Posts By: Neill Jacobson

How Police Departments Can Benefit from Criminal History Application

Policing agencies are finding new ways to stay ahead of criminals by taking advantage of emerging technologies. Innovative software applications are transforming the way that law enforcement officials approach criminal investigations and carry out their day-to-day duties. With access to a wealth of data and IT tools, officers can better prepare for dangerous situations and…

How Technology Is Used for Criminal Investigations

Technology is evolving at a rapid speed and the resourcefulness of criminals along with it. To fight back against crime in a digital world, law enforcement must adopt new tools and equipment that keep pace with technological advancements. The use of cutting-edge tracking systems, software and other technologies has made a significant difference in the…

How Law Enforcement is Turning to Software To Stop Crime

Crime rates in the United States continue to rise steadily. According to a recent report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, there was a total of 2,109.9 property crimes per 100,000 people in 2019, as well as 379.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Offenders put others at risk for serious injuries or financial losses…

How Technology Is Changing Law Enforcement

Law enforcement plays a key role in helping to keep the communities they serve safe and secure. Policing technology has aided law enforcement professionals for decades with innovations including GPS tagging systems, body cameras and thermal imaging. The introduction of law enforcement software and data-sharing solutions has also transformed the industry by delivering reliable software…

Law Enforcement Software Market to Reach 30 Billion by 2031

The law enforcement software market is growing at a steady rate and according to a 2022 Allied Market Research report, the global law enforcement software market acquired a value of $13.6 billion in 2021. By the year 2031, the market is expected to reach more than $30.6 billion. This means the market will grow at…

What Law Enforcement Officers Need from Leadership

Leadership plays a critical role in the law enforcement industry. Great leaders possess the skills, knowledge and ability to inspire those around them. They demonstrate authority in high-pressure situations and exhibit a positive attitude to foster a productive work environment where all team members can be open, honest and motivated. Becoming a law enforcement leader…

Types of Software Law Enforcement Need

Law enforcement has always maintained a position at the forefront of modern technology. Agencies at all levels continue to invest in the latest software and systems in an attempt to better serve their communities and protect the public. Having access to the right types of programs and features can make a significant difference. Here are…

Community and Privacy: The Role of Law Enforcement Software Providers

Law enforcement agencies have long collected data about individuals, from warrants and arrest records to criminal reports and personal background information. With law enforcement having a wealth of information available at their fingertips, many people worry about their privacy. Data collection and surveillance have caused ongoing tension between the police and the communities they serve….

How Technology Solves Five Current Challenges in Law Enforcement Investigations

New technologies are helping law enforcement agencies remain one step ahead of criminals by providing officials with new ways to detect and prevent crimes. Public safety has improved significantly over the last decade as police gain the tools necessary to solve a range of common challenges that plague departments across the United States. From staffing…

What To Look For In A Police Software Vendor

Police software innovations are giving law enforcement the tools necessary to better fight crime and protect their communities. From background check software to police database, the right software suite has the power to transform the way that law enforcement officials do their job. Not all software solutions are comparable; an agency should choose a software…

How Sharing Data Improves Efficiency for Law Enforcement

Effective data sharing is the foundation of successful law enforcement. Officers must be able to access the appropriate information in a timely manner to ensure that cases are handled to the best of their ability. Investigators and police officers are tasked with searching through massive quantities of data in their day-to-day operations. Proper data sharing…

What Is a Law Enforcement Blue Alert?

