Linked by David Adams on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Most people probably wouldn't think of the local police as one of the vanguards of mobile computing technology, but the Police in Memphis, Tennessee are pushing the envelope, and its saving them time and money.
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RE: Comment by werfu
by jspaloss on Tue 21st Apr 2009 01:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by werfu"
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We implemented a similar system for a small local police department a few years ago.

The hardware was a pentium M powered 1024x768 touchscreen "brick pc", mounted on an movable arm with a separately mounted usb backlit keyboard/trackpad that could be detached and pulled onto the officer's lap. The system connected to HQ over CDMA modems, but all traffic was encrypted (AES) over an IPsec VPN tunnel.

We still support the system and it works rather well.

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