Posts Tagged: CPI

Oklahoma DPS OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now the eighth (8th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. DPS has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Oklahoma City, OK, to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) Tier-III+…

MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal System

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. The benefits include providing…

Business as Usual as the OpenFox Data Center Remains Secure

Despite recent cyber-attacks at some of the world’s largest organizations, it is business as usual in the CPI data center. In December, at least 200 organizations around the world were affected by the attacks. CPI is not one of them. The cyberattacks that led to the federal breaches that also affected many organizations in the…

Built In Honors CPI OpenFox in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards

CPI OpenFox Earns a spot on Built In Chicago’s Best Places to Work and Top 50 Small Businesses to work for lists for a second straight year. Built In today announced that CPI OpenFox was honored in its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, CPI OpenFox earned a place on Best Places to Work…

Arizona Department of Public Safety Successfully Installs OpenFox Hotfiles 2.0

CPI Holds Successful Virtual Training & Implementation Meeting

On November 9th and 10th, Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) held their 17th annual CPI Training & Implementation Meeting (TIM). This year’s TIM was a great success with over 100 registrants in a 100% virtual environment. The TIM allows CPI and our customers and our industry partners to learn more about new products, improved support…

CPI Creates New Vehicle Web Service for Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) created a new Web Service for vehicle and boat-related transactions to exchange data between ALEA and the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). CPI updated the ALEA web service client interface associated with Boat and Vehicle transactions. The following steps were executed to…

CPI & Oracle Reach Java Binary License and Redistribution agreement

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce its Java Binary License and Redistribution agreement with Oracle. Users with the OpenFox® Desktop version 3 and earlier require that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) be installed on their local machine in order to launch Desktop through Java Web Start (JWS). As you may already…

Kentucky State Police Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our ninth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Kentucky State Police (KSP). Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to run…

NCMEC OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is now the seventh customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. NCMEC has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc….

Hawaii Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our eighth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user…

CPI Updates CBI Federal Firearms License (FFL) Website

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) have made enhancements to the Colorado Federal Firearms License (FFL) website application process that will not allow an application to be submitted unless a disclaimer acknowledgment flag on the FFL application form is checked by the Firearms dealer. CPI implemented the following changes: …

Indiana State Police Deploy OpenFox Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our seventh deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Indiana State Police (ISP).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to…

NCIS Successfully Migrates to Red Hat Linux OS

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (“the Agency”) migrated its OpenFox® Message Switching system from the AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtual machines (VM). Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) provided the Agency an overall structure, schedule, development, testing, and implementation of the necessary products and services based upon the requirements and information supplied…

CPI Implements New Web Service For Maryland DPSCS

CPI has implemented a new Web Service for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) to exchange vehicle-related transactions with the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA). The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy text interface between MVA and the OpenFox® Message Switch with a Web Service interface that transmits…

CPI Facilitates New Hampshire State Police with Nlets NISP Initiative

The Nlets Interstate Sharing of Photos (NISP) initiative is an ongoing effort to enable law enforcement users nationwide to exchange driver’s license photos across state divisions via the Nlets communication network. The New Hampshire State Police-Justice Information Bureau now participates in the Nlets NISP initiative. CPI provided the New Hampshire State Police with an overall…

CPI Successfully Installs New SOR 2.0 for Idaho State Police

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Idaho State Police (ISP) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Sex Offender Registry 2.0 (SOR) to production. On June 24th, CPI completed the design, development, installation, and implementation of the SOR 2.0 Application including utilities, interfaces, licenses, testing, and professional services to implement & deploy the replacement applications and information…

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Successfully Migrates to Red Hat Linux

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) have successfully migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality from Alabama’s Windows SUA production environment to the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) production environment. Benefits of the migration include: avoiding unsupported OS risks, lowering initial and on-going expenses, streamlining & automating processes, and…

CPI modifies Vermont’s existing SFTP interface

CPI has successfully modified Vermont’s existing SFTP interface to accept & process up to 9 aliases (AKA) per Enter Denied Person (EDP) Record. The project’s scope included the successful completion of the following tasks: CPI configured the EDP MKE to accept up to 9 AKAs. CPI configured the existing SFTP interface to accept up to…