Blue Alert is designed to increase officer safety and more quickly apprehend violent criminals who seriously injure or kill local, state or federal law enforcement officers in the line of duty. The National Blue Alert Network is used throughout the United States to alert the media and the public when a law enforcement officer has…

How to Buy Law Enforcement Software

Law enforcement agencies at local, state and federal levels require sophisticated information technology (IT) capabilities to support their complex operations. Police operations depend heavily on computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems, records management systems (RMSs) and other technologies designed to improve information-sharing, streamline reporting and give officers a strategic advantage in the field. The amount of data…

On-Premise vs. Cloud Software Deployment for Law Enforcement

When it comes to software deployment, law enforcement agencies now have two main options: on-premise software and cloud computing. Over the past decade, countless agencies have made the move from on-premise solutions to cloud delivery models. In fact, cloud services grew 18.4 percent in 2021 to a total of $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion,…

Apache Software Log4J Vulnerability

It may have come to your attention that a security vulnerability in Log4J was identified late last week. Log4J is a third party logging library published by the Apache Software Foundation and used in a wide variety of applications. The Apache Software Foundation has released a new version of Log4J that patches the vulnerability. For…

Java 8 Update 311

CPI has identified a bug with Java 8_311. This Java release may cause the following error when running an application within the Openfox Desktop. If you are affected by this issue, please revert to the previous Java version. We have been working with Oracle on a fix and they have confirmed that this is a…

CPI Successfully Deploys Illinois LEADS Modernization Project

CPI has successfully installed and implemented the OpenFox Message Switching System, utilities, interfaces, licenses, and professional services in order to customize and deploy a replacement LEADS system for the Illinois State Police (ISP). The functional areas, including all hardware, applications, licenses, and professional services to complete the installation were as follows: OpenFox Message Switch including…

Alabama Implements Query Criminal History Log (QCHL) Reports

CPI has provided Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) a new solution to easily store and retrieve input inquiry data for all NICS and CCH query transactions. Additionally, reporting functionality for a summary and transaction statistics lists have been provided. CPI performed the following tasks and/or services to implement the solution: Established a database (DB) table…

North Dakota Converts to Red Hat Linux

CPI has successfully converted North Dakota State Radio Department of Emergency Services to Red Hat Linux on new hardware. Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality in the North Dakota State Radio AIX server environments to the new RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environments provided by CPI. CPI also upgraded the Archive…

OpenFox SAM On-Site Deployed in Oklahoma

We are happy to announce that CPI has installed Site Automated Monitoring (SAM) On-Site in Oklahoma.  More about SAM On-Site:  OpenFox SAM (Sites Automated Monitoring) application, CPI monitors the various customers that allow access to their systems to retrieve the required information.  This allows CPI personnel to monitor and maintain the health of a production…

Texas Implements New Boat Registration Interface

Texas Department of Public Safety and Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) created a new receiver RESTful interface to process Boat Registration and Wildlife Violation Queries in the Texas Law Enforcement Transaction Service (TLETS) system. CPI executed the following to successfully implement this project: Created a new RESTful web service client   Reconfigured the current station…

MSP, CPI Add New SOS Web Service to the OpenFox

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Michigan State Police (MSP) utilized the OpenFox®️ Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox Message Switch.  The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface…

Maine State Police deploy At-Risk Hotfile

Maine State Police (MSP) and Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc (CPI) have implemented a searchable repository to alert first responders when assisting someone who may have a condition which could impact their ability to communicate or interact effectively.  CPI provided a searchable database and configured the OpenFox Message Switch to enable MSP METRO User’s to…

CPI’s Message Switch Director Shares Team Engagement Strategies with Built In Chicago

“Being candid and available upfront allows open dialog at all times.” We sat down with @BuiltInChicago to reveal how we keep our teams engaged to achieve bigger wins. See more Here! https://bit.ly/33Ef8Ky

Maine DPS installs Restricted Person File DB Interface

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) has successfully completed the Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS) Restricted Person File (RPF) Database Interface project for the state of Maine. CPI configured a new interface between the State’s OpenFox Message Switch (METRO) and the State’s RPF database for the purpose of providing Law Enforcement visibility of who is…

MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal Name Search

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. This project has aligned…

Arkansas Upgrades to Latest OpenFox Configurator

CPI recently upgraded the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) OpenFox Message Switch (OLETS) to Configurator version 7.5 from Configurator 6.7. Configurator 7.5 provides all the latest Configurator features and gives an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  ACIC becomes…

