of-its-kind solution combines a private public safety-controlled broadband network tailored for mission critical operations with the benefits of the most extensive and reliable commercial networks in the country.

As a result of this alliance, public safety agencies may benefit from economies of scale and optimized network design that can be customized for their requirements.  The alliance allows agencies to supplement their mission critical core platforms with the rich media services, and the increased capacity and coverage of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. 

KEY FACTS

•This solution offers public safety agencies access to real-time management and control, enhanced nationwide roaming, and site sharing of existing mobile broadband sites for rapid deployment and economies of scale.
•Motorola and Verizon Wireless are committed to providing agencies with the flexibility to select the business model most suitable for supporting the deployment and management costs of their Public Safety LTE networks.
•The solution leverages Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network – the fastest, most advanced 4G mobile network in America, providing data speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G network – 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink in real world, fully-loaded network environments.
•Motorola is driving the industry's most comprehensive next generation public safety communications plan. Leveraging standards-based LTE, Public Safety LTE networks deliver the priority, security and control demanded in critical operations while integrating with mission critical voice and public carrier networks for unprecedented public safety capabilities. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com 02-23-2011)

Thales and Imprivata partner to deliver highest level of cryptographic security in SSO market
Thales HSM integration enables out-of-the-box FIPS compliance for Imprivata OneSign customers

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security and Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on and access management provider, announce that Thales nShield Solo hardware security modules (HSMs) have been integrated into Imprivata OneSign. Imprivata customers that have a requirement to follow high security best practices in the area of encryption and key management now have a one-stop solution to meet their needs.

Designed to protect cryptographic keys and sensitive data in secure hardware, Thales nShield Solo is a tamper-resistant hardware module that is validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard. As a result of this new partnership the Thales nShield HSM is available as an embedded option for customers purchasing the Imprivata OneSign appliance, delivering the highest level of cryptographic security in the market.

"Imprivata has established itself as a leader in the authentication and access management market with an impressive customer base in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, finance and state and local government; markets where the Thales HSM cryptographic solution is particularly valuable," Says Cynthia Provin, President, Thales e-Security Inc. "We are delighted to play a role in helping Imprivata's customers demonstrate FIPS-140 compliance around password security and user access requirements and deliver best practice cryptographic security."(http://www.thalesgroup.com/ 02-21-2011)

David Plourde Joins TransCOR Government Account Sales Team
Georgetown, MA (February 16, 2011) TransCOR Information Technologies is pleased to announce that David Plourde has joined its Public Safety and Government Account Sales Team as Senior Account Manager.
 
David Plourde brings more than 12 years of public safety sales and marketing expertise to the TransCOR public sector sales team.  Prior to joining TransCOR, he worked for Panasonic as the Northeast Area Sales Manager for the Toughbook computer and Arbitrator mobile video evidence product lines.  Additional experience David brings to TransCOR includes sales and marketing of computer aided dispatch (CAD), records management (RMS) and mobile data software solutions to the public safety market.  David also served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years which included being assigned to the Houston Police Department, Narcotics Division, as part of the Department of Defense Counterdrug Interdiction program.  David’s experience will serve him well calling on his customer base in Massachusetts State Government, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New Jersey State and Local Government.

“We are excited to welcome David Plourde with his many years of Public Sector sales expertise to TransCOR's accelerating government sales account team.  We have worked closely with with him for many years and know that he will be a real asset in optimizing mobile computing solutions for many agencies,” said TransCOR Sales Manager, Derek Biersteker.(TransCOR Press Release 02-16-2011)

Emergency Technologies, Inc. Appoints Industry Leader, Jeff Robertson to Board of Directors
Emergency Technologies, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Jeff Robertson to the Board of Directors.

Raleigh, NC (February 10, 2011) – Emergency Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Fire and EMS software solutions, proudly announces the appointment of Jeff Robertson to the Board of Directors of Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI).

Mr. Robertson brings to ETI a broad range of public safety industry expertise, including knowledge he has gained from direct, hands-on public safety experience and most recently as Vice President and General Manager of Intergraph’s US public safety division. Mr. Robertson was also the executive director of the 911 Industry Alliance, an organization that represents the emergency communications industry in the development of emergency technology infrastructure and policy.  Additionally, Robertson served as CEO of TCI-TelControl and CEO of CML Emergency Services.

Mr. Robertson joins ETI’s Board as the sixth Director. Other Directors on the Board include: Gar Keaton, Kyle Breischaft, Kevin Reester, Craig Dollar and Reece Schuler, all current or former technology executives. (Source:www.emergencytechnologies.com 02/10/2011)

Smart911 Improves Safety for Nearly 4 Million Citizens throughout United States
Technology Provides 9-1-1 Centers with Critical Caller Information to Improve Community Safety and Emergency Response

Framingham, MA - February 7, 2011 - Rave Mobile Safety, a leading provider of software safety solutions, today announced that Smart911 is now available to nearly 4 million users, across multiple municipalities and states through their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). In its first year of availability, Smart911 has been deployed in over a dozen states and is making communities safer. Smart911 allows citizens to enter personal information online, which is then automatically available to a 9-1-1 call taker, in the event they call 9-1-1. The additional data provided is far more extensive than what is typically available to 9-1-1 telecommunicators and first responders and helps to dramatically improve emergency response outcomes.

"During an emergency the more information a 9-1-1 call taker can obtain and share with first responders, the better equipped we are to deal with the emergency. Smart911 will allow us to be better prepared to address all types of emergency situations, and make Lexington a safer community," said David Lucas, 9-1-1 Director for Lexington, KY. "We have found that additional information is especially helpful when we receive 9-1-1 calls from cellphone users, citizens with disabilities or impairments, as well as calls from homes with young children and the elderly. Those individuals need special consideration and Smart911 will better prepare our team to help."

"According to the FCC, over 70 percent of calls to a 9-1-1 center are from cellphones. For 9-1-1 telecommunicators this means that identifying basic information like a caller's home address and name are difficult to uncover," said Todd Piett, Emergency Number Professional & Chief Product Officer at Rave Mobile Safety. "Smart911 allows citizens to enter information that connects them with their cellphone number and provides personal information that can be vital during an emergency. We are excited that Smart911 is now available to millions of users and look forward to making more towns, cities and states, safer in the coming year." (Source: Rave Mobile Safety Press Release 02/07/2011)



Opinion: Here's an Easy Way to Improve Gun Safety
In this article, Mr. Frank A. S. Campbell discusses the FBI's National Instant Check System, or NICS, and proposes a solution to the problem of improving gun safety.
Frank A. S. Campbell is the CEO of Highland Strategies LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based security consulting firm. Previously, he served as deputy assistant attorney general and senior counsel in the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy (1999-2008) and as an FBI assistant general counsel (1994-1999), where he played a central role in developing and guiding the NICS program and authored the 2006 attorney general's report on "Criminal History Background Checks." (Source: aolnew.com 01/31/2011)

Muskogee City/County E-911 Trust Authority, Okla. implements New World Systems Public Safety Solutions
The integrated software will help newly consolidated dispatch center and agencies enhance emergency response and community safety countywide

Troy, Michigan - February 04, 2011 - The Muskogee City/County Enhanced 911 Trust Authority, Okla. is implementing new technology that will enable information sharing and improve communication between all county public safety agencies. The Trust Authority recently signed a contract to license New World Systems' Aegis Suite of Public Safety software on the Microsoft® platform to replace multiple disparate systems at public safety agencies throughout Muskogee County. The new solutions are part of a large consolidation project that will bring five Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) together to better serve and protect residents countywide.

"When we were planning to combine all of the County PSAPs, we knew we would have to find a multi-agency, multi-discipline solution that would bring all of the agencies together electronically on the same system, as well as physically into the same building," said Darryl Maggard, 911 Director.

After conducting a thorough evaluation of vendors, including demonstrations and site visits to other agencies, the Muskogee City/County 911 Board found New World's solutions best met their functionality, ease of use and maintenance requirements. Board members were also impressed by New World's reputation for service and support and how quickly other agencies were willing to provide a positive reference.

According to Maggard, implementation is going well and the solutions are scheduled to go live this summer as the consolidated dispatch center is completed. Once live, New World's solutions will help the Muskogee City/County Enhanced 911 Trust Authority better serve 14 fire departments, six police departments, the Sheriff's Office, an EMS agency and other state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies, improving emergency response and safety for more than 71,000 County residents.(http://www.newworldsystems.com/ 02-04-2011)

California Court Expands Use of Electronic Filing to Battle Budget Reductions and Reduce Filing Lines
Novato, CA, February 03, 2011 -- Recently, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange posted an advisory on their website: “eFILING AVAILABLE FOR ALL CIVIL CASES.” The advisory speaks to the court’s desire to run more efficiently while faced with looming state budget cuts. In a recent report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), several Superior Courts in California were identified as overfunded, though long lines at many courts’ filing windows and reduced hours seem to tell an entirely different story. The LAO’s claim has already received a strong, public rebuttal from the San Francisco Superior Court.

While the LAO and courts continue their debate, Orange County Superior Court is taking action. In early 2010, the Court contracted with Novato based One Legal LLC to build and manage an electronic portal to the Court that allows legal professionals to electronically file and serve legal documents for Civil cases in a secure environment. The Court’s website states, “Because the Court expects there to be less money to operate the courts in the future, we must find less costly ways to process the existing volume of filings with fewer staff. The new eFiling system will reduce the cost to the Court by delivering both the document and information about the document directly into the Court’s data systems.” (Source: http://www.pr.com/ 02-03-2011)

Harris County Emergency Corps Upgrades FIRE and EMS Communications Center with TriTech Software Systems CAD and Mobile products
New computer-aided dispatch and mobile data solution to enhance efficiency and improve pre-hospital care

SAN DIEGO, CA - TriTech Software Systems, the leading provider of integrated EMS and public safety software solutions, proudly announces the partnership with Harris County Emergency Corps in Houston, TX for its VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch and VisiNet Mobile data solutions. The new communications solution will enable the operation to become more efficient and enhance the response of its 14 Fire and EMS agencies.

HCEC Executive Director Jeremy Hyde said, "We are very excited to work with TriTech on this project and value the technology and added productivity it provides. The new TriTech VisiCAD product will enable us to more efficiently monitor our truck movements, capture reportable data, and effectively monitor our performance standards. This will allow for consistency in our procedures and to move toward the ultimate goal of improved patient care." 

Hyde explained that HCEC currently operates on an aging DOS-based platform which is unable to scale with their continued growth. As a result, Hyde said, "the management team and Board of Commissioners evaluated several vendors' solutions and approved the selection of TriTech's Computer-Aided Dispatch and Mobile Data solutions because of Tritech's proven reputation for reliability and the ability to meet the complex needs of our Center. (TriTech Press Release 01-21-2011)

Raytheon to Lay Foundation for New UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2011 -- Raytheon Company has entered into a letter of intent with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to engage in a strategic relationship with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for the establishment of the UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems.

To lay the foundation for the new center, Raytheon has committed to initially contribute $1 million during three years to the UCLA Institute for Technology Advancement (ITA) of the School of Engineering and Applied Science to conduct research in the areas of public safety networks.

"The selection of UCLA for this partnership was an obvious choice. Not only is UCLA one of the world's great research universities with numerous Nobel Prizes and National Academy faculty, the university is a long-standing world leader in radio communications networking technology," said Daniel Crowley, president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems. "The UCLA Center for Public Safety Network Systems will be easily accessible from our just-announced Raytheon Public Safety Regional Technology Center opening in Los Angeles County this summer and will further underscore our continuing commitment to the region and public safety market."

The mission of the UCLA-ITA Public Safety Network Systems Center is to bring together academia, industry and public safety agencies to provide technical leadership, a collaborative forum for research, as well to establish standards for public safety networks. The center will operate to benefit the public safety agencies and guide the public safety community in the evolution of technologies and standards. Any public or private organization that meets the membership requirements to be established by UCLA will be welcome to join the center. (Source: http://www.raytheon.com/ 01-31-2011)

SEARCH Meeting Is Being Held in Washington, DC
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, has distributed a report to its members that discusses the 111th Congress and the criminal justice issues that were raised, some of which became law and others of which could return in the 112th Congress. The 45-page report contains a comparison-breakdown of CJS and HS appropriations funding for programs of special interest to SEARCH members and CJIS GROUP clients. The report, which will be presented at the SEARCH meeting this week, also discusses prospects for appropriations in 2011. The entire report and the SEARCH meeting agenda are available (to CJIS GROUP current clients only) through the Events Module of the CJIS GROUP Website.

Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska selects New World Systems solution to automate emergency response
The easy-to-use software will improve communication and provide more location information to 911 dispatchers

Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska is replacing manual processes with new technology and software that will save time, improve communication and increase efficiency during an emergency. The Borough has signed a contract to license New World Systems' Aegis Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software on the Microsoft® platform to automate and streamline the process of receiving and responding to 911 calls.

After conducting extensive research and a thorough evaluation process, the Borough's evaluation committee found New World's multi-jurisdiction CAD software to be a clean fit and most cost effective solution to meet their needs and provide the tightest integration with the Borough's GIS technology.

"New World's CAD is a very user friendly solution that has the ability to adapt to our needs," said said Tammy Goggia, E-911 Communications Center Manager. "It will replace manual logs, help us collect more information and enhance overall communication and efficiency from the second a call is received through the end of service delivery."

According to Goggia, as other Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the Borough join the project, New World's solutions could dramatically improve interoperability between agencies. Kenai Peninsula Borough will use New World's CAD to better serve a population of more than 50,000 residents. (New World Systems Press Release 01-2011)

Harris Corporation Completes Public Safety Communication System for Washington County, Wisconsin
•Washington County system fully operational and benefitting county public safety users and citizens
•Improved radio coverage and systems capacity bring enhanced capability to county's public safety personnel
•VIDA® Network gives new capabilities and can expand easily for future requirements

BOSTON, MA, January 19, 2011 - Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, and Washington County, Wisconsin recently completed the installation and acceptance testing of their $11.5 million P25 public safety communication system. Harris deployed the eight-site trunked simulcast VHF P25IP (Project 25 to the Power of Internet Protocol) digital system to provide improved mission-critical communications for the county's public safety personnel, which serve more than 131,000 residents across the county's 436 square miles.

"Washington County needed a new public safety radio system that could provide improved on-street and in-building coverage," said Dale Schmidt, Sheriff of Washington County, Wisconsin. "The Harris P25IP product provided that coverage and was a cost-effective solution. The Harris system gives us enhanced capabilities and our users are already experiencing improved communications throughout the county."

The system operates on 10 VHF radio channels with enough capacity to accommodate five additional radio channels. Harris also implemented a county-wide law enforcement, fire and EMS conventional simulcast alert paging system. (http://www.harris.com/ 01/19-2011)

North Central Texas Fusion Center to Expand Capabilities with i2's COPLINK
COPLINK Enhances Existing Investments in i2's Analytical Solutions and Helps Expand Info Sharing across the State

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 18, 2011-The North Central Texas Fusion Center (NCTFC) has awarded a contract to i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, to facilitate secure information sharing between the 60-plus contributing law enforcement and public safety organizations in the North Texas region, including Allen, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, through its COPLINK software.  The most widely deployed tactical lead generation tool in the U.S., COPLINK enhances NCTFC's existing investments in i2's Analyst's Notebook.

"The addition of COPLINK will help us achieve our goal of establishing information sharing across the entire state of Texas," said Kelley Stone, director of Homeland Security, Collin County North Central Texas Fusion Center.  "The decision to select i2 was a natural extension of the capabilities that many of our analysts are already using and by our partner agencies.  This project goes a long way in maximizing our existing IT investments."

With the addition of COPLINK, NCTFC will be able to quickly organize and rapidly analyze vast quantities of seemingly unrelated criminal data currently housed in 82 records management, dispatch and jail management systems. NCTFC plans to expand its investigative capacity by forming information sharing agreements with the Austin Regional Intelligence Center, the Houston Police Department Fusion Center, the El Paso Regional Intelligence Center and the San Antonio Regional Intelligence Center.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/01-17-2011)

MorphoTrak launches New Mobile ID Device in North America
MorphoIDent offers ideal mix of functionality and affordability

MorphoTrak (Safran group), the leading provider of identity solutions, is pleased to present MorphoIDent at the Colorado Sheriffs' Winter Conference. Designed for law enforcement officers in the field, MorphoIDent mobile devices provide on-the-spot identity checks in real-time.

MorphoIDent is a rugged, state-of-the-art mobile fingerprint identification device small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Along with its sleek design, it includes such functional features as an intuitive interface, folder management, vibration alert for noisy environments, and an easy-to-use keypad. Fingerprints are captured with an FBI certified optical PIV sensor, including real-time automated quality check, and searched against an on-device watchlist or local, state and federal automated fingerprint identification (AFIS) databases. Search results shown on the device's large color LCD display provide officers fast access to critical crime solving information. MorphoIDent can be easily integrated into an existing IT architecture without incurring additional infrastructure costs. (MorphoTrak Press Release 01-2011)

NJ TRANSIT and PowerTrunk Pilot the First TETRA LMR Network in the United States
Landmark pilot demonstrates PowerTrunk's TETRA capabilities.

New York, NY - January 5, 2011 - NJ TRANSIT and PowerTrunk, Inc. have launched a TETRA land mobile radio network (LMR) pilot in Newark, New Jersey. This is the first TETRA pilot hosted in the United States. PowerTrunk TETRA networks are operational throughout the world; the NJ TRANSIT pilot demonstrates the viability of PowerTrunk's TETRA technology in the United States. 

"It is important that NJ TRANSIT conduct technical due diligence on available digital LMR (D-LMR) systems as we move closer to finalizing functional specifications to replace our aging analog LMR system," said NJ TRANSIT Director of Radio Communications, Andrew Schwartz. "

NJ TRANSIT has already piloted other D-LMR systems and is now exploring the available features and functions of TETRA, a D-LMR standard used around the world for other advanced transit applications.

"We chose to pilot PowerTrunk's TETRA LMR because of their leadership in bringing TETRA to the U.S., their success in winning FCC type-acceptance for their equipment under Part 90, and their track record of successful transit LMR deployments. To date, results have been positive. We have used the PowerTrunk-T system alongside our legacy LMR system without any interference issues," Schwartz added. (Source: http://www.powertrunk.com/ 01-05-2011)

CalAmp to Provide Mobile Data Communications Equipment for the State of Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network
OXNARD, CA - January 4, 2011- CalAmp Corp., a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced its alliance partner, Harris Corporation, has been selected by the State of Oregon as the radio system and service provider for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN). As a member of the project implementation team, CalAmp will provide its Dataradio base stations and mobile radios for the wireless data portion of this multi-phased project.

OWIN follows a mandate from the Oregon State Legislature to consolidate the radio networks currently operated independently by the Oregon Department of Transportation, State Police, Forestry Department and Oregon Department of Corrections. A statewide "network of systems" will be created for mission-critical, interoperable, public safety communications. Local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders will be able to use the enhanced system in addition to their own radio systems.(http://www.marketwire.com/ 01-04-2011)

SDPD Evidence Room To Be Computerized by FileOnQ
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Police Department's evidence room will be computerized, thanks to donations and a gift made Tuesday by a local couple.

A computerized evidence system to track items found at crime scenes will be funded with $126,000, Mayor Jerry Sanders said.

"The new system will save us thousands of hours a year," Sanders said. "That means less time writing and more time out in the streets."

San Diego Police Foundation board member Ted Fogliani, CEO and founder of Outsource Manufacturing Inc., and wife Monica came up with the idea of modernizing the evidence room after taking a tour of the police station.

The donation will pay for the system, called FileOnQ, and on-going maintenance, Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.The FileOnQ system should be fully operational by the end of 2011, she said. (Source: http://www.10news.com/ 12-2010)

Harris Corporation Selected by the State of Oregon as the Radio System and Service Provider for Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN)

•The Harris P25 "network of systems" solution will support the communications needs and requirements of the OWIN program.

•The OWIN communications infrastructure will improve voice and data interoperability among state, local, county, tribal and federal agencies.

•The OWIN system will include more than 2,400 Unity® mobile and portable radios, providing full frequency, 4-band capability in a single unit.

BOSTON, MA, January 4, 2011 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected as the radio system and service provider for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) program. The state of Oregon awarded Harris a 10-year Price Agreement Requirements Contract. The contract vehicle will be used by Oregon state and local agencies to purchase public safety communication systems, radios and other equipment, and is expected to have a total value of more than $100 million.

OWIN follows a mandate from the Oregon State Legislature to consolidate the radio networks currently operated independently by the Oregon Department of Transportation, State Police, Forestry Department and Oregon Department of Corrections. A statewide "network of systems" will be created for mission-critical, interoperable, public safety communications. Local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders will be able to use the enhanced system in addition to their own radio systems.(Source: http://www.harris.com/ 01-04-2011)

i2 and Northrop Grumman Collaborate to Connect Local Law Enforcement and U.S. Navy Law Enforcement Information Exchange
i2 Builds COPLINK Interface for U.S. Navy's LInX to Enhance Information Sharing; State of Alaska to Pilot the System

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 22, 2010 - i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, has built an interface between COPLINK and the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service's (NCIS) Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX), creating vital information sharing capabilities between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Developed by Northrop Grumman, LInX enhances information sharing between local, state and federal law enforcement in areas of strategic importance to the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hampton Roads, Va., Florida, Georgia, the Gulf Coast region, the National Capital Region, North Carolina, New Mexico and Southern California. LInX provides more than 800 participating law enforcement partner agencies with secure access to regional crime and incident data and the tools needed to process it, enabling investigators to search across jurisdictional boundaries to help solve crimes and resolve suspicious events.

COPLINK, the most widely deployed lead generation tool in the United States, enables law enforcement agencies across the country to organize and rapidly analyze vast quantities of seemingly unrelated criminal data currently housed in incompatible databases and records management systems. More than 3,000 law enforcement agencies have access to COPLINK data and about a half billion records are shared securely in COPLINK today.

i2 is working with the State of Alaska, NCIS and Northrop Grumman on a pilot program that will connect Alaska with Washington, scheduled to commence in early 2011. Agencies in both states use a combination of COPLINK and/or LInX. Once the connection is live, agencies in Alaska, Washington or Oregon that use one or both systems will have access to both resources. Based on results of the pilot, the new capability will be extended to other jurisdictions throughout the country using COPLINK and/or LInX. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 12-22-2010)

Denver FD Deploys Duo-Touch II Tablet for Fire Inspections
General Dynamics Itronix announced that Denver Fire Department fire inspectors are using its Duo-Touch II tablet PC during fire, building and hazmat code enforcement. Denver fire crew members now can view complete inspection history remotely and then generate forms or citations that can be signed on site by the occupancy manager, said Patrick White, the company's vice president of strategic marketing.

"By automating the safety inspection process, department fire crews can remain productive, regardless of the environment or remote location in which they work," White said.

The Duo-Touch II PC is a 4-pound, fully rugged tablet that has an 8.4-inch DynaVue touch-screen display with an electronic keyboard operated by touch or via a stylus. White said the tablet can survive 4-foot drops as well as meets MIL-STD 810F for harsh environments and IP-54 for dust and moisture. It also provides wireless connectivity through embedded wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/Draft-n, Bluetooth v2.0 and GPS, he said. (source: http://firechief.com/ 12-13-2010)

AMCAD Acquires Vista Solutions eUniversa Product to Expand Electronic Court and Justice Offering
HERNDON, Va.-- AMCAD announced the acquisition of Vista Solutions Group's eFiling solution product, eUniversa. AMCAD's eUniversa product is built in compliance with Oasis LegalXML Electronic Court Filing Specification Version 4.0. (ECF 4.0 Specification). Compliance with the standards allows for uniform standards based integration choices and flexibility

The solution can act as an electronic filing service provider (EFSP) which leads individuals through the filing process, or accept other provider's packaged filings that are complaint with ECF 4.0 specification. The eUniversa solution has expanded the capability of the court community by providing a robust e-filing solution that streamlines the ability of attorneys to file case and document but also simplifies the filing of document for the pro se filers by embedding Access to Justice (A2J) processing.

The eUniversa solution which is already integrated with AMCAD's integrated Case Management Systems (AiCMS) simplifies the filing and management of court case related documents, enabling attorneys to submit case filings electronically, instantly notifying all case parties, and allowing court fees and costs to be paid online. This integrated solution eliminates redundant data entry by the court and justice community and enables courts to collect the funds without any delay. (source: http://www.businesswire.com/ 12-13-2010)

The Superior Court of the Virgin Islands awards a contract to implement an electronic court case management system to AMCAD.
St. Croix, Virgin Islands, December, 2010 - AMCAD® announced today that the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands awarded a contract to American Cadastre, LLC (dba AMCAD) for the implementation of an electronic court case management system (AiCMS). AMCAD was selected over two other vendors by the Superior Court.

The Superior Court of the Virgin Islands is the trial court in the territory, which includes St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. The court was established in 1977 as a territorial court and was reorganized in 2004 to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. The Court is one of general jurisdiction, handling over 35,000 cases per year.

AMCAD's AiCMS system will automate the entire Superior Court operation, including case management, financial processing, scheduling, role-defined dashboards and document management. Additionally, the new system will include a web portal incorporating e-filing that will provide the capability to electronically file documents and access records via the web, a process that will serve the practicing members of the Bar and provide more ready access to Court records for members of the public. AiCMS also improves staff productivity and accountability, and further streamlines office workflow by sharing information throughout the Clerk's operation. (Source: AmCad Press Release 12-2010)

Harris Corporation Awarded a $15 Million Contract to Modernize Regional Public Safety Communications System in Monterey County, California
Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a $15 million contract to design and deploy a new public safety radio system that will improve coverage, reliability and communication interoperability between local, county, state and federal first responders within the County of Monterey, California.

The Harris P25IP (Project 25 to the power of IP) VHF system will provide reliable coverage for first responders and public service agencies throughout Monterey County, California — which spans an area of more than 3,300 square miles and is home to 425,000 residents. For enhanced interoperable communications, the solution includes the Harris Unity® XG-100 portable and mobile full-spectrum multiband radio with its suite of advanced features, including Bluetooth® capability, Harris noise-suppression technology, and encryption.

"As our county population grew to nearly half a million residents, it became clear that the communications requirements of our public safety first responders have outstripped the capabilities of our existing legacy radio system," said Lynn Diebold, director of Emergency Communications for the County of Monterey, California. "To meet our increasing needs, as well as the new national communications standards, the project team executed a rigorous and open bidding process to identify the right solution. The most attractive system proposed that was flexible, reliable and which allowed the County to leverage existing resources while at the same time realizing a significant cost savings, was the Harris P25IP solution.(Source: http://www.harris.com/12-08-2010)

FDM’s Records Management System Passes with Flying Colours!
The Ogden City Fire Department, is very vigilant in evaluating departmental processes to ensure efficient operations while providing a high standard of service to their community.

“We periodically look at the return-on-investment that we are getting in time, energy and the tools that we use to carry-out our long-term processes,” says Greg Chamberlain, Deputy Fire Chief. “In that vein, we look at the way we do business and determine whether the tools we are using are inhibiting or benefiting us. We also compare what we are using with what is currently available on the market. We apply this same principle to all of our tools whether it is hoses, SCBAs, PPE or software.”

“We have reviewed FDM’s Records Management System (RMS) twice now and it continues to be the most flexible and well-rounded system that meets our realistic needs,” continues Chamberlain. “We discovered early on that if you put the effort into better defining your business processes, as well as learn the functionality of FDM RMS, it lends itself well to quick modifications and easily adapts to changing requirements.”(FDM Press Release 12-08-2010)

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma Awards AMCAD with Integrated Case and Content Management System
Herndon, Virginia December 1, 2010 - The State of Oklahoma Supreme Court and Administrative Office of the Courts announced today the award of a contract to AMCAD for the implementation of a electronic Case and Content Management System. "This system, when installed and operational, will further the vision to provide a paper on demand system for the 77 county trial courts throughout the State of Oklahoma, using the latest technology to provide better customer service to the citizens of Oklahoma," said Court Administrator Mike Evans. "The Electronic Case Management system will drastically reduce our court's dependency on the moving of paper files in order to process court cases. Additionally, this new system will give us the capability to track all electronic documents and provide instant access to document to decision making individuals. Through the use of this system, the Court Administrator Office expects to improve productivity and enhance the administration of due process."

The project consists of all 77 trial courts and the Criminal and Civil Court of Appeals for the State of Oklahoma. Once fully implemented over 2500 users will be using the system on a daily basis processing over 800,000 cases annually. In addition the e-filing system and web portal will be available to all attorneys and pro se filers throughout the state eliminating the need to drive to the courthouse to file document which will streamline the case initiation process and improve the efficiency of the offices.(Source: AMCAD Press Release 12-2010)

Recognized Industry Leaders Firetide and Milestone Systems Enter into Strategic Alliance for Advanced Wireless Video Surveillance Solutions
Both Companies Number One Suppliers in Their Respective Video Surveillance Technology Category

LOS GATOS, Calif.--Firetide Inc., the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, and Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, announced their strategic alliance to provide comprehensive video surveillance control and management capabilities over Firetide's high performance wireless infrastructure mesh networks. With this alliance, Milestone combines its leading software solutions to control and manage large IP-based video surveillance systems with Firetide's renowned high speed and secure wireless networks.

