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Key Features Your Law Enforcement Software Should Offer

While law enforcement software can be adapted to meet a department’s needs, there are some key features that must be implemented. Discover what they are.
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How To Scale Your Business Using SaaS

SaaS provides organizations with an opportunity to generate more profit. Find out how to scale your business using SaaS and gain more revenue.
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What Is Saas Hosting?

SaaS involves delivering software to users online via a subscription-based or pay-as-you-go model. Find out about SaaS hosting and what it entails.
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CPI Upgrades Arizona OpenFox HotFiles and Message Switch

CPI has upgraded the OpenFox Message Switch and HotFiles 2.0 application for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) to incorporate the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority
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Debunking Law Enforcement Software Myths

Read this article to find out facts and myths about law enforcement softwares that helps police and public safety department to communicate.
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CPI OpenFox Implements New Password Change Portal for Ohio State Highway Patrol

CPI OpenFox created new graphical user interface (GUI) screens and modified the OpenFox Message Switching applications to support the specified user functionality.
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6 Benefits Of Police Database Software

Law enforcement is there to defend and protect our communities. Learn how police data base software can help law enforcement do just that.
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CPI Enhances Idaho CCH to Include Domestic Violence Report

CPI OpenFox has implemented a new, one-time report for the Idaho State Police (ISP) that provides the specific criminal history information specific to state domestic violence statutes.
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Understanding The Differences Between SaaS And Hosted

In the computing world there are many buzzwords that may sound confusing such as SaaS and hosted. Here’s a clear explanation of both!
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Rhode Island Enhances OpenFox CCH Notifications

CPI modified the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Application functionality including enhancements to enable mapping of RI State statutes to NCIC equivalent offense codes on Nlets Criminal Record (CR) and Full Record (FR) responses utilizing Nlets Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS).
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Key Benefits of SaaS Over PaaS

If your business is transitioning to the cloud it’s important to understand the benefits and differences of both SaaS and PaaS. Learn more here!
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What Is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) And How Does It Work?

Many businesses believe SaaS is a solid technology investment. Discover what SaaS is and what it can do for your business.
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5 Reasons Police Database Software Provides Public Safety

Law enforcement are responsible for public safety. Discover how police database software helps officers improve public safety.
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UPDATE: Java 8 311 Bug Resolved

UPDATE: The error message in the Openfox Desktop, caused by a bug with Java 8_311, has been resolved. The issue was resolved in the Java 8_321 release.  For any further questions or concerns, please contact the CPI Support Center via email at support@openfox.com or by phone at 866-471-6305. Previous Issue: CPI has identified a bug…

What Are The Risks Associated With SaaS?

SaaS is a great and affordable innovative software distribution model. However, there are also some risks associated the service. Learn the risks here.
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Top 5 Advantages Of SaaS

SaaS is a software delivery model allowing users to connect and use cloud-based apps over the web. Discover the key advantages of using SaaS.
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Should Law Enforcement Officials Use Radio Or Communication Software?

Communication is key in the law enforcement industry. Learn how obtaining radio or communication software can enhance the workplace.
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West Virginia State Police Modernize DMV Interface

West Virginia State Police has modernized its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) interface. The project replaces the current interface to the DMV with a new synchronous web service interface. The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy interface and enhance the OpenFox® Message Switch with a Web Service interface that exchanges Nlets…

Oklahoma DPS Adds New DMV Web Service

CPI OpenFox implemented a new web services interface to process driver-related transactions to a new DMV service for the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
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How Law Enforcement Officials Can Improve Information Sharing

Information sharing law enforcement has expanded. Discover how to improve information sharing across all law enforcement platforms.
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8 Types Of Police Software And Their Uses

The evolution of technology has helped the way law enforcement investigates criminal activities. Here’s 8 types of police software and its uses.
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Michigan Becomes 23rd CPI Customer to Migrate to Red Hat Linux

The Michigan State Police (MSP) 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 MSP an overall structure, schedule, development, testing, and implementation
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When Should Law Enforcement Officers Upgrade Their Police Software?