CPI’s 10th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Arizona

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy mainframe-based Arizona Criminal History (ACCH) database and user applications that served the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) community. The existing ACCH data repositories and associated Criminal Justice Information…

CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Oklahoma

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens.  CPI…

CPI and VSP Install New DMV Web Service

CPI and Virginia State Police (VSP) in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have installed a web service for vehicle-related transactions to exchange existing message formats between the OpenFox Message Switch and the new DMV data server via a new communication protocol. CPI configured the following OpenFox components: A new asynchronous bi-directional…

MSP and CPI add new Web Service to the OpenFox

CPI and MSP utilized the OpenFox Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox®️ Message Switch.  The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface between MDOS and the Law Enforcement Information…

Wyoming DCI Adds Disaster Recovery Site

CPI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Services Department (DCI) implemented software and services to secure and deploy their OpenFox® Message Switch System in a Disaster Recovery (DR) site determined by Wyoming. This effort permits Wyoming an additional site for system operability should the primary site completely fail. The successful project deployed a redundant…

Oklahoma DPS OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now the eighth (8th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. DPS has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Oklahoma City, OK, to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) Tier-III+…

MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal System

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. The benefits include providing…

Business as Usual as the OpenFox Data Center Remains Secure

Despite recent cyber-attacks at some of the world’s largest organizations, it is business as usual in the CPI data center. In December, at least 200 organizations around the world were affected by the attacks. CPI is not one of them. The cyberattacks that led to the federal breaches that also affected many organizations in the…

Built In Honors CPI OpenFox in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards

CPI OpenFox Earns a spot on Built In Chicago’s Best Places to Work and Top 50 Small Businesses to work for lists for a second straight year. Built In today announced that CPI OpenFox was honored in its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, CPI OpenFox earned a place on Best Places to Work…

Arizona Department of Public Safety Successfully Installs OpenFox Hotfiles 2.0

CPI Holds Successful Virtual Training & Implementation Meeting

On November 9th and 10th, Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) held their 17th annual CPI Training & Implementation Meeting (TIM). This year’s TIM was a great success with over 100 registrants in a 100% virtual environment. The TIM allows CPI and our customers and our industry partners to learn more about new products, improved support…

CPI Creates New Vehicle Web Service for Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) created a new Web Service for vehicle and boat-related transactions to exchange data between ALEA and the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). CPI updated the ALEA web service client interface associated with Boat and Vehicle transactions. The following steps were executed to…

CPI & Oracle Reach Java Binary License and Redistribution agreement

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce its Java Binary License and Redistribution agreement with Oracle. Users with the OpenFox® Desktop version 3 and earlier require that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) be installed on their local machine in order to launch Desktop through Java Web Start (JWS). As you may already…

Kentucky State Police Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our ninth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Kentucky State Police (KSP). Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to run…

NCMEC OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is now the seventh customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. NCMEC has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc….

Hawaii Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our eighth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user…

CPI Updates CBI Federal Firearms License (FFL) Website

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) have made enhancements to the Colorado Federal Firearms License (FFL) website application process that will not allow an application to be submitted unless a disclaimer acknowledgment flag on the FFL application form is checked by the Firearms dealer. CPI implemented the following changes: …

Indiana State Police Deploy OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our seventh deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Indiana State Police (ISP).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to…

NCIS Successfully Migrates to Red Hat Linux OS

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (“the Agency”) migrated its OpenFox® Message Switching system from the AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtual machines (VM). Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) provided the Agency an overall structure, schedule, development, testing, and implementation of the necessary products and services based upon the requirements and information supplied…

CPI Implements New Web Service For Maryland DPSCS

CPI has implemented a new Web Service for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) to exchange vehicle-related transactions with the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA). The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy text interface between MVA and the OpenFox® Message Switch with a Web Service interface that transmits…