Both companies are number one suppliers in the video surveillance category of their respective technologies this year, according to IMS Research's recently released report: Milestone is listed again as number one in open platform IP video management software globally and Firetide is number one in wireless mesh equipment in video surveillance applications in the Americas. (http://www.businesswire.com/12-01-2010)

CDW-G Awarded Statewide Texas and Virginia Contracts
Agreements Provide State and Local Governments and Educational Institutions Cost-Effective, Productivity Enhancing Technologies

VERNON HILLS, Ill. - November 29, 2010 - CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today announced two statewide contract wins: a Cisco telecommunications networking contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and a server contract with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). The awards illustrate CDW-G's ability to provide industry-best products and services to state and local governments and educational institutions.

Texas Department of Information Resources
Under its contract with the Texas DIR, CDW-G will provide Cisco data communication and telecommunications networking equipment and services to Texas state and local agencies, K-12 schools and colleges and universities. With the contract, Texas agencies will have access to more than 1,000 networking, memory, data storage and power protection products and related services. The contract is renewable annually until 2014.

Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Under its two-year contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia, CDW-G will provide HP tower, rack and blade servers; server-related peripherals; and system software and related services to Virginia state and local agencies, K-12 schools and colleges and universities. CDW-G will also provide associated services, including custom configuration, imaging and asset tagging.(Source: http://www.cdwg.com/ 11-29-2010)

PowerTrunk Appoints Christopher Ramsden as Vice President of SAles
New York City, NY — November 30, 2010 – PowerTrunkTM Inc., a global leader in Land Mobile Radio (LMR) design, manufacture and implementation, has appointed Christopher Ramsden as Vice President of Sales. Ramsden is an industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience building and driving sales in the land mobile radio and other telecom markets. His strong strategy and management skills will drive adoption of the PowerTrunk TETRA and P25 LMR products in the U.S. market.(Source: PowerTrunk Press Release 11-30-2010)

Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation to Implement New Case Management Solution
The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation and the Presiding Disciplinary Judges Office in Denver, Colorado will replace their home-grown, antiquated case management solution with JustWare | Prosecutor from New Dawn Technologies.

With strict budget cuts and elevated reporting requirements, the Office of Attorney Regulation began looking for a solution with some important features including: electronic document management, custom reporting, and the ability to automate workflow.

"We're being asked to do more with less, and I believe we'll be able to better serve our constituency by working more efficiently in the office. JustWare will allow us to increase our due diligence with case investigations, histories, and case reporting," said Brett Corporon, Systems Architect for the Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation, "Overall, JustWare will help us better serve the residents of Colorado."

The Office of Attorney Regulation will also be using the JustWare API to develop additional custom workflow and functionality. "We got the best of both worlds with JustWare giving us the functionality and ability for us to manage the API," stated Corporon.

The Office of Attorney Regulation will begin working with their New Dawn project implementation team during the next month to construct an implementation plan.(http://www.newdawntech.com/ 11-22-2010)

Kansas City Missouri Police Department Selects Memex for Its Perpetrator Information Center
Law Enforcement Agency Leverages Memex Platform for Tips and Leads, and Entire Intelligence/Information Management Lifecycle

STERLING, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Memex, Inc., a SAS Company and leading provider of intelligence management, data sharing, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced today that the Kansas City Missouri Police Department will deploy the Memex information sharing platform for SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting), and for the entire information sharing/intelligence lifecycle in its Perpetrator Information Center.

Memex is a premier provider of software and services that enable law enforcement agencies to manage and retrieve intelligence preventing all scales of crime. Its commitment to speed-of-delivery, education, consulting, customer satisfaction and project management has been established to ensure that agencies realize the full potential of its solutions.

With its 2,000 sworn officers and civilian employees, the Kansas City Missouri Police Department will access the agency's RMS (Records Management System) through the Memex platform for intelligence management, search and analysis, and GIS (geographic information system) mapping, specifically related to organized crime and narcotics. Serving the city's almost 500,000 residents, the Department is the co-lead organization in the Kansas City region's threat assessment center, the Kansas City Terrorism Early Warning Group (KCTEW), which also is a customer of Memex's. (Source: http://www.businesswire.com/11-22-2010)

Unisys Receives Contract Extension from City of Minneapolis to Expand IT Solutions and Help Departments Use the Cloud for More Efficient Services
Cloud-based e-mail management and managed IT security extend services Unisys delivers to departments of city government

BLUE BELL, Pa., November 17, 2010 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has received an extension of its contract to provide IT outsourcing services to the City of Minneapolis. The services benefit all departments of the city government – including the mayor’s office, city council, fire and police departments and the public works department – enabling them to deliver services to residents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Under the extension, Unisys will expand services to include cloud-based e-mail management and managed security, and will also continue managing the city’s IT infrastructure, from the data center to desktops and mobile devices used for public safety.

The extension, signed in the third quarter of 2010, has an estimated value of $33 million. Unisys will provide services to the city through 2015, nearly three years beyond the previously contracted expiration date of January 31, 2012. (Source:http://www.unisys.com/ 11-17-2010)

Quadcom 911 Selects Proxim for Wireless Public Safety Solutions

Suburban Chicago Public Safety Dispatch Agency Connects 16 Locations and Reduces Recurring Costs With Proxim's Wireless Backhaul

SILICON VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/17/10 -- Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, today announced that Quadcom 911, a multi-agency public safety dispatch center, has selected a combination of Proxim's wireless backhaul and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) solutions to connect the public safety networks of several municipalities in Suburban Chicago in both Kane and Cook Counties. Utilizing Proxim's end-to-end wireless solutions, Quadcom 911 has connected 16 locations, which enables 911 Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) for police, fire, and other municipal and public safety agencies across the covered municipalities.

The municipalities utilizing Proxim's highly-reliable wireless system are:

    * The Village of Carpentersville (Main 911 Computer-Aided Dispatch Center)
    * The Village of East Dundee
    * The Village of Sleepy Hollow
    * The Village of South Barrington
    * The Village of West Dundee
    * The East Dundee Fire Protection District
    * The Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District

"This network links 16 different locations together, and is responsible for connecting the components in our 911 CAD system -- so needless to say, it is extremely mission critical," said Dave Smith, Director of Quadcom 911. "After testing multiple vendors' systems, we selected Proxim because their point-to-multipoint and wireless backhaul solutions provided the highest performance and the best value, while enabling us to run a single, end-to-end wireless network that was easy to deploy and centrally manageable."
(source: http://www.proxim.com/ 11-17-2010)

Kenwood and PowerTrunk to Offer P25 Land Mobile Radio Systems
New York, NY - November 9, 2010 - PowerTrunk Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. (Spain) and Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector have mutually agreed to market Kenwood P25 subscribers and PowerTrunk P25 infrastructure systems to domestic and select international public safety agencies. This agreement allows public safety organizations the ability to implement interoperable end-to-end IP digital trunked networks that are scalable, reliable and P25 compliant.

The agreement states that Kenwood USA Corporation will provide its P25 mobile and portable subscriber units as required to PowerTrunk Inc. and PowerTrunk Inc. will provide its P25 infrastructure systems as required to Kenwood USA Corporation. Both companies will provide turn-key P25 LMR solutions for governmental public safety agencies.

"We're adding PowerTrunk products because its P25 LMR infrastructure system is end-to-end IP, 100% P25 compliant and software upgradeable to P25 Phase 2," said John North, General Manager, Kenwood Communications Systems Division. "When coupled with Kenwood subscriber units, customers will benefit from a best-in-class solution that is ready for implementation and future proof." (Source: http://www.powertrunk.com/ 11-09-2010)

Lucas County Department of Emergency Services Signs Contract with TriTech Software Systems for Comprehensive Public Safety Solution
TriTech to provide integrated computer-aided dispatch and mobile data solution to support all law enforcement, fire and emergency medical agencies in Lucas County and City of Toledo

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 9, 2010) ‐ TriTech Software Systems, a leading provider of EMS and public safety software solutions, proudly announces the contract signing with Lucas County Department of Emergency Services, OH, for a countywide public safety project which includes VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and VisiNet Mobile data solutions. The multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency solution will support all law enforcement, fire and emergency medical agencies in Lucas County and City of Toledo.

TriTech's VisiCAD computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system is a feature-rich solution developed for larger public safety agencies operating in complex, high volume environments. Designed with multi-agency, multi-jurisdiction capabilities, VisiCAD allows multiple PSAPs and agencies to operate on the same system and share information, yet the system is flexible to allow agencies to implement their own business rules and processes. With VisiCAD, all law enforcement, fire and emergency medical agencies in Lucas County will be provided shared access to incident and unit information to improve resource management and response times across jurisdictional boundaries. The integrated mapping and live routing capabilities utilizing the street network of VisiCAD will provide Lucas County Dispatchers resource recommendations based on closest available unit by fastest estimated response time regardless of which PSAP receives the call.

Mission critical information processed by VisiCAD will be available to field personnel through integration with VisiNet Mobile, TriTech's wireless mobile data solution. VisiNet Mobile provides field personnel with secure, real-time access to CAD, RMS, CJIS and other and other public/proprietary databases and full messaging capabilities to bridge the communications gap between the dispatch center and field personnel. Similar to VisiCAD, VisiNet Mobile is flexible, highly customizable solution enabling users to configure fields to meet their specific agency needs. (Source: http://www.tritech.com 11-09-2010)

Lucas County and City of Toledo OH Fire Department selects Emergency Technologies’ Visual Fire
Raleigh, NC (November 5, 2010) - Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) proudly announces that Lucas County and city of Toledo Ohio Fire Departments have selected Visual Fire, a Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS), as the county-wide, multi-agency Fire Records Management System. Lucas County, Ohio issued an RFP in early 2010 for a replacement county-wide Computer-Aided-Dispatch (CAD) System, Mobile Data Software, Electronic Reporting and a county-wide Fire RMS. ETI was selected through its strategic business partner, TriTech Software Systems, to provide a multi-jurisdictional, multi-department Fire RMS for all 15 Lucas County Fire Departments including Toledo Fire Department.

"ETI is committed to providing agencies like the fire departments in Lucas County and the city of Toledo with the latest in multi-department Fire Records Management Systems." said Kyle Breischaft, President and CEO of Emergency Technologies, Inc. He continued, "We congratulate Lucas County and the city of Toledo for their technological leadership and look forward to partnering with the county and city fire departments to provide mission critical solutions that help improve public safety operations for their first responders."

The Visual Fire solution is a suite of modules that includes a National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0 module, mobile field reporting, training and certification records, hydrant information and structural pre-plans, along with several additional modules that will provide the Lucas County Fire Department and city of Toledo with modern technology to increase operational efficiency throughout the organization. The ETI solution will also seamlessly integrate with TriTech's Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) system and Orion's AgencyWeb.(Source: Emergency Technologies Press Release 11-09-2010)

Harris Corporation Awarded a $14 Million Contract from the State of Vermont for Statewide Public Safety Radio System
P25 Standards-Based System Will be Built on Harris VIDA® Network Technology Highlights

•Harris P25 system will deliver full communications interoperability to first responders within the state, the region, and across the border in Canada.
•Powerful VIDA network technology and unique approach adds virtually no new tower sites, making it a cost-effective solution.
•VCOMM system meets current and next generation technology standards.

BOSTON, MA, November 2, 2010 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a $14 million contract by the State of Vermont to deploy a statewide radio system for public safety first responders and state agencies. The system meets Vermont's specific requirements for regional and cross-border communications - connecting local, state and federal agencies within the state, and providing interoperability with agencies in neighboring states and Canada.

"Vermont's vision for our public safety communications is clearly addressed by the Harris P25 solution, which also allows us to leverage our existing infrastructure," said Chief J. Paul Duquette, Chair, Vermont Communications (VCOMM). "When completed, the VCOMM system will be a modern and reliable system for Vermont public safety agencies that meets federal mandates and will support Vermont's growing public safety communications needs well into the future."(Source: http://www.harris.com/ 11-02-2010)

New World Systems to advance multi-agency data-sharing and interoperability throughout Yuma County, Ariz.
Numerous public safety agencies will leverage New Worlds integrated solutions to enhance award-winning interoperability project

Troy, Michigan - Monday, November 01, 2010

Public safety agencies throughout Yuma County, Ariz. have selected New World Systems' solutions to enhance data sharing and communication as part of the large Yuma Regional Communications System (YRCS) interoperability project. The YRCS has signed a contract to license New World's Aegis Public Safety Solution on the Microsoft® platform to connect the Yuma Police and Fire Department, Yuma County Sheriff's Office, along with the Fire and Police Departments of San Luis, Somerton, Wellton, and Cocopah and Quechan Indian Tribes, enhancing access and sharing of critical crime and safety information county wide. 

New World is providing the YRCS agencies with Aegis Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management, Mobile Computing, Corrections Management, and Field-Based Reporting software developed in-house using proven Microsoft® technology, industry-standard Windows® Server and SQL® Server. New World is also providing its revolutionary solution, Aegis Link, a web-based interoperability solution to enable complete information sharing between agencies. The easy-to-use, completely integrated solutions will provide the agencies with built-in workflow, helping to eliminate redundant data entry and streamline business processes. The solutions will help improve safety by allowing data to flow freely, quickly and securely through all applications, offering total access to information for dispatchers, firefighters, patrol officers, and corrections officers. Field-based Reporting will also allow officers to easily create and submit incident reports directly from the field for the first time. (Source: New World Systems Press Release 11-01-2010)

Demand for TeleStaff Remains Strong in Third Quarter 2010
More Organizations Turn to the PDSI-TeleStaff Solution for Complete Automation of Workforce Scheduling Processes

Irvine, Calif., October 28, 2010 – Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI) announced today that 27 customers have gone into production with TeleStaff in the third quarter, 2010, and are now reaping the benefits of automated workforce scheduling and communication.  Also in the third quarter, 11 new customers selected the software solution to eliminate the inefficiencies of their manual, paper-based scheduling processes.  These customers are undergoing PDSI’s accelerated training and implementation process enabling a more rapid return on their scheduling technology investment.

“Customers in our vertical markets are under increasing pressure to find ways to manage their resources, operations, and labor costs more efficiently,” said Greg Ekstrom, PDSI president.  “These pressures are driving the demand for TeleStaff because the solution comprehensively manages adequate staffing levels, controls costs, and improves payroll accuracy while minimizing compliance risks, and enforcing collective bargaining agreements.  We’re honored to be trusted by our customers and have forged strong relationships with them to ensure they achieve success with their TeleStaff solution.” (Source: PDSI Press Release 10-28-2010)

Suffolk County, N.Y. to Advance Incident Prevention and Response Efforts With Intergraph® Public Safety and Security Software
Integrated incident management and analysis software to facilitate regional interoperability and information sharing for coordinated response to serve and protect Long Island county's 1.5 million residents

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 26 -- The Suffolk County (New York) Police Department (SCPD) will deploy Intergraph® incident management and mobile dispatch software to empower call takers, dispatchers and field personnel with actionable information in their emergency response efforts.

SCPD will join responders with the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (DFRES) in utilizing Intergraph public safety and security incident management software to prevent and respond to incidents while serving the county's 1.5 million residents.  The Intergraph public safety and security software will promote regional interoperability and information sharing between the two agencies and others in Suffolk County to reduce crime, save lives and protect property through effective and efficient incident prevention and response.

The Suffolk County DFRES has utilized Intergraph incident management software since 2005.  Both agencies will also implement Intergraph's business intelligence solution to empower personnel to leverage incident data for strategic decision making associated with agency resource management and analysis.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 10-26-2010)

Tiburon Inc. Launches DispatchNow Public Safety Solution Delivering SaaS Platform to Colorado County as First Hosted Client

Sophisticated and Affordable Public Safety Software Now Available to Agencies of All Sizes Through Cloud Computing Delivery Model

PLEASANTON, CA — 10/24/10 — Leading provider of integrated public safety solutions Tiburon, Inc. today announced the inaugural implementation of its DispatchNow Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Mobile hosted solutions in Colorado County, TX. DispatchNow delivers full functionality through a secure hosted model that requires reduced on-site maintenance and allows secure access from Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). The cities of Columbus and Weimar, TX have also signed on to implement DispatchNow Mobile units through the Colorado County program.

DispatchNow offers full functionality with no database servers installed at PSAP facilities, saving significant time in system deployment, eliminating the need to purchase or maintain costly hardware equipment, or hire and train dedicated IT personnel. Tiburon and Colorado County implemented the fully functional system in under three months from contract signature. The DispatchNow cloud computing model provides an elevated level of system availability while maintaining the absolute security and integrity of mission-critical data at a secure off-site location on a fault resilient hardware/software platform with a streamlined and very cost effective backup center capability. (Source: http://stockmarketsreview.com/ 10-24-2010)

2011 SEARCH Winter Meeting Invitation to Cosponsor
CJIS GROUP provides an opportunity for its clients to jointly sponsor a networking reception for the members and guests of SEARCH and is now extending an invitation for your company to be a cosponsor for the 2011 SEARCH reception.
 
SEARCH is comprised of one governor’s appointee from each of the 50 states.  SEARCH members are senior state law enforcement officials who have responsibility for the collection, management and dissemination of justice information throughout the nation.  Central to the operational role of SEARCH members is the handling of state criminal history records and supporting their use for criminal justice purposes as well as non-criminal justice purposes (e.g. background checks for employment and licensing, etc.).  In this role SEARCH members directly oversee the procurement and use of information, communications and identification technologies.  
 
The SEARCH meeting will begin on January 25th and conclude on the 27th.  The reception will be held the evening of the 25th and is expected to be attended by between 75 and 100 people.

For more information and to register your company as a cosponsor of the reception please contact Allison Hudson at (850) 926-9800 or at allison@cjisgroup.com.

Rockwell Collins delivers iForceTM integrated public safety vehicle solution to California Highway Patrol
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct 24, 2010) – Rockwell Collins is delivering its iForceTM integrated public safety vehicle solution to the California Highway Patrol as part of the Consolidated Patrol Vehicle Environment program. Rockwell Collins has delivered more than 2,800 systems to date, with over 3,500 systems expected to be delivered by early 2011.

The Rockwell Collins iForce™ solution features a 13.3-inch touch screen display, voice activation and hand controller that allows control of multiple systems such as radios, sirens, public address, gunlocks and radar. In addition, the integrated solution provides a P25 radio vehicle repeater system to repeat communications from the officer’s handheld radio through the vehicle’s radios when the officer is outside the vehicle.

"This cost-effective solution improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the officer's mobile work environment," said Al Caslavka, vice president and general manager of Surface Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "Our integrated public safety vehicle solution will provide officers with an enhanced human interface and the power of information at their fingertips, along with safer operation due to reduced equipment in the vehicle's passenger compartment."(Source: Rockwell Collins Press Release 10-24-2010)

Jefferson County Probate Court Implements State-of-the-Art Case Management and Web Portal Services
Birmingham, Alabama , October - 2010 - Jefferson County Probate Court Judge Alan L. King announced today that Jefferson County recently awarded a contract to American Cadastre, LLC (dba AmCad ) for an AmCad's integrated Case Information System (AiCMS) for the Judicial division of the Probate Court and Rapid Online Access Method (ROAM) which is a web based online data retrieval solution for the public records in Jefferson County.

The probate court currently operates on a MS-DOS system that was developed in 1985 and has been long overdue for an upgraded system. The court, located in both the Birmingham and Bessemer divisions of Jefferson County, processes in excess of 240,000 land and public record documents per year and holds 70-80 judicial hearings per week divided between two probate judges, Alan L. King and Sherri C. Friday.

AmCad 's AiCMS system will automate the entire Probate Court operation, including case management, financial processing, scheduling, indexing and provide a web portal that will provide access to not only the court records but also land records. AiCMS also improves staff productivity and streamlines office workflow by sharing information throughout the Clerk's operation. The AiCMS system utilizes the latest Microsoft .NET technology, providing the County the ability to protect their investment in technology. The solution allows for remote access for the public to view case and calendar information. This unique access will save thousands of manual work hours per year. The Jefferson County/ AmCad project will be implemented in the Probate Court office over the next 9 months with the ROAM web portal being live to the public before the end of the year. (Source: AmCad Press Release October 2010)

City of San Antonio Selects i2 for Fusion Center Implementation
COPLINK to Make Information Sharing Possible Across Seven Law Enforcement Agencies and Neighboring Jurisdictions

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of San Antonio has awarded i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, a contract to deliver and implement COPLINK to facilitate information sharing between all participating justice and law enforcement agencies in the Southwest Texas Regional Fusion Center (SWTRFC), as well as with neighboring fusion centers in Houston, Austin, El Paso and Dallas.  As part of the largest law enforcement information sharing initiative in Texas, SWTRFC joins more than 50 percent of fusion centers across the U.S. that rely on i2 to help prevent and disrupt terrorist and criminal activity.  

The most widely deployed tactical lead generation tool in the U.S., COPLINK enhances information sharing within and between local, regional, tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies, in accordance with each agency's sharing priorities, policies and applicable laws.  Statewide deployments include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida and Missouri.

Under terms of the contract, i2 will provide SWTRFC with the following COPLINK components:

•Adaptive Analytical Architecture - Enables information sharing with other COPLINK nodes deployed in fusion centers and regional, statewide and national information sharing databases.
•Intel L.E.A.D. -- Extends COPLINK criminal history information management capabilities with the ability to enter and manage intelligence information in compliance with privacy mandates 28 CFR part 23. Authorized users will be able to simultaneously search and access law enforcement and intelligence data to see all available information.

The first phase of SWTRFC will go live in November 2010.(source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 10-18-2010)

Kenwood and PowerTrunk Partner to Offer Turn-Key P25 Land Mobile Radio Systems for Public Safety

Partnership will facilitate state and local agency migration to P25 digital trunked networks

New York, NY — October 6, 2010 – Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector and PowerTrunk Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. (Spain) announced an alliance to offer Kenwood P25 subscriber units and PowerTrunk P25 infrastructure systems as turn-key land mobile radio solutions to public safety agencies in the United States. With this alliance, public safety organizations will be able to implement truly interoperable end-to-end IP digital trunked networks that are scalable, reliable and hardware ready for P25 Phase 2.

The collaboration agreement states that Kenwood USA Corporation will provide its P25 mobile and portable subscriber units as required to PowerTrunk Inc. and PowerTrunk Inc. will provide its P25 infrastructure systems as required to Kenwood USA Corporation. Both companies will provide turn-key P25 LMR solutions for state and local public safety agencies within the United States.(Source: http://www.powertrunk.com/ 10-07-2010)

Nebraska Fusion Center Selects Memex for Intelligence and Data Sharing Capabilities
Omaha Police Department, Lincoln Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol Working with Nebraska Information and Analysis Center; Procurement Awarded to Memex

STERLING, Va. – October 4, 2010 – Memex, Inc., a leading provider of intelligence management, data sharing, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced today that the State of Nebraska’s fusion center, the Nebraska Information and Analysis Center (NIAC), has selected Memex to provide information-sharing capabilities to the various law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska.

Memex defeated a strong field of 10 technology providers to win the procurement. The contract was awarded to Memex and continues to illustrate Memex's dominance in the field. It will provide a platform for intelligence management, information exchange, case management and analytical capabilities. Some 200 law enforcement officials throughout Nebraska will use the Memex Patriarch platform, connecting 17 different law enforcement data sources through an indexed search of selected data and federated search model.

Memex has placed a great deal of emphasis on compatibility and compliance with existing law enforcement systems. Its intelligence platform provides a single-source portal for analyzing RMS, CAD, Intelligence, SAR, open source and other data sources - whether via data integration, federated access, or a hybrid approach. This compatibility empowers analysts and staff the capability to seamlessly examine all the data in one place, using the same data mining tools and user interface, rather than having to log on and off different systems.

"The Memex platform gives us the assurance that we are complying with federal regulations," said Kevin Knorr, Captain of NIAC. "The ability to stitch together data from any disparate data sources will accelerate our ability to detect and prevent criminal activities." (Source: http://www.memex.com/ 10-04-2010)

HP Wins $20 Million Services Contract with Florida
October 5, 2010 - Hewlett-Packard Co.’s Enterprise Services unit said that it has won a $20 million contract from Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation to upgrade its IT systems for early learning used by some 300,000 families and children statewide.

Under terms of the award, HP will develop, design, implement and maintain Florida’s Early Learning Information System (ELIS), an IT system that manages learning programs accessed by families and children in pre-kindergarten and school readiness programs.

In particular, the vendor is tasked with constructing and deploying a centralized child care management system, requiring it to develop applications and modernize services for tracking attendance, processing provider payments, case management, eligibility and reporting.

“We look forward to assisting Florida with development of ELIS to enable the state to gain operational efficiencies while providing quality, inclusive early learning opportunities for children from birth through age five,” said Dennis Stolkey, HP Enterprise Services senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector. (Source: http://www.itchannelplanet.com 10-05-2010)

Kenwood Introduces Remote Surveillance System That Uses NEXEDGE® Digital Radios
SUWANEE, GA (Communications) September 29, 2010-- Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector, announces a wireless site-surveillance solution built on the digital NEXEDGE® radio platform for transmitting still images in combination with the new KVT-11 Image Encoder and KAS-11 Image Viewer. The system is designed to transmit images from video cameras in remote sites for easy and economical monitoring. The Wireless Surveillance Solution can be used by law enforcement, government and private industry to observe areas prone to flooding or rock slides, construction sites, dams and national parks.

Where wired solutions are not feasible, wireless communications provided by the NEXEDGE radios is cost-effective. A video camera mounted at the site sends still images through the KVT-11 Image Encoder to the NEXEDGE NX-700/800 digital mobile radios and base station. The base station receiving the image then displays it via the KAS-11 Image Viewer Software on a PC. Images can be sent at predetermined intervals or manually on demand. The operator can also control image transmission by remote control.

The KVT-11 internal memory can store 450 premium quality or 5,400 standard-quality images and is compatible with NTSC and PAL video cameras. Up to 65,000 camera stations can be monitored by the KAS-11, which stores all images automatically on the viewing computer hard drive. This system was developed jointly by Kenwood and JVC to integrate JVC still image processing technologies, which employ the MPEG-4AVC/H.264 codec standard for high compression efficiency and picture quality, with Kenwood narrowband digital radio technologies. (http://www.kenwoodusa.com/ 09-29-2010)

Harris Corporation Awarded $9 Million Contract to Upgrade Public Safety Communications in Ontario County, New York

County will Migrate from Legacy System to Digital IP-Based Wireless Solution

ROCHESTER, NY October 1, 2010 - Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $9 million contract from Ontario County, New York, to upgrade its public safety radio communications system with a Harris P25IP (Project 25 to the power of IP) solution. The new standards-based, digital system will provide mission-critical interoperable communications to approximately 2,500 firefighters, police officers, EMS professionals and sheriff's deputies in a 662-square-mile area.

The 15-site system is designed to seamlessly interoperate with neighboring jurisdictions, creating a regional capability supported by Harris robust voice and data solutions. For enhanced interoperability communication, the Harris solution for Ontario County includes the Unity® XG-100P portable full-spectrum multiband radio with its suite of advanced features, including Harris noise-suppression technology. The system also meets the Federal Communication Commission's narrowband mandate to eliminate the county's current wideband transmissions by January 1, 2013.

"Ontario County evaluated many different alternatives," said County Supervisor Sam Casella, chairman, Ontario County Public Safety Committee. "We chose Harris because we believe its solution will meet both our current and future communication needs. The Harris P25IP system underscores our commitment to deliver the highest quality communications system available to our community." 

The Harris VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network platform is a unified IP-based voice and data communication system based on APCO P25 industry standards. VIDA delivers full IP management features, including interoperability without intervention of console operators; IP consoles; and other benefits inherent in open IP architecture systems. The new P25 system complies with both the current APCO P25 Phase 1 and the emerging P25 Phase 2 industry standard. (Source: http://www.harris.com 10-01-2010)

New World Systems Solutions Help the Northeast South Dakota Rural Information Exchange Model (RIEM) Combat Crime and Drugs

A federal grant and new mobile software allow immediate information sharing for rural law enforcement agencies

Troy, Michigan - Monday, September 27, 2010 - For the very first time, rural law enforcement agencies in five counties of northeast South Dakota are able to share critical information from their vehicles. Under an initiative called the Northeast South Dakota Rural Information Exchange Model (RIEM), a coalition of fifteen law enforcement agencies in South Dakota have implemented New World Systems' Aegis ® Mobile Computing Public Safety Software Solution on the Microsoft® platform. Funded through a competitive Federal Recovery Act grant, RIEM and New World are providing a scalable, multi-jurisdictional crime fighting tool, with mapping capabilities, automated field reporting and more, to rural agencies that would not normally be able to afford such a solution.

The $1.5 million grant that made this project possible was awarded to the Watertown Police Department in 2009 to combat an increase in gang and drug-related crime in northeast South Dakota. A New World customer since 2006, the Watertown Police Department used the funds to purchase equipment, hire an information systems technician and 911 dispatchers and facilitate the flow of information to other agencies beyond radio capabilities, using their integrated New World solutions as an information and communication hub.

The RIEM project is taking place in two parts. The first half, which is nearly complete for all agencies, allows officers in the field to access critical law enforcement information from their vehicles. The second half of the project will then provide officers with the capability to submit information via field-based reports.

"The support that we have received from New World during this project has been tremendous," said Chief Vitek. "We are looking forward to continuing down this very successful road and hope to see other communities implement similar information sharing initiatives across the country."(Source: http://www.newworldsystems.com/09-29-2010)

Gwinnett County, GA Automates Emergency Operations Plan with Previstar’s CEMPlanner Software

Web-based emergency planning software facilitates standards based planning guidance, multi-stakeholder participation and accountability

Alexandria, VA., 21, September 2010. Gwinnett County (GA) Office of Emergency Management has selected Previstar's Comprehensive Emergency Management Planner (CEMPlanner) to help update and automate their county emergency plans. 

