Most of us are familiar with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) due to the numerous cops and crooks movies from Hollywood. Departments, such as the LAPD, often make use of sophisticated technology to maintain the databases of suspected offenders for monitoring purposes. Now, it has emerged that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) in Los Angeles, California, has tied up with Panasonic Solutions Company, for installingToughbook CF-19 mobile computers in more than 2,600 patrol vehicles and 100 motor units all over the US. This will form part of the LASD Mobile Digital Computer (MDC) project.
This will drastically streamline the way LASD functions. As thousands of vehicles will be fitted with the new Mobile Digital Computers (MDCs), it will be easier for deputies to access information quickly, write e-mails faster and route calls through GPS.
“The Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers met our requirements because of the computer’s specifications, proven quality, durability and reliability, and, so far, Panasonic has exceeded our expectations,” says Captain Scott Edson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He further said that this installation of the Toughbook CF-19 mobile computers has reaffirmed the commitment of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to provide their deputies with the best communications tools and help them serve the public better.
The whole project is managed by Raytheon while Panasonic would chip in by providing its Toughbook 31 and Toughbook CF-19 mobile computers. It would also provide wireless access technologies to the Police Department.
“We are honored that our Toughbook mobile computers have been chosen by such a large and well-respected law enforcement department as the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’,” said Scott French, vice president, public sector sales for Panasonic Solutions. He added that through this partnership, the Department has ensured its deputies do not suffer from lack of proper communication tools and can improve their productivity and efficiency. The project was made public at an event in Los Angeles on November 2, 2011.