Cops and Bloggers Key Witnesses As Mobile Innovations QNX Dodge Charger and BlackBerry Porsche Steal the Show at BlackBerry World 2012

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As the ultimate police escort for RIM's QNX BlackBerry Porsche, the Chatham Kent Police Services Dodge Charger Enforcer, also with QNX PlayBook 2.1 on board, stole the show along with the high performance sports car. Although both cars were featured QNX PlayBooks on-board, they couldn't be more different. The Porsche is a trade show concept car, whereas the Mobile Innovations Dodge Charger is a fully functional police cruiser, used in active duty on the streets of Chatham by this town's police service. The vehicle is one of five either in service or on order by the CKPS, and was driven to Orlando from Chatham, Ontario by Officer Ken Koke.

Mobile Innovations a BlackBerry World Show Stealer With QNX PlayBook 2.1 Police Station On Wheels

Mobile Innovations a BlackBerry World Show Stealer With QNX PlayBook 2.1 Police Station On Wheels

The cheaper-better-faster PlayBook 2.1 solution is just the ticket for everyone on our force

In anticipation of the the unveiling of RIM's new QNX-based BlackBerry 10 Operating System, there was a high intensity buzz at this year's 'Everything BlackBerry' show in Orlando, where 5,000 developers, software and hardware vendors, and wireless carrier reps came together to see what the host company had to offer. 

Speaking for the first time as CEO at the show, was Thorsten Heins, who told the audience at a packed news conference, that “We're here to win. We're not here to just be in the game.” Heins and many other BlackBerry keynote speakers focused attention on BlackBerry 10 – a QNX based operating system that is so much more than just a smartphone OS. BlackBerry 10 is a whole new mobile computing platform that not only drives the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 tablet, but is also the OS for everything from medical devices to nuclear reactors; from commercial airliners to most of the cars found on North America's roads.

And that is where Mobile Innovations came in. With their QNX mobile law enforcement apps running on a Playbook 2.1-equipped Dodge Charger Police Enforcer, they provided the ideal police escort for RIM's own Playbook equipped QNX Porsche 911 throughout the duration of the show. Although both vehicles were major attractions, providing thousands of attendees with a glimpse at the power of the QNX platform, their functionality couldn't be more different. The Porsche's interior is equipped with three built-in PlayBook tablets to showcase BlackBerry 10's extensive capabilities for in-transit entertainment and communications. Mobile Innovations' police cruiser on the other hand, was there to demonstrate how powerful the PlayBook platform is as a game-changer for secure mobile law enforcement and data access.

Further, while the BlackBerry Porsche is a one-off concept car designed specifically for trade show use, the Mobile Innovations PlayBook 2.1 Dodge Charger is a fully functioning patrol vehicle, used daily by the Chatham Kent Police Service (CKPS) for actual mobile policing. Driven from Ontario to Orlando by CKPS Officer Ken Koke for the show, the vehicle is the first of five currently on order by this forward-thinking law enforcement agency and long-standing Mobile Innovations client.

“With its small footprint, lower price-point and secure computing power, the PlayBook fits our bill to a tee.” explained Koke. “Since Ford ceased Crown Vic production and our budgets started getting squeezed by recent cutbacks Mobile Innovations cheaper-better-faster PlayBook solution is just the ticket for everyone on our force, from the bean-counters to cops on the beat.”

Along with Koke, Mobile Innovations President Gary Bauer and Chief Technical Officer Geof Bosworth were also on hand to demo their seamless QNX solutions to a steady stream of interested parties. “We've been to every BlackBerry World Conference since we started build apps for BlackBerry smartphones six years ago.” said Bauer. “But this is definitely our best show ever, with police service reps from the Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden all asking us for live trials.”

Immediately following the show, Bauer, Bosworth and Koke packed their gear into the Charger and headed north to Montreal, where along with their apps and PlayBook know-how, they were preparing for a similar show-and-tell session as featured guests at the 8th Annual Canadian NICHE User Conference. Fittingly, the theme for this year's conference hosted by the world-leader in police Records Management Systems (RMS)... is mobile computing.


For more info please contact:
Gary Bauer – President
Mobile: 1-416-889-9997
Email: garyb(at)mobinnoco(dot)com

Mobile Innovations is a privately held company dedicated to enhancing law enforcement with the most advanced mobile data products available. Based in Niagara Falls, Canada, Mobile Innovations also has operations in Toronto and works with over fifty agencies across Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Mobile Innovations is a member of the BlackBerry® Alliance Program with six years of service developing and deploying advanced mobile solutions for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets, as well as Android devices.

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