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February 06, 2013
Columbitech Offers PolicePad, FireTab to Rural Locations
By Wayne Adam, Contributing Writer
Columbitech has recently partnered with ZCO Corporation to provide police and fire fighters located in rural or remote areas with uninterrupted access to public safety records, i.e. 911 calls, warrants, vehicle registration, driver information, sex offenders and other persons of interest, fire hydrants, and hazardous materials mappings over a secure VPN (virtual private network).
“We are proud that an industry leader such as Zco has chosen to work with Columbitech,” said Tobias Englund, president of Columbitech. “By using our application SDK, the extra layer of security becomes completely transparent to the users.”
PolicePad and FireTab run on the iPad, iPhone (News - Alert) and Android devices. They provide out-of-vehicle mobility, use built-in cameras, support multi party messaging, connect to surveillance systems, and help reduce equipment costs by enabling the replacement of rugged notebook computers that cost up to $6,000 with mobile devices ranging from $800 or less.
The first city awarded the use of PolicePad was Lowell, Mass., a city with a population of 107,000.
Kenneth Lavallee, superintendent of the Lowell Police Department added, “The Lowell Police Department is looking to meet the highest-encryption, FIPS 140-2 standards for CJIS data traffic and Columbitech and Zco help us fully meet those standards.”
“Columbitech enables us to deliver information in compliance with the CJIS requirements while improving the availability of the PolicePad and FireTab applications in areas with spotty coverage,” says Gary Mueller, vice president of business development at Zco Corporation. “By putting information at the police officers’ fingertips, crimes can be solved faster and officers can stay alert to their surroundings,” he concluded.
A demonstration of PolicePad and FireTab will be held at the MCOPA 2013 event, taking place from February 7-8, 2013.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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