CPI Facilitates New Hampshire State Police with Nlets NISP Initiative

The Nlets Interstate Sharing of Photos (NISP) initiative is an ongoing effort to enable law enforcement users nationwide to exchange driver’s license photos across state divisions via the Nlets communication network. The New Hampshire State Police-Justice Information Bureau now participates in the Nlets NISP initiative. CPI provided the New Hampshire State Police with an overall…

CPI Successfully Installs New SOR 2.0 for Idaho State Police

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Idaho State Police (ISP) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Sex Offender Registry 2.0 (SOR) to production. On June 24th, CPI completed the design, development, installation, and implementation of the SOR 2.0 Application including utilities, interfaces, licenses, testing, and professional services to implement & deploy the replacement applications and information…

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Successfully Migrates to Red Hat Linux

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) have successfully migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality from Alabama’s Windows SUA production environment to the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) production environment. Benefits of the migration include: avoiding unsupported OS risks, lowering initial and ongoing expenses, streamlining & automating processes, and…

CPI modifies Vermont’s existing SFTP interface

CPI has successfully modified Vermont’s existing SFTP interface to accept & process up to 9 aliases (AKA) per Enter Denied Person (EDP) Record. The project’s scope included the successful completion of the following tasks: CPI configured the EDP MKE to accept up to 9 AKAs. CPI configured the existing SFTP interface to accept up to…

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Completes Nlets Web Service Deployment

CPI has completed a project for Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) converting the current legacy Nlets dual-socket interface and associated driver to the new Nlets Web Services interface and associated driver. The conversion from the current IP Sockets interface to the Web Services interface is aligned with the direction of Nlets to sunset the existing…

Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released the FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program Formula Grant Solicitation.  The CESF Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.  The allocation amounts are available here.  The overall program page, which includes the…

U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol Completes Nlets Web Service Migration

CPI has completed a project for U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol converting the current legacy Nlets dual-socket interface and associated driver to the new Nlets Web Services interface and associated driver. The conversion from the current IP Sockets interface to the Web Services interface is aligned with the direction of Nlets to sunset the…

CPI and KSP Migrate from AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has successfully migrated its current OpenFox® Message Switch and ancillary Databases from the current AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environment. CPI migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality in the current AIX server environment to the new Linux/RHEL environment. CPI spearheaded the…

CPI Offering Free OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

With spreading concern and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, CPI is responding by enabling our law enforcement & public safety customers to execute tasks remotely. Introducing OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses. CPI is currently offering OpenFox® Messenger Licenses to federal, state, & local agency users at NO COST for 60 days. Get additional OpenFox® Messenger…

CPI Response to COVID-19, Offer: Free 60-Day Licensing

Read CPI’s message in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including the opportunity to obtain Free OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses.

Openfox® Archive 3.1

Computer projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce version 3.1 of Openfox® Archive is available for release. The impact statement for details on new features, prerequisites, maintenance hours, and requesting the update is now available for download in the Client Portal at https://www.openfox.com/client-portal/upgrade-impact-statements/.

CPI, OpenFox is Honored in Built In Chicago’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020

Chicago, IL 1/14/2020— CPI is pleased to announce it was included on Built In Chicago’s list of Best Places to in 2020. Companies are selected based on data submitted by companies and their employees. https://www.builtinchicago.org/companies/best-places-to-work-chicago-2020 Maria Christopoulos Katris, CEO and Co-Founder of Built In, said: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our 2020 honorees. Built…

CPI UPDATE: End of Public Updates for Java SE 8

CPI recommends upgrading to OpenFox® Desktop 4.   Desktop 4 does not require Java to be installed on the user’s local machine.  Additionally, Desktop 4 is officially compatible with OpenJDK. OpenJDK, is a free and open-source implementation of the JAVA SE platform.   As stated on Oracle’s site, “Oracle will continue to provide free public updates…

Another CPI OpenFox Message Switch deployed in our Tier III SaaS Center

CPI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) recently placed the OpenFox Message Switch into production in the CPI Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) center. The project entailed converting the existing OpenFox Switch code from AIX to Linux, moving the software into the CPI SaaS Center, and coordinating network route and firewall changes with both internal and…

CPI and RIAG implement new automation for Protection Orders

CPI and the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently placed into production programming changes to automate the handling of Restraining Order No Contact Order (RONCO) records from manual entry to electronic submission. To accomplish this automation, CPI performed the following: -Publish a SOAP web service to: Accept Permanent RONCO’s from…

Wisconsin DOJ OpenFox Converts to RedHat Linux.

