CPI Successfully Deploys Illinois LEADS Modernization Project

Illinois State Capital Building

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. 

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