Upgraded police software has many advantages in the law enforcement industry. Discover what to look for and when to consider upgrading.
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Iowa Updates OpenFox Message Switch to Improve Dept. of Natural Resources Transactions

CPI’s development effort included building new and modifying existing MKEs and corresponding forms, in addition to installing a new Oracle OCI interface to deliver information to a state-maintained crimes Database (DB). IADPS built the responses from the state-specific crime DB and now sends it back through the OpenFox Message Switch where new style sheet programming is applied before returning the response to the end-user.
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Virginia State Police Enhance OpenFox HotFiles to Store Orphaned Dispositions Data

CPI OpenFox and Virginia State Police (VSP) have implemented a new Hotfile table titled “Orphaned Disposition File” (ODF) to their OpenFox Hotfiles Application.
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Rhode Island AG Adds Violent Offender Notifications

CPI OpenFox has enhanced the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Query Wanted (QW) transactions and NCIC Query (QH) transactions to their current OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) to notify a configured group when a query result is flagged as a Violent Offender.
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MSHP Adds Background Check Enhancements to OpenFox CCH

CPI OpenFox (CPI) and MSHP updated the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Applicant response to include the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) response for the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) flagged with the NCIC NSOR Check flag in the Agency’s module.
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8 Benefits Of Acquiring Law Enforcement Software

The utilization of law enforcement software can provide significant benefits for police departments. Discover the primary advantages of acquiring software.
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Idaho State Police Adds Blue Alerts to OpenFox Message Switch

CPI OpenFox has configured the Idaho State Police (ISP) Message Switch to automate Blue Alerts to the public in the event of serious violence against law enforcement. This alert will utilize the existing Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) Interceptor product to catch Blue Alerts and automate the distribution of those alerts.
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CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in West Virginia

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 West Virginia State Police. CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens. CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switching System to enable soft token functionality. CPI generated the initial quantity of soft token credentials as specified and imported them into the token database on the West Virginia State Police OpenFox Message Switch. 
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The Importance Of Utilizing Software For Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officials can benefit significantly from utilizing software. Discover the importance of law enforcement software for your department.
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CPI’s 11th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Ohio

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Ohio Attorney General  (OAG) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy Ohio Criminal History database and user applications that served the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the citizens of the Buckeye State.
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CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Kentucky

Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Kentucky State Police (KSP). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens. CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switching System to enable soft token functionality. CPI generated the initial quantity of soft token credentials as specified and imported them into the token database on the KSP OpenFox Message Switch. 
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How To Select The Right Law Enforcement Software

There are several types of law enforcement software that police can utilize. Learn how to select the right software for your department and its operations.
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Rhode Island State Police OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) is now the ninth (9th) CPI customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment.
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Built In Honors CPI in Its Esteemed 2022 Best Places To Work Awards

CPI Earns a spot on Built In’s 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago Chicago, IL, January 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that CPI was honored in its 2022 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, CPI earned a place on 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago. Click here to see…

A Guide to Law Enforcement Software in 2022

Police departments must utilize software to effectively communicate and execute tasks. Here is a comprehensive guide to law enforcement software in 2022.
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What Types Of Software Do Law Enforcement Officers Need?

Law enforcement officers require specific types of software to carry out departmental tasks. Learn what types of software programs law enforcement officers need.
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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…

What Is Law Enforcement Software?

Law enforcement officers must utilize software that is tailored to their line of work. Discover everything you need to know about law enforcement software.
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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…

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:

-Add RONCO enter functionality and form to Rhode Island State Police OpenFox Messenger stations.

-Add new station class to OpenFox® Message Switch

-Update TP/OP special to support the new station class

-Process final legacy data in RONCO temporary file on the day of implementation

The success of this automation enables faster entries of Restraining orders and No-contact orders while simultaneously checking for quality and accuracy of the orders. 

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