Recently, CPI completed the successful Migration of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WIDOJ) OpenFox Message Switch from AIX to RedHat Linux. The RedHat machines were provided by WI DOJ and are running in a virtual environment. The Project consisted of: ·         Upgrading the core OpenFox® Message Switch module(s) to the latest version(s) ·         Replacing the Power/AIX based…

CPI Upgrades New Hampshire OpenFox.

CPI recently upgraded the New Hampshire Department of Safety OpenFox Message Switch (SPOTS) to Configurator, version 7.2. Configurator 7.2 provides an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  The Configurator 7.2. upgrade also migrates the Configurator module into the OpenFox Desktop. NH DPS…

CPI Upgrades HQ Hosting Center

CPI’s software and support are trusted by more Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Agencies than any other company. As a part of CPI’s continual efforts to keep our systems and services up to date, our virtualization infrastructure software was upgraded to the latest versions early this week.  These upgrades included lower and higher-level software sets…

ACIC now running Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our second deployment of DeskTop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user…

CPI and ISP update the OPENFOX CCH, SOR applications

CPI and the Idaho State Police (ISP) recently completed the work and placed into production, modifications to the OpenFox Computerized Criminal History (CCH) application to process Sex Offender Registration (SOR) type of transactions (TOT). The TOT transactions which submit SOR fingerprints to the CCH are initiated by the ISP Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) system….

CPI Engineer Featured on Built In Chicago Website

CPI Sr. Software Engineer, Tyler Cap, answers a few questions for a BuiltIn Chicago article. See the full story in the link below: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/08/08/chicago-engineering-team-projects

CPI adds transaction spawning to RIAG CCH query

Recently, CPI added an enhanced search feature to the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) CCH query. When a CCH query returns a “no-hit”, The RIAG OpenFox Message Switch now automatically spawns a search of the Rhode Island SOR and Warrant Hotfile. The spawned query is by name and date-of-birth. Any hits from the SOR or…

CPI Adds New Web Service Interface for Boat Queries in KY

Recently, CPI added a new web service interface to the OpenFox Message Switch for the Kentucky State Police (KSP). The new interface enhanced the Boat Queries into the Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System (KAVIS). The 1st focus of the project was to add functionality to run boat title check query (QB) transactions against NCIC and…

Oklahoma Upgrades to Latest Configurator

CPI Recently upgraded the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety OpenFox Message Switch (OLETS) to Configurator, version 7.2. Configurator 7.2 provides an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  The Configurator 7.2. upgrade also migrates the configurator module into the OpenFox Desktop. OLETS becomes…

CPI Successfully Migrates Iowa DPS to Red Hat Linux Environment

CPI and the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IADPS) recently migrated the existing OpenFox® Message Switch and ancillary Databases (DB’s) from the current AIX and Windows server environments to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environment. The following OpenFox components were included in the migration:  OpenFox Message Switch  Configurator  Operator Aid  Computerized…

CPI and Texas deploy the OpenFox Messenger Statewide!

