Kansas Bureau of Investigation Contracts with CPI For Central Message Switch Replacement
Since Paradigm IV’s bankruptcy it has been a challenge for Kansas Bureau of Investigation to adequately maintain the state’s Central Message Switch (CMS). Simply implementing NCIC TOUs on a timely basis has proven difficult. Evolving to newer technologies such as XML and web services, and participating in national information sharing initiatives such as the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (Nlets) National Interstate Sharing of Photo’s (NISP) and Criminal History Information Exchange Format (CHIEF) projects has been next to impossible.
In the spring of 2007 the KBI selected, via competitive bid, the Computer Projects of Illinois Inc., (CPI) OpenFox® Messenger and Gateway to replace the three existing End-User Client Software packages that had been put in place with the Astra Re-engineering initiative of 1998. Implementing CPI’s full message switching solution was the next logical step, and contract to do so was signed with CPI in November of 2009. Kansas is very excited to at last be able to replace an aging CMS with a fully supported platform. As part of the CMS replacement project Kansas will be implementing in-state and inter-state DL photo sharing, the standardized XML rapsheet, and service-oriented interfaces wherever possible and practical, providing a truly a state-of-the-art solution.
For more information regarding this contract award, please contact:
Marc J. Smith, Senior Account Executive
Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI)
(630) 754-8820 X-149
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