CEMPlannerTM is a web based emergency planning software service that brings planners together on a collaborative platform and facilitates the planning process (based on FEMA's Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG-101)) to create and maintain standards based plans. Plans can be accessed online or downloaded into a printable format.

Gwinnett County, GA joins Lexington-Fayette County, KY, Atlanta-Fulton County, GA and nearly 20 other users that have selected CEMPlanner to support their planning programs.(Source: Previstar Press Release 09-21-2010)

Dare County, North Carolina Takes Delivery of Motorola 800 MHz Project 25 Radio System, Prepares for Installation
Digital six-site, six-channel voice system will provide county-wide interoperability and integrated voice and data capabilities

-- Installation is expected to be completed later this year in time for communications to go live in early 2011
-- Allows public safety agencies county-wide to talk with each other and agencies on State's VIPER Radio System

MANTEO, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dare County, N.C. and the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. today announced the county is preparing for installation of a new $7 million 800 MHz Motorola ASTRO® 25 release 7.8 digital radio system this year that will allow public safety agencies county-wide to talk with each other as well as agencies on the State's VIPER Radio System.

Motorola last month completed successful factory staging of all equipment and delivered the system to Dare County in preparation for installation, which is expected to be completed later this year in time for communications to go live in early 2011. The system includes an integrated voice and data simulcast network with six voice sites and nine paging sites, upgraded dispatch consoles, 146 Motorola XTL2500TM mobile radios, 136 Motorola XTS2500TM portable radios and 27 Motorola XTL2500 control station radios.

"Motorola is pleased to provide Dare County with this state-of-the-art ASTRO 25 Integrated Voice and Data system," said Marshall Wright, Motorola vice president. "The interoperable communications and data services will provide a robust network that will wirelessly enable a variety of applications to enhance County operations and provide critical services to citizens throughout the County. Motorola has been providing mission critical solutions to public safety throughout North Carolina for many years and we look forward to completing this system that will benefit Dare County first responders and the citizens they serve for years to come." (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 09-23-2010)

Emergency Reporting Establishes Strategic Partnership with Spillman Technologies, Inc.
Bellingham, WA - September 20, 2010 Emergency Reporting is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Spillman Technologies, Inc.

"The Spillman / Emergency Reporting CAD/RMS solution provides unprecedented options for agencies and increases both companies competitiveness in the first-response marketplace," says Dave Adams, President of Emergency Reporting. Adams explains that users will be able to complete NFIRS fire and NEMSIS EMS reports more efficiently, transfer data from CAD to the RMS in real-time, and manage daily operations such as, training, scheduling, and inspections from most internet browsers."

Lance Clark, President & CEO of Spillman Technologies expressed excitement about the partnership and believes it will, "enhance our fire product offering by giving customers proven, industry-leading fire and EMS technologies."

The Spillman / Emergency Reporting interface is developed and now ready for agencies. (Source: Emergency Reporting Press Release 09-20-2010)

Three New Clients Benefit From DAMION Case Management Systems
Trinity County, Blue Earth County and City of Mankato select DAMION Attorney Case Management System

North Canton, Ohio - September 14, 2010 CourtView Justice Solutions today announced three new additions to the growing number of attorney offices choosing DAMION for their case management system (CMS) software solutions.

The Blue Earth County Attorney's Office (MN) and the Mankato City Attorney's Office (MN) each have selected  the Criminal, Civil, Victim/Witness and Discovery modules as well an eCharging interface that streamlines the entire process by eliminating time-consuming data entry tasks.

"In a time of budget cuts and increasing case loads, DAMION's capabilities will allow us to move forward into the future of technology. Interfacing capabilities will allow us to be more efficient and cost effective, stated Renee Howard, Legal Asst & Victim/Witness Coordinator for Blue Earth County.

DAMION automates principal functions and responsibilities that helps increase office productivity and significantly reduces hours spent on managing cases and all the paper that goes along with them.(Source: Courtview Justice Solutions Press Release 09-14-2010)

CalAmp Awarded Contract to Supply Public Safety Mobile Data Network for Plano, Texas
Vital Infrastructure Project Will Enable City-Wide Mobile Data Connectivity to Support Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service Operations

Sep 13, 2010 - CalAmp Corp., a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been selected by the City of Plano, Texas to install a mobile data network for the municipality's police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS) agencies. The contract is for approximately $1.5 million and is scheduled to be completed in nine months.

The project calls for the deployment of CalAmp's latest generation native-IP mobile data system. The advanced communications network includes redundant network control routers, CalAmp Paragon4 base stations and Gemini3 agile dual-band mobile modems with embedded GPS for automatic vehicle location functionality. Operating in 700 MHz licensed frequencies, the data communications network will use CalAmp's proprietary Parallel Decode technology for dependable, in-motion, high-speed mobile data delivery. The project award includes system engineering, implementation and project management services during all phases of the program, and technical support for five years following system deployment. 

"CalAmp's mobile data system will give us reliable mobile data connectivity and seamless roaming throughout the 72 square miles of the City of Plano," according to Ron Goldsmith, City of Plano Radio Systems Manager
. "A robust, wide-area mobile data network is critical to our ability to provide timely and effective police, fire and EMS public safety services to the City's more than 250,000 residents." (Source:http://www.calamp.com 09-13-2010)

ACS, A Xerox Company, Receives Top Technology Award for its Work with the City of Riverside, California
September 13, 2010 - DALLAS--Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, has won the Exceptional Service Award in Public Safety, Public Works and Administration, part of the 2010 Best Fit Integrator Awards from e.Republic's Center for Digital Government. The award recognized ACS' ability to develop specialized technology to help the City of Riverside, Calif., better serve its residents.

"ACS' work with the City of Riverside shows our commitment to projects that can lower costs and improve services."
."This award is a reflection of the city's vision and the hard work of our partnership to help them meet their goals," said Joseph Doherty, executive vice president and group president, ACS Government Solutions. "ACS' work with the City of Riverside shows our commitment to projects that can lower costs and improve services."

Previously, Riverside's technology solutions were built independently of one another. Through the partnership of the city and ACS, applications are now easily integrated with existing systems; new solutions are deployed faster, components are reused, departments are securely sharing data and training is significantly reduced.

ACS was one of twelve winners chosen by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government for their work with government agencies to tailor solutions to suit the unique needs of the public sector. The center is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. (Source: http://www.businesswire.com/ 09-11-2010)

Raytheon to Provide Mobile Data Computer System to Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Sept. 8, 2010-- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $19.9 million contract to supply a mobile data computer system to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the largest sheriff's department in the world.

The Raytheon system will significantly improve data rates from the old system, enabling LASD to extend its desktop capabilities and applications to the vehicles.

For the first time, the department's vehicle systems will have access to applications such as the Sheriff's Data Network, mug-shot downloads, fingerprint programs, geo-positioning systems, e-mail, and Internet access.


"This mobile data computer system will improve the capabilities of the department by allowing deputies to quickly share information more efficiently in the field, resulting in a safer environment for the deputies and the public," said Bill Iannacci, director of Civil Communications, Raytheon Network Centric Systems. "In addition, our relationship with LASD is off to a great start as a result of last month's successful program kick off."

The LASD serves Los Angeles County, an area of more than 4,000 square miles and a population of more than 10 million.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/09-08-2010)

New Dawn Technologies Releases New e-Solution JusticeWeb
September 7, 2010 -New Dawn Technologies releases a new justice solution, JusticeWeb, to complement its justice software solution line up of case management technology. This new justice solution allows courts and agencies to utilize a secure internet connection for electronic discovery (e-discovery).

The JusticeWeb electronic discovery portal will ease the burden of the discovery phase by establishing contact between involved parties. With JusticeWeb, agencies are able to customize their web portal, request/edit case involvement, download/submit e-discovery documents, and access important dates and events. JusticeWeb empowers stakeholders by allowing them to login, manage, and pay for discovery documents in one simple, secure location.

"JusticeWeb will enhance the way justice agencies work on a daily basis,"said Jon Peek, Product Manager at New Dawn Technologies. JusticeWeb delivers electronic discovery documents timely and consistently. No more waiting for discovery packets to arrive in the mail or going to the courthouse to pick them up, all involved parties save time by using JusticeWeb - it's a win-win for everyone." (Source: New Dawn Technologies 09-07-2010)

Sierra Systems and Manatron Join Forces to Provide Integrated Property Tax Management Solutions to State and Local Governments
Sept. 1, 2010 - Sierra Systems Group Inc., a leading information technology and consulting services company, and Manatron, Inc., a global leader in integrated property tax and records management software, today announced the two companies have entered into a partnering agreement. Together the companies will promote and integrate their enterprise-level property tax solution for state and local governments.

The partnership will leverage Sierra’s full range of property tax management and consulting expertise with Manatron’s GRM product suite to ensure that the software is successfully implemented, the change to business and technical environments is managed, and the business value of the solution is fully realized.

We are delighted to partner with Manatron to provide targeted solutions that best support state and local government property tax needs,” said Shelley Hodgson senior vice president for U.S. State and Local Government at Sierra Systems. “As a full service IT consulting firm, Sierra Systems consistently brings a broad range of business, management, and technical services to property tax engagements for successful implementations.(Source: http://www.financialpost.com/ 09-01-2010)

3M offers $943M for biometric security vendor Cogent Systems

August 30, 2010  - IDG News Service - 3M has agreed to buy biometric access control systems vendor Cogent for around $943 million in cash.

The acquisition will allow 3M to expand its ID card and authentication systems business beyond its core border control and law enforcement markets and into other commercial sectors, it said Monday.

Cogent's product range includes automated fingerprint and palmprint identification systems that can be used to secure access to computer hardware and applications. (Source: http://www.computerworld.com/ 08-30-2010)

Emergency Technologies Deploys Multi-Department Fire Records System in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Schertz Fire Departments
Raleigh, NC - August 30, 2010 - Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) proudly announces that the Visual Fire system is live and operational within the city of San Antonio Fire Department, the city of Schertz Fire-Rescue, and throughout all of the Bexar County Fire Departments. ETI's Visual Fire solution allows these city and county fire departments to have an integrated public safety information system to help streamline information sharing between city and county agencies.

In August 2008, ETI was contracted to provide a Fire Records Management System to the seventh largest U.S. city, the city of San Antonio, Texas. Phase 1 of this project was completed in November 2008, and allowed San Antonio Fire Department to report fire incident information in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0 standard in order to maintain eligibility for USFA grant funding. Phase 2 of this project, which was known as the Alamo project, included the expansion of the Visual Fire system throughout the 23 Bexar County Fire Departments and city of Schertz Fire Departments. This regional deployment is part of a larger 14.7 million Dollar contract through the Prime Contractor, TriTech Software Systems.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with the city of San Antonio, city of Schertz and Bexar County as they strive to improve public safety operations through the use of a multi-department Fire Records solution." says Kyle Breischaft, president and CEO of Emergency Technologies, Inc. He continues, "Visual Fire delivers the technology necessary to allow multiple fire departments to seamlessly share mission critical data that helps save lives and reduce Fire Fighter injuries." (Source: Emergency Technologies, Inc. Press Release 08-30-2010)

Harris unveils firefighter location system
Aug 26, 2010 - Harris Corp. today introduced the GR-100 system, a wireless solution that transmits firefighter locations to command-and-control officers' laptops. The system has multiple components, including accuracy-enhancing algorithms, inertial sensors and GPS that lets users track personnel throughout an incident, said John Facella, the company's director of public safety.

"The technology world has been looking at the problem of locating firefighters in a building for some time," he said. "We believe we have found the right solution and have applied some common-sense firefighting experience resident within our company to develop the system ... and make it firefighter friendly."

The Harris GR-100 includes an SCBA-mounted tracker module and a radio network system that transmits location data every few seconds from an embedded module. It also includes a commander unit, or GUI software display, of firefighter's location that is viewed on a ruggedized tablet computer or laptop used by the incident commander or safety officer. Location information is presented in three dimensions and is updated every few seconds to provide interior personnel positions, Facella said. Data can be rotated 360° and viewed from the top down, he added.

The GR-100 system will be demonstrated Aug. 27 and 28 in the Harris booth No. 4450 at Fire-Rescue International 2010 in Chicago. (Source: http://urgentcomm.com/ 08-26-2010)

Memex’s Steve Serrao Named Chairman of IJIS Institute Committee
August 23, 2010 - STERLING, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Memex, Inc., a SAS company and leading provider of intelligence management, data sharing, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced today that Steve Serrao, Director of Product Management, Americas Region has been named Chairman of the Security and Privacy Advisory Committee of the IJIS Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the private and public sectors for improving mission-critical information sharing.

Memex is a premier provider of software and services that enable law enforcement agencies to manage and retrieve intelligence preventing all scales of crime. Its commitment to speed-of-delivery, education, consulting, customer satisfaction and project management has been established to ensure that agencies realize the full potential of its solutions.

"This is a great honor for me as Memex has been a long-time supporter of the IJIS Institute. The favorable impact of the Institute is felt across the national law enforcement community," Serrao said. "I look forward to contributing much more to the organization's mission, and collaborating with key government officials and industry experts to examine security and privacy issues with the goal of improving information sharing strategies for preventing crimes and terrorism."(Source: http://www.businesswire.com/ 08-23-2010)



Motorola Solutions Receives NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program $50.6 Million in Grant Funding for San Francisco Bay Area BayWEB Project

Next Generation Public Safety Network will provide interoperability to Bay Area Agencies

CHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 19-- The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola and the Public Safety Agencies within the greater San Francisco Bay Area received $50.6 million in grant funding today from the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The NTIA grant will be funding the Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband (BayWEB) program through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), which provides grants to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure to connect "community anchor institutions" such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and public safety facilities. The standards based Public Safety subsystem will utilize Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology operating on 700 MHz frequencies to provide mobile broadband service to public safety first responders.

The program involves a multi-jurisdiction and multi-disciplinary approach to interoperability, and includes communications capabilities for first responders and public safety professionals, as well as all other government services including public works, transportation agencies, and critical infrastructure organizations. BayWEB is a component of the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (BayRICS). BayRICS also consists of a P25 voice system, microwave system, and information sharing applications. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 08-19-2010)

New Dawn Technologies Executive Elected to IJIS Institute Board of Directors
Ashburn, Va. -August 17, 2010 - The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, announces that Frank A. Felice, co-owner of New Dawn Technologies and vice president of sales and marketing, has been elected to the Institute's Board of Directors.

"Frank has been involved in the justice and public safety field for over fifteen years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board," said Mike Lyons, president of the IJIS Institute Board of Directors. "Frank has been involved in all aspects of company management and currently provides executive leadership at New Dawn Technologies. His company is focused on the courts and prosecutor market segments and Frank brings with him valuable and needed experience in that part of the justice domain."

Mr. Felice is a long time member of the IJIS Institute where he helped facilitate New Dawn Technologies' participation in creating reference documents for the exchange of data from prosecutors to other justice partners.

Other individuals elected to serve a three-year term on the IJIS Institute Board of Directors (listed in alphabetical order) are Glenn Archer (re-elected), ARC Consulting; Ken Bouche, Hillard-Heintze; and Betty Kelepecz, Public Safety Consulting (re-elected). They join the existing members of the Board: Mary Ellen Condon, Condon Associates; Mike Lyons, VisionAIR; James Paat, Sypherlink; Sudhi Umarji, Trusted Federal Systems; Dave Usery, URL Integration; Gerry Wethington, Unisys; and Morgan Wright, Alcatel-Lucent. (Source: http://www.newdawntech.com/ 08-17-2010)

Wilkes-Barre, PA Police Department selects Total Enforcement for their Records Management System
August 16, 2010 - Wilkes-Barre, PA Police Department selects Total Enforcement (TE) off the Pennsylvania State Contract for their Records Management System to provide information storage, retrieval, retention, manipulation, and archiving to replace their current In-House developed application. Wilkes-Barre is a city in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the county seat of Luzerne County and the center of the Wyoming Valley. Founded in 1769 and formally incorporated in 1806, the city has an estimated population of 43,123 with more than 100 users. Total Enforcement RMS delivers powerful advantages of real-time data, overall agency efficiency, complete NCIC access, CAD functionality and Data Sharing. TE gives law enforcement agencies the power to collect, process and access information in real time - from virtually anywhere. Eminently scalable, it shares services between applications & data exchanges, and platforms, OS's & environments. (Source: Total Computer Group Press Release 08-16-2010)

State University of NY in Purchase, NY chooses Total Enforcement (TE) as their new Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System
August 16, 2010 - State University of NY in Purchase, NY chooses Total Enforcement (TE) as their new Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System to replace their existing legacy system known as SJS. TE a sophisticated .NET CAD/RMS for law enforcement offers wide-ranging interoperability including NCIC and RICI. Purchase College, State University of New York, with more than 4,000 students is a public four-year college located in Purchase, New York, United States on a 500 acre campus. It is one of 13 comprehensive colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The procurement which was purchased off the NYS OGS contract will include hardware, software, installation, maintenance, and training.(Source: Total Computer Group Press Release 08-16-2010)

Nationally Deployed Intergraph® Public Safety and Security Customers Honored for Achievements Through Use of Technology
Deployment of Intergraph software in New Zealand improves interoperability to facilitate information sharing among disparate systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) presented the New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Fire Service, both Intergraph® public safety and security customers, with its annual Excellence in Networked Government Award. The award honors "outstanding performance and achievement in the use of information and communications technologies and networks in the daily business of government."

The New Zealand Police and New Zealand Fire Service, as well as St. John Emergency Communications and Central Emergency Communications, were recognized for their use of technology to transfer of real-time incident data between emergency services agencies, regardless of the computer aided dispatch (CAD) provider. This successful transmission of data has facilitated faster multi-agency dispatch and incident response to save lives and protect property throughout New Zealand's 103,737 sq mi (268,680 sq km).

Through Intergraph's interoperability software, the Intergraph computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems in use by the police and fire service successfully interface with CAD systems used by the ambulance service and St. John Emergency Communications and Central Emergency Communications. This system interoperability has been integral to information sharing across agencies and has helped optimize emergency response resource management and mutual aid efforts, enabling first responders to deliver a higher level of emergency services.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 08-12-2010)

Tiburon's Latest CommandCAD Delivers Unrivaled Integration and Intelligence Between CAD, Mobile and Fire Solutions
Seamless Integration, Enhanced Flexibility and Bi-Directional Information Sharing Between Tiburon's CommandCAD, FireRECORDS and MobileCOM Products to Enable Improved Situational Awareness and Response

PLEASANTON, CA (August 2010)--Tiburon, Inc. announces the general release of its industry-leading CommandCAD 2.6 solution that delivers enhanced situational awareness and response capabilities for fire and rescue agencies. CommandCAD 2.6, Tiburon's computer aided dispatch (CAD) solution, brings seamless integration, enhanced flexibility and bi-directional information sharing between Tiburon's CommandCAD, FireRECORDS and MobileCOM solutions.

With CommandCAD 2.6, at the onset of an incident, CommandCAD automatically queries FireRECORDS and displays critical information on premise, hydrant, unit locations and potential plume dispersal data in CommandCAD and MobileCOM. MobileCOM and FireRECORDS are Tiburon's mobile communications system and fire records management system (RMS). Tiburon MobileCOM 2.1 continues the deployment of actionable information with even greater integration and real-time information sharing between FireRECORDS and CommandCAD for complete intelligence concerning every incident.(Source: Tiburon Press Release August 2010)

Positron Front Line and Tiburon Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement With Intrado
Positron Front Line, Tiburon and Intrado Partner to Deliver the Industry's Leading Next-­Generation 9-­1-­1 Solutions

PLEASANTON, CA (July 29, 2010) - As leading providers of integrated public safety solutions, Positron Front Line and its parent company Tiburon, Inc., today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Intrado Inc., the leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions. Positron Front Line has also become Intrado's preferred computer aided dispatch (CAD) solutions provider, and will continue to deliver integrated solutions with Intrado's call-handling applications.

As part of the agreement, Positron Front Line has committed to interoperability with Intrado's next- generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) voice and data services, ensuring that their solutions are fully compatible with approved industry standards. Through this new strategic partnership, Positron Front Line will work with Intrado to innovate and deliver seamless integration between Intrado's NG9-1-1 network and the Positron Front Line VIPER CAD system allowing NG9-1-1 data to be accessible by public safety answering point (PSAP) operators and first responders. (Source: Tiburon Press Release 07-29-2010)

Lower-cost IPMobileNet IP-based data radio is designed for electronic signage
IPMobileNet's IP Series of fixed digital transceivers is designed primarily for police and transportation departments that deploy electronic road signs. The radio allows such departments to execute real-time updates of the signs' displays as weather and road conditions change, or when an AMBER alert has been issued. In addition, municipal bus transportation agencies and airports can use the radio to update transit and flight schedules in real-time, said Brian Purcell the company's vice president of sales and marketing.

"Bus companies are trying to compete with other forms of transportation, such as rail, and they want to look a little more technologically savvy by providing schedule updates," Purcell said.

Another potential application, according to Purcell, involves using the radio to backhaul images taken by roadside cameras in order to gauge traffic conditions. The radios provide data throughput up to 32 kbps, which is plenty for low-data-rate applications such as these, Purcell said. (Source: http://urgentcomm.com/ 08-11-2010)

Several Public Safety Agencies Improve Operations With New Integrated Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Management Solutions from TriTech Software

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TriTech Software Systems, a leading provider of integrated public safety software solutions, proudly announces the successful implementation of its modular Imc Solutions platform at several new customer sites. TriTech's Imc Solutions suite is an affordable and fully integrated computer-aided dispatch, mobile data, records, civil and corrections management software for small- to medium-sized agencies.  

TriTech proudly recognizes the following clients for their efforts towards a seamless transition with their new Imc Solutions Suite of products:

  • Point Pleasant Police Department (NJ) - Law Records Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch, Administrative, Mobile.  
  • State of Rhode Island Office of the Fire Marshal (RI) - Fire Records Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch, Mobile, Administrative.
  • Groton Town Police Department (CT) - Law Records Management, Cross Agency Data Sharing, Mobile.  
  • Salem Police Department (NH) - Law Records Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch, Administrative, and Mobile.  
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (MA) - Computer-Aided Dispatch and Law Records Management
  • Community College of Rhode Island (RI) - Calls for Service and Law Records Management
Source: (http://www.prnewswire.com/ 08-11-2010)

C4i Successfully completes MSQ Voice System
Release Date: 10 August 2010, Melbourne AustraliaC4i has officially completed commissioning of a Voice Communications Command and Control System (VCC&CS) for Maritime Safety Queensland's (MSQ) at their new Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Centre in Townsville. The recently complete state of the art facility, which houses C4i's SwitchplusIPTM voice communications system as part of the VTS, is responsible for managing over 2,400km of Queensland (Australia) coastline. Within seven (7) months of being awarded this contract, C4i installed, commissioned and tailored a system to meet the specific requirements of MSQ allowing the team to reach successful conclusion on this project. This final milestone represents the second phase of a two phase system deployment and commissioning.

"C4i have demonstrated the utmost professionalism in delivering our project (in a very short time frame initially) and have demonstrated a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure ultimately a fantastic outcome was achieved" said Paul Colthurst, Project Manager for the Townsville VTS Centre Project. (Source: C4i Press Release 08-10-2010)

Radio IP debuts mission-critical mobile VPN
Aug 5, 2010 - HOUSTON - Radio IP Software unveiled this week at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials conference Mult-IP, a network-agnostic mobile VPN built from the ground up for use in mission-critical environments such as public safety.

Mult-IP is unique in that it is the only mobile VPN that supports all networks - private mobile radio (IP and non-IP), cellular, Wi-Fi, LTE, WiMAX and satellite - and enables seamless roaming between each network, said Patrick Tabourin, Radio IP's vice president of marketing and product management. The latter capability is made possible by the company's Concurrent Networks technology that was developed last year.The technology does so in two ways. First, IT managers can prioritize the networks that are being used by an agency. Should the preferred network become unavailable, voice and data traffic automatically will transmit over the next-preferred network, and so on. This occurs because the technology establishes a separate tunnel for each network that is always on.(Source: http://urgentcomm.com/ 08-05-2010)

Intergraph® Leverages Public Safety Industry Leadership and Expertise to Drive Next-Generation Emergency Communications Convergence
Commitment to collaboration with PSAPs, vendors and standards bodies facilitates Intergraph's successful delivery of next-generation 9-1-1 capabilities

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph®, the leading provider of public safety and security software, supports a next-generation, fully integrated, digital emergency communications environment for faster incident response to save lives and protect property.

For more than 10 years, Intergraph has been involved with next-generation emergency communications convergence efforts to advance situational awareness for faster incident response. Examples of Intergraph's involvement in emergency communications convergence efforts include the development of a nationwide digital incident response communications system in Belgium and several next-generation-ready systems in Austria, Canada and New Zealand that support multiple data inputs. Intergraph technology also has enabled the automation of security alarm 9-1-1 calls to public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Richmond, Va., resulting in new industry standards and a reduction of 9-1-1 calls from alarm alerts.

Intergraph's leadership in industry organizations such as the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance, National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards committees and European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is helping to shape the evolution of next-generation emergency communications convergence. Additionally, by leveraging its long and rich history of developing pacesetting innovations and driving industry standards, Intergraph has forged relationships with a broad spectrum of digital communications providers and is actively engaged in solving next-generation 9-1-1 challenges within the United States and advancing digital convergence efforts around the world. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 08-03-2010)

Alaska Selects Niche to Manage Critical Law Enforcement Information
ANCHORAGE, AK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ – Alaska, the largest state in the US, has selected Niche Record Management System (RMS) to manage its state law enforcement information. The agency is Alaska’s Department of Public Safety (DPS), provider of police and other public safety services throughout the state through the Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST), the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) and the Division of Fire & Life Safety (FLS).

Alaska is by far the largest US state – a landmass 2.5 times the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the “lower 48 states” combined. Its challenging frontier geography and limited road infrastructure means much of the state is accessible only by aircraft, ATV, or boat in the summer, dogsled and snow machine in the winter. While Alaska is big, its population is small and spread out; about 40% of the state’s population of 698,473 lives in the city of Anchorage, with the remainder spread across vast distances within the state.

One of nine bidders for the Alaska contract, Niche won out as the only system capable of meeting requirements critical to Alaska’s unique challenges including poor connectivity in many areas of the state. In many areas, bandwidth is highly limited and unreliable. Officers must be able to conduct incident reporting work on standalone, disconnected computers on a patrol vessel in the middle of the Bering Sea, or when investigating a crime in a remote area such as a rural cabin or illegal wildlife kill site. In order to win the contract, Niche successfully demonstrated that its RMS works under all these conditions. (Source: http://www.indianweb2.com/ 08-02-2010)

Motorola Announces Alliance With Intrado to Deliver Next-Generation 9-1-1 Text Messaging Products and Services
NG9-1-1 Leaders to Combine Expertise and Innovative New Technologies to Further Advance Public Safety Services

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, today announced an alliance with Intrado, Inc., the leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, to deliver next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) text messaging enabled products and services.

As agencies move toward wider adoption of NG9-1-1 capabilities, a new approach is needed to fully realize the unprecedented access to non-verbal communication, such as citizen text messaging. Working closely with mutual public safety customers, Motorola and Intrado are combining their expertise with innovative new technologies to further advance public safety services and emergency response. The two companies will initially focus on a citizen text messaging trial to enable access for individuals who may have speech or hearing disabilities. The result of this trial will help inform how citizen text messages are best integrated as public safety agencies move toward NG9-1-1 services. In June 2009 Intrado launched the first text messaging solution to successfully deliver text messages directly to 9-1-1 and has continued to enhance that solution in preparation for broader deployment across the public safety community.

For the initial text trial, the interoperability and integration of Motorola's IP based PremierOneTM CAD and Intrado's A9-1-1TM equipment and technology will be achieved using the ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) Emergency Services Messaging Interface (ESMI) standard. Motorola and Intrado support the need for NG9-1-1 standards. As future NG9-1-1 standards evolve and are approved by industry recognized standards organizations, trial solutions supporting these standards will be considered. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 07-30-2010)

Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Harris Corporation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Applied Signal Technology, Inc. (AST), a market leader in advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Harris Corporation to explore broader defense and security market opportunities. Harris Government Communications Systems (GCS) selected AST to be part of its Strategic Subcontractor Partnership Program (initiated in 2008) to enhance supply chain relationships with critical industry partners.

Under the agreement, the two companies will actively look for joint ways to provide expanded signals intelligence (SIGINT) value chain offerings to the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. Examples of potential benefits to be derived from this agreement include collaboration and strategy development toward pursuit of new business opportunities, shared technology development, improved business process and program execution, investment leverage, and identification and entree into new markets and customers. (Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/ 07-29-2010)

L.R. Kimball to Urge Strong Focus on 'Soft Side' of Interoperable Public Safety Networks at Upcoming APCO International Annual Conference
Expert Communications Technology Firm to Offer Crucial Recommendations on Coordination among Public Safety Officials and First Responders to Ensure Interoperable Network Reliability

EBENSBURG, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When public safety officials and other first responders consider interoperability among departments and jurisdictions, hardware such as radios, antenna towers, vehicles, computers and call centers often receive the most attention. However, none of it is likely to work effectively without taking into account the procedural "soft side" of interoperability to ensure coordination among responders and dispatchers. Operational processes such as governance, standard operating procedures, training, exercises and usage experience are crucial in assuring effective emergency communications among departments and municipalities.

