Maine taps Motorola for integrated public safety

Motorola Inc. won a contract to provide Maine State Police with an integrated public safety system, the company announced Dec. 3

The project will be implemented in three phases and is scheduled for completion during summer 2003, the company said. Terms of the contract were not released, and company officials could not be reached.

Under the contract, Motorola of Schaumberg, Ill., will integrate computer-aided dispatch, mobile and records technologies allowing state police to share public safety information. The integrated systems include Motorola's Premier Computer-Aided Dispatch, Premier Mobile Data Computer and Premier Mobile Data Computer Reporting systems. It also will incorporate the state police's existing law records management system provided by Motorola.

Maine State Police use the Printrak Automated Fingerprint Identification System and LiveScan Station technology as part of the Tri-State AFIS Network. The Tri-State Network includes Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Printrak is a Motorola company.

Premier Computer-Aided Dispatch streamlines the process by automating call taking and dispatching functions. With it, the police dispatchers in four communication centers will be able to effectively initiate and manage incidents and dispatch resources.

Premier Mobile Data Computer is a wireless data solution that will be installed in 275 state police vehicles and will provide data on criminals or dangerous situations to officers before they step out of their vehicles, according to the company.

Motorola has more than 111,000 employees and annual revenue of $30 billion.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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