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CODY Systems Unveils Cloud-Ready Tactical Cross-Agency Search App

Date: 2011-10-31
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The C.tac 5 browser-based search app works on the C.O.B.R.A. information-sharing platform to provide real-time access to cross-agency RMS information

CODY Systems, a nationwide leader in public-safety software, has unveiled C.tac 5, the company’s latest cloud-ready addition to its market-proven C.O.B.R.A. real-time tactical information-sharing platform.

C.tac 5 is a .NET, browser-based rich client that is already arming law enforcement agents with instant mobile and in-house access to real-time RMS information (including pictures) from across jurisdictions, regardless of RMS vendor.

With C.tac 5, officers and other law enforcement agents can rely on one-stop search results in a secure web environment, both at the desktop and on the street, from across all connected agency RMS databases, as well as other data sources and foreign search engines, such as NCIC and other federal and state databases. With one simple query, a C.tac 5 user can search every connected agency’s RMS data and beyond. Traditionally, searching these various sources requires an officer to individually search each of the various agencies’ RMS databases, NCIC, state warrants, sex offender registries, multi-biometric and facial recognition databases and other relevant sources. With C.tac 5, all of this is done with ONE simple search. Best of all, the information in the RMS databases is refreshed up to the second, so law enforcement agents can have confidence in the information as being fresh, not hours or even days old.

C.tac 5 is natively Cloud-ready, designed to work either in a hosted environment or on-premise at an agency or consortium location. The search app is a fully browser-based .NET rich web application and is secure at the highest state and federal standards, with FIPS 140-2 application data encryption. All users need is a wireless or wired internet connection to take advantage of C.tac 5’s secure, unique one-stop search. C.tac 5 can take advantage of CODY’s upcoming hosted Private Government Cloud offering, a third-party Private Government Cloud, or can reside and be deployed on-premise at a law enforcement agency, county/state data center or other agency consortium.

C.tac 5 is the latest in a growing suite of applications that make up CODY’s market-proven C.O.B.R.A. Real-time Tactical Information Sharing Platform. C.O.B.R.A. is specifically designed to work with disparate RMS vendor systems, rather than require every agency in a county/region to overhaul all their databases into a common RMS. This has been essential to the officer safety mission of C.O.B.R.A. – to encourage the retention of the RMS vendors’ systems currently in place at agencies by creating encrypted and secure links between each database that C.O.B.R.A. shares with an RMS vendor and the C.O.B.R.A. network. This reduces cost for the agencies both in pure capital and in officer training time. 

“Our department has been a client of CODY for many years now and their system has allowed our officers to be more agile, better equipped, safer and more efficient in serving our community,” said Chief Stephen White of the Doylestown Twp, PA., Police Department. “We’re excited about C.tac 5 and its ease of use and other features that enable officers to zero in on the information they’ve received and affect a favorable resolution to the incidents and situations they deal with on a daily basis. There’s a saying in law enforcement that nothing is routine, but C.tac 5 allows officers to remain vigilant and smart, coming out on the winning side when facing a dangerous situation. Instantaneous access to real-time information from across an entire region is the best protection an officer or other law enforcement agent in the field can have, and that is precisely what C.tac 5 provides.”

- Product Profiles / (via Cody, 10/24/11)



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