Such is the philosophy of L.R. Kimball, an architecture, engineering and communications technology firm based in Pennsylvania. Its experts will urge the public safety community to focus strongly on the "soft side of interoperability" from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, August 2 at the upcoming APCO International Annual Conference. The conference will be held Sunday, August 1, through Wednesday, August 4, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

L.R. Kimball has helped public safety officials in communities nationwide to plan, fund and implement interoperable public safety networks. Its experts have developed supporting tactical and strategic operational plans and have implemented standard operating procedures and governance structures for these networks. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 07-29-2010)

Motorola picked for public-safety LTE network in San Francisco
Motorola announced it won a contract that is the first phase of a private 700 MHz LTE network buildout for first responders in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The network will cover 10 sites in multiple counties in the Bay Area, and is part of the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (BayRICS) plan. The network will cover San Francisco, Alameda County/Oakland, Contra Costa County, as well as the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. The FCC in May granted a conditional waiver to San Francisco to begin building a public-safety LTE system.

Motorola said the system will be installed this year, and is expected to be running in early 2011. The spectrum for the San Francisco project is held by the Public Safety Spectrum Trust, a nonprofit corporation made up of public-safety groups. (Source: http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/ 07-29-2010)

ChatComm First in Nation to Implement Smart911 SMS, and Enable Citizens to Communicate with 9-1-1 through SMS Text Messaging
Rave Mobile Safety Introduces Smart911 SMS, the first solution to support text messaging with 9-1-1 across all wireless carriers on today’s infrastructure

Framingham, MA and Sandy Springs, GA – July 28, 2010 – Rave Mobile Safety, a leading provider of software safety solutions, and the Chattahoochee River 9-1-1 Authority (ChatComm) today announced the purchase of Smart911 and Smart911 SMS for use in the Sandy Springs and Johns Creek communities. Smart911 allows citizens to enter information online that they want to have delivered automatically to the 9-1-1 operator in the event that a 9-1-1 call is placed. Smart911 SMS, the newest Smart911 module, allows call takers to initiate a SMS text chat with callers when necessary.

"Smart911 and Smart911 SMS provide our 9-1-1 center with powerful new capabilities that enhance our ability to address emergencies," said Terry Sult, Chief of Sandy Springs' Police Department and Vice Chairman of ChatComm. "Through Smart911 SMS, we are able to identify individuals who are hard of hearing, for instance, and communicate with them via SMS on their mobile phone." Grant Hickey, Johns Creek's Co-Executive Director for ChatComm, further commented, "With Smart911, we receive critical information about callers during a 9-1-1 call, such as their name, address, medical condition, and rescue-related information that could prove vital in an emergency." (Source:Rave Mobile Safety Press Release 07-28-2010)

Burnaby Fire Department Goes Live with FDM Software’s Integrated Records Management Solution
North Vancouver, BC - The Burnaby Fire Department, Burnaby, British Columbia went live with FDM Records Management System (RMS) and Mobile RMS on June 25th.

In December 2008, the Burnaby Fire Department began looking into upgrading their RMS. "We were looking for a flexible software package that could be customized to fit our needs," says Deputy Chief of Operations, Shaun Redmond. "After reviewing the products available, we felt that FDM was the best solution available." The department recently went live with FDM RMS Personnel, Properties, Training and Inspection modules.

"The transition to FDM has been very smooth," continues Redmond. "Throughout the entire process, we have received great support from FDM staff. Later this year we will be adding the Incident Reporting Module. Adding this module will result in a large increase in the number of personnel who will have access to the program. This will require a significant amount of planning and training. Normally, we would have concerns about this, but judging how smoothly the first two modules were implemented, we are confident that FDM will assist us through a seamless transition. We are looking forward to adding this module and reaping the operational benefits."

The Burnaby Fire Department provides Emergency Response, Fire Prevention and Public Education Services to the City of Burnaby. Each element is critical to the Fire Department and represents investments in the short and long-term public safety infrastructure of the community. (Source: FDM Software Press Release 07-28-2010)

RedSky Launches WiFi e911(TM) Solution for Leading Enterprise WiFi Networks
Integrates with Aruba and Cisco WiFi networks to track phone locations, protect enterprise WiFi users

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations with mobile workers using WiFi phones on enterprise WiFi networks can now be protected with accurate, real-time, E911 protection. RedSky Technologies' WiFi e911™ is the first enterprise E911 solution to integrate seamlessly with leading WiFi networks from Aruba and Cisco to provide life-saving E911 capability.

The WiFi e911™ software module runs on RedSky's award-winning E911 Manager™ platform that provides comprehensive location management, notification, reporting, and 9-1-1 call routing for enterprises, higher education, large school districts and government agencies. E911 Manager™ is installed on a server in the enterprise and communicates with the WiFi network equipment using published APIs.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 07-21-2010)

City of Austin, Texas, Selects i2 for Fusion Center Implementation
Austin Regional Intelligence Center to Employ COPLINK and Analysis Products for Enhanced Information Sharing, Collaboration, and Intelligence Analysis Capabilities

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, announced today a contract award with the city of Austin, Texas, to provide a complete suite of crime analysis and information sharing solutions to the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC).  ARIC joins more than 50 percent of fusion centers across the U.S. that rely on i2 products to help prevent and disrupt terrorist and criminal activity.  Once i2 platforms are implemented, ARIC analysts and officers will have access to a repository of data from 10 law enforcement agencies that can be leveraged for strategic and tactical purposes.

The ARIC project team is composed of representatives from the Austin Police Department, Hays County Sheriff's Office, Travis County Sheriff's Office, Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Austin Independent School District Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, Round Rock Police Department, Pflugerville Police Department, San Marcos Police Department and the University of Texas at Austin Police Department.

Fusion centers, such as ARIC, were created following the 9/11 attacks as a joint effort between the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to ensure and facilitate collaboration and information sharing between local agencies, across state lines, and between the state and federal levels, with a particular emphasis on preventing and responding to terrorist and criminal activities. Though many of the country's fusion centers have developed independently and remain different in size and scope, they share the same mission of protecting citizens against criminal acts and activities. The widespread adoption of i2 platforms will contribute to this effort by providing across-the-board consistency and unprecedented information sharing capability. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 07-13-2010)

34 Public Safety Agencies Newly Live TeleStaff in Q2 Thanks to an Accelerated Implementation Process
IRVINE, Calif. – July 19, 2010 - Principal Decision Systems International, PDSI, announced today that 34 agencies have upgraded staffing and deployment processes in the second quarter of 2010 by going live with TeleStaff, the leading solution for public safety employee scheduling and communication. The customers, comprised of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services departments; utilities and correctional facilities throughout North America, selected the staffing software to improve institutional efficiency in workforce scheduling, provide online access department-wide and control administrative workload.

With PDSI's revamped implementation process, end users are able to work within the system sooner to utilize many features which make routine work tasks easier to complete, including checking their schedules through the Internet or touch tone phone, signing up to work, requesting time off and responding to regular and emergency notifications. Additionally, scheduling personnel have the ability to access rosters, automate routine supervisory tasks, identify and contact employees meeting specific needs, run management reports and conduct emergency recall. (Source: PDSI Press Release 07-20-2010)

Sverica International Announces its Acquisition of Syscon Justice Systems
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sverica International announced today that it acquired Syscon Justice Systems on July 7, 2010. Syscon provides software solutions to domestic and international corrections facilities and police departments. Syscon offers a wide range of solutions to suit the enterprise needs of these organizations. Syscon is headquartered in the Vancouver area with additional offices in London and Sydney.(Source: http://newsblaze.com/ 07-07-2010)

Motorola, Nokia Siemens Deal Makes Sense for Both Parties
The announcement by Nokia Siemens Networks that it will buy Motorola's wireless network infrastructure business for $1.2 billion will free the wireless product maker from its struggle to compete with larger competitors, while also giving it the cash it needs to carry out its plans to split the company into two independent and publicly traded companies.

The deal, announced on July 19 in a joint press release, is expected by both companies to close by the end of 2010. The deal has been in the works for some time, and is expected to result in no layoffs as Nokia Siemens will pick up 7,500 existing Motorola employees.

The Motorola Solutions division is growing rapidly in response to increased needs for public service wireless communications. Motorola has been the dominant provider of radios for law enforcement in the United States for decades, and the expansion of law enforcement and public service communications into high-speed data promises even more growth. While Motorola needs to wait for the deployment of LTE to field some of its promised communications solutions, significant funding has entered this area of its business in response to stimulus funding by the Obama administration, as well as by Homeland Security funding for interoperable radios.

The primary growth in interoperable radios for law enforcement and national security is currently waiting for a final determination in auctions for the public safety bands that were recovered when commercial television was moved to an all-digital format last year. Much of the interoperable communications equipment will be similar to the digital equipment that Motorola is already making for its law enforcement and public service customers. (Source:http://www.eweek.com/07-19-2010)

Sierra Systems Executive Breakfast Briefing

Data Driven Policing: Transforming Law Enforcement Operations Through Intelligent Analysis. July 28, 2010 | Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall, 701 A Street San Diego, CA

Law enforcement organizations maintain and manage a staggering amount of data about their operations, personnel, and communities. Using intelligent and targeted data analysis progressive law enforcement agencies are learning how to drive their operations more effi ciently and effectively to maximietheir available resources.

Sierra Systems cordially invites you to an executive breakfast briefing exclusively for law enforcement IT management professionals on Wednesday, July 28 at Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall. This seminar will not only offer you a chance to learn from three major police departments in LA, San Diego and San Francisco on their ongoing analytics initiatives, but also it will provide an excellent opportunity for you toshare ideas, experiences and challenges with other leaders in law enforcement.

Featured Speakers:
Maggie Goodrich
CTO, Los Angeles Police Department

Karen Goodman
Supervising Management Analyst, ISYS
San Diego Police Department

Jim Villaluna
Project Director, Professional Standards Unit
San Francisco Police Department

(Source: Sierra Systems Invite 07-12-2010 Please Click to Register )

 



Escambia County EMS and Fire-Rescue Rely on TELESTAFF as Thousands Converge on Pensacola Bay to Clean Up After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
IRVINE, Calif. - July 12, 2010 - Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI), the leader in public safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Escambia County Emergency Medical Services and Escambia Fire-Rescue for their integral role in the ongoing clean up efforts of the Gulf of Mexico.

It is with great pride that we recognize the work of these Florida departments and are gratified that we can in some way be a part of the myriad support system cleaning up the Gulf. This is why we created TeleStaff; to advance the critical mission of public safety," said Greg Ekstrom, PDSI president.  "A lot of us feel helpless as we watch the oil spill on the news. We are heartened that we are able to assist first responders with this tremendous undertaking on the ground. 

Thanks to interdepartmental cooperation with Escambia County Fire-Rescue, Escambia EMS streamlined operations in a couple of hours using TeleStaff. PDSI's Technical Services associates created a special unit dedicated to the new detail; imported the fire department's database to increase the pool of personnel to 221, including their availability and qualifications; created a new position within the unit; tied the new unit to existing rules; and set up shift times and multiple offers. Other functions utilized included setting up auto hire with multiple call times and creating backup positions. Initial notifications also included information alerting staff of the new unit within the job offer so the transition was seamless.(PDSI Press Release 06-12-2010)

Corsicana Police Department, Texas selects New World Systems integrated public safety solution
Troy, Michigan - Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Corsicana Police Department, Texas has signed a contract to license New World Systems’ Aegis/MSP® Public Safety Solution on the Microsoft® platform to improve efficiency, first responder safety and service to the community. New World’s software will replace an old disparate system that no longer meets the Police Department’s needs. It was selected as a single fully integrated solution to streamline operations, provide more access to mission critical information for first responders and the Fire Department and help the Police Department do more with less.

New World will provide the Corsicana Police Department with Aegis/MSP Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management, Mobile Computing and Field-Based Reporting software developed in-house using proven Microsoft® technology, industry-standard Windows® Server and SQL® Server. The completely integrated applications and advanced built-in workflow will increase efficiency and improve data analysis for officers, dispatchers and command staff by eliminating redundant data entry and ensuring all information entered into one area of the system is easily and securely available throughout the Police Department. New World's CAD software will also help to save time during an emergency and improve the Fire Department's response to the community with built-in recommendations and more access to information for analysis.

The Police Department is looking forward to a long-term partnership with New World. The Company's positive reputation for on-going investments in research and development and customer for life philosophy added much needed comfort to their decision to select New World as a partner now and in the future. (Source: http://www.newworldsystems.com/ 07-06-2010)

Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire selects Emergency Technologies’ Visual Fire Software
Raleigh, NC (July 1, 2010) - The city of Columbus, Ohio will deploy Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Visual Fire, a Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS), to provide responders with access to critical data for promoting the safety of fire personnel and the citizens they protect.

ETI was selected through its strategic business partner, Intergraph Corp., the leading global provider of public safety and security incident management software that facilitates faster emergency response and interoperability between agencies and jurisdictions to save lives and protect property.  

ETI will implement Visual Fire later this year as part of a comprehensive public safety software modernization effort led by Intergraph.

Columbus, Ohio, the capital and largest city in the state, has a population of more than 733,203. The Columbus Division of Fire has 32 fire stations covering 212 square miles, and employs approximately 1,600 personnel.(Source: ETI Press Release 07-01-2010)

InterAct Public Safety Systems Provides Georgia Bureau of Investigation with Hosting Program for Statewide Interoperability among Law Enforcement
InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of safety and security software used by government agencies as well as private sector businesses, today announced an innovative public safety hosting program, InterAct’s Law Enforcement Data Delivery Service (ILEDDS), that delivers federal and state Criminal Justice Information to Georgia’s law enforcement and public safety agencies at an extremely attractive price.

ILEDDS, is a comprehensive solution set consisting of state-of-the-art hardware, InterAct software and services. Secured within the Nlets network and deployed across a variety of mobile devices, this end-to-end solution is designed to maximize officer safety and productivity by supplying officers with critical access to NCIC, Nlets, State CJIS data, and more. ILEDDS offers unprecedented hosting products and services to Georgia’s in-state Law Enforcement agencies. With high-powered servers connected over the Nlets secured MPLS network, ILEDDS delivers real-time, secure access to criminal justice and public safety information to officers and agents in the field.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation East Central Drug Task Force is the first agency in the state to come online with this in-state service. A similar model is currently in the pilot stages of deployment to offer the same products and services to non-state specific, Federal Agencies who have little or no access to Criminal Justice information within the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.(Source: http://interact911.com/ 06-23-2010)

New Dawn Technologies Introduces Transaction-Based Pricing for Case Management Software and Service Acquisition
LOGAN, Utah - (Business Wire) New Dawn's new pricing model allows justice agencies of all sizes to purchase and implement powerful case management technology without waiting for funding to be appropriated or exhausting technology budgets.

"Justice agencies are struggling to manage their workflow with limited resources and budgets are too tight to fund the new technology that can help with resource constraints. By providing a new way of procuring technology, we are making our solutions accessible - regardless of budgetary constraints," said Tom Higgins, President and CEO of New Dawn Technologies

New Dawn's transaction- or case-based pricing model relieves courts and agencies of the initial capital expenditure required for a traditional case management system and services purchase; agencies simply pay a set amount for each new case. Per-case/transaction pricing enables justice agencies to pass the cost of the case management system and services directly to those individuals who utilize the services, hence making it a no-cost solution. Software, services, training, interfaces, support, and other items are all included as part of this new pricing model.(Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/ 06-17-2010)

Drakontas Partners with Rosum to Provide Indoor/Outdoor Electronic Monitoring Solutions for the National Institute of Justice
CAMDEN, N.J. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Drakontas LLC, a provider of situation awareness tools for first responders, law enforcement and homeland defense; and Rosum Corporation, a Hybrid Positioning Technology company, today announced that they were awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the R&D agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, to leverage their respective capabilities to create an integrated solution of command, control and tracking technologies to provide a better platform for intelligence-led policing for corrections and law enforcement.

Drakontas' CEO, Dr. Brian Regli, added, "Thanks to our ongoing work and funding from the National Institute of Justice, our DragonForceTM situation awareness toolset, in conjunction with Rosum's expertise in indoor and urban tracking technologies, is well positioned to adapt Rosum's hybrid location technology to suit the needs of the corrections community."

The initial phase of the funded project will include an evaluation of the hybrid GPS-TV technology, and the development of a prototype that combines Rosum's expertise in indoor and urban outdoor tracking technologies with Drakontas' Command and Control capabilities, and operational evaluations of the integrated solution in representative environments.(Source: http://www.redorbit.com/ 06-16-2010)

PlantCML® NG9-1-1 Solution is First in Service on ESInet for Washington State’s 9-1-1 Centers
Temecula, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 8, 2010 -- PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, continues to lead the way as an emergency communications technology provider with its commitment to the progression of next generation 9-1-1, or NG9-1-1. Together with the state of Washington, PlantCML is providing interoperability with a NG9-1-1 network provider using the VESTA® CS1000 call processing platform.

Installed in some of North America's most progressive call centers, the VESTA CS1000 solution is a server-based, full-featured IP PBX. It features sophisticated call routing, automatic call distribution (ACD) and enhanced administrative capabilities. Delivering world-class reliability, the VESTA CS1000 solution provides architectural elements and extensive redundancy mechanisms, including campus and geographic redundancy, to ensure network uptime. It's simple yet scalable design enables mission-critical call centers to deploy this solution today and evolve into a more dynamic solution as future needs emerge, which is the strategy of Washington state.

The goals for the network are to improve call set-up time and increase the speed at which voice and data arrive at the public safety answering point, or PSAP, thereby saving lives. This privately managed IP network will replace the three existing service providers’ analog networks and provide for call load and host equipment sharing through the centralization of equipment. This centralization will allow individual counties to retain local control over how 9-1-1 calls are handled, while minimizing the associated costs. (Source:http://www.prweb.com/ 06-08-2010)

New Mexico E911 Program Contracts L.R. Kimball to Conduct the Statewide NG-SEC Cyber Security Assessment as Part of the Planning for Next Gen 911
EBENSBURG, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of New Mexico E911 Program has selected L.R. Kimball, a leading architecture, engineering and communications technology firm, to conduct a statewide Next Generation 911 cyber security assessment and improvement plan as part of the state's Next Generation 911 (NG911) planning process.

Until recently, most public safety agencies have operated with standalone 911 systems. However, because NG911 broadly interconnects multiple public safety agencies, systems are becoming more susceptible to viruses, hackers, denials of service and other intrusions that can disrupt emergency operations. New Mexico is contracting L.R. Kimball to help make certain that their system remains secure when the state makes the transition to NG911 in the coming years. 

L.R. Kimball will work closely with the New Mexico E911 Program to assess and identify areas to improve security in accordance with the National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) NG911 Security (NG-SEC) standard. Findings will be compiled into a report and will be used as the foundation for creating a cyber security plan and NG-SEC compliance "roadmap."(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 06-07-2010)

Utah State Tax Commission Selects JustWare Case Management
Utah State Tax Commission to Replace Antiquated Case Management Software with New Dawn Technologies' JustWare Case Management Solutions

SALT LAKE CITY--Jun. 3, (BUSINESS WIRE)--The Utah State Tax Commission (USTC) current system was implemented in early 2000. As the USTC's caseload began to double over the last couple of years, it was clear it was time to begin looking for a new solution that could handle their constant growth. Before releasing a request for proposal (RFP), the USTC interviewed all users, potential users, and stakeholders to determine what was needed in a new solution. After releasing the RFP in late 2009, a committee of six individuals reviewed and graded all qualified bidders before making its recommendation to select JustWare based on superior functionality and cost.

JustWare will be used by the Appeals Unit at the Office of the Commission for entering, tracking and recording all tax appeals. In addition, upper management will use JustWares reports to determine overall efficiency and caseloads. The USTC will also utilize New Dawn's secure online portal, JusticeWeb, to allow external parties access to agency-defined reports and documents. The Utah State Tax Commission plans to implement JusticeWeb's efiling functionality to allow taxpayers to file their initial appeal online.  Upon implementing JustWare, the USTC will save not only time but also money. JustWare will eliminate their current process of printing and mailing most documents.(Source: http://www.businesswire.com/ 06-3-2010)



URL Integration Announces Appointment of Bruce A. Kelling to Board of Directors

Kelling Brings Wealth of Experience in Information Management Technology and Business Development

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- URL Integration, a technology consulting firm specializing in IT integration solutions for government and business, today announced the appointment of Bruce A. Kelling to its Board of Directors.  Kelling brings more than 30 years of experience in building and managing companies specializing in technology solutions for information management with particular focus on the public safety and justice markets. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 06-03-2010)

SunGard Announces Availability of ONESolution
New Enterprise-Wide Product Suite for Local Government Utilizes Microsoft®.NET and Service-Oriented Architecture for Interoperability

May 25, 2010 - Lake Mary, FL - SunGard Public Sector kicked off its annual local government international user group meeting with the news that ONESolution, its new suite of ERP, community development, and public safety and justice products, is now available. ONESolution also includes a consolidated national citizen services ePortal. 

The new Microsoft .NET solutions are built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA), a framework for designing software applications that emphasizes shared processes and flexibility to allow faster response to changing customer needs.  SOA allows for interoperability and integration, not only with existing SunGard Public Sector products, but also with customers' in-house or third party systems.  Additionally, the new solutions provide a role-based common user interface and secure single sign-on designed to support the needs of specific mobile and office-based staff within each department.(Source: http://www.sungard.com/ 05-25-2010)



Police Officers Gain Better Situational Awareness in the Field with Software from InterAct Public Safety Systems
May 25, 2010 - InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of safety and security software used by government agencies as well as private sector businesses, today announced that the Holly Ridge, NC Police Department has deployed InterActPocketCopTM, installed on BlackBerry® smartphones, to provide its officers with unprecedented mobile access to detailed law enforcement information. Additionally, based on the tremendous success of the deployment, the Holly Ridge Police Department is inviting public safety agencies from across the state to visit their department to experience InterActPocketCop for themselves.

The June 30 InterActPocketCop demonstrations being held by the Holly Ridge PD are open for all public safety agencies throughout the state. In addition, members of the press are invited to attend so that they may learn first hand about the most advanced mobile application designed specifically for officer and public safety. Click here For more Information (Source:http://www.interactsys.com/about-us/News-Events/Press-Releases/NC-interactpocketcop-demonstration)

Dallas Fire-Rescue Selects Emergency Technologies’ Visual Fire
RALEIGH, N.C. May 21, 2010--Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) has been selected by the eighth largest US city, The City of Dallas, Texas to provide a Fire Records Management System (Fire RMS). ETI, together with Unisys Corporation, will implement ETI's Visual Fire, a public safety software solution, for the City of Dallas. The initial phase of this deployment will include implementing the following modules of the Visual Fire suite: the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), Pre-Plan and the Fire Inspections modules. Visual Fire will integrate into the existing TriTech Software System's Computer-Aided-Dispatch (CAD) system.

ETI's Visual Fire solution will support the City in its efforts to implement an integrated public safety information system that is compliant with State and Federal reporting standards. It will also allow the City to transition from older legacy systems to modern technology that will increase operational efficiency throughout the agency.

Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) is comprised of approximately 2,000 personnel and operates out of 55 fire stations. DFR provides fire suppression and protection, emergency rescue capabilities, and emergency medical first responder services to over 1.2 million citizens with a service coverage area of nearly 385 square miles. DFR responds to approximately 100,000 emergency calls for services per year.  (Source: http://www.businesswire.com 05-21-2010)

Wisconsin PD Speeds Through Telestaff’s New Streamlined Implementation Process, Allowing Quicker Access to End Users, Faster ROI
IRVINE, Calif. - May 19, 2010 - Principal Decision Systems International, PDSI, the leader in public safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, has announced that Oak Creek Police Department has completed PDSI's new and streamlined deployment process and is in production with TeleStaff.  The result puts TeleStaff in end users' hands faster, further increasing efficiency and accuracy in staffing operations and employee communication. 

With TeleStaff's enhanced implementation process, project teams are committed to a 90 day deployment focused on roster management, emergency recall and reporting, integration with downstream solutions (payroll/HR, RMS and CAD) and with end users allowed web and telephony access enabling them to view schedules, submit requests and receive department-wide communications. 

Oak Creek Police Department was the first organization to complete their implementation with the new process.(Source: PDSI Press Release 05-19-2010)

General Dynamics Selected for the Construction Management / General Contractor Role for Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network
FAIRFAX, Va., May 13 - General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a three-year contract by the state of Oregon to support the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) program.

General Dynamics will deploy the infrastructure for a microwave backbone and radio network to support interoperable communications throughout the state of Oregon. The company will oversee the build-out of towers, shelters and civil work to both update and upgrade public safety radio sites. The number of sites is envisioned to exceed 250 wireless facilities. These wireless systems will be used by state agencies and emergency responders. The OWIN program will enable the use of voice and data capabilities to improve real-time situational awareness and enable more effective emergency and daily operations.(Source:http://www.prnewswire.com 05-11-2010)

Sypherlink Introduces NIEM Data Sharing Hub to Support Law Enforcement Data Aggregation Efforts
DUBLIN, OH -- May 11, 2010 -- Building upon the success of its nationally-recognized data-sharing and integration solutions for leveraging the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) standard, Sypherlink announces the availability of the NIEM Harmonizer Hub component. NIEM Harmonizer Hub simplifies and streamlines the adoption and use of the NIEM and LEXS (Logical Entity Exchange Specification) standards. Using NIEM Harmonizer Hub, a local, state, tribal or federal agency may easily build NIEM-conformant messages that can simultaneously support regional information sharing, as well as participate in statewide solutions such as the Texas Data Exchange (T-DEx) and the FBI's Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Program.

The first production instance of NIEM Harmonizer Hub was recently completed to support the Dallas County Secure Data Exchange (DC-DEx), a program designed to serve as the foundation for law enforcement data sharing across the county's 26 cities, improving court processing and other information-rich workflow procedures. At the same time, NIEM Harmonizer Hub aggregates incident and arrest data so that Dallas County can submit messages to T-DEx and, ultimately, to the N-DEx program. (Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/ 05-11-2010)

Metatomix's Integrated Justice Solutions Will Streamline Information Sharing Among Three Georgia County Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies
DEDHAM, MA - May 11, 2010 Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, manufacturing, financial services and life sciences organizations, today announced that the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, located in northwest Georgia and consisting of Gilmer, Pickens and Fannin Counties, will implement Metatomix's mtx Judicial Data Exchange (JDX) solution as the foundation of the county's Criminal Justice Information Sharing project.

Using funding grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the circuit will begin implementing the technology immediately and expects the project to be completed within 18 months. Metatomix's solutions will allow 23 local law enforcement agencies and courts to share pertinent information seamlessly by simplifying current processes, facilitating data movement and governing data access. As a result, the county expects to systematically improve the operational efficiency of the existing criminal justice systems by streamlining information and data entry.

Appalachian Circuit's selection of Metatomix increases the company's presence by 30 percent in the state of Georgia, expanding the 10 existing counties to 13 in the past four years. (Source: http://www.marketwire.com/ 05-11-2010)

Digital Ally Enters Law Enforcement Speed Detection Market
OVERLAND PARK, KS, May 11, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced the planned introduction of its new handheld LaserAlly LIDAR System for vehicle speed detection.

Often referred to as "laser," LIDAR is an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging, a technology that allows police and other law enforcement officers to pinpoint the speed and direction of a vehicle in single or mutli-lane traffic. LIDAR speed detection systems differ from RADAR systems by using light waves, instead of radio waves, to measure speed. LIDAR systems also have a much narrower beam, which allows the operator to accurately identify a speeding vehicle in highly congested traffic (Source:http://www.marketwatch.com/ 05-11-2010)

NetMotion Wireless Takes Leading Role in Government Use of Mobile Computing
May 5 - NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today released a new white paper entitled "Mobilizing Public Service" which describes the key role played by its award winning mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) Mobility XE™ in helping government agencies with their mobile deployments.

Long used in law enforcement, fire response and emergency medical services, mobile deployments are finding their way into other branches of government as equipment and service costs decrease, and governments look for new ways to improve efficiency and productivity. The paper describes some of the uses of mobile computing in areas as diverse as law enforcement and emergency response, health and safety inspections, and child and family services.

The paper also explains the elements of a wireless deployment including devices, software and wireless networks; the various challenges presented by a mobile deployment and how to overcome them; and management concerns and best practices for handling authentication, security, visibility, bandwidth management and other issues.(Source:http://www.prnewswire.com/ 05-05-2010)

EFJohnson unveils fireground radio
April 26, 2010 - EF Johnson Technologies unveiled its new 51FIRE ES portable radio — specifically built for the fire service — at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis. The radio offers an upgraded AMBE+2 v 1.6 vocoder that converts analog voice to digital and digital voice to analog, said Joseph Heersche, an area sales director for the company. Specifically, Heersche said that the radio’s vocoder filters out background noise that usually overcomes the transmission of voice signals in order to improve digital communications on the fireground, even in the presence of a personal alert safety system.