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Completes Nlets Webservice Deployment

CPI has completed a project for Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) converting the current legacy Nlets dual-socket interface and associated driver to the new Nlets Web Services interface and associated driver. The conversion from the current IP Sockets interface to the Web Services interface is aligned with the direction of Nlets to sunset the existing…

U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol Completes Nlets Web Service Migration

CPI has completed a project for U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol converting the current legacy Nlets dual-socket interface and associated driver to the new Nlets Web Services interface and associated driver. The conversion from the current IP Sockets interface to the Web Services interface is aligned with the direction of Nlets to sunset the…

CPI and KSP Migrate from AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has successfully migrated its current OpenFox® Message Switch and ancillary Databases from the current AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environment. CPI migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality in the current AIX server environment to the new Linux/RHEL environment. CPI spearheaded the…

CPI Offering Free OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

With spreading concern and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, CPI is responding by enabling our law enforcement & public safety customers to execute tasks remotely. Introducing OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses. CPI is currently offering OpenFox® Messenger Licenses to federal, state, & local agency users at NO COST for 60 days. Get additional OpenFox® Messenger…

CPI Response to COVID-19, Offer: Free 60-Day Licensing

Read CPI’s message in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including the opportunity to obtain Free OpenFox® Messenger Emergency Management Licenses.

Openfox® Archive 3.1

Computer projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce version 3.1 of Openfox® Archive is available for release. The impact statement for details on new features, prerequisites, maintenance hours, and requesting the update is now available for download in the Client Portal at https://www.openfox.com/client-portal/upgrade-impact-statements/ .

CPI, OpenFox is Honored in Built In Chicago’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020

Chicago, IL 1/14/2020— CPI is pleased to announce it was included on Built In Chicago’s list of Best Places to in 2020. Companies are selected based on data submitted by companies and their employees. https://www.builtinchicago.org/companies/best-places-to-work-chicago-2020 Maria Christopoulos Katris, CEO and Co-Founder of Built In, said: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our 2020 honorees. Built…

CPI UPDATE: End of Public Updates for Java SE 8

CPI recommends upgrading to OpenFox® Desktop 4.   Desktop 4 does not require Java to be installed on the user’s local machine.  Additionally, Desktop 4 is officially compatible with OpenJDK. OpenJDK, is a free and open-source implementation of the JAVA SE platform.   As stated on Oracle’s site, “Oracle will continue to provide free public updates…

Another CPI OpenFox Message Switch deployed in our Tier III SaaS Center

CPI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) recently placed the OpenFox Message Switch into production in the CPI Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) center. The project entailed converting the existing OpenFox Switch code from AIX to Linux, moving the software into the CPI SaaS Center, and coordinating network route and firewall changes with both internal and…

CPI and RIAG implement new automation for Protection Orders

CPI and the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently placed into production programming changes to automate the handling of Restraining Order No Contact Order (RONCO) records from manual entry to electronic submission. To accomplish this automation, CPI performed the following: -Publish a SOAP web service to: Accept Permanent RONCO’s from…

Wisconsin DOJ OpenFox Converts to RedHat Linux.

Recently, CPI completed the successful Migration of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WIDOJ) OpenFox Message Switch from AIX to RedHat Linux. The RedHat machines were provided by WI DOJ and are running in a virtual environment. The Project consisted of: ·         Upgrading the core OpenFox® Message Switch module(s) to the latest version(s) ·         Replacing the Power/AIX based…

CPI Upgrades New Hampshire OpenFox.

CPI recently upgraded the New Hampshire Department of Safety OpenFox Message Switch (SPOTS) to Configurator, version 7.2. Configurator 7.2 provides an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  The Configurator 7.2. upgrade also migrates the Configurator module into the OpenFox Desktop. NH DPS…

CPI Upgrades HQ Hosting Center

CPI’s software and support are trusted by more Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Agencies than any other company. As a part of CPI’s continual efforts to keep our systems and services up to date, our virtualization infrastructure software was upgraded to the latest versions early this week.  These upgrades included lower and higher-level software sets…

ACIC now running Desktop 4.0

CPI recently cut to production our second deployment of DeskTop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user…

CPI and ISP update the OPENFOX CCH, SOR applications

CPI and the Idaho State Police (ISP) recently completed the work and placed into production, modifications to the OpenFox Computerized Criminal History (CCH) application to process Sex Offender Registration (SOR) type of transactions (TOT). The TOT transactions which submit SOR fingerprints to the CCH are initiated by the ISP Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) system….

