CPI Successfully Deploys Illinois LEADS Modernization Project

a building at the Illinois state capital

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 Native XML support
  • OpenFox Operator Aid
  • RSA Security Library for FIPS 140-2 compliance
  • OpenFox Desktop 4.0 – this is the workstation software that provides the environment for the various applications which run under the desktop.  This includes:
    • OpenFox Messenger Client – Used for NCIC, NLETS, Hot Files, and other operator input using preformatted forms.  Transmission is encrypted with FIPS-140-2 certified encryption.
    • OpenFox Archive 3.0 
    • OpenFox Configurator – utility for configuring the various items in the system including message keys, stations/ORI’s, lists, roles, users, etc.
    • OpenFox Forms Configurator
  • OpenFox HotFiles Application 2.0
  • NCIC, Nlets, & NICS interfaces
  • Custom Interfaces for interfaces and protocols specific to Illinois
  • Forms Customizations –  all NCIC and Nlets message keys and state-specific message formats were built and forms created/modified per customer requirements
  • Includes Documentation, Testing, and Training

OpenFox SaaS

The modernized LEADS system is now hosted in CPI’s Tier III+ data center. OpenFox Software as a Service includes licenses and customizations of the following:

  • RSA Security Library to meet CJIS Security Policy FIPS 140-2 and installation for OpenFox Messenger
  • CPI OpenFox Messenger client licenses/product keys to replace current direct connect terminals plus additional capacity for growth
  • CPI OpenFox Configurator application
  • CPI OpenFox Forms Configurator
  • CPI OpenFox Operator Aid GUI utility
  • CPI OpenFox Archive 3.0
  • CPI OpenFox HotFiles 2.0
  • Oracle™ Database Management Software
  • CPI standard NCIC and Nlets Interfaces (TCP/IP). 
  • CPI standard FBI NICS interface (TCP/IP)
  • Custom interfaces using TCP/IP for CHRI, SOS, and Corrections as well as the METRO agencies.
  • Standard and state-specific forms for use within OpenFox Messenger.
  • CPI Hosting Services also includes the following:
    • Maintenance and support of all software and hardware 
    • Systems and Software management and maintenance by trained engineers.
    • Post-production support for the life of the contract
    • Hardware upgrades as needed  

The new ISP Leads Message Switch is CPI’s Thirtieth (30) State level Message Switch Deployment.

The new ISP Leads system is CPI’s eighth (8) SaaS Client.