The radio operates in temperatures ranging from -30°C to +60°C, meets the IP67 standard for immersion and is intrinsically safe. It offers a battery life for UHF/VHF of about 10 hours and for 700/800 MHz of around 12 hours. In addition, the size of the push-to-talk button was increased so it be activated with gloved hands. It also has a yellow housing so the radio can be found in a fire environment.  The radio is available now with a starting price $1,625.(Source: http://urgentcomm.com/ 04-26-2010)

31 Public Safety Customers Make Leap to Live With Automated Scheduling and Online Access for Workforce
PDSI Also Welcomes 10 New TeleStaff Customers in the First Quarter 2010
IRVINE, Calif. - April 28, 2010 - Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI), the leader in public safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, announced today that 31 additional customers are now "live" in the first quarter 2010, bringing their customer total to nearly 600 agencies. The customers, composed of fire, law enforcement and correctional departments in different regions throughout the United States and Canada, selected TeleStaff to improve workforce scheduling, provide global online access to their employees and contain overall costs. In addition, PDSI also welcomed 10 new customers in the first quarter 2010. (Source: PDSI Press Release 04/28/2010)

EADS Defence & Security and Alcatel-Lucent Sign a Strategic Alliance to Provide Advanced Broadband Solutions to the Public Safety Market
Joint Solution, Based on LTE and P25 Mobile Technologies, Initially Targets the U.S. Market With a 700 MHz Spectrum Offering

MURRAY HILL, New York and PARIS, April 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent and EADS Defence & Security today announced they had signed an agreement in principle to jointly develop and offer a powerful mobile solution designed specifically to address the public safety market in the United States.

The EADS and Alcatel-Lucent solution, based on the emerging 4G standard called LTE (Long Term Evolution) and on the public safety Project 25[*] (P25) standards will provide mission-critical communications to state and local public safety organizations (fire, police and ambulance departments) through a fully integrated, end-to-end solution based on advanced, reliable mobile and IP technologies.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 04-19-2010)

Genetec Releases Version 4.6 of Omnicast, Its Advanced Video Surveillance Solution
Montreal, Canada, April 14, 2010 – Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of world-class IP security solutions, announces the release of Omnicast 4.6, the latest version of its advanced IP video surveillance solution. With additional support for new hardware and enriched features like synchronous playback of exported video and disk array failure detection, Omnicast 4.6 provides customers with more flexibility and enhancements designed to make their jobs easier.

Striving to offer customers a wider selection from the latest technologies available on the market, Genetec focused on developing new H.264 camera integrations for this release of Omnicast. Version 4.6 now supports H.264 streams from camera manufacturers including Bosch, Panasonic and Sanyo. By selecting any of the newly supported H.264 cameras, Omnicast 4.6 users can benefit from superior video quality using much less bandwidth than traditional compression formats such as MPEG4.(Source: http://www.genetec.com 04-14-2010)

Louisville, KY Metro Government Selects CourtNotify Electronic Subpoena System to Improve Public Safety Witness Efficiencies Throughout County
Dallas, TX (April 14, 2010) -Louisville Metro Government (LMG), through the Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission (LMCJC), has awarded a major contract to Orion Communications, Inc. for its CourtNotify electronic subpoena management solution. The LMG includes the City of Louisville and Jefferson County, KY -- making it the largest city in the state of Kentucky with a population of over 700,000.

With Orion's integrated CourtNotify solution, the LMG will be able to improve public safety witness efficiencies and accountability across multiple departments, agencies and jurisdictions throughout the County. Participating agencies serving subpoenas throughout Louisville include the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The LMG CourtNotify system is scheduled to begin deployment in 2nd Quarter 2010 and will be rolled out in a multi-phased schedule with final completion estimated for 4th Quarter 2010.(Source: http://www.orioncom.com 04-14-2010)



Appriss tools help with sex offender monitoring

April 8, 2010 - Law enforcement professionals across the country are taking advantage of Appriss tools that help manage and monitor sex offender populations.

Detective Corporal Afton White, a sex offender registration officer with the Odessa, Texas Police Department, uses JusticeXchange® to monitor and post watches for registered sex offenders within the city limits. The watches are set up to coincide with the sex offenders’ registration requirements. If an offender registers every 90 days, White creates the watch to expire in three months so he will be notified of the watch expiring, which also serves as a reminder that the offender is due to register.(http://appriss.wordpress.com/ 04-08-2010)



Portland Commissioners OK $7.5 Million for Red-Light Cameras and Photo Radar From ACS State and Local Solutions
City commissioners today authorized two contracts worth $7.5 million for continued red-light camera and photo radar help from ACS State and Local Solutions. The contracts for the two services will run over five years, and include not only issuance of citations but upgrading to digital equipment.

The red-light contract calls for ACS to upgrade film cameras to digital ones, so the photos are clearer, crisper, and better able to capture the driver's face and front license plate.The new cameras will also be able to record a 12-second video clip of the vehicle running a red light.

The contracts break down to $750,000 a year for each service, with each contract not to exceed $3.75 million. (Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/ 04-07-2010)

Fairfax County, Va. Leverages Intergraph(R) Public Safety and Security Software to Promote Interoperability and Information Sharing in U.S. Capital Re
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairfax County, Va., the most populous jurisdiction in the greater Washington, D.C. area, has successfully deployed Intergraph®'s integrated public safety and security incident management, mobile and reporting software. The integrated solution will advance Fairfax's strategic goals for enhancing actionable information across public safety agencies and optimizing multi-agency and inter-governmental interoperability for collaborative and more efficient incident response in the national capital region.

Emergency call-takers, dispatchers and first responders are using Intergraph's incident management, mobile and reporting software for computer-aided dispatch and law enforcement records management to streamline response to more than 1 million calls for emergency service each year.

Intergraph already provides public safety and security solutions for the vast majority of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, through nearly 20 agencies. These agencies include the Washington, D.C. Unified Communications Center, Naval District Washington, Frederick County, Md., Howard County, Md., Fort Detrick, Md., Fort Meade, Md., and Bolling Air Force Base. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 04-07-2010)

HHS awards Deloitte state HIE support contract
Deloitte will assist states with infrastructure, governance and technical operations in setting up health information exchanges.

The Health and Human Services Department awarded a $5.6 million contract to Deloitte Consulting LLP to assist state organizations that are developing health information exchanges under grants funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

In February, the ONC awarded $386 million in grants to 40 states to ramp up health information exchange systems to help  physicians and hospitals to become meaningful users of health IT.The contract to Deloitte, which provides management, consulting and accounting services, will last for three years.
(Source:  http://www.govhealthit.com/index.aspx 04-02-2010)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. to Complete $560,000 Dispatch Console Upgrade for Clay County, Florida
IRVING, Texas, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $560,000 contract by Clay County, Florida to upgrade its dispatch centers with the Company's StarGate Dispatch Consoles. The upgrade, which will replace the customer's current Multi-Net dispatch consoles, will be phased into the county's four dispatch centers throughout 2010 and completed in early 2011.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com 03-31-2010)

WatchGuard Video Introduces Feature That Allows Recording After the Fact
WatchGuard Video announced the release of Version 6.0 software for the WatchGuard DV-1 police in-car video system. The Version 6.0 upgrade includes a powerful new patent pending feature called "Record-After-the-Fact" that allows officers to retrieve buffered video not previously recorded to a DVD.

The WatchGuard DV-1 is the only in-car video system on the market that uses two separate recording drives to enable this capability. Triggered video events are recorded onto a DVD disc, while simultaneously the system is always recording video in the background to the internal hard drive. Now, officers can easily access the video buffered on the internal hard drive, which usually goes back several days, and define a new recording event simply by entering a start and stop point.(Source: http://www.policemag.com/ 03-17-2010)

Saratoga County, N.Y. and Motorola Announce Contract for Interoperable Countywide Public Safety Radio System
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. and Saratoga County, N.Y. today announced an $11.8 million contract for a Project 25 (P25) countywide communications system providing interoperability with state, county and local agencies.

The new Motorola ASTRO® 25 IP Digital Trunked Simulcast System is designed to provide seamless interoperable emergency communications coverage throughout the county and will be used by sheriff's police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders.

In addition to Saratoga County, other New York counties that have recently selected Motorola P25 trunking systems to meet their mission critical communications needs include Tompkins County, Onondaga County, Madison County, Nassau County, Rockland County and Oswego County. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 03-30-2010)

FDM Software Releases FDM Roster Personnel Scheduling Software
North Vancouver, BC - FDM Software is pleased to announce the release of our Next Generation FDM Roster, a customizable, integrated application for managing personnel scheduling and staffing assignments. Roster is a comprehensive tool that can be used by all members of the department for day-to-day staffing functions. FDM Roster provides a graphical representation of a department's operational requirements, available human resources and current staffing schedules.

The power of FDM Roster is that it is entirely customizable. Departments can build specific business logic to meet local staffing requirements. In short, the system automates unique, complex business processes and reduces the amount of time and effort required, so departments can allocate resources efficiently. In addition to the cost savings resulting from automation and reduced paperwork, FDM Roster's accurate information can be used for payroll and business analysis.(Source: FDM Press Release 03-23-2010)

L.R. Kimball, in Alliance of Communications Technology Firms, Launches Broadband Mapping in Four States
EBENSBURG, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As the federal government begins a second round of funding for broadband service expansion across the United States, L.R. Kimball and its LinkAMERICA partners are already setting the standard for broadband mapping in four states.  The alliance of four communications technology firms has gathered extensive mapping data for Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin and Wyoming, each of which selected the LinkAMERICA team to lead its mapping efforts.

LinkAMERICA is a joint effort of L.R. Kimball, CostQuest Associates, e-Copernicus and VisionTech 360.  The team works with state governments and municipalities to unlock broadband stimulus grants through independent broadband mapping and assessment.  LinkAMERICA was the first non-governmental entity to receive broadband mapping grants from the federal National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  NTIA has set a March 31, 2010, deadline for the work in which LinkAMERICA and L.R. Kimball is currently engaged.(Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 03-16-2010)



Harris Corporation Receives Orders Totaling Approximately $100 Million for Miami-Dade County Public Safety Communications System Upgrade
MIAMI and BOSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miami-Dade County, Florida, has selected Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, to upgrade the county's public safety and public service communications system as part of an overall communications project for the county.

The project will provide the county with a new Harris P25^IP (Project 25 to the power of Internet Protocol) 800 MHz radio communications system, and also includes radio terminals for the county to comply with the FCC's (Federal Communications Commission) rebanding mandate (FCC 04-168). The new standards-based system will bring the county greater functionality on a flexible system platform. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 03-22-2010)

InterAct offers $1.5 million in matching funds
InterAct Public Safety Systems announced a $1.5 million stimulus grant-matching program for public-safety agencies that plan to upgrade their mission-critical communications systems by June 2011. Agencies that apply and are approved for the program can secure matching funds for computer-aided dispatch applications, geographic information systems, mobile law-enforcement software and criminal information systems, said Paul Tatro, the company's chief sales officer. Tatro said the program's mission is to help communities improve its technology systems as well as to provide resources to support national efforts, such as PHASE II compliance.(Source: http://urgentcomm.com/ 03-19-2010)

ACS wins five-and-a-half year contract from LASD
Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox company, has received a five-and-a-half year contract to provide parking citation processing and collections services for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department or LASD.

As part of the contract, Affiliated Computer Services provide the department with updated technology included handheld devices for Sheriff Parking Control Officers to issue citations, as well as a fleet of automated license plate recognition units. (Source: http://www.tradingmarkets.com/ 03-10-2010)

Bexar County JP Courts going all electronic with AMCAD's integrated Case Management System
The Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts have implemented an automated case management, scheduling and document filing system that is designed to improve staff productivity and streamline workflow.

The new software programs were developed by Herndon, Va.-based AMCAD. The suite of programs includes AMCAD's integrated Case Management System (AiCMS) and the AMCAD integrated Capture System. The new system will allow for electronic citation issuance and electronic filing of truancy cases. It also will make possible remote access for the public to view case and calendar information.(Source: http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com 03-09-2010)

Radio IP Software and Day Wireless Partner to Provide Mobile VPN Solution for South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- Radio IP Software, Inc., leader in mission-critical and business-critical mobile data connectivity solutions, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Day Wireless Systems, a leading wireless integrator covering the states of California, Oregon and Washington. The company has also signed with Racom, a wireless integrator covering the upper midwest territory, including the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois.

Radio IP Software is working with Day Wireless on a mobile data project at the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (SBRPCA), a joint powers authority owned by the Cities of Gardena, Hawthorne and Manhattan Beach. The SBRPCA provides contract dispatch to the City of Hermosa Beach and mobile data services to the City of Palos Verdes Estates, El Camino College and Compton Educational Center. The organization processes approximately 290,000 police and fire incidents annually in Southern California's South Bay region. (Source: http://au.sys-con.com/ 03-08-2010)

PlantCML(R) Solutions to Be Showcased in Raytheon's Mobile Civil Communications Solutions Vehicle at IWCE
Live Demonstrations Available at Booth 5134 and 3061
As part of the International Wireless Communication Expo in Las Vegas, to be held March 10 through 12, 2010, PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will conduct joint demonstrations of APCO Project 25 (P25) Inter-RF Sub-System Interface (ISSI) as well as showcasing other mission-critical solutions for public safety. IWCE attendees will be able to witness production versions of Raytheon P25net and PlantCML's COR(P25) radio systems communicating during the first tradeshow appearance of Raytheon's Mobile Civil Communications Solutions vehicle. First responders are invited to bring their own radios for the best test of how they communicate with other radios on another system or frequency.
(Source: money.cnn.com 03/03/2010)


Aviat Networks Donates Equipment for Haiti Relief
Donation in Conjunction with Harris to Help Restore Communications Infrastructure to Island in Wake of Earthquake
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aviat Networks (Nasdaq: AVNW), a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, working in conjunction with Harris Corporation, today announced that it has donated telecommunications equipment worth greater than US$250K to Haiti relief efforts over the last month. The donation, consisting largely of the company's TRuepoint® 5000 multi-service wireless transport platform, helped establish a working communications infrastructure for survivors and international aid workers in the region. (Source: www.prnewswire.com 03/01/2010)

College Park Approves Use of Security Cameras from Avrio RMS Group
February 25, 2010 - College Park officials and police will soon have another crime-fighting tool at their disposal, thanks to a $500,000 state grant. The City Council voted 6-2 Tuesday to approve a 19-camera security system in the city's Old Town neighborhood, near downtown College Park. The cameras will be set up along College Avenue and Calvert and Knox roads to monitor the area and deter criminals. Easton-based security firm Avrio RMS Group could install them as soon as June 1.
(Source: www.gazette.net 02/25/2010)


Archonix Systems, LLC Purchases Public Safety Assets of Cross Current Corporation
MT. LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Archonix Systems, LLC, a public safety software company, has announced that it has purchased CAD, RMS and Mobile public safety software and certain other assets from Cross Current Corporation of New Hope, PA.  In announcing the transaction, Archonix's President and Chief Operating Officer, Anthony Graham, stated that this investment continues the Archonix strategy of geographic and product expansion in the public safety software market through the acquisition of quality assets.  "This is our fifth acquisition of public safety assets in the past seven years and, in many ways, our most significant.  The assets and relationships that this acquisition will bring will permit us to come closer to fulfilling our goal of becoming the premier provider of public safety software to first responding agencies.  With these assets, Archonix will now manage public safety customer relationships from coast to coast with customers in 25 states and over 200 locations."  Mr. Graham stated further that this transaction and the personnel being added will permit Archonix to deepen its support for customers and add new features to its extensive product offering. (Source: www.prnewswire.com 02/24/2010)

Reynoldsburg, Ohio to Improve City-Wide Efficiency With New World Systems Solutions
February 23, 2010 - New public administration software from an industry leader will help the City of Reynoldsburg, Ohio automate business processes, increase productivity and empower citizens with online access to government. The City has signed a contract to license New World Systems' integrated Logos.NET® Public Administration suite of applications on the Microsoft.NETTM platform to replace an aging system.  After learning that support for their current solution would be discontinued, the City of Reynoldsburg conducted a thorough evaluation of solutions and vendors. The City was looking for a user-friendly solution, built on the latest technology, provided by a proven Company with experience in the State of Ohio. During the evaluation, New World Systems' software and Company stability and reputation proved to be the best long-term solution for the City. (Source: www.newworldsystems.net 02/23/2010)

Edmond Court Receives Computer System Upgrade From New Dawn Technologies
February 18, 2010 -Edmond's Municipal Court is getting a computer upgrade to replace its antiquated software that is compared to the out-of-date DOS operating systems that dominated the IBM PC market more than 20 years ago. The $227,000 system, with all the latest bells and whistles, has been a long time coming.

Court Administrator Sharon Ferrell said work started in September 2008 to determine what kind of system was needed for the city's court system.

Court staff and computer technicians are working at least six hours a week configuring the new system. It could take another six months before the system is used by the courts. Their target is to have it ready by the fall or winter. (Source: http://www.newsok.com/ 02-18/2010)

Elert & Associates was retained to perform a 10-county PSAP Consolidation Study
January 20, 2010 - Elert & Associates was retained to perform a 10-county PSAP Consolidation Study for the Public Safety Answering Point Consolidation Study Group (PCSG), consisting of the Minnesota Counties of Douglas, Grant, Lac qui Parle, Ottertail, Pope, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wilkin, and Wadena.


Geographically located in west central Minnesota, each county operates its own PSAP and provides dispatch services to law enforcement, EMS, fire, and public works entities. In addition, each county is currently in the process of migrating to the ARMER system. While the 10 counties share many similarities, there are many differences in respect to the operation of the PSAPs. Three counties do not have jails, while others utilize dispatchers in conjunction with their respective jail operations. Three counties border other states and need to have interoperability with their counterparts in those states. (Source: Elert & Associates Press Release 01-20-2010)



Harris Recognized As First Radio Manufacturer To Meet U.S. Department Of Homeland Security's P25 CAP Standards
February 18, 2010, Boston, MA - Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, announced its P5400 800MHz Project 25 (P25) portable radio is the first to meet the demanding standards required by the Department of Homeland Security's P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) compliance process. Compliance with P25 standards is key to achieving much-needed interoperability among the nation's emergency response community.

The P25 CAP is a voluntary program managed in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards and a coalition of emergency responders and communications equipment manufacturers.(Source: http://www.publicworks.com 02-18-2010)



L.R. Kimball Survey of Public Safety Officials Finds Next Gen 9-1-1 Implementation Accelerating and a Need for Strategic Cyber Security Oversight
L.R. Kimball launches "The Next Generation of Security for Next Gen 9-1-1 Systems" white paper on heels of National Emergency Number Association's recently approved next gen security standards

EBENSBURG, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted and summarized in a white paper by Pennsylvania-based architecture, engineering and communications technology firm L.R. Kimball finds adoption of next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems and the need for strategic cyber security oversight accelerating. The firm's white paper details the accelerating trend toward IP-based NG9-1-1 networks; the associated security risks; and the need for proactive and strategic cyber security oversight.

NG9-1-1 refers to the initiative to update the nation's 9-1-1 telecommunications infrastructure to improve and evolve our nation's 9-1-1 system as a whole. In addition to calling 9-1-1 from a VoIP phone, the purpose of the initiative is to enable the public to transmit text, images, video, telematics information and other data via an IP-enabled network to a 9-1-1 center. As a part of the NG transition, NENA published and approved a set of NG9-1-1 cyber security standards (NG-SEC) on Feb. 6, 2010. Experts Jeremy L. Smith and Gordon Vanauken, both from L.R. Kimball, co-chaired the NENA working group that developed the standards. (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 02-17-2010)



Dialogic Communications Corporation (DCC) is now PlantCML®, an EADS North America Company
Temecula, Calif., February 16, 2010 - Industry leader PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, today announced that wholly owned subsidiary, Dialogic Communications Corporation (DCC), and its affiliated brands are now consolidated into one brand, that of PlantCML. This strategic move folds DCC's notification solutions and services into the company's full-circle security and communications portfolio, comprised of critical call center applications and P25 land mobile radio networks.

Like the patented REVERSE 911® emergency notification system provided by PlantCML, DCC's globally recognized software applications, The Communicator!® NXTTM, GeoCast® WebTM, and NetNotifyTM, are now available through PlantCML's Notification Solutions and Services (NSS) business unit. So too is the company's interactive voice response system, Frontwave®, which is used by commercial call centers in the U.S. and abroad. (Source: http://plantcml-eads.com 02-16-2010)



Board awards communication system contract
02-13-2010 - The Floyd County Commission accepted Friday a proposal from TUSA Consulting Services to design and oversee construction of a countywide emergency communications system.

"They designed the system in Gulfport and Harrison County, Miss.," County Manager Kevin Poe told the board. "That system survived Hurricane Katrina."

Scotty Hancock, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency director, said a meeting will be scheduled with the firm next week to update a needs assessment.

The system is slated to be operational by May 2012, before the Jan. 1, 2013, federally mandated narrowbanding that will compromise the patchwork of UHF and VHF systems in place now. (Source: http://rn-t.com/ 02-13-2010)



Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Purchases JustWare as New Case Management Solution for High Security Environment
2010-02-09 - Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office takes its first users live with JustWare | Prosecutor.

The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office is in the final stages of implementation of their new case management solution, JustWare | Prosecutor : . The agency of more than 100 users took their office into live production testing in January 2010 and plans to be fully functional by March.

"The project management team from New Dawn Technologies was knowledgeable, cooperative, and open to the input from users during all phases of the project," said Lynn Zebroski, Business Project Manager for the State's Attorney's Office. Montgomery County's security processes and requirements are some of the most stringent in the world. However, JustWare's structure and flexibility : allow it to operate within the security requirements. (Source: http://www.pr-inside.com 02-09-2010)



Logan County Public Safety Departments Purchase Kenwood NEXEDGE® System
(Suwanee, GA) Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector, reports the sale of a new NEXEDGE® digital radio system for use initially by the Logan County, KY Sheriff’s Department. The new system is part of a three phase deployment which will be expanded to include local government, EMS and fire departments throughout the county.

The first phase of the new system includes NEXEDGE mobile and portable radios, repeaters and a Zetron dispatch console. The purchase was made by the Logan County Fiscal Court in Russellville through a Homeland Security grant, augmented with additional local reserve funds. (Source: Kenwood USA Press Release 02-08-2010)

ACS gets $163M Ohio child support payments deal
February 3, 2010 -Information technology and outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Wednesday it received a contract renewal worth up to $163 million to process child support payments for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The contract starts with a one-year term, with up to four two-year extensions, for a possible total of nine years. ACS said it has operated Ohio's electronic child support payment system since 2002. (Source: http://www.businessweek.com 02-03-2010)


Mobile County, Alabama Gives Deputies Reliable Access, Richer Information with NetMotion Wireless
Dependable connections deliver wider variety of law-enforcement data to officers in the field

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced that the Sheriff's Department in Mobile County, Alabama, has adopted NetMotion Mobility XE mobile VPN software to keep its deputies reliably connected to information while in the field.

"The main thing that sold us on NetMotion Wireless was being able to have the continuity of a connection," said Major Chad Tucker, Mobile County Sheriff's Office. "Certainly you are going to lose signal at some point during an eight-hour shift, that's just inevitable, and we didn't want our officers to have to continue to log in over and over and over again." Moreover, with connections through Mobility XE, "Deputies in the field are able to basically have an office in their car no different than inside of one of our buildings. We opened up the door to tons of information. The deputies love it. It simply changes the way they do business." (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/ 02-02-2010)

Citizen Alerting System Now Operational in Hamilton County, OH
Federal Signal SmartMsg(TM) emergency notification system enables county to alert two million citizens across nine counties in three states by phone, email, text or page.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation announces that Hamilton County, OH has deployed its SmartMsgTM citizen alerting emergency notification system.   The system allows local county officials to quickly notify by telephone, email, text or page citizens and businesses in geographically targeted locations.  The citizen notification system will be employed for a wide variety of emergencies, including natural disasters, missing-child alerts or public safety emergencies.  

During a January 14, 2010 press conference to introduce the system, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory stated: "We are going to be able to communicate directly with citizens in emergency situations in a much more coordinated and strategic manner.  The new system is a great example of using innovative technology to keep our community safe." (Source: http://www.prnewswire.com 02-01-2010)



EMC Awarded Major U.S. State and Local Government Purchasing Agreement by WSCA/NASPO
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced it has been awarded its first WSCA/NASPO Master Price Agreement, a key U.S. state and local government purchasing vehicle for EMC's information infrastructure products, services and solutions. Issued by the State of Minnesota, Materials Management Division (MMD) on behalf of the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the WSCA/NASPO Master Price Agreement provides participating U.S. state agencies, local governments and education institutions an easy way to achieve cost-effective and efficient procurement of quality products and services.

"EMC's WSCA/NASPO Master Price Agreement furthers extends our reach into U.S. state and local government, an important sector for the company, by giving customers an efficient and effective way to do business with EMC and our authorized partners," said Jennifer Axt, State and Local Government National Director and General Manager, EMC Corporation. "As these organizations deal with meeting the responsibilities to their constituents, managing exploding volumes of information, adapting to new business models and reducing costs, EMC is committed to providing them the best portfolio of information infrastructure products and services to help them succeed." (Source: http://pr-usa.net/ 01/28/2010)

McDuffie County Reports Kenwood NEXEDGE® System is Affordable Path to Narrowbanding and Digital
January 28, 2010 - (Suwanee, GA) Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector, reports that after several months of operation, the NEXEDGE® system purchased by the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office "...has exceeded our expectations for coverage and performance" according to William T. (Tracy) Neal, Communications Director, McDuffie County. The system, financed primarily by grants, was, in Neal's words, "...a pretty big leap for us, in getting away from a conventional analog repeater system."  McDuffie County has responsibility for two counties' 911 system, Glascock and McDuffie, and decided on NEXEDGE as the most economical path to narrowbanding.

"These radios will do so much that we probably won't even use a third of the features, at least not initially," stated Neal.  "We moved from 100 W mobiles to 50 W mobiles and have expanded our coverage area."  Neal also stated that the digital technology has an added benefit of increased officer safety for the sheriff and police staff using the Kenwood NEXEDGE portables and mobiles, because, according to Neal, "it is completely secure" and scanners can no longer pick up the public safety frequencies. Neal credits Wilson Communications, the Grovetown, GA Kenwood dealer that sold the system to McDuffie County, with the NEXEDGE installation and service expertise that facilitated the system's deployment.  (Source: Kenwood USA Press Release 01-28-2010)



Harris Stratex Changes Company Name to Aviat Networks
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marking the third anniversary of the merger between the Microwave Communications Division of Harris Corporation and Stratex Networks, Inc., Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc. Along with the name change, the Company's ticker symbol will change to AVNW and its common stock will continue to trade on NASDAQ.

The new brand represents a culmination of the Company's transformation over the last three years from that of a specialized microwave backhaul equipment supplier into a world-class provider of advanced IP wireless network solutions, with a comprehensive portfolio of migration solutions and lifecycle services. Today, Aviat Networks is ideally positioned to help operators successfully evolve their existing networks toward an all-IP broadband future, expand into untapped rural and remote markets, and capitalize on the explosive growth of mobile data traffic around the globe.(http://www.prnewswire.com/ 01-28-2010)



Microsoft and Public Safety Partners to Tackle Emerging Public Safety Trends
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer outlined the ways that the company's innovative technology and vast partner ecosystem will tackle the 21st century's four core emerging public safety technology trends: cloud-based solutions, cybersecurity, unified communications and social media in public safety. This includes news that Microsoft will begin exploring how to support its Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) in the cloud.

With the help of key organizations focused on crimes against children, Microsoft and its public safety partners will begin exploring together how they can put CETS, a unique software tool that helps governments search, share and analyze evidence in child exploitation cases across police agencies, into a cloud-based solution to reach more police organizations nationally and globally. Microsoft is working with current CETS users, public safety organizations, and international and national law enforcement agencies to see if this new area of technology can do even more for their fight to keep kids safe. (Source: www.prnewswire.com 01-27-2010)

Genesis Imaging Announces Webinar
Genesis Imaging and Hyland Software are joining together to deliver a webinar that focuses specifically on the privacy challenges faced by your organization on a daily basis. During the 60 minute webinar on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will share their automated sealing and redaction process. Other important aspects of privacy will also be discussed, including:
  • Protecting documents and data, policy release and protection of confidential information
  • Sharing information while meeting Privacy and Security requirements
  • Managing FOIA requests - Redaction, encryption, distribution
  • Integrating withLOB applications (Criminal History, RMS, CAD, GIS, Financial)
  • Accessing information on Homeland Security Government Grants that may be available to your Office through the Grant's Program.
(Source: Genesis Imaging Press Release 01/27/2010)

NetMotion Wireless Teams With RSA and FBI to Assist With New Criminal Justice Information Services Policy (CJIS)
SEATTLE, WA - Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of
mobile productivity and management software, announces a webinar specifically
for the law enforcement community, focused on Criminal Justice Information
Services (CJIS) access requirements. Jointly sponsored by NetMotion Wireless and
RSA, and presented in conjunction with the State of Kansas Highway Patrol and
the FBI, the webinar will explain new strong authentication requirements for
access to the CJIS system, and share experiences and practical methods for
meeting them.

The webinar will be held on:
January 28, 2010
2 pm - 3 pm EST
Register for the webinar here

(Source: www.itnewsonline.com 01/22/2010)

Alberta’s St. Albert Fire Department goes live with FDM Software’s Records Management System
North Vancouver, BC - The St. Albert Fire Department, St. Albert, Alberta went live with FDM Software's Records Management System (RMS) on January 1st, 2010. They will be live with FDM Mobile RMS by the end of the month. The Department required an integrated RMS that is fully customizable enabling each branch to configure the system based on their nees.

"What FDM brought to the table was an RMS with mobile capabilities tailored specifically to Emergency Services, fully customizable and capable of interfacing with third party systems," says Tom Burton, Deputy Chief of Operations. "These along with several other features fulfilled our requirements." (Source: FDM Software Press Release 01-20-2010)

Analysts International Corporation and Microsoft Corporation Win Contract to Upgrade Clark County Public Safety Applications
MINNEAPOLIS and LAS VEGAS - January 19, 2010- Analysts International Corporation (AIC) (Nasdaq: ANLY), a leading systems integrator for state and local government, and Microsoft Corporation today announced a new contract with Clark County, Nevada to modernize the County's criminal history and wanted vehicle systems.