CPI adds transaction spawning to RIAG CCH query

Recently, CPI added an enhanced search feature to the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) CCH query. When a CCH query returns a “no-hit”, The RIAG OpenFox Message Switch now automatically spawns a search of the Rhode Island SOR and Warrant Hotfile. The spawned query is by name and date-of-birth. Any hits from the SOR or…

CPI Adds New Web Service Interface for Boat Queries in KY

Recently, CPI added a new web service interface to the OpenFox Message Switch for the Kentucky State Police (KSP). The new interface enhanced the Boat Queries into the Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System (KAVIS). The 1st focus of the project was to add functionality to run boat title check query (QB) transactions against NCIC and…

Oklahoma Upgrades to Latest Configurator

CPI Recently upgraded the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety OpenFox Message Switch (OLETS) to Configurator, version 7.2. Configurator 7.2 provides an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  The Configurator 7.2. upgrade also migrates the configurator module into the OpenFox Desktop. OLETS becomes…

CPI Successfully Migrates Iowa DPS to Red Hat Linux Environment

CPI and the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IADPS) recently migrated the existing OpenFox® Message Switch and ancillary Databases (DB’s) from the current AIX and Windows server environments to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environment. The following OpenFox components were included in the migration:  OpenFox Message Switch  Configurator  Operator Aid  Computerized…

CPI and Texas deploy the OpenFox Messenger Statewide!

Since 2005, the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) has used the OpenFox Message Switch for their Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) message switch. Recently CPI and TxDPS deployed the OpenFox Messenger statewide as the official TLETS/NCIC workstation software product for the state of Texas. This is CPI’s largest deployment of Messenger with over…

CPI and New Mexico DPS Deploy the latest OpenFox Desktop Offering

CPI recently cut to production our first ever deployment of DeskTop 4.0 to the OpenFox System running in our SaaS environment for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS).    Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally…

CPI Featured on BuiltIn Chicago

Click the link below to check out BuiltIn Chicago’s snippet about how our customers impact the CPI culture & how one of our own went the extra mile: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/05/30/how-customers-impact-culture

CPI & Kansas Bureau of Investigation implement Web Service Interface to Nlets

CPI recently cut to Production a new receiver web service to Nlets for the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI) OpenFox Message Switch.   This cutover actually encompasses two projects in one.   The first was the conversion of the NLETS dual socket interface, and associated driver, to the new NLETS Web Services interface and associated driver. Messages…

The Password is…

Recently CPI and the Virginia State Police implemented as password reset portal for Messenger users across Virginia. Previously, Messenger users had to contact the VSP helpdesk for assistance in resetting passwords. The Portal, designed by CPI, allows users to reset their password, change their password or request a temporary password.  The OpenFox System enforces all…

CIOReview Magazine: CPI Cover Story

After being named as one of the 10 Most Promising Homeland Security Solutions of 2018, CIOReview Magazine has recognized CPI as one of the 10 Most Promising Law Enforcement Solution Providers for 2019. Read the full cover story here:

Arizona becomes 31st State to Utilize the OpenFox® Message Switch

On May 1st, CPI moved the last remaining stations, interfaces and users over to production on the OpenFox Message Switch at the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Arizona becomes the 31st State utilizing the OpenFox Message Switch as the CJIS/CTA State Switch. The Fox welcomes AZ DPS to the family and looks forward to growing…

CIOReview Recognizes CPI in 10 Most Promising Homeland Security Solution Providers – 2018

Thanks to Computer Projects of Illinois’ modern and sophisticated software package that connects data sources within a state or nation into a single source of truth, viewable by the officers or the right user in real time for the intended purpose. While the national information exchange model is shifting to an XML standard for exchanging…