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InterAct PocketCop Now Available for Qualified Android Smartphones
InterAct™, a leading provider of public safety solutions, has 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. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the United States currently use PocketCop to give their officers, agents, and investigators wireless mobile access to critical information, including FBI databases, state motor vehicle files and photos, and agency records, for making more informed decisions in the field.
PocketCop has helped refuge zone officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protect federal lands and ensure public and officer safety. “Lack of communications, ready back up, and information on contacts in the field has always been an issue for our officers,” according to Gary Andres, Chief of Refuge Enforcement for the agency’s Northeast Region. “With PocketCop, no longer do our officers have to approach a vehicle or initiate contact with an individual without the knowledge they need to keep them safe and make the appropriate decision.”
With new touch-enabled icons and drop down menus, PocketCop 4.3 is optimized for the Android full touch screen user interface, improving the user experience. NCIC responses and other messages can be automatically presented on receipt, giving the officer critical information more quickly for informed tactical decisions. In addition, PocketCop can be easily integrated with InterAct CAD or other computer-aided dispatch systems, making it easy to access additional dispatch information, such as the number of units responding to an incident in progress, increasing officer safety.
“With the increasing adoption of Android smartphones, many public safety agencies are looking closely at this platform as a lower cost alternative to in-car laptops,” according to Mike McGarry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Products for InterAct. “As the technology leader in the market, InterAct recognizes the demand for increased information anytime and anywhere, and we are delivering it with PocketCop. However, any device used to access Criminal Justice Information System protected data must be approved by the state’s CJIS security officer, and we strongly advise customers consult with the state early in the evaluation process.” Interested agencies can contact InterAct for further information on qualified devices.
In addition to the support for qualified Android smartphones, PocketCop is also available on BlackBerry and Windows Mobile handhelds. This expanded cross-platform support gives InterAct customers more choice and flexibility in device selection, now and in the future.
For more information, see http://www.interact911.com
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