Lincoln Police Department Commits to Additional MobileCop Units
WALL, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced today an add-on contract from the Lincoln, NE Police Department. The award was funded through a federal Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) grant from the Department of Homeland Security and includes additional licenses of MobileCop(R), BIO-key's laptop-based mobile data product.
Under terms of the contract, MobileCop will be made available to law enforcement agencies throughout Southeastern Nebraska, which will enable officers to access outstanding warrants, stolen vehicle reports and other critical federal and state data directly from their patrol vehicles. The deployment of additional MobileCop licenses to these agencies represents the first phase of a new regional system, to be hosted by the Lincoln Police Department, which will ultimately serve as many as twenty-seven agencies across thirteen Nebraska counties. Officers from different departments will be able communicate with each other silently and securely in mutual aid situations, meeting the region's interoperability objective as required under the PSIC grant.
The award also provides the Lincoln Police Department with licenses of BIO-key's recently launched SecureMessage(TM) data communications software. SecureMessage delivers fully-encrypted, scanner-proof text-based messages, announcements and email to groups within departments thereby allowing first responders to communicate with each other. SecureMessage will be initially deployed to dispatchers and other staff in public safety communications centers located throughout the counties utilizing the MobileCop licenses.
Lincoln Police Department Sergeant, Todd Beam, stated, "What attracted us to SecureMes
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