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By Susan Geoghegan
Today’s police officer requires a computer that is both compact and rugged. While a tablet PC offers greater mobility than a laptop, it also presents certain challenges. Among these are the lack of a traditional keyboard, shorter battery life, the durability to withstand harsh conditions, and the robust processing power needed to run multiple applications from a police car. As agencies segue from laptops to the enhanced mobility of tablet PCs, industry leaders continue to address these challenges. A broad spectrum of semi- and fully rugged tablets are now available, with user-friendly touchscreens and optional keyboards, high-performance processing systems, and extended battery life.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2014)
By Kevin Gordon
Many police departments use in-car mobile computers to connect to departmental records management systems or computer aided dispatch. Some agencies are experimenting with low-cost programs that permit all mobile workstations access to in-house records as if they were at a workstation in the station house.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2006)
By Jennifer Gavigan
Find out what new products for law enforcement were announced at the annual IACP convention. (Continued - Part 4)
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2006)
By Kevin Gordon
This joint effort allows officers to wirelessly access agency databases and other critical information from their squad cars.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2006)
By Thomas M. Manson
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2006)
By Brad Brewer
When choosing a ruggedized removable laptop solution, serious consideration must be given to installing the wireless modem kit of choice in the notebook (embedded) as opposed to in the vehicle.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2009)
By Staff LAW and ORDER
Today's public safety officers have more technology in their patrol vehicles than ever before. One such technology is digital video systems, which come in handy as evidence.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2010)
By Dees Stribling
The Memphis Police Department (MPD), which serves a population of 670,000 with a force of nearly 2,200 commissioned officers, deployed 1,200 REDFLY Mobile Companions to its mobile officers.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jan/Feb 2010)
By PSIT Staff
Toughbook Depot, a subsidiary of Rugged Notebooks, is a premier global provider of new and refurbished Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Mar/Apr 2010)
By Brad Brewer
Many manufacturers make the claim that their products are Mil Spec compliant, but this may mean they did the bare minimum independent testing. Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of ruggedized laptops and puts its Toughbooks through rigorous testing.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2010)