"Clark County is facing challenges with the performance and cost of their older mainframe-based public safety applications," said Skip Fogus, General Manager of AIC's Government Solutions Practice. "The 16,000 users of Clark County's criminal history and wanted vehicle systems require a new solution that is easier to work with, provides complete and timely information and is highly available. AIC's solution, based on the Microsoft platform, will provide a cost-effective and flexible solution to help Clark County achieve and sustain success for many years to come." (Source: Analysts International Press Release 01-19-2010)

Burlington Fire Department Chooses FDM Software for their Dispatch and Records Management Needs
North Vancouver, BC - After a detailed procurement process, the Burlington Fire Department, Burlington, Ontario decided that FDM's fully integrated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS) was the best solution to meet their needs.
In addition to the City of Burlington, the Burlington Fire Department provides Emergency Response Dispatching services for the Town of Oakville, Ontario.
"We were looking for a qualified and cost effective product and service provider in order to provide an integrated fire dispatch solution for the two departments [Burlington and Oakville] and FDM was our preferred solution," says Fire Chief Shayne Mintz. "Because we are a multi-agency setting, our main requirement was the ability to transfer and synchronize information between our current core business systems, allowing seamless movement of information from one application to another. FDM's scalable, integrated solution along with their experience building interfaces to other software applications was the ideal combination." (Source: FDM Software Press Release 01-13-2010)

PDSI Awarded Major Contract by Los Angeles County to Automate Employee Scheduling
Irvine, CA. – January 6, 2010 – PDSI (Principal Decision Systems International), the leading provider of automated workforce management solutions for Public Safety through its product TeleStaff, today announces it has been selected by the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on behalf of the County Sheriff, Fire, and Probation Departments for the Automated Employee Scheduling System (AESS) software solution project. PDSI was awarded the contract through a competitive proposal process.

In an effort to align with the County's goals to improve operational effectiveness and increase scheduling efficiencies, the County Sheriff, Fire, and Probation Departments will utilize TeleStaff to automate their complex scheduling, deployment, and time management requirements while reducing the data entry workload for staff.(Source: PDSI Press Release 01/06/2010)

Column Technologies Software Program to Help NOPD Solve Crimes
On Thursday, New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley unveiled the "Criminal Case Management System," a new software system that allows detectives in different parts of the city to easily share case files, as well as access computer information from City Hall and the 911 dispatch center. The software, developed for the NOPD by Column Technologies of Downers Grove, Ill., is also in use by the U.S. Department of Defense, Riley said. The integration of information among districts should speed up the amount of time it takes to work on cases. The software also allows investigators to map trends and build connections and databases that took too much time in the past. (Source: nola.com 01/07/2010)

Focus on Verticals, Product and Service Launches Bolster E911 Solutions Provider RedSky Through 2009
Despite a difficult year for many businesses navigating a slower economy, one Chicago-based provider of enhanced 911 solutions came through in fine form, officials say, thanks to timely product launches, a focus on targeted vertical markets and the emergence of new legislation that requires the E911 services. Year-end highlights for RedSky Technologies include the launch of products and services to support UC and SIP clients, E911 client apps for smartphones and the launch of a service that helps groups such as enterprises accept and route 9-1-1 calls from anywhere in the nation, according to Nick Maier, the company's senior vice president. (Source: www.tmcnet.com 12/28/2009) 

Deloitte Wins Multiple M&A Advisor Awards for BearingPoint North American Public Services Acquisition
Deloitte announced today that it received top honors in two categories of The M&A Advisor 8th Annual M&A Awards in recognition of Deloitte's acquisition of the BearingPoint North American Public Services practice this year. Houlihan Lokey, financial advisors to Deloitte during the acquisition, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, legal counsel, are co-recipients of the honors. Deloitte received the top award in the categories of Upper Middle-Market Deal of the Year ($250 million and above) and Professional Services Deal of the Year. The M&A Advisor M&A Awards honor deal-teams, deal-makers and firms whose activities set the standard for the industry. (Source: au.sys-con.com 12/21/09)

Insight Enterprises Names New CEO
Insight Enterprises Inc., Tempe, named Kenneth Lamneck president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. He also joins the board of directors. Lamneck has served since 2004 as Tech Data's president for the Americas in Clearwater, Fla. Before that, he held management positions at Arrow Electronics. He has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso. (Source: phoenix.bizjournals.com 12/17/09)

Cook County Circuit Court Imaging and Document Management System Goes Live
American Cadastre LLC (DBA AMCAD), a Herndon, Virginia-based company, working with and for the Clerk of the Court for Cook County, Illinois, Ms. Dorothy Brown and her IT staff, has "turned on" and now has a live Imaging and Document Management System as part of the $6.3 million project for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The "turn on" was for the Chancery Court which is a part of the Clerks plan to automate 16 county courts/districts in the Clerk's office over the next year and one half. (Source: www.your-story.org 12/18/09)

Ohio Municipal Court Converts to the AMCAD AiCMS Solution
Warren Municipal Court announced that they entered in to contract with American Cadastre, LLC (dba, AMCAD) for the AMCAD integrated Case Management System (AiCMS) and AMCAD'S integrated Enterprise Content Management (AiECM). Warren Municipal Court will convert from the existing case management system to AMCAD's AiCMS solution to improve the efficiency of their operations. AMCAD will provide implementation, data conversion, systems integration, training and support services to the Warren Municipal Court. Also as part of this contract, AMCAD will design, develop, and put into production interfaces between AiCMS and the Ohio Court's Network, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. AiCMS will implement an in-courtroom touch-screen processing module, web-based public access and web-based e-Commerce, for the Warren City justice community. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 12/18/09)

Unisys Inks Security Deal With Los Angeles World Airports
The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport oversight and operations department for the City of Los Angeles, has awarded Unisys a security systems consultant contract to design and manage implementation of an integrated security environment for the organization's three airports. Under the contract, which has a term of one base year and two one-year options exercisable at the City's discretion, Unisys will help LAWA design and develop systems to predict and effectively respond to potential security threats. (Source: www.tradingmarkets.com 12/18/09)

EMC: Storage Virtualization Leader
In a recent survey, enterprise IT professionals selected EMC as the market leader in storage virtualization. The responses mirrored the results of a previous survey where end users selected EMC as the "storage" market leader. (Source: www.infostor.com 12/16/09)

Microsoft Donates PhotoDNA to Stop Spread of Explicit Images
Microsoft announced on Dec. 15 that it would donate PhotoDNA, a technology developed by Microsoft Research, to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which will use it to identify and eliminate images of child sexual abuse and exploitation. PhotoDNA works by analyzing the properties of an image and using that to create a unique signature, also known as a hash. PhotoDNA then compares the digital image's signature with another image to determine if the two are a match. (Source: www.microsoft-watch.com 12/15/09)

Sentillion of Andover Bought by Microsoft Corp.: Company Offers Software to the Health Care Industry
Dec. 10--ANDOVER -- Software giant Microsoft is buying a local company that specializes in software for the health care industry. Sentillion Inc. is being acquired for an undisclosed amount by Microsoft to help the Redmond, Wash.-based company expand its share of the growing health care market, said Nate McLemore, general manager of business development policy for Microsoft. Sentillion's core product is able to integrate all types of clinical, business and personal software applications, whether they are Web-based, Windows-based, or legacy systems, so that they can be easily accessed by nurses and physicians in hospitals. (Source: www.istockanalyst.com 12/10/09)

Federal Signal Acquires Diamond Consulting Services
Federal Signal Corp. (FSS: News ) announced that it has acquired Diamond Consulting Services Ltd. for $14.6 million and deferred payments in future years of up to $3.2 million. The company stated that the transaction will be immediately accretive to Federal Signal shareholders. Diamond Consulting Services specializes in Research, Development and Consultancy for the ITS industry. (Source: www.rttnews.com 12/10/09)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Chooses EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. for Statewide First Responder Communications System in $13.2M Contract
Company to provide statewide interoperable communications system
Irving, TX - December 10, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received a contract valued at $13.2 million from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The contract calls for the Company to provide its innovative Trunked IP25TM Project 25 compliant infrastructure system for first responders. (Source: EFJohnson Press Release 12/10/09)

PlantCML® CAD Solution Awarded Integration Certification
PlantCML® announces the ORIONTM ARIES® computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solution Integration Certification from Priority Dispatch CorporationTM, purveyors of ProQA medical, fire and police dispatch. The industry renowned certification was established over 12 years ago. PlantCML, an EADS North America company, is the industry's leading provider of crisis communications and response technologies. Today, PlantCML is pioneering the next generation of E9-1-1 and secure network communications through Voice over IP-enabled applications, interoperable P25 radio systems and advanced emergency notification technologies. PlantCML's solutions are resident in 14 of the top 20 most populous U.S. cities and largest first responder operations. (Source: pr-canada.net 12/09/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Named on Contract from U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Company to provide P25 compliant two-way radios
Irving, TX - December 8, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it has been named as one of several contractors under a contract issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The contract is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract which allows various federal government agencies to purchase P25 digital two-way radios and related equipment from time to time from a select group of companies, including EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Source:  EFJohnson Press Release 12/08/09)

BIO-key® Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Sale of Law Enforcement Division
WALL, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI ), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, announced that a majority of its shareholders at a Special Shareholder Meeting held today approved the sale of company's Law Enforcement Division to Interact911 Mobile Systems Inc. Of the shares voted, 98.6% were cast in favor and 1.2% were opposed. BIO-key expects to close the sale transaction with Interact911 Mobile Systems Inc. by the end of December. (Source: BIO-key Press Release 12/03/09)

Harald Braun Named International Telecom CEO of the Year
November 26, 2009 in Mobile and Telecoms
Harris Stratex Networks CEO, Harald Braun has been awarded the prestigious title of International Telecom CEO of the Year 2009 by IT & Telecom Digest at the Eight Nigerian Information Technology & Telecom Awards. Braun strives to provide Harris Stratex solutions to the developing world to improve national services such as healthcare and education. With offices in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire, Harris Stratex has shipped more than 45,000 microwave radios to more than 50 mobile operators, in more than 30 countries in Africa. (Source: itnewsafrica.com 11/26/09)

Altoona Deploys Citywide Wireless Network from Motorola to Help Better Protect the Public
Innovative mesh wide area network provides fire, police and public works departments with reliable wireless broadband connectivity for voice, video and data applications
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that BIG Wireless, a member of Motorola's award-winning channel program and leader in design, deployment and maintenance of carrier-class, end-to-end, wireless infrastructure solutions, has deployed a citywide wireless broadband network in Altoona, Penn. The wireless network combines Motorola's field-proven mesh wide area network (MWAN) and point-to-multipoint technologies to deliver reliable and secure public safety wireless broadband access and support for mobility applications used by the City's fire, police, codes and public works departments.
"It's an exciting time and a great step forward for the City," said Mayor Wayne Hippo, City of Altoona. "This technology effectively puts more police into the public, allows for more efficient use of time in codes and inspections and will increase the safety of our firemen. It is well worth the investment." (Source: www.prnewswire.com 09/23/09)

Unisys to Partner Local IT Companies to Bid for UID Project
21 Nov 2009, 0615 hrs IST, Harsimran Singh, ET Bureau
NEW DELHI: UNISYS, one of the biggest government solution providers in the US, plans to bid for India’s national Unique identity (UID) project by partnering with country’s top tech firms including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and Tech Mahindra. The company has already deployed identity, biometric and immigration control solutions in countries such as Australia, Malaysia, the US, Panama, Canada and Angola. “We are in advance talks with TCS, Wipro and Tech Mahindra for a local partnership to bid for the national UID project of India. Interestingly, all our global biometric and fingerprinting solutions, used at FBI, US Border Control and Australian passport authorities, are developed out of our delivery centre in Bangalore. We want to leverage the same now for the India market,” said John Kendall, national security program director, Unisys Global Public Sector. (Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com 09/21/09)

U.S. Coast Guard Chooses EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. for WMD Sensor System in $3.1 Million Contract
Company to provide secure broadband capability on vessel boarding inspection system
Irving, TX - November 20, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a $3.1M contract from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The contract calls for the Company to provide engineering and technical services as the lead integrator of communications and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) sensor technology integration with the Vessel Boarding Inspection System (VBIS). VBIS supports U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy in expanded maritime interdiction operations (EMIO) missions. VBIS utilizes secure broadband and sensor technologies to support maritime interdiction operations by providing the interdiction teams with below decks connectivity on board a boarded vessel and enables transfer of WMD data over a secure wireless network for reach-back analysis. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 11/20/09)

Vermont Department of Public Safety Selects Metatomix for Integrated Justice Data Sharing
DEDHAM, MA -- 11/18/09 -- Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced that the Vermont Department of Public Safety is implementing the company's mtx Judicial Data Exchange (JDX) solution. Utilizing mtx JDX, the Vermont Department of Public Safety will be able to ensure that Sex Offender Registry information in the state is both accurate and up to date.  The mtx JDX solution will leverage the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) 2.0 standard. A partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, NIEM was designed to enable jurisdictions to effectively share critical information and support the day-to-day operations of agencies throughout the nation. By also leveraging Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD), the mtx JDX solution, when implemented, will seamlessly automate relevant sex offender information sharing between the Department of Corrections and the Sex Offender Registry. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 11/18/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Now Shipping Lightning™ Control Head for Award-winning Mobile Radios
Innovative control head features the brightest display on a land mobile radio
Irving, TX - November 17, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has begun shipping the LightningTM Control Head for the award-winning 5300 ES Series Mobile Radios. Lightning, the only land mobile radio with electroluminescent display technology, is the brightest, most readable control head on the market. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 11/17/09)

Harris Corporation Acquires Patriot Technologies; Expands Presence in Integrated Healthcare Information Solutions for the Federal Market
WASHINGTON and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has acquired privately held Patriot Technologies, LLC - expanding its position as a leading provider of integrated, interoperable healthcare information technology solutions for the federal government market. Patriot, which has about 100 employees, is a leading provider of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare IT, imaging, and enterprise software solutions. Harris is a leader in federal healthcare information systems integration, imaging and digital content management solutions supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Health Architecture. The acquisition further extends Harris Corporation's presence in the rapidly expanding $3.4 billion federal government healthcare IT market. The move positions the company to provide comprehensive interoperability solutions that address the national priority of VA and Military Health System enterprise integration. (Source: www.prnewswire.com 11/16/09)

HP to Buy Marlborough's 3Com for $2.7 Billion
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. will buy network equipment maker 3Com Corp. in Marlborough for $2.7 billion in a head-on challenge to Cisco Systems Inc., which dominates the network business. The deal will position HP to attack the heart of Cisco's market, and it comes only a week after Cisco teamed up with data storage titan EMC Corp. of Hopkinton to assault HP's stronghold in server computers and storage. (Source: http://www.boston.com 11/11/009).

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives Multi-Year State-Wide Contract and a $6.1 Million Order for Mobile Radios From a State Police Force
Irving, TX - November 12, 2009- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received a new state-wide multi-year contract and an order valued at $6.1 million from a large state police force. The order calls for the Company to provide its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant mobile radios and accessories. "Police officers in jurisdictions throughout the state will be using our mobile radios," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 11/12/09)

Cogent Systems Announces FBI Certification of Mobile Identification Devices
(RTTNews) - Thursday, Cogent Systems Inc. (COGT: News ) announced that it is the first biometrics vendor to have its handheld mobile identification devices certified as compliant with the FBI's Next Generation Identification or NGI Initiatives and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System or IAFIS Image Quality Specifications or IQS. The certification encompasses Cogent's Fusion, Mobile Ident II, and the recently released Mobile Ident III. (Source: www.rttnews.com 11/12/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Awarded $3.3 Million Statewide Hybrid Project 25 Trunked and Conventional First Responder Radio System
Irving, TX - November 12, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $3.3 million. The Company will provide its innovative Hybrid IP25TM system, the first Project 25 compliant infrastructure system that will enable first responder two-way radio calls to roam between trunked and conventional systems. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 11/12/09)

The Gores Group and Tiburon, Inc. Strengthen Leadership Position in Next Generation Integrated 9-1-1 Public Safety Solutions
The Gores Group has announced its acquisition of the Positron Data Applications business through an affiliate of its portfolio company Tiburon, Inc. This acquisition strengthens Tiburon's dedication to increasing and improving next generation technology solutions for public safety agencies, both expanding the breadth of product offerings to clients as well as increasing Tiburon's ability to serve additional markets, including international markets. (Source: in.sys-con.com 11/10/09)

Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc. Becomes New Inmate Calling Provider for Sauk County, Wisconsin
Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc. installs inmate telephone system in under 20 days from contract award, avoiding facility shutoff
Altoona, Penn. (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 3, 2009 -- The Sauk County Law Enforcement Center recently got a new inmate telephone provider a few years ahead of schedule. The impending bankruptcy and closure of their existing inmate phone provider left the Sauk County, Wisconsin correctional facility with just under 30 days to find a new provider and have a new system installed. Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc. received the contract August 8th and compressed what is normally a two month process into just eighteen days. "They (the DSI / ITI technicians) were there before I arrived at 8 a.m. and there after I left at 4:30 p.m.- I was very impressed with their hard work," said Captain Hafemann. "Working with them (DSI / ITI) was a very positive, very pleasant experience."  (Source: www.prweb.com 11/03/09)

Cisco, EMC, VMware to Announce Venture
Cisco Systems, EMC, and VMware are expected to announce this week a new joint venture to sell data center products and services using virtualization technology. The new products called "V-Block" combine EMC's storage equipment with Cisco's new virtualized services and networking equipment along with VMware's virtualization technology. (Source: news.cnet.com 11/02/09)

AT&T Wins $12M Department of Justice Contract
AT&T Government Solutions has won a five-year $12m contract from the Department of Justice to manage and expand the technical capabilities of the Victim Notification System, an online, web-based victim information tracking and notification management application. Under the contract, AT&T Government Solutions will integrate software systems and manage the entire program, including quality management, configuration management and risk management. It will provide a wide range of software engineering and IT services such as systems engineering, software configuration, design and development, intranet and internet site development, database engineering, and hardware maintenance. (Source: www.istockanalyst.com 11/02/09)

RAYTHEON CO : System Developed Jointly by FBI and Raytheon Recognized with 2009 Government Computer News Agency IT Award
WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va., Nov. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Data Exchange (N-DEx) criminal justice information sharing system has been recognized with a Government Computer News (GCN) 2009 Agency Information Technology Award. N-DEx was jointly developed by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). It is one of 10 government agency projects to be distinguished as outstanding IT initiatives for 2009. (Source: www.4-traders.com 11/02/09)

Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services Awards Microsoft Stimulus360 Contract to Infinite Group
PITTSFORD, N.Y.--(Business Wire)--
Infinite Group, Inc. (OTCBB: IMCI) today announced that the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) has awarded the company a contract to provide installation, configuration, implementation and training services for Microsoft Stimulus360. Stimulus360 is the Microsoft solution that helps public sector agencies track, measure, and share information about federal stimulus programs. (Source: www.reuters.com 10/26/09)

FDM Software Provides the Missing Link Between Fire Departments in British Columbia and the BC Ambulance Service
North Vancouver, BC - On October 1st, 2009, Surrey Fire Services went live with FDM Software's eLink, software that links BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) to FDM Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), used by the majority of Fire Dispatch Communication Centers in British Columbia. FDM eLink allows Fire Departments and the BCAS to work together seamlessly resulting in a higher standard of public safety. (Source: FDM Press Release 10/27/09)

AIC and Microsoft Corporation to Expand Southern Nevada’s Information Sharing Capabilities
AIC and Microsoft Corporation have announced a new contract with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) to modernize the Department's criminal intelligence processes leveraging the Microsoft Fusion Core Solution. The companies will also integrate information from the region's dispatch systems into the Information Sharing and Analysis Tools (ISAT) platform to help the LVMPD and the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center (SNCTC) better fight crime and combat domestic terrorism. (Source: AIC Press Release 10/26/09)

City of Santa Clara Signs $20M ITO Contract With Unisys
The City of Santa Clara, California, has signed a contract with Unisys Corporation to provide information technology (IT) and application outsourcing services. The five-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $20 million. The city can extend the contract for an additional two years at its discretion. Under the contract, Unisys will provide a full range of IT management and support and application services for the city government. (Source: www.sourcingfocus.com 10/23/09)

Catalyst Telecom Partners With RedSky Technologies
GREENVILLE, S.C.--(Business Wire)--Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCSC), and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has added RedSky Technologies, a leading provider of automated E911 software solutions for the enterprise, to its line card. Through this relationship, Catalyst Telecom`s reseller partners will have access to RedSky`s innovative E911 solutions, enabling them to easily integrate these solutions into their end-user customers' Avaya voice solutions. RedSky solutions can track phone locations for on-premise users, as well as mobile users with softphones or VPN connectivity; send real-time notifications of all 911 calls made; and connect a 911 call anywhere in the United States, while providing comprehensive location information for emergency responders. (Source: www.reuters.com 10/21/09)

Harris Stratex Networks' Eclipse Platform Receives Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award
Significant milestone for packet node high-speed IP wireless backhaul platform
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTX), a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks, has been honored with the 2009 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Crossfire Media for the Eclipse(TM) Packet Node high-speed IP wireless backhaul platform. Harris Stratex Networks was awarded following its successful demonstration of commitment to innovation towards the 4G Wireless Evolution. (Source: www.reuters.com 10/21/09)

Harford County Division of Emergency Operations Attains Highest Accreditation Using InterAct Public Safety Systems Protocols
First 9-1-1 Center in the United States to achieve status
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of safety and security software used by government agencies as well as private sector businesses, today announced that one of its customers, the Harford County Emergency Operations Center located in Hickory, MD, has attained the highest accreditation possible, as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for the use of its Fire, Police and Medical protocols. The Harford County EOC is only the second center in the world to achieve all three levels of accreditation, with the first center being in Alberta, Canada. (Source: www.gisuser.com 10/21/09)

SAP Signs on New Partner
Logro Consulting expects 20-30 per cent growth in first year as a result of partnership
Business intelligence consultancy company, Logro Consulting, has joined SAP's partner program to grow its customer reach. According to Logro managing director, Links Chithiray, the move gives his company access to more marketing information and materials as well as potential deals. Another key reason was the resulting boost in reputation, Chithiray said. (Source: www.arnnet.com.au 10/20/09)

Deloitte Named Top Consultancy by CRM Magazine
Deloitte Consulting LLP has earned the top consultancy recognition within CRM Magazine's 2009 "CRM Market Awards." This is the second consecutive year the magazine has named Deloitte as its top consultancy.
"Deloitte's unique ability to successfully bring together strategy, people and technology to help companies in their efforts to solve complex business issues continues to differentiate us in the marketplace," said Jim Davis, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and CRM offering leader. "We are honored that CRM magazine has recognized us again this year with the top 'Consultancies' Market Award."  (Source: www.consultant-news.com 10/19/09)

Alloys Signs Distribution Deal With EMC
Signs distie deal for document management and scanning products.
Alloys announced today that it had joined forces with EMC to distribute its range of document capture products. The products being distributed include EMC's Quickscan Pro as well as its suite of ApplicationXtender document management products.
EMC said it had selected Alloys as a distribution partner due to its "high level of expertise in delivering electronic document management solutions through reseller partners" as well as "their ongoing commitment to educate and train resellers on new incremental revenue opportunities". (Source: www.crn.com.au 10/19/09)

Novell, SAP Partner for Governance, Compliance
Software companies promise to bridge gap between business processes and IT security and controls.
October 16, 2009
SAP and Novell this week said they plan to extend their development partnership to deliver the next generation of integrated governance, risk and compliance software applications.
Company officials said the integrated applications will help bridge the gap between business processes and IT security and controls, giving enterprise customers a holistic view of their internal financial reporting and compliance procedures. (Source: internetnews.com 10/16/09)

ACS Wins $21M South Carolina DSS Contract
Oct 15, 2009 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- IT services vendor Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has won a seven-year $21m contract from the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) to manage and operate the state's child support payment processing center. Under the contract, ACS will help the state to modernize and centralize its method of collecting and distributing child support by creating a state disbursement unit (SDU) for payment processing and customer care, expected to handle approximately 3.5 million transactions each year. It will also provide call center services to respond to general child support questions. (Source: www.tradingmarkets.com 10/15/09)

Motorola Receives Excellence Award for Accounts Payable Innovation
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Business Wire)--Motorola was honored for excellence in electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) by research and consulting firm, PayStream Advisors, on Sept. 24 at the annual PayStream ePayables Summit.
"Our Board was impressed with Motorola`s extraordinary accomplishments in converting their suppliers from paper invoicing to e-invoicing, in addition to the invoicing best practices they`d already implemented," said PayStream Advisors` Managing Director Henry Ijams. (Source: www.reuters.com 10/14/09)

HP and SAP Announce Partnership Focused on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Tech giants SAP and HP have joined forces to collaborate on business intelligence (BI). The two companies announced an agreement where they will integrate SAP's NetWeaver Business Warehouse BI solution with HP's Neoview enterprise data warehouse platform. The partnership will allow customers to use the SAP component on HP's data platform, which can store, manage and access large volumes of data. (Source: www.itpro.co.uk 10/14/09)

ACS Awarded $4.5M Contract
Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has secured a $4.5 million contract with the Kentucky Health Information Exchange to develop and manage the early phases of a system that will be used to permit the electronic transfer of medical data between hospitals and health care providers in the state. The goal of the system is to allow doctors in the state to have access to advanced technology that gives them a complete picture of a patient's health history. (Source: dallas.bizjournals.com 10/14/09)

Galveston County Sheriff's Website Live With SunGard's OSSI "Police2Citizen" Package
GALVESTON - The Galveston County Sheriff's Office, along with the Dickinson and Santa Fe Police Departments is "live" with a significant update of their public crime information website. SunGard Public Sector's OSSI "Police2Citizen" package provides the public a quick and easy means to access certain local law enforcement records, enabling a citizen's view into crime and service call information, County Jail inmate data, and new features of pin-mapping and registered sex offender data. With but a few keystrokes, visitors to the website are presented with useful and timely information about arrests, vehicle collisions, service calls, and registered sex offender records. Visitors are also able to search for not only wanted persons but persons currently incarcerated in the Galveston County Jail. (Source: www.familybadge.org 10/08/09)

Town Of Brookline Consolidates Information Infrastructure with EMC for Increased IT Efficiency
Centralized, Higher-Performance Storage and Server Environment Reduces Future Capital Investment and Support Costs
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that Brookline, a Massachusetts town of nearly 60,000 residents that borders Boston, has centralized its information storage and server infrastructure using EMC storage, software and services. The consolidated infrastructure is providing the Town with easier manageability and availability of its growing information assets. (Source: EMC Press Release 10/07/09)

ACS Announces $4M Deal With Wyoming
Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has been awarded a $4 million contract by the State of Wyoming to develop an electronic health record and health information exchange portal for the state. The goal is to help the Wyoming Department of Health achieve its goal of automating each patient's healthcare records. (Source: dallas.bizjournals.com 10/05/09)

Memex Selected to Implement Michigan Criminal Intelligence System
Michigan Intelligence Operations Center Taps Memex for Platform Serving More Than 21,000 Police Officers Across Great Lakes State
VIENNA, Va. - October 5, 2009 - Memex, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of intelligence management, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced today its selection by the State of Michigan to deploy the state's primary criminal intelligence platform, which will provide access to more than 600 law enforcement agencies, more than 21,000 certified police officers as well as numerous state and federal departments.
That platform, known as the Michigan Criminal Intelligence System (MCIS), is run by the Michigan State Police and will be used in the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security (MIOC), the state's fusion center. (Source: Memex Press Release 10/05/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives Orders Totaling $1.7 Million from a State Transportation Department
State agency purchases award-winning Project 25 compliant mobile radios via open-procurement process
Irving, TX - October 2, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received orders totaling $1.7 million from a large state transportation department to provide its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant mobile radios and accessories. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 10/02/09)

EMC Receives 'Strong Positive' Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's Marketscope Report for Records Management
HOPKINTON, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner, Inc.'s new report, "Marketscope for Records Management." A strong positive is the highest possible rating given. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 10/01/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. to Highlight New Products at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference
Company to demonstrate Project 25 compliant two-way radios with an optional TDMA migration solution for law enforcement
Irving, TX - October 2, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it will highlight its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 radios and new products including the LightningTM Control Head for the 5300 ES Series Mobile Radio at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition October 5-6, 2009 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 10/02/09)

Harris Stratex Networks Ranked 175 on the InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTX), a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks, today announced it was named to the prestigious InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Ranked 175 overall on the 2009 list, InformationWeek recognized Harris Stratex Networks based on an innovative approach in modernizing the global communications framework across the corporation. (Source: www.streetinsider.com 09/30/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. to Highlight New Products at the APCO Canada Conference
Company to demonstrate Project 25 compliant two-way radios with an optional TDMA migration solution for first responders
Irving, TX - October 2, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it will highlight its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 radios and new products including the LightningTM Control Head for the 5300 ES Series Mobile Radio at the 2009 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada Annual Conference October 5-6 at the Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 10/02/09)