Since 2005, the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) has used the OpenFox Message Switch for their Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) message switch. Recently CPI and TxDPS deployed the OpenFox Messenger statewide as the official TLETS/NCIC workstation software product for the state of Texas. This is CPI’s largest deployment of Messenger with over…

CPI and New Mexico DPS Deploy the latest OpenFox Desktop Offering

CPI recently cut to production our first ever deployment of DeskTop 4.0 to the OpenFox System running in our SaaS environment for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally…

CPI Featured on BuiltIn Chicago

Click the link below to check out BuiltIn Chicago’s snippet about how our customers impact the CPI culture & how one of our own went the extra mile: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/05/30/how-customers-impact-culture

CPI & Kansas Bureau of Investigation implement Web Service Interface to Nlets

CPI recently cut to Production a new receiver web service to Nlets for the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI) OpenFox Message Switch.   This cutover actually encompasses two projects in one.   The first was the conversion of the NLETS dual socket interface, and associated driver, to the new NLETS Web Services interface and associated driver. Messages…

The Password is…

Recently CPI and the Virginia State Police implemented as password reset portal for Messenger users across Virginia. Previously, Messenger users had to contact the VSP help desk for assistance in resetting passwords. The Portal, designed by CPI, allows users to reset their password, change their password or request a temporary password.  The OpenFox System enforces…

CIOReview Magazine: CPI Cover Story

After being named as one of the 10 Most Promising Homeland Security Solutions of 2018, CIOReview Magazine has recognized CPI as one of the 10 Most Promising Law Enforcement Solution Providers for 2019. Read the full cover story here:

Arizona becomes 31st State to Utilize the OpenFox® Message Switch

On May 1st, CPI moved the last remaining stations, interfaces and users over to production on the OpenFox Message Switch at the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Arizona becomes the 31st State utilizing the OpenFox Message Switch as the CJIS/CTA State Switch. The Fox welcomes AZ DPS to the family and looks forward to growing…

CPI and Colorado DPS implement another Web Service Interface

CPI and the Colorado Department of Public Safety recently implemented a new Web-Service Interface to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from the OpenFox® Message Switch. For this project, CPI created a new synchronous web service client interface using SOAP protocol. Configured a new station and implement associated message handling. Revised the existing Vehicle…

New Hampshire State Police Implements TIPS and Web-Service to Nlets Interface

CPI recently cut to Production a new receiver web service to Nlets and the NLETS TIPS, “Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing” for the New Hampshire State Police (SPOTS) OpenFox Message Switch.   This project encompasses two projects in one.   The first was the conversion of the NLETS dual socket interface, and associated driver, to the new NLETS Web Services interface…

ACIC upgrades hardware for the OpenFox servers

CPI recently upgraded the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) OpenFox System to the latest AIX Operating System software and firmware. The ACIC hardware systems upgraded were the production A and B Servers as well as the Test System server. CPI also provided a hot-swap spare drive to the ACIC SAN and reconfigured the array in…

CPI Upgrades NH State Police SPOTs DB’s to the latest Oracle

CPI recently upgraded the New Hampshire State Police On-line Telecommunication System (SPOTS) to the latest Oracle 12c database software. The SPOTS databases upgraded were the production Archive Retrieval database, the production Hotfiles database, and two test environment Hotfiles databases. For this project, CPI provided over 12 TB of storage, configured the new disk array, developed…

Openfox® Desktop Version 4 Release Notification

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.  (CPI) is pleased to announce that the version 4 release of the OpenFox® Desktop is now available! The main initiative of Desktop 4 is to allow the user to run the OpenFox® Desktop on a local PC without having Java installed. All the industry leading features of the OpenFox® Desktop…

Openfox® Configurator 7.2.1 and Legacy Configurator 6.7 Release Notification

Computer projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce that the legacy Openfox Configurator version 6.7 and Configurator 7.2.1 are released for general availability.   The changes in these releases were implemented to support the Nlets XML project as well as support for Desktop 4. Please see the impact statement for details on new features,…

CPI installs new Web Service Interface for Texas DPS

CPI recently implemented a new web service receiver on The Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) OpenFox® Message Switching System to the Texas DPS CCH database. The project successfully created a new receiver SOAP web service to process and accept unsolicited messages including the ability to modify routing configurations on solicited message keys to the…

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