Motorola comms trialled by Dutch Caribbean Police


Motorola comms trialled by Dutch Caribbean Police

A trial of Motorola Solutions’ intelligent communications as a service has been carried out by the Dutch Caribbean Police.

KPCN, Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland, successfully completed the trial of a hosted turnkey solution in collaboration with its partner Critical Communication Caribbean (C3) that provides access to public safety mobile applications.

Inhabitants of the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius have benefited from this suite of public safety applications used by more than 30 police officers.

“We started the trial seven months ago and within this very short period of time, we have been witness of the good impact of Motorola Solutions’ Intelligent Communications as a Service (ICaaS) for our mission. Without the need for an initial capital investment on servers and data centres, this model allowed us to have always up-to-date public safety solutions, ready to provide intelligence in real time by accessing and sharing critical information in an extremely secure way, over existing broadband networks,” said W Baker, KPCN Saba.

The company’s public safety mobile applications are a highly effective way to share critical intelligence data among officers in the field and personnel at the command centre. They work across different networks and devices, enabling real-time communication and collaboration that can accelerate time to resolution.

The service package included mobile apps such as:

  • Broadband PTT, Motorola Solutions’ broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solution that lets smartphone users securely communicate with a simple press of a button. In addition to enabling groups of smartphone users to easily communicate with one another. This application can also provide a PTT bridge with the land mobile radios police use today, enabling teams to communicate using push-to-talk across networks and devices.
  • Mapping, which enables location-based collaboration by showing nearby officers, and quickly creating ‘geo-fenced’ voice- or text-based communication groups with officers in the vicinity. It allows an officer to talk to another officer one block away — even if they don’t know the officer’s name.
  • Messaging, which lets first responders securely share text messages and photos with individuals or talk groups across smartphones, enabling faster communication and collaboration. For example, messaging enables a user to send a photo to a voice talk group.
  • Whiteboarding, which enables in-field, interactive media-based collaboration and information-sharing. It allows officers to graphically share operations, response plans and areas of interest through drawings on a shared map on their devices.
     

This service ran on the Motorola Solutions LEX L10 public safety LTE handheld device. Thirty devices have been used by police officers of the BES Dutch Caribbean Police deployed across the Caribbean islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Devices and services were integrated so they were able to work together and strengthen their connected capabilities, generating quick interactions among them.

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