IAFIS Recognition for 10 Years of Service
Clarksburg, WV-On October 1, 2009, the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). The ceremony will be held in the CJIS Division's auditorium and will start at 1:30 p.m. Daniel D. Roberts, Assistant Director of the CJIS Division, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. FBI Executive Assistant Director Louis E. Grever, Science and Technology Branch, will be the keynote speaker. (Source: FBI Press Release 09/30/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $11 Million Task Order Against Prior $48 Million Contract From the Department of Defense
Company to provide Integrated Surveillance and Energy Management Solution
Irving, TX - September 29, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a Task Order valued at $11 million with initial funding of $4.5 million from a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer. The Task Order calls for the Company to provide an Energy Management solution within its virtual perimeter monitoring system. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/29/09)

HP Wins California Department of General Services Contract Worth $80 Million Annually
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that the State of California Department of General Services selected HP notebook, tablet, workstation and desktop PCs and displays under a competitively bid two-year contract worth up to $80 million annually. The contract contains options to extend for two additional one-year periods. This refreshed PC environment includes statewide public sector segments such as education, public safety and healthcare.
Close relationships with systems integrators Western Blue and Insight Public Sector throughout a competitively bid process contributed to the State's selection of HP as a technology provider. (Source: www.pr-inside.com 09/30/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $1.1 Million Order From U.S. Department of Defense in Support of Wireless Reach-Back Solution
Company to provide secure wireless communications for maritime environment
Irving, TX - September 25, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received an order from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for $1.1 million to provide a maritime wireless solution for the customer.
"Our secure wireless technology provides the DoD with a FIPS 140-2 Validated and IEEE 802.11 based solution that will transmit data, voice and video," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "The wireless reach-back system provides a secure means of rapidly transferring data in a maritime environment in support of the customer's mission to deter, delay and disrupt the movement of terrorist and terrorist-related materials and personnel at sea. By using DoD approved encryption and authentication techniques for wireless networking, we are helping our customer to preserve the lives of U.S. forces." (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/25/09)

Xerox to Buy Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4B
Xerox Corp. said Monday it has agreed to buy business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS) -- which has a large Colorado presence -- for $6.4 billion, or $63.11 per share. Norwalk, Conn.-based Xerox (NYSE: XRX) said in a statement the purchase of Dallas-based ACS will make Xerox a “leading global enterprise for document and business process management.” (Source: denver.bizjournals.com 09/28/09)

City of Wilson, NC Chooses EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. for $2.5 Million Project 25 Compliant System
First responders in growing city will deploy secure, interoperable system
Irving, TX – September 24, 2009 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at $2.5 million from the City of Wilson, North Carolina to provide the City with its innovative Trunked IP25™ Project 25 compliant infrastructure system. The award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant radios with the Enhanced (AMBE+2) P25 Vocoder will be used by the City of Wilson police, fire, and utilities departments. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/24/09)

EMC Receives 'Strong Positive' Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's Storage Services MarketScope Report
HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that EMC received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner's report entitled "MarketScope for Storage Services, North America, 2009."(1) EMC was one of 11 vendors evaluated in the report, and received the highest possible rating, "Strong Positive." (Source: www.earthtimes.org 09/25/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives FIPS Approval for its System Encryption Product
Company adds federally-mandated encryption to industry-leading system solution
Irving, TX - September 23, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) encryption certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its Johnson Encryption
Machine (JEM II) encryption and decryption engine for the Company's innovative IP25TM infrastructure system offerings for first responders. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/23/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $1 Million Rebanding Contract
Irving, TX - September 22, 2009- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that the Company has received a contract for $1 million in support of the Federal Communications Commission's 800 MHz reconfiguration program. Under this contract, the Company will be providing its multimode ES Series of Project 25 compliant radios and accessories for first responders. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/22/09)

ACS Wins Contract With Louisiana
Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Thursday that it has signed a six-year deal to provide electronic benefit transfer services for the state of Louisiana. Terms were not disclosed.
Under the agreement, Dallas-based ACS will administer payments for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps; and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
The services are used by more than 300,000 households in the state. ACS is planning to begin work on the projects next summer. (Source: dallas.bizjournals.com 09/24/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives Contract for $3.2 Million
Irving, TX - September 21, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that the Company has received a contract for $3.2 million in its state and local market for its award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories for first responders. "The Federal Communications Commission's plan to reconfigure the 800 MHz band is designed to protect the lives of first responders and other emergency personnel, and fulfills the FCC's obligation to promote the safety of life and property through the use of radio communications," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/21/09)

Metatomix Expands SAAS Platform Through Partnership With Cajana
September 15, 2009 - Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced the expansion of its Software-as-a-Service platform through a partnership with Cajana, Inc., a provider of technology solutions specializing in enterprise architecture, application life-cycle management and IT governance. Cajana will add Metatomix's mtx Justice Data Exchange (JDX) solution to its suite of hosted applications and managed services, allowing for the gradual implementation of Metatomix's industry leading semantic solutions by state and local government agencies across the country. (Source: Metatomix Press Release 09/15/09)

Kentucky Selects ACS to Develop Health Information Exchange
The state of Kentucky has hired ACS State Healthcare LLC to develop the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, an electronic health information system that will allow for the exchange of digital medical records between health care facilities, doctors' offices, and the Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services.
ACS, a division of Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc., was given a two-year, $4.5 million contract to develop the system, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear's office. (Source: louisville.bizjournals.com 09/18/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $0.9M Funding Increment to Task Order from US Navy
Irving, TX - September 18, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it has received a funding increment of $0.9 million from the U.S. Navy. This funding increment calls for the company to extend the virtual perimeter monitoring system solution it is currently providing to the Navy. (Source: EF Technologies Press Release 09/18/09)

BIO-key Retains Former Senior FBI Official as Strategic Advisor and Consultant
Thomas Bush III Brings 30 Years of Experience with the FBI, Including Large-scale Biometrics Systems Expertise
WALL, N.J., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC
Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, announced today the appointment of Thomas E. Bush, III as Strategic Advisor and Consultant to the company. Tom will play a major role in supporting BIO-key's initiatives to expand its footprint in both the government and commercial markets.
At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Federal government in March 2009, Mr. Bush served as an Assistant Director of the FBI, heading the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. The CJIS Division is the largest division in the FBI and serves as the focal point for a wide range of federal justice initiatives, including the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). (Source: www.reuters.com 09/14/09)

Head of Intel's Largest Business Unit Joins EMC
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Intel Corp. announced a reorganization of its management structure Monday as the head of its largest business unit leaves the company to become a top manager at data storage company EMC Corp. The companies said Pat Gelsinger, 48, is leaving the world's largest chip maker to manage information infrastructure products at Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC. He had been general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. (Source: www.dailymail.com (09/17/09)

DRS Technologies Acquires Soneticom
Sep 17, 2009 DRS Technologies, Inc., a supplier of defense electronic products, systems, and military support services, has acquired all of the outstanding shares in Soneticom, Inc., a designer, developer, and manufacturer of communications systems for both government and commercial
clients. Both the companies are based in the US. The acquisition would allow DRS Technologies to expand its product portfolio and strengthen its intelligence systems business. The transaction would complement DRS' current line of communications solutions. (Source: www.tradingmarkets.com 09/17/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $1.2 Million Order from DoD
Company to provide Project 25 compliant radios for war fighters
Irving, TX - September 15, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it has received an order for $1.2 million for shipment to the US Department of Defense (DoD). This new order calls for the Company to provide its Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 09/15/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $8.6 Million Contract from DoD
Company to provide accessories for Project 25 compliant radios already in deployment
Irving, TX - September 15, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today announced that it has received a contract valued at $8.6 million from the US Department of Defense (DoD). This new indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract calls for the company to provide accessories for the Project 25 compliant two-way radios already in deployment. (Source:EF Johnson Press Release 09/15/09)

Metatomix to Highlight Information Sharing Solutions at the 2009 Courts Technology Conference
A Gold Sponsor, Company Will Present Its Solutions for Justice and Homeland Security in Showcase Theatre Presentations and on Exhibition Floor
DEDHAM, MA, Sep 14, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced its solutions for Justice and Homeland Security will be highlighted at the 2009 Courts Technology Conference, Sept. 22-24 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. A gold sponsor, Metatomix will feature its solutions for Justice and Homeland Security in three showcase theatre presentations and in the recently produced Metatomix webcast featuring Gartner Research analyst Jeff Vining; the Honorable Ben Studdard III, Chief State Court Judge, Henry County, Ga.; and Frank J. Kitzerow, Chief of Police, Jupiter, Fla. The webcast can be viewed at Metatomix's booth, #410, on the exhibition floor. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 09/14/09)

FBI Signs on to Use Bio-Key Technology
Bio-Key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), in Wall, said Thursday its technology will be used in a new identification system for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI is upgrading its identification services with the forthcoming Next Generation Identification system. According to Bio-Key, a provider of finger-based identification solutions, the contract to provide fingerprint identification technology marries its biometric algorithms with those from MorphoTrak, in Alexandria, Va. MorphoTrak also provides biometric identification solutions. In a statement, Mike Depasquale, Bio-Key chief executive, called the contract "the most important award the company has ever received." (Source: www.njbiz.com 09/10/09)

MorphoTrak to Support FBI ID Initiative
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. company Lockheed Martin has contracted MorphoTrak to support a new identification system for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Virginia-based identity management solutions developer MorphoTrak was selected by Lockheed Martin to join its team supporting the FBI's Next Generation Identification system. Under the deal MorphoTrak will supply its fingerprint identification technologies to support the identification initiative involving the core biometric processing and matching capability among other requirements. (Source: www.upi.com 09/09/09)

EMC Corp. Buys Privately Held FastScale Technology
HOPKINTON, Mass. - Data storage company EMC Corp. said Monday that it bought privately held FastScale Technology Inc. The purchase price was not disclosed.
FastScale, which is based in Santa Clara, Calif., provides software platforms and services for enterprise information technology. (Source: www.cnbc.com 08/31/09)

Weber County Correctional Facility Upgrades DSI Technology Without Taxpayer Expense
Video Visitation and Call IQ technology increase safety and security, but through special arrangement with Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc., cost taxpayers nothing.Altoona, PA (Vocus) September 1, 2009 -- Weber County, Utah has some of the latest technology in the corrections industry thanks to an innovative solution from Digital Solutions / Inmate Telephone, Inc (DSI / ITI). Through DSI / ITI's novel "TIP" program (Technology Incentive Program), Weber County has been able to get video visitation and Call IQ for their facilities without incurring any cost to the taxpayer. (Source: www.tmcnet.com 09/01/09)

Texas Association of Counties Taps Sierra Systems and Metatomix to Facilitate Expedient, Efficient Exchange of Information
Association Will Leverage Partnership's Expertise in Helping Government Organizations Implement Semantic Technology to Improve Information Flow
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - County Information Resources Agency's (CIRA) board of directors selected Sierra Systems Group, Inc. and Metatomix, Inc. to optimize information exchange for Texas county governments. CIRA's CountyConnect project uses the Sierra Systems-Metatomix solution to share business related information between all county agencies. (Source: www.marketwire.com 08/31/09)

ICOP/Raytheon to Begin National Road Show
Product Road Show Scheduled for Twelve Cities
LENEXA, KS, Aug 27, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ICOP Digital, Inc., an industry-leading company engaged in advancing digital surveillance technology solutions, today announced that due to high interest in the ICOP products now offered for sale through Raytheon Company, Raytheon has purchased units to install and demo on a national road show for its clients including, military, law enforcement, transportation, homeland security and other government agencies. The road show currently includes stops in twelve cities and will feature a product demonstration as part of the agenda. (Source: www.marketwatch.com 08/27/09)

FDM Software Responds to the Call
North Vancouver, BC - A long-time advocate of social responsibility, FDM Software recently received a request with a bit of a twist. The Kelowna Fire Department required a Records Management System (RMS) for their Fire Museum. A quick email to the company set the ball in motion.
"Many of our museum volunteers are also members of fire departments in the area. Because they are already FDM users, the learning curve at the museum is zero," said Brian Moore, Executive Director of the Kelowna Fire Museum and Kelowna Fire Department FDM Administrator.
"We have been working with the Kelowna Fire Department since 1996," says Ed Colin, President of FDM Software. "We were very happy to step up to the plate for them, especially to support such a worthy cause.  (Source: FDM Press Release 08-25-09)

Missouri’s Cornerstone Region Goes Live With Real-Time Data Sharing Technology from CODY Systems
Public Safety agencies now sharing information out to officers and deputies on the street as part of Cornerstone Consortium
POTTSTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CODY Systems, the industry leader in software for real-time collection, analysis and sharing of critical data for public safety, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, together with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, has completed implementation of its C.O.B.R.A.TM real-time tactical data sharing technology among several law enforcement agencies in southwestern Missouri, through the Cornerstone Data-Sharing Consortium. The Cornerstone Consortium is comprised of law enforcement agencies and Sheriff's offices across three counties that have joined under a common governance model to share information to enhance officer safety, criminal investigations and resource-sharing toward the goal of regional crime reduction. (Source: www.businesswire.com 08/24/09)

Justice IT Community Calls on Sypherlink NIEM/LEXS Expertise
DUBLIN, Ohio - (Business Wire) Sypherlink, Inc. will provide expertise and training on the justice and public safety industry's information sharing standard - the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) - and the Logical Entity eXchange Specifications (LEXS) during two upcoming training events: the 2009 NIEM National Training Event and the NIEM Practical Implementer's Course for the State of Oklahoma.Rehan Chawdry, Sypherlink Justice & National Security Practice Leader, will present at the 2009 NIEM National Training Event, to be held September 30 through October 2 in Baltimore, Md. The event will provide best practices and case studies for nationwide implementation and use of NIEM in a variety of domains, including justice, public safety, homeland security, health and human services, maritime, courts, and corrections. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 08/21/09)

Firetide Revenue Growth Hits Record in First Half of 2009
Demand Soars for Wireless Infrastructure Mesh Networks in Municipal, Smart Grid and Transportation Applications
LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Firetide Inc., the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, today announced that the company experienced record growth in the first half of the 2009 calendar year. Since the company's first full year of shipping product in 2005, Firetide has on an average doubled its revenues year after year and experienced quarter after quarter growth.
Strong demand for the company's equipment is coming from four main sectors: public safety and municipal networks, where Firetide is the indisputable leader in high-bandwidth wireless infrastructure, transportation, industrial, and Smart Grid applications for utilities. (Source: www.businesswire.com 08/18/09)

James Lee Witt and Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) Join Mutualink Advisory Board
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mutualink, Inc., a Connecticut based company specializing in advanced interoperable communications solutions for public safety and emergency management, announced that James Lee Witt, Chief Executive Officer, James Lee Witt Associates and former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and General Wesley Clark (Ret.), Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark and Associates, LLC and former U.S. Army 4 star General and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, have joined Mutualink's advisory board. (Source: www.businesswire.com 08/18/09)

City of Richmond, Va. and Intergraph(R) Honored with IJIS Institute Innovation Award for Advancement of Public Safety
New American National Standards Institute standard transmits alarm alerts directly to computer aided dispatch system
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The IJIS Institute has honored the City of Richmond, Va. and Intergraph(R) with its inaugural 2009 Innovation Award for being the first to automate the transmission of security alarm alerts directly to the appropriate public safety answering point's (PSAP) computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system in accordance with the NIEM-based External Alarm Interface Exchange American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. This automation has reduced response times by at least two to three minutes, saving precious time and lives.
(Source: news.prnewswire.com 08/18/09)

The City of Hays Deploys NetMotion Wireless for Secure Mobile Communications
SEATTLE, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced that Hays, Kan. has deployed NetMotion's mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) on laptops used by police officers. NetMotion's software, Mobility XE(TM), boosts mobile productivity by maintaining and optimizing secure connections to applications as officers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and across various networks. (Source: newsblaze.com 08/18/09)

Inc. Magazine Names New Dawn Technologies One of the Fastest Growing Companies in 2009
Inc. Magazine Releases Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, Naming New Dawn Technologies Number 1,882
LOGAN, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inc. magazine ranked New Dawn Technologies number 1,882 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. New Dawn Technologies provides justice software, training, support and services for thousands of justice professionals, including courts, prosecutors, probation, parole, pretrial services and public defenders. The JustWare|Solution Suite is currently used in more than 200 city, county, district, state and federal agencies. (Source: www.businesswire.com 08/17/09)

City of Aurora, Illinois, Selects Harris Corporation's 700/800 MHz OpenSky(R) Digital Radio System for Public Safety Radio Network
LAS VEGAS and BOSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected by the City of Aurora, Illinois, the second largest city in the state, to implement an IP-based (Internet Protocol) 700/800 MHz OpenSky(R) communication system for its first responders. The OpenSky system will improve in-building and outdoor coverage for law enforcement and other public safety personnel across Aurora's 40 square miles, and the neighboring City of Naperville, Illinois, which has also purchased an OpenSky system. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 08/17/09)

Verizon Wireless Introduces Interoperability for Push to Talk and Land Mobile Radio
Company Partners with Catalyst Communications Technologies and Link Communications to Broaden the Reach of Land-Based Radio Systems to the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless NetworkBASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that customers will soon have the ability to expand the reach of traditional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems by connecting to Push to Talk users on the Verizon Wireless network. In September, Verizon Wireless' Push to Talk LMR Interoperability Solution will provide organizations with the ability to integrate the company's Push to Talk service with existing radio systems to create a broader LMR footprint that includes the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network. Verizon Wireless will partner with Catalyst Communications Technologies and Link Communications to implement the solution. The service is ideal for any agency that communicates with large groups of mobile workers, including those in public safety, transportation and utilities. (Source: sev.prnewswire.com 08/17/09)

State of Maine Selects Harris Corporation to Deploy Statewide Radio Communications System
Maine's Office of Information Technology (OIT) Selects Harris' Hybrid P25 System to Extend and Unite the States's Public Safety Communications
LAS VEGAS and BOSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that the State of Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) has selected the company's Public Safety and Professional Communications business to deploy MSCommNet, a hybrid Project 25 (P25) VHF statewide digital radio system, based on the company's VIDA(R) (Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access) Network technology. Designed to meet the unique needs of Maine's law enforcement, public safety, and public service first responders, the P25 VHF system is fully compliant with Phase 1 of the federal P25 standard and will include 40 sites throughout Maine, providing mobile coverage across 95 percent of the state. Supporting suppliers on the Harris winning bid include Jacobs Telecommunications, Radio Communications Management and Alcatel-Lucent. (Source: news.prnewswire.com 08/17/09)

BAE Systems Introduces First-Responder Communications System Compatible with Trunked Radio Systems
NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems has introduced a version of its first responder communications system that is compatible with trunked and conventional radio systems. The new system allows complete communications interoperability for police agencies, fire departments, and other first responders using otherwise incompatible radio systems.The company's First InterCommTM system enables first responders to communicate using existing radios and different frequencies, providing immediate interoperability when multiple agencies arrive at an incident scene. The new version, vehicle communications assembly Model 200, or VCA200, will link all radio equipment in common use today. (Source: www.businesswire.com 08/17/09)

RedSky Technologies Webinar: Complying with the New Massachusetts E911 Law
RedSky Technologies Inc., Chicago-based provider of enhanced 911 solutions on Aug. 26 is gathering a panel of experts for a free Webinar that's designed to help Massachusetts businesses get up to speed on what they need to do to comply with a critical new E911 law that took effect last month. RedSky put together a panel that includes George Fosque, director of the Cambridge Emergency Communications Department, to participate in its Webinar. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Click here to register. (Source: www.tmcnet.com 08/17/09)

Motorola and PIPS Technology Introduce Automatic License Plate Recognition with New Camera and Expansion Board
LAS VEGAS, Aug 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ ----APCO 2009 (Booth 824) -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT: 7.3, 0.09, 1.25%) and PIPS Technology, a Federal Signal company (NYSE: FSS: 7.96, -0.05, -0.62%), today announced an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) solution featuring new low-profile digital Slate(TM) cameras and an ALPR expansion board that fits Motorola MW810 Mobile Workstations, which saves space and eliminates additional hardware costs.
"Motorola's license plate recognition solution provides law enforcement with seamless connectivity and access to real-time information using mission critical technology that is second nature," said Rod Guy, Motorola director of Mobile Computing Operations. "Motorola and PIPS Technology developed a cost-effective and efficient ALPR solution that gives law enforcement an invaluable tool in combating auto theft and other crimes."  (Source: www.foxbusiness.com 08/17/09)

Zetron 911 System Will Help Clarksville-Montgomery
Residents of Clarksville-Montgomery County should be pleased by the fact that its E-911 Center is keeping up with the latest in technology. Last year, the E-911 Board decided to embrace the future when it settled on an upgrade to the system for a new generation of 911. The Zetron Integrated 911 System is now online and will expand the capabilities of 911. Instead of using traditional telephone land lines, it employs digital communication over the Internet. (Source: www.theleafchronicle.com 08/17/09)

InterAct Public Safety Systems Enhance 911 Service Capabilities, Reduce Operational Costs
The Elliott County Fiscal Court's 911 system is reportedly the first public safety answering point in the U.S. to be prepared for Next Generation 911 capabilities. The Elliott County Fiscal Court's 911 system uses Connections Framework from InterAct Public Safety Systems.
(Source: communication-solutions.tmcnet.com 08/17/09)


InterAct Public Safety Systems Acquires Law Enforcement Division of BIO-key International
Acquisition makes InterAct the Largest, Most Comprehensive Public Safety Software Company on the Market
Winston Salem, NC - August 14, 2009 -- InterAct Public Safety Systems (InterAct), the leading provider of safety and security software for government agencies and private enterprises, today announced its acquisition of all assets associated with BIO-key International's Law Enforcement Division, which consists of the MobileCop®, PocketCop®, MobileRescueTM, MobileOfficeTM, and InfoServerTM product lines. This transaction positions InterAct as the world's largest public safety software company, with more than 2,000 customers across three continents. (Source: InterAct Press Release 08/14/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $1 Million Order from a State Department of Corrections
Company to provide award-winning Project 25 compliant portable radios to a corrections facility
Irving, TX - August 6, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it has received a $1 million order from a state department of corrections. The order calls for the Company to provide its Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories to be used by corrections officers in a state facility. This is in addition to a $.75 million order from this customer that the Company announced in June. (Source: EF Johnson Press Release 08/06/09)

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Introduces Johnson Encryption Machine
Embedded encryption module for first responder infrastructure systems processes at blazing speed
Irving, TX - August 5, 2009 - EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) today introduced the Johnson Encryption Machine (JEM II), an internet protocol (IP) based encryption and decryption engine for the Company's innovative IP25TM infrastructure system offerings for first responders.
"First responder communications systems need to keep their calls secure in order to prevent eavesdropping and to reduce the risk of compromising their personnel," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "This is typically accomplished through voice encryption, using the industry standard AES and DES encryption algorithms. Our JEM II is a state-of-the-art, IP-based product engine that provides the AES/DES encryption capability and P25 AMBE encode/decode elements of our IP25 Conventional and Trunked Systems offerings."
(Source: EF Johnson Press Release 08/05/2009)

County Clerk of Dallas County, TX and AmCad Announce the Successful Implementation of AmCad’s integrated Land Information System
American Cadastre LLC (DBA AmCad), a Herndon, Virginia-based Company, and the County Clerk's office of Dallas County (the 7th largest county in the United States) announce the successful implementation of the AmCad integrated Land Information System (AiLIS).
AmCad and the County Clerk of Dallas County embarked on a rapid implementation schedule of 10 weeks from contract signing to go live. (Source: www.pr-inside.com 07/30/09)

Verizon and Qualcomm Plan Strategic Partnership
NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service and Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), the No. 1 maker of wireless chips, said they would announce a strategic business relationship on Tuesday morning, but did not give further details in a statement released late on Monday.
A top executive for Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), co-owner of Verizon Wireless with Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L), had said during Verizon's quarterly earnings conference call earlier on Monday the company would announce a partnership.
"We will also be announcing tomorrow an innovative partnership to provide some advanced services and tap into some significant market opportunities ahead of us in the Wireless business," the executive had told analysts on the call. (Source: www.reuters.com 07/27/09)

Alaska Police Department Implements BIO-Key Mobile Data Project
BIO-key's PocketCop® and BlackBerry Smartphones Improve Information Access in the Field
WALL, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, announced today a new customer award from the Soldotna, AK Police Department, which has issued PocketCop, BIO-key's law enforcement mobile data solution, to its patrol officers and command staff on BlackBerry(R) smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM). In addition to having wireless voice communications, email and Internet access using their BlackBerry smartphone, patrol officers can also now use PocketCop to query the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN), National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) and the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC). (Source: news.prnewswire.com 07/27/2009)

Many Public Safety Agencies Implement TeleStaff in the Second Quarter, 2009
Irvine, CA - July 7, 2009 - PDSI (Principal Decision Systems International), the leader in Public Safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, is pleased to announce the following clients who have recently completed implementation and switched to TeleStaff for automated employee scheduling:
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (AL)
Montgomery County Police Department - ECC and Security Divisions (MD)
North Richland Hills Police Department (TX)
Orange County Fire Rescue (FL)
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office - Communications Center (FL)
Sedgwick County EMS (KS)
Springfield Fire Department (MA)
Source: PDSI Press Release 07/07/09)

PDSI Welcomes New Second Quarter 2009 TeleStaff Clients
Irvine, CA. - July 6, 2009 - PDSI (Principal Decision Systems International), the leader in Public Safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, is pleased to announce the following new second quarter 2009 TeleStaff clients:

Baltimore County Central Communications (MD)
Benicia Fire Department (CA)
Bernalillo County Animal Care Service (NM)
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (NM)
Buckeye Police Department (AZ)
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX)
Daytona Beach Fire Department (FL)
District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC)
Metro Communications (SD)
Montgomery County Police Department - Patrol Division (MD)
North East King County Regional Public Safety Communications Agency - NORCOM (WA)
North Pole Fire Department (AK)
Pattonville Fire Department (MO)
Puyallup Communications (WA)
Salt Lake City Fire Department (UT)
San Rafael Police Department (CA)
Southgate Police Department (MI)
Village of Algonquin Police Department (IL)
West Chester Public Safety - Fire and Police Departments (OH)
(Source: PDSI Press Release 07/06/09)

ACS Renews IT Contract With Irvine, California
The City of Irvine, Calif., has renewed its contract with outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services Inc., which currently manages the city's information technology operations. The $18 million contract for Dallas-based ACS (NYSE: ACS) entails providing services to Irvine for the next five years, through June 2014. ACS will provide Irvine with data center management services, desktop support and network and applications assistance. (Source: www.bizjournals.com 07/22/09)

BIO-key's InfoExchange® Links Officers in the Field to Local Law Enforcement Systems
WALL, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced an add-on award from the Columbia, MO Police Department for InfoExchange, the company's information access solution. InfoExchange puts police records management system (RMS) and other local data directly and automatically in the hands of officers on the street. RMS databases store detailed information on individuals arrested or involved in incidents in the community, which is often not available from federal and state sources. (Source: news.prnewswire.com 07/13/09)

Sedgwick County, Kansas Chooses Metatomix to Maximize Integrated Justice Data Sharing
DEDHAM, MA -- 07/07/09 -- Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced that Sedgwick County, Kansas, is implementing the company's mtx Justice Inquiry System (JIS) solution to maximize integrated justice data sharing.
Sedgwick County, which encompasses Wichita and has a population of approximately 500,000, plans to utilize mtx JIS to provide a single solution to be used by various criminal justice agencies in the county. The mtx JIS product will streamline the multiple databases, records and case management systems, as well as other custom built solutions managing city and county criminal information. The resulting solution will efficiently connect disparate data systems; provide a single user interface for searching all databases; automate warrant processing and other criminal justice information exchange processes; and create real-time access and improved accuracy of justice information. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 07/07/09)

Wyoming Department of Transportation Chooses EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. for Integrated Voice and Data Radio Implementation Across the State
Company to provide award-winning Project 25 compliant two-way radios in $1.1 million order
IRVING, Texas, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced today that the Company has received a $1.1 million order from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to provide its award-winning Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories. The Company continues its technology innovation by integrating voice and data for use in automatic vehicle location (AVL) and other applications. (Source: www.earthtimes.org 07/06/09)

Affiliated Computer Services Wins Electronic Payment Card Solutions Contract
(RTTNews) - Monday, Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS: News ) said it bagged a contract for market-expanding application of electronic payment card or EPC from The Illinois Department of Human Services or IDHS.
ACS stated that with the help of its EPC program, IDHS can accelerate payments to recipients by using a reloadable MasterCard debit card accepted by thousands of retailers and at ATMs nationwide. The card will be offered as an option to traditional paper checks for payments to service providers participating in the state's Child Care Assistance Program. (Source: www.rttnews.com 07/06/09)

State of Mississippi Purchasing $.85M of EF Johnson's P25 Radios
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today that the State of Mississippi is purchasing $.85 million of the Company's award-winning Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories, for use in the State's strategic reserve. The radios will help first responders to be prepared in the event of natural disasters and other crises. (Source: pr-usa.net 07/01/09)

Henry County, Georgia Adopts Metatomix's Active Warrant Alert Calendar to Increase Justice Data Sharing
Information Sharing Technology Implemented Into State Court to Assist Judicial Decision Making Process
DEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced that Henry County, Georgia has implemented its Active Warrant Alert Calendar (AWAC) to identify defendants appearing before the court with outstanding warrants, enabling court and law enforcement personnel to take appropriate action. Henry County has already seen an increase in the number of warrants leading to arrests since the implementation of Metatomix's technology. (Source: marketwire.com 06/29/09)

EMC and MIT team up in Cambridge
The data storage giant EMC Corp., of Hopkinton, has established a research center in Cambridge and become a sponsor of the MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
EMC Research Cambridge will employ 11 people and coordinate efforts with company facilities in China and Santa Clara, Calif., the company said.
"This is an incredible opportunity for EMC to bring together some of the world's leading research minds and innovators in areas such as personal information management, information integration and cloud computing,'' said Jeff Nick, EMC's chief technology officer.
The company also said that it has become a "consortium sponsor'' of the Media Lab.
The paid sponsorship will allow it to share MIT research on a broad range of technologies, including healthcare management. (Source: www.boston.com 06/25/09)

BIO-key® Awarded Mobile Data Contract for Ulster County, NY
Sheriff's Office Expands County-wide Information Sharing Network
WALL, NJ, June 30, 2009 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a contract award from the Ulster County, NY Sheriff's Office for additional licenses of BIO-key's MobileCop® in-vehicle mobile data software. The Sheriff's Office has been a MobileCop user since 2000. With this order, placed through BIO-key partner SHI, the Sheriff's Office is extending mobile data to its entire fleet, as well as to patrol vehicles in the New Paltz and Lloyd Police Departments. (Source: BIO-Key Press Release 06/30/09)

Four More States Renew Contracts for Digital Ally In-Car Video Systems
Green Bay, Wisconsin Order Illustrates Appeal Of DVM-750 System to Large Metropolitan Police Departments
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced that Mississippi, New Mexico, Utah and Wisconsin have renewed their statewide contracts with Digital Ally, Inc. The renewals are for one-year periods and allow for all state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies to purchase the Company's digital in-car video systems under the terms and conditions specified in each state's contract. (Source: http://news.prnewswire.com 06/26/09)

Datamaxx Awarded Contract for Washington Statewide Message Switch and Workstations
Tallahassee, FL (June 30, 2009) Datamaxx Group, Inc., announced today it has been selected as the Apparent Successful Vendor (ASV) for the Washington State Patrol ACCESS Replacement Project. Washington State Patrol issued a competitive Request for Proposal defining five high-level business objectives including Supportability, Cost Effectiveness, Risk Management, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity. "WSP expressed a strong interest in acquiring the most sophisticated message switch technology provided by a vendor with a proven track record in the public safety market. Datamaxx is proud to have been chosen to deliver this mission critical project, and stands ready and able to begin the discovery and design phase for a national showcase message switching solution," commented Greg Rohm, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. The proposed winning solution consists of Datamaxx's Omnixx Enterprise Platform, Desktop, Web and Omnixx Trainer solutions that will provide Best in Class statewide message switching and law enforcement information access technologies.(Source: Datamaxx 06/30/09)

Mobile BIS Announces New Technology to Protect Police And Track Criminals
June 22, 2009 (Los Angeles, California) – Mobile BIS, one of the nation’s leading innovators of mobile technology services, has announced the release of new law enforcement related software that dramatically enhances police officer and community safety, including instant background checks and sex offender tracking capabilities.(Source: Mobile BIS Press Release 06/22/09)

Fort St. John Fire Department Goes Live with FDM Software's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System
North Vancouver, BC - On June 22nd, 2009, The Fort St. John Fire Department officially launches its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system provided by FDM Software Ltd., North America's leading public safety software developer.

