BIO-key has been awarded an $81,000 mobile data software contract from Lancaster County, PA. Twenty-eight Lancaster County Police Departments are now using MobileCop® and PocketCop®. MobileCop is a wireless law enforcement query and messaging solution used in police vehicles while PocketCop is a complementary solution deployed on BlackBerry smartphones and other handheld devices. The contract award covers additional licenses for MobileCop® as well as new licenses for PocketCop®.
Pennsylvania County Expands BIO-key® Contract for Mobile Data System
WALL, N.J. — BIO-key International, Inc., a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced today the award of an $81,000 mobile data software contract from Lancaster County, PA. The contract award covers additional licenses for MobileCop® as well as new licenses for PocketCop®. MobileCop is a wireless law enforcement query and messaging solution used in police vehicles while PocketCop is a complementary solution deployed on BlackBerry smartphones and other handheld devices. As a result of this new award, PocketCop has now been extended to five new agencies in Lancaster County including the East Hempfield Township Police Department.
“By deploying MobileCop and PocketCop, our officers are now able to get their hands on information immediately and efficiently,” said Officer A. J. Lombardo of the East Hempfield Township Police Department. “Our officers don’t have to clog up the radio system and can more effectively perform investigations on-scene. We have also experienced a reduction in radio traffic and have increased traffic enforcement now that our officers have the availability of registration and license checks at their fingertips.”
East Hempfield Township Police is one of twenty-eight local law enforcement agencies in the County using MobileCop and PocketCop through a hosting service operated by the Lancaster County government that allows participating departments to share data with one another. “The enhanced ability to communicate with other agencies has enabled us to pass on important information to other departments during major incidents efficiently,” noted Officer Lombardo. “The information can be sent out directly on-screen to all users rather than a one-time voice announcement that might not be heard by each officer.”
“Lancaster County is just one of many BIO-key customers nationwide that have successfully implemented a hosting service,” said Ken Souza, Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key’s Law Enforcement Division. “In addition to enabling a more effective inter-agency emergency response, centralizing the communications infrastructure makes mobile data more affordable and easier to manage, especially for smaller departments.”
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key’s mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key’s high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric fingerprint identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 750 police departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for law enforcement. (http://www.bio-key.com).