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IBM Expands i2 COPLINK Law Enforcement Application With New Mobile Offering

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced i2
COPLINK Everywhere, a MobileFirst application that securely delivers access to
police data to officers, analysts, and commanders when they are in the field. 
The new offering is an expansion of IBM's i2 COPLINK portfolio, which also
includes office and patrol car applications.

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i2 COPLINK Everywhere is designed to help law enforcement organizations solve
crimes faster, keep officers safer, and disrupt crime via analytics of vast
quantities of seemingly unrelated data utilized by law enforcement via mobile
devices.

i2 COPLINK Everywhere accesses the same extensive i2 COPLINK database as
desktop clients, but minimizes keyboard and pointing device input. This
capability will enhance officer safety by eliminating or minimizing the need
to concentrate on device interaction in favor of focusing on the situation at
hand.

"The Integrated Law & Justice Agency for Orange County (ILJAOC), which serves
24 Member Agencies in the County, has worked with IBM i2 for many years on a
variety of successful projects, and we are happy to see that COPLINK will be
available on handheld devices," said Bob McDonell, ILJAOC Executive Director.
"It is another example of technology being placed in the field at officers'
fingertips, to increase both officer and citizen safety."

The convenience of mobile access to data and analytics enables officers to
validate information and compare partial observations, such as vehicle license
plates, distinguishing markings such as tattoos, known affiliations and recent
addresses, during an ongoing investigation. Photo match and mug shot
identification provide crucial information during interviews with victims,
witnesses and others at the scene. The user advantages of mobile device tap
and swipe technologies speed queries, saving critical time that can be used to
further investigation and crime mitigation.

"Technology has long intertwined with law enforcement, but through the advent
of Mobile we can enter a new era of police work and crime prevention that can
provide direct access to insights of immense amounts of law enforcement data
in the field," said Robert Griffin, GM, IBM i2, Threat and Counter Fraud. "Our
team has vast experience with public safety technology development and
deployment, making i2 COPLINK Everywhere a flexible, scalable solution that
can support a variety of law enforcement needs around the world."

Among its many benefits for officers in the field, i2 COPLINK Everywhere can
be used to help identify people with no form of identification used in
traditional public safety situations. For instance, by accessing a photo and
profile of an escaped suspect while in the field, officers can show citizens
the photo, thus enabling them to locate and apprehend the suspect faster than
through regular means and resulting in a far more efficient use of department
resources.

 

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