Latest mobile ID technology unveiled

APD Communications unveiled its latest mobile police identification technology at this year’s TETRA World Congress.

Jul 2, 2009
By Paul Jacques

APD Communications unveiled its latest mobile police identification technology at this year’s TETRA World Congress.
This incuded a mobile ID unit document reader, Cortex integrated communications control system and an updated INCA vehicle location mapping system.
The new mobile ID unit provides police officers with a handheld, self-contained portable document scanner. Using the unit, officers can now check a person’s full name, date of birth, gender, nationality and document information, including issuing county, number and expiry date, in just seconds. This information is then formatted into a Police National Computer (PNC) query and the results displayed on the device’s screen. It includes a smart card reader, fingerprint scanner and digital camera.
APD’s Cortex system allows operator control of a range of communication systems, such as telephony, intercom, analogue and TETRA radio, CCTV and web browsing, through one simple and intuitive touchscreen interface. Integrating Cortex with other systems, such as STORM, Steria’s emergency management system, reduces incident response times and ensures accurate information is available to officers quickly and efficiently by automatically providing incident details and coordinates and by allowing Cortex communications to be controlled remotely by other systems.
New satellite navigation integration for the in-vehicle INCA system, now provides GPS-enabled vehicle tracking and a telematics unit.

 

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