Posts Tagged: openfox

CPI’s Message Switch Director Shares Team Engagement Strategies with Built In Chicago

“Being candid and available upfront allows open dialog at all times.” We sat down with @BuiltInChicago to reveal how we keep our teams engaged to achieve bigger wins. See more Here! https://bit.ly/33Ef8Ky

Maine DPS installs Restricted Person File DB Interface

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) has successfully completed the Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS) Restricted Person File (RPF) Database Interface project for the state of Maine. CPI configured a new interface between the State’s OpenFox Message Switch (METRO) and the State’s RPF database for the purpose of providing Law Enforcement visibility of who is…

MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal Name Search

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. This project has aligned…

Arkansas Upgrades to Latest OpenFox Configurator

CPI recently upgraded the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) OpenFox Message Switch (OLETS) to Configurator version 7.5 from Configurator 6.7. Configurator 7.5 provides all the latest Configurator features and gives an enhanced ability to configure and manage Message Keys, Stations, Users, Code Lists, Vehicle Codes, Security Roles, Agencies, Watch Dog, Computer, and License.  ACIC becomes…

CPI’s 10th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Arizona

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy mainframe-based Arizona Criminal History (ACCH) database and user applications that served the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) community. The existing ACCH data repositories and associated Criminal Justice Information…

CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Oklahoma

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens.  CPI…

Wyoming DCI Adds Disaster Recovery Site

CPI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Services Department (DCI) implemented software and services to secure and deploy their OpenFox® Message Switch System in a Disaster Recovery (DR) site determined by Wyoming. This effort permits Wyoming an additional site for system operability should the primary site completely fail. The successful project deployed a redundant…

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…

Arizona Department of Public Safety Successfully Installs OpenFox Hotfiles 2.0

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released the FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program Formula Grant Solicitation.  The CESF Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.  The allocation amounts are available here.  The overall program page, which includes the…

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 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.

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…

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…

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 & 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:

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…