The Fort St. John Fire Department provides dispatch services for the communities of Fort St John, Charlie Lake, Hudson's Hope and Taylor, in addition to first responder EMS assistance to BC Ambulance throughout the coverage area. In 2006, the Department began looking for a solution that would help them optimize resources and provide the highest standard of emergency response. In January 2008, the Department implemented FDM's Records Management System (RMS) to streamline data entry, reporting and analysis. The implementation of FDM's fully integrated CAD system completes the project and enables dispatchers to quickly prioritize resource assignments during emergency response. (Source: FDM Software Press Release 06/22/09)

Orlando, Fla. Completes $3M CDW-G Computer Replacement
Orlando, Fla. completed a technology refresh that involved updating all of its approximately 3,000 computers -- including laptops and PCs -- with new, energy-efficient devices. All of the new computers are in use except about 200 laptops that were purchased for use in police vehicles. The city has procured the laptops and is in the process of adding them to the remaining vehicles. Orlando spent about $3 million on the computer replacement program and worked with CDW-G to examine energy-efficient hardware. CDW-G helped to update the computers with more efficient power supplies and then advised Orlando on what hardware, like monitors, were most efficient and provided training on the new devices. The new computers can be remotely monitored to ensure energy savings across the city. (Source: www.govtech.com 06/18/09)

Federal Signal and Avrio RMS Group Form Strategic Alliance
UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in advancing public safety, security and well-being through advanced Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR), first responder vehicular lighting and interoperable communications technologies, has announced it has partnered with RMS Technology Solutions, a leading provider of surveillance solutions that fight crime and increase security through video, sensor and mobile technologies. Federal Signal and RMS plan to jointly market their complementary solutions and add unique value to the market by integrating Federal Signal's industry leading automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology with Avrio RMS Group's Portable Overt Digital Surveillance System (PODSS(R)) cameras and Advanced Camera Sensor Integration Software Suite (AC/SiSS). (Source: www.itnewsonline.com 06/12/09)

AIC Wins 3-Year Criminal Justice Contract in Alabama
Analysts International Corporation (AIC) has been awarded a three-year contract by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center to enhance its existing systems by implementing an enterprise-wide portal environment for state and local law enforcement. A primary objective of this project is to design and deploy a comprehensive analytics solution for the Alabama Fusion Center that will improve situational awareness and the sharing of real-time information with first responders across the state. (Source: AIC Press Release 06/04/09)

Pennsylvania State Police Upgrades to Memex Patriarch Software, Completes Rollout on Web
Milestones Mark 10th Anniversary of Memex-Pennsylvania State Police Partnership

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Memex, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of intelligence management, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced today that the Pennsylvania State Police has upgraded its criminal intelligence system to Memex Patriarch software and made the platform accessible to hundreds of state law enforcement officials over the Web.

The Memex intelligence solution allows organizations to manage and retrieve intelligence that prevents all scales of crime, and it enables law enforcement to efficiently predict, prevent and respond to threats in real-time. Memex expands the availability and usability of intelligence through configurable software, flexible workflow management, multi-level security and a robust platform for information sharing. (Source: BusinessWire.com 06/01/09)

County to Consider Federal Signal Siren System
Shawnee County commissioners Monday will consider spending nearly $1 million to replace warning sirens. Emergency management director David Sterbenz told commissioners in a memorandum Wednesday he recommends they accept the lowest combination of bids the county received, totaling $921,196, to buy a Federal Signal Corp. system from Blue Valley Public Safety. (Source: cjonline.com 05/31/09)

ACS Assists Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services In Award-Winning Effort to Help Citizens
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Some elderly and disabled residents in Oklahoma now have access to cash benefits that they may not have known existed, courtesy of an award-winning effort by the state's Department of Human Services (OKDHS) with assistance from Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS).

The initiative, led by OKDHS director of electronic payment systems Lisa Henley, is the winner of the department's 2009 Quality Award, which recognizes OKDHS projects that best serve the citizens of Oklahoma. ACS is an operational partner to OKDHS by administering its electronic payment card program that provides state benefits to citizens on a debit MasterCard.

Henley's team contacted Oklahomans who are recipients of the State Supplemental program to make them aware of their available benefits and help them receive the funds. The innovative eight-week program reached out to approximately 800 clients, connecting them with more than $425,000 in benefits. ACS assisted by providing no-cost services and the information necessary to help the state make the funds quickly available.

"I want to thank ACS for supporting the program. For the Oklahomans who rely on these benefits, ACS stepped up to help the state make this project run smoothly," said Henley. (Source: Business Wire 06/01/09)

City of Houston Police Department Selects Tiburon’s Public Safety Software
Fourth largest U.S. city implements leading records management system to improve delivery of police services

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The City of Houston Police Department, which includes 5,200 officers and 1,900 civilian personnel who serve 2.2 million people within the City of Houston, has signed a contract with Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for public safety officials, for its records management system (CJIS GROUP #2952). Tiburon's records management system will provide the Department with the latest and most efficient law enforcement records management functionality.

The Department will also implement Tiburon's jail and corrections management solution as well as its mobile field reporting system, which will allow officers the same access and capability in the field as they have at their office desktops. These systems will be integrated with external public safety systems in Harris County, as well as other regional, state and national systems. (Source: Business Wire 05/20/09)

Minnesota Counties Secure New Criminal Charging System with BIO-key® Fingerprint Biometrics
Paperless eCharging Saves Time and Increases Efficiency

WALL, NJ, May 19, 2009 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced that Minnesota counties are deploying BIO-key's WEB-key® biometric identification software as part of a new paperless criminal charging, or eCharging system.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which funded the new system, believes Minnesota is the first state to move to an entirely paperless criminal charging process. eCharging allows a criminal complaint to be processed in as little as 30 minutes, whereas the previous process could take up to a full day, especially if officers had to travel a long distance. (Source: BIO-Key Press Release 05/19/09)

Dunwoody, GA to award $399K RMS contract to SunGard OSSI
The Dunwoody City Council was expected to approve the purchase of a police records management system put out for bid by the city. Police Chief Billy Grogan recommended the purchase of a system from SunGard OSSI at a cost of $399,000, payable over several years. The system is in use in 70 Georgia cities, including Sandy Springs and John’s Creek. (Source: Dunwoody Crier 05/12/09)

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Selects Intergraph® to Modernize Public Safety Technology
Scalable public safety solutions promote multi-jurisdictional coordination and response

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2009 -- The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) Division of State Radio will deploy Intergraph®'s public safety incident management and reporting solutions to automate emergency response operations across the state to facilitate improved communication and interoperability between 287 federal, state, local and tribal agencies. (Source: earthtimes.org 05/12/09)

Tulsa County Sheriff Selects BIO-key® Mobile Data System
Oklahoma Law Enforcement Data Sharing Consortium Now Includes over 40 Agencies

WALL, NJ, May 13, 2009 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a contract award from the Tulsa County, Oklahoma Sheriff's Office for MobileCop®, BIO-key's law enforcement mobile data solution. Using MobileCop on laptops in their vehicles, the department's patrol deputies and investigators will for the first time have direct access to critical federal, state and local law enforcement information on a person or vehicle of interest. Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz secured federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) dollars to supplement local funding for the new system. (Source: BIO-Key Press Release 05-13-09)

Texas-based Strategic Partnerships, Inc., Florida’s CJIS GROUP offer free newsletter tracking federal stimulus bill funding
Crawfordville, FL - (May 12, 2009) Florida-based CJIS GROUP and Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) in Austin, Texas, are again partnering - this time offering another unique and valuable service to companies interested in finding and capturing government contracts. With passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), billions of dollars worth of government contracting opportunities are being produced nationwide. To keep vendors abreast of information, updates and breaking news about where the dollars are going and how they are being spent, SPI is now producing and distributing a national e-newsletter, the State & Local Government Pipeline, that focuses on the ARRA funding and related government contracting opportunities. CJIS is making the newsletter available to its clients and potential clients as well. There is no charge associated with the publication. READ MORE

DHS Selects Labs for Project 25 Interoperability Testing
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Interoperability and Compatibility approved eight laboratories for testing and evaluation of radios to ensure compliance with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Project 25 (P25) interoperability standards. The laboratories' goals are to give first responders a consistent and traceable way of gathering P25 compliance information on radios purchased.

There are two independent labs -- Flom Test Lab and Timco Engineering Inc. -- and six labs associated with equipment manufacturers. Three Motorola labs have received certification under the program, as well as one Tyco Electronics lab, a Tait Electronics lab and another run by EF Johnson Technologies. (Source: govtech.com 05/12/2009)

State Technology Upgrade Helps Law Enforcement
Multi-Agency Technology Upgrade Launched to Promote Safety

Access to license photos in an instant makes officers, communities safer

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) announced today a multi-agency technology upgrade, the Georgia NISP Project (Nlets* Interstate Sharing of Photos), to securely and quickly release driver's license photographs to law enforcement. This effort will promote public safety by helping identify victims, criminal suspects, missing children and the elderly.

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) was selected as one of the application development and hardware vendors. (Source: wsav.com 05/08/2009)

BIO-key® Enters Strategic Partnership with Nlets
Nlets Network and Hosting Services Enhances Law Enforcement Information Sharing

WALL, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Nlets. Nlets is the premiere interstate justice and public safety data communications network for the exchange of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety-related information.

"Nlets is pleased to announce the selection of BIO-key International as our newest strategic partner," said Steven Correll, Nlets Executive Director. "Strong public/private partnerships with organizations like BIO-key that support law enforcement and first responders help us better serve the needs of our members and the entire justice community."

Under this new partnership, BIO-key will install a BIO-key owned and managed server at the Nlets highly-secured Network Operations Center (NOC) in Phoenix, Arizona. BIO-key will then be able to use available Nlets network bandwidth to provide wireless communication systems and support to law enforcement, criminal justice, and other government organizations. "We intend to take full advantage of the Nlets international communications network and their hosting capabilities to enhance the services we offer our customers. This partnership solidifies our national leadership position as a provider of wireless mobile data solution for first responders," said Mike DePasquale, BIO-key's Chief Executive Officer. (Source: BIO-Key Press Release 05/11/2009)

ACS Signs $84 Million Medicaid Contract with Commonwealth of Virginia
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) today announced a five-year, $84 million contract with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to manage its Medicaid program.
Under the contract, ACS will provide fiscal agent and provider enrollment services for the Commonwealth's Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).
As part of the contract, ACS will assume the existing MMIS system and deliver additional system enhancements providing long-term operational improvements and cost savings to the Commonwealth. Specific improvements will include facilitating online provider enrollment and a Web portal, which will give providers 24/7 point-of-access for claims entry, prior authorizations, retrieval of recipient eligibility, download of remittance advices and messaging. (Source: Busniess Wire 05/06/2009)

ACS-Operated 311 Citizen Service Center Honored by Public Technology Institute
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An innovative and award-winning 311 service center is benefiting both the citizens and government of Solano County, California. Residents now have one phone number to call for county information or non-emergency services, and the county benefits because the center is designed to be shared by additional communities, creating lower costs and efficiencies.

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS), which partnered with Solano County to develop the center and is responsible for day-to-day operations, was recently recognized for its role in this effort with the Corporate Partner Recognition Award by the Public Technology Institute (PTI). PTI is a not-for-profit organization designed for city and county officials to identify opportunities for technology research, share solutions and develop best practices that address the technology management, governance and policy issues that impact local government. (Source: Business Wire.com 05/04/2009)

C4i Celebrates 20 Years
C4i, a world leader in mission critical intelligent Command and Control, Communication solutions for Defence, Public Safety and Homeland Security markets, celebrates its 20th year since commencing operations on 1st of May 1989.

Since its inception, C4i has delivered over two hundred mission critical systems to customers in more than twenty countries. As a technology company C4i has had an ongoing R&D program ensuring SwitchplusTM, its flagship product, has evolved through three major generational advances in communications technology. With experience spanning analog, digital and internet protocol (IP) communications technologies C4i enjoys a unique position in the market place that is the envy of its competitors and of value to its customers. (Source: C4i Media Release 05/01/2009)

Outsourcing Center Honors Unisys and City of Minneapolis
Apr 27, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Unisys and the City of Minneapolis announced that their outsourcing relationship has received the Outsourcing Center's "Best Partnership" award. This is the highest honor that Outsourcing Center bestows as part of its annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards program. Unisys has managed the city's entire information technology (IT) infrastructure - from server computers to the network to mobile PCs in police cars and much more - since 2003. According to the city, this outsourcing relationship has enabled it to save more than $18 million while expanding the services it provides to the citizens of Minneapolis. (Source: Trading Markets.com 04/28/2009)

Metatomix Adds Agile Technologies to Its Partner Program Companies to Build on Implementation of Metatomix Solutions in Gwinnett County, GA
(live-PR.com) - DEDHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/28/09 -- Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to justice and public safety, financial services, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today expanded its partner program with the addition of Agile Technologies. A global consulting firm and system integrator servicing the public sector, Agile will add Metatomix's semantic technology capabilities to its government project management application.
In June of last year, Metatomix and Agile partnered to bring Metatomix's suite of integrated justice data-sharing solutions to Gwinnett County, Georgia (CJIS GROUP TR#2247), located thirty miles northeast of Atlanta. Agile worked directly with County officials to successfully integrate Metatomix's suite of justice solutions with Gwinnett's existing Criminal Justice Information System Community of Interest (CJIS COI) infrastructure to maximize data sharing. (Source: LIVE-PR Public Relations & News 04/28/2009)

Harris Corporation to Acquire Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems
Acquisition Boosts Harris Entry into Growing Market

MELBOURNE, Fla. and LOWELL, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems business (formerly known as M/A-COM), an established provider of mission-critical wireless communications systems for law enforcement, fire and rescue, and public service organizations.

Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, a business segment of Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL; BSX: TEL), was formed in 1999 and grew through the acquisition of ComNet Ericsson in 2001 to create Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems ("Wireless Systems"). Wireless Systems will be combined with the Harris RF Communications business segment, creating a dynamic new organization that will provide end-to-end wireless network solutions to the growing $9 billion global land mobile radio systems market.
(Source: PR Newswire 04/16/2009)

Dataradio Corp. wins $175K Wireless Mobile Data System Contract
Newnan, GA City Council approved a negotiated bid of $175,872 between the Newnan Police Department and the Dataradio Corp. for a UHF Wireless Mobile Data System, as the last phase of a systems upgrade that began in 2007. The system provider ensures a minimum of 95 percent radio signal throughout the city, as per public safety guidelines. (Source: The Newnan Times-Herald Inc. 04/14/2009)

ACS and Clinical Solutions Partner to Help Local Governments Better Prepare for Public Health Outbreak
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- State and city governments looking to better prepare for a public health outbreak will now have access to a complete pandemic management solution courtesy of a new partnership between Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (NYSE: ACS) and Clinical Solutions.

In the event of a pandemic outbreak, this first-of-its-kind, fully managed solution would help local healthcare professionals, governments and citizens safely and consistently assess symptoms and direct patients to the most appropriate level of care; thereby, alleviating strain on local EMS and primary care providers during a public health crisis. (Source: ACS Release 04/06/2009)

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key® and DaProSystems Solution
BIO-key International's MobileCop® and DaProSystems' Public Safety System Equip Officers with Access to Mobile Data and a Link to Dispatchers

Wall, NJ, April 6, 2008 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, and its partner, DaProSystems of Roanoke, Virginia, a leading provider of Public Safety Software, announced nine recent mobile data software contract awards from existing DaProSystems customers in Virginia. Using MobileCop®, BIO-key's wireless query and messaging solution, and DaProSystems' Mobile FR field reporting tool on laptops in their patrol vehicles, officers can now communicate silently and securely with the dispatch center, query state and federal criminal justice databases, and complete and submit reports on-scene. (Source: BIO-key International Press Release 04/06/2009)

Raytheon Inks Deal with EADS Secure Networks North America to Pursue Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Contract
Raytheon Co. said it has signed an agreement with EADS Secure Networks North America to pursue the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System contract.
EADS Secure Networks North America, a division of PlantCML, joins the Raytheon-led team, which includes Etherstack and Powerwave Technologies.
The team will propose an integrated wireless voice and data communications system that enables more than 34 thousand Los Angeles first responders to communicate more effectively during daily operations, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. (Source: RTTNews 03/19/2009)

Unisys to Modernize Pennsylvania Law-Enforcement Communications
Unisys Corp. has received a contract to modernize the state of Pennsylvania's law-enforcement communications system.

The modernized system will allow Pennsylvania State Police to communicate with other state, local and federal law-enforcement officials and access mug shots and databases of information on wanted criminals, stolen vehicles and missing persons from their cars. (Source: Philadelphia Business Journal 03/18/2009)

Mutualink to Network Hartford's Emergency Response
WALLINGFORD--Mutualink Inc. has been selected to develop a community-wide emergency communication preparedness network that will allow Hartford, CT police, schools, and hospitals to communicate with each other during emergencies.

The network will allow two-way radio, telephone, voice, video and data to be instantly connected, according to a press release on the project. (Source: Record-Journal 03/16/2009)

Cogent Systems and Keyscan Inc. Announce Distribution Partnership for North American Access Control Market
March 18, 2009 --
PASADENA, Calif., BUSINESS WIRE --

Cogent Systems (Nasdaq:COGT), a global biometric identification solutions provider, and Keyscan Inc., a market leader in manufacturing premium access control hardware and software, announced today a distribution and OEM partnership. As part of this agreement, Keyscan will provide an extensive North American-wide distribution network for Cogent's BioGate line of commercial biometric readers for physical access control (PACs) solutions. (Source: Digital Media Online, Inc. 03/18/2009)

CDW-G wins $56K Network Support Contract
The Anoka County, MN Board has agreed to move forward with a contract in the amount of $56,201.37 with CDW Government Inc. for maintenance and support for the county's network devices.

Renewing the agreement with CDW Government Inc., will enable the county to maintain continued support and maintenance on the 135 network devices that are critical to providing continued computer service throughout the county. (Source: ABC Newspapers.com 03/11/2009)

Raytown C-2 School District Switching to Wi-Fi Solution Supplied by CDW-G
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that the Raytown C-2 School District in Missouri has deployed Aruba's 802.11n Wi-Fi network across its 22 elementary, middle, high, vocational school campuses and support buildings. The Aruba network supports more than 1,500 laptop computers housed on rolling computer carts that are wheeled into classrooms as needed. Many of the schools are located in proximity to nearby Wi-Fi and high power radio networks that were causing Raytown's legacy single channel network to fail. The new system, supplied by Aruba partner CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), was selected following a successful side-by-side performance comparison with the single channel network. (Source: Marketwire 03/10/2009)

Louisiana Sheriff's Office Selects BIO-key(R) Mobile Data System
WALL, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a contract award from the Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's Office for MobileCop(R), BIO-key's law enforcement mobile data solution. Using MobileCop, the department's sixty patrol deputies will for the first time have access to federal, state and local law enforcement information on a person or vehicle of interest right on laptops in their vehicles from any location in the parish. (Source: The Earth Times 03/09/2009)

Havis-Shields and Ledco-Chargeguard Announce Merger
Havis-Shields Equipment Corp., a Warminster manufacturer of products for fire and public safety vehicles, said it is merging with Ledco-Chargeguard, a Plymouth, Mich., company that serves the same market. Havis-Shields, with 110 employees, makes emergency-vehicle consoles, prisoner transport systems and emergency-scene lighting. Ledco has 40 workers and makes mobile computing systems. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 03/04/2009)

ARINC, Inc. Gets Control and Communications System Contract
ARINC Inc. obtained a contract to design and deliver a supervisory control system and communications systems for MTA Long Island Rail Road's control tower at the Harold Interlocking Complex in Queens, N.Y. - the nation's busiest commuter-rail switching location, ARINC said. The company will implement a supervisory control system using its Advanced Information Management (AIM®) software platform. AIM will provide new supervisory control, communications and local control systems at the interlocking complex. (Source: Progressive Railroading.com 03/05/2009)

Analysts International Corporation Wins 3-Year Criminal Justice Contract in Nebraska
Analysts International to Enhance and Support the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and LINCOLN, NE, Feb 25, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Analysts International Corporation (AIC) (NASDAQ: ANLY), a leading systems integrator for State and Local Government, today announced it has been awarded a three-year contract by the Nebraska Crime Commission to enhance and support the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS).

"NCJIS is one of the most respected information sharing efforts in the nation, and we are proud to be selected by the Nebraska Crime Commission to enhance and support the system over the next three years," said Skip Fogus, General Manager, AIC's Government Solutions Division.

"We welcome a partnership with AIC to help us with NCJIS, as it is one of our state's most strategic tools for the criminal justice community," said Michael Behm, Executive Director of the Nebraska Crime Commission. "AIC's response to our Request for Proposals reinforced why we have successfully worked with the company for nearly ten years: they have superior expertise, they provide great value to Nebraska and they show a dedication to doing what's right for us and for our user community." READ MORE

Digital Ally to Provide Video Recording Devices for Sheriff's Vehicles
Digital Ally will soon equip Henderson County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicles with In-Car Video Systems so small they fit into the rearview mirror. The new devices replace the old VHS recorders that were about the size of a brief case and fit inside the vehicle’s trunk.

The Sheriff’s Department will pay for the recorders with $98,000 in Homeland Security grant money that had been allocated in 2007 to place laptops in each of the patrol cars. The County sought and received permission to re-route the funds to pay for the video recording system. (Source: Athens Daily Review 02/23/2009)

Motorola and Baltimore County Enter Into Contract for Radio Communications System
(Source: Tradingmarkets.com Feb 24, 2009) -- Mobile and broadband communications company Motorola announced on Monday (23 February) that it has entered into a contract with the Baltimore County for the deployment of a $45.1M countywide interoperable mission critical communications system.
The upgraded mission critical voice and data system is reportedly designed to provide seamless interoperable communications coverage throughout Baltimore County.
The communications system will be used by county first responders, public safety agencies and public service users in emergencies such as accidents and natural disasters, as well as in daily operations.
The company said that the Motorola system will utilize Project 25 (P25) technology on Motorola ASTRO radios designed for the robust 700/800 MHz dedicated public safety network.
The system will provide interoperability with public safety communications systems in neighbouring counties and states, including Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey.

Smart Public Safety Wins Software Contract
The Morgan County Commission accepted a low bid of $49,641 from Smart Public Safety Software for a computer server, software, installation and maintenance for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Hartselle Enquirer 02/19/2009)

Intergraph Public Safety Solutions Contributes to Effective Emergency Response at Obama Presidential Inauguration
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 18, 2009 (Source: Intergraph Press Release)
Personnel of the Office of Unified Communications (OUC) in Washington, D.C. relied on Intergraph's public safety technologies to successfully process the record influx of 9-1-1 calls associated with the inauguration of United States President Barack Obama. A long-time Intergraph customer, the OUC is responsible for dispatch of the Metropolitan Police Department, as well as Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) and public services within Washington, D.C. The OUC dispatched from both their new state-of-the-art Unified Communications Center (UCC) and redundant back-up facility, the Public Safety Communications Center (PSCC), during the inaugural celebration. Tactically, this allowed for District Public Safety Operations to manage the large volumes of incoming calls to both 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 (the number for city services and information). READ MORE

Manitoba Provincial E-911 Goes Live with FDM Software’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2009

North Vancouver, BC - On January 26th, 2009, The Manitoba Provincial E-911 went live with its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system provided by FDM Software Ltd., North America's leading public safety software developer. FDM CAD processes emergency calls efficiently and allocates resources quickly, ensuring a rapid response to citizens' requests for assistance.

Manitoba Provincial E-911 is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the entire province of Manitoba with the exception of the City of Winnipeg. The Centre answers and processes all 911 emergency calls, transfers Law Enforcement and ambulance calls to other secondary answering points and dispatches all Fire and First Responder agencies.

"The new integrated system greatly improves our operational efficiency. Having all of the province's information managed by one system reduces redundancy and makes information gathering much more efficient," said Linda Poole, Director of Emergency Communications for Manitoba Provincial E-911. "The system eliminates guesswork with easy access to related records. In the first few hours after implementing the CAD system, we answered 105 911 calls, dispatched four working fires in addition to several other small incidents throughout the province."

"We are very proud that Brandon selected FDM to install North America's first state/province wide integrated FDM CAD system," says FDM Software Founder and President Ed Colin. "Our goal is to provide dependable and user-friendly software to those people responsible for helping citizens obtain rapid emergency assistance in times of need.

About the Brandon Regional Communications Centre

Manitoba Provincial E-911 began operating from the City of Brandon on September 16, 1996. The Manitoba Telephone System, now known as MTS Allstream and the City of Brandon implemented a Province wide enhanced 911 service January 1, 1997.

About FDM Software Ltd.

With more than 19 years experience, FDM Software is a market leader in the provision of Fire/EMS enterprise solutions. The company provides powerful and flexible Records Management (RMS) and Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) solutions with more than 120 installations serving 400 jurisdictions throughout North America.

FDM is focused on providing the best public safety product in the industry backed by exceptional 24x7 customer service. Based in North Vancouver, BC, FDM also has offices in Ontario, North Carolina and Utah.

Media contact:

Leslie Vice, Marketing Communications Coordinator
t: 604-986-9941 | e: lvice@fdmsoft.com | w: fdmsoft.com

New World Systems Continues to Innovate With Revolutionary Enterprise Solutions for the Public Sector

(Marketwire) -- 01/29/09 -- New World Systems, the Public Sector Software Company, is continuing to experience market-dominating growth with an ever-expanding customer base and continuous introductions of new and better solutions.

"Our markets across the Country continue to react favorably to our industry-leading solutions and market leadership," said Mark Prevost, New World's Vice President of Marketing. "We operate in a very astute market, where customers recognize the value of choosing a software vendor who is a world-class partner focused exclusively on the public sector, with a long track record of proven excellence, successful implementations and superior customer service." Read More

National 911 Office to Establish Technical Assistance Center

Jan 26, 2009 12:21 PM

The national E9-1-1 Implementation Coordination Office launched an initiative to create a technical assistance center, which will be led by L. Robert Kimball & Associates and a team of 911 experts, including the National Emergency Number Association. The center will provide 911 centers and authorities with a new resource to promote and enhance efforts for deploying advanced 911 capabilities and improve receiving and processing of calls and data. Read More

Winter Web Seminar Series: Data Sharing - Realize the True Value of NIEM Now

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and Law Enforcement Exchange Specification (LEXS) have brought a much-needed framework for facilitating critical data sharing among law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Join industry leaders from Sypherlink, the IJIS Institute and ComputerAid to learn the latest about these evolving standards and how they can be leveraged to support you - or your customers' - critical data sharing efforts.

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