CPI Upgrades Arizona OpenFox HotFiles and Message Switch

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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 (AATA) Stolen Vehicle Location project. CPI designed, configured, tested, and implemented a number of services in relation to stolen vehicles in OpenFox HotFiles 2.0.

Scope of Work

To successfully complete the AATA Stolen Vehicle Location project, CPI OpenFox implemented the following:

  • A new Representational State Transfer (REST)ful synchronous web service client interface to support communication with the AATA database maintained by Planet Technologies. 
  • Changes to the State’s HotFiles 2.0 (HFS 2.0) database:
    • Capture additional data fields
    • Locally store data in the HFS 2.0 database after record validation
  • Message Key (MKE) configuration changes to account for updated data fields
  • Custom MKE configurations equivalent to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
    • Custom MKEs now spawn from the HFS 2.0 database after NCIC acceptance
  • All custom responses spawned from the HFS 2.0 database route solely to the AATA Web Service Client
    • Custom responses were created in JSON format
  • A return message from HFS 2.0 to the originator indicating one of the following:
    • A successful submission message is returned if no errors are detected during the record validation process
    • An error message is returned when an error is detected during the record validation process.


More about OpenFox HotFiles 2.0: https://www.openfox.com/products/hotfiles-2-0/

More about OpenFox Message Switch: https://www.openfox.com/products/message-switch/ 

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