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Robert (Bob) Legan Retires from CPI

Bob’s Retirement

Robert (Bob) Legan, Senior System Architect was one of the original employees when CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.) was founded in January of 1989. Bob’s retirement is effective as of June 30th, 2016. Throughout his career, Bob has been instrumental in the success of the organization having primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the core OpenFox® Message Switching System components as well as providing a similar role for the original FOX V software.

Bob was especially conscious of two guiding principles related to software; reliability and speed. Bob spent his entire time and efforts with CPI ensuring that the system components were reliable and timely thus providing the platform necessary to help protect the officer on the street and by extension the general public. Bob’s most notable accomplishments were the creation of caching for the queue file in the FOX V system allowing CPI to implement large systems with millions of message transactions. In addition, Bob was responsible for the general redesign, porting and conversion to form the OpenFox® Message Switching core components. Bob also implemented numerous enhancements to the system based upon company direction, specific customer requirements or requests originating from the OpenFox® User Group.

At some point Bob and his wife Mary Elaine will be relocating to sunny California where they will be nearer to family. All of us at CPI wish both he and his wife the best as they begin retirement.

Fort Knox Gate Entry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    
On December 15, 2015, Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) successfully implemented the QW-HFN form and message transaction to allow Fort Knox, Kentucky, Chaffee Gate Security personnel the ability to vet individuals wanting access to the post 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The new functionality, provided by CPI, allows Gate Security personnel, located at the visitor’s center, to more efficiently and effectively grant or deny post access to those requesting it. At the Chaffee Gate visitors center the individual must provide a valid ID to the security personnel. Security personnel then scans the barcode located on back of the ID with a USB attached barcode scanner. The information obtained from the bar-code scan is automatically populated into the CPI OpenFox® Messenger Workstation form QW-HFN. Security personnel verifies the scan and submits the transaction to the Kentucky State Police LINK system (CPI OpenFox® Message Switching Information Broker) which in turns spawns numerous transactions through local law enforcement databases, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Nlets (The International Justice and Public Safety Network). The responses are returned to the security personnel CPI OpenFox® Messenger Workstation to be reviewed and vetted by the officer for approval or denial of entry onto the post.  Fort Knox plans to expand this functionality to its remaining gate entry points.

CPI is a product and services company, developing exceptional products and providing acclaimed customer support. CPI is proud of the relationship we have with our clients, many going back over 30 years. The longevity of our client base is important to us and we feel this is indicative of the extremely high level of satisfaction our clients have with our products and support.  The OpenFox® Message Switching system, our core product, is the most popular system of its kind with successful installations in 31 States, seven Federal agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

To find out more about what Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) can provide for your law enforcement/criminal justice initiatives check out our website openfox.com or contact:
 
Marc J. Smith
National Sales Manager
(630) 754-8820 x149
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CPI Successfully Implements INTERPOL Gun Queries

CPI Successfully Implements INTERPOL Gun Queries

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) successfully implemented the Interpol gun query transactions IGQ/FGQ to the INTERPOL Washington’s OpenFox® Message Switching system.  With these changes members of NLETS (The International Justice and Public Safety Network) across the nation will have access to INTERPOL’s IARMS data base of internationally lost/stolen/trafficked firearms.

INTERPOL, a customer since 2002, with the installation of the OpenFox® Message Switching system which provides critical information exchanges for law enforcement.  Public safety is now further enhanced with the additional capability to access the IARMS data base. The first law enforcement agency to make the initial query was the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) also a CPI client.  Funding of this these programming changes came from a grant provided by the NLETS Brody Assistance Fund.

About Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), with its headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL, is the proven leading provider of information sharing software systems that safeguard the public and the officers sworn to protect it. CPI is unique in its core focus on the law enforcement and criminal justice community as exemplified by the fact that the company services over one half of the law enforcement users within the United States.
 
CPI is a product and services company, developing exceptional products and providing acclaimed customer support. CPI is proud of the relationship we have with our clients, many going back over 30 years. The longevity of our client base is important to us and we feel this is indicative of the extremely high level of satisfaction our clients have with our products and support.  The OpenFox® Message Switching system, our core product, is the most popular system of its kind with successful installations in 31 States, seven Federal agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

CPI is now offering Software as a Service (SaaS) and hosting housed at our corporate facilities in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Concealed Weapons Permits
  • Messenger and Mobile Messenger workstations
  • Other integrated solutions

CPI Hosting

  • Production Message Switch
  • Test Message Switch
  • Disaster Recovery

 

To find out more about what Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) can provide for your law enforcement/criminal justice initiatives, contact:

Marc Smith
National Sales Manager
Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

630.754.8820 x149

630-754-8112 - 24 x 365 Support Center
630-754-8835 -Fax

Corporate Office:
475 Quadrangle Drive
Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

 

Jerry Leinberger Retires After 16 Years With CPI

Jerry Leinberger Retires After 16 Years With CPI

Jerry LJerry Leinberger, Director of Database Development, had worked 16 years at CPI.  Jerry was honored at a company luncheon on August 31, 2015.  Throughout his career, Jerry was instrumental in directing the development and implementation of various law enforcement databases that assisted the officer on street to insure the safety of the public.  Some of Jerry’s most notable accomplishments: Hotfile database (Wanted Persons, Stolen Vehicles, Articles and Protective Orders), Computerized Criminal Histories/Interstate Identification Index (III) database, and Sex Offenders database.

Jerry and his wife Kathleen will remain in Batavia, Illinois for the time being. 

His CPI family wishes him and his wife the best as he begins retirement.