Nova Mobile Systems and Charleston County Complete Port Security Grant Program

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After Installing Mobile Data Terminals in Over 240 Vehicles, Charleston County Becomes a Leader in Public Safety Technology

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Nova CEO, George Ecker Director, Jim Lake & Analyst, Terry Boatwright

This project puts Charleston County at the forefront of technology and they have become an example of what public safety will look like around the country.

Nova Mobile Systems and Charleston County celebrated the completion of their Port Security Grant project on July 26, 2012. The celebration was held at the South Carolina Research Authority to conclude a project that started over four years ago when Charleston County was granted the Port Security Grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Grant provides funding to protect critical infrastructure from terrorism and other security breaches in and around its port areas. After a rigorous process of researching, pricing and bidding, Nova Mobile Systems was awarded the opportunity to manage and coordinate the procurement and field installation of approximately 230 rugged mobile computing systems installed within police and fire vehicles and marine vessels throughout the Charleston, S.C. area. The event was attended by staff, management and administrators of over 11 public safety agencies. Jim Lake, (Director of the Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center), Terry Boatwright (Analyst for the Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center) and JR Mendoza (CTO of Nova Mobile Systems) spoke to attendees about the project and the future of the agencies. Mr. Lake congratulated and thanked the agencies for their participation and reminded everyone of the impact this will have on the public safety of Charleston County. Public Safety agencies will have better access to information which will impact the level of communication and safety of both the citizens and officers on a scene. This project puts Charleston County at the forefront of technology and they have become an example of what public safety will look like around the country.

The installation featured rugged notebook computers from Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers designed to meet the demands of field-based applications such as law enforcement and maritime. Its B300 fully rugged notebook and V200 rugged convertible notebook systems were chosen for their ability to perform in extreme environments and consistently provide the speed and performance Charleston law enforcement need. The Getac rugged and convertible notebooks were mounted and secured inside cruisers and vessels using custom hardware, installation services and special turnkey solutions provided by Precision Mounting Technologies.

About Nova -
Since 2008, Nova Mobile Systems, Inc. has been an innovator and integrator of mobile computing systems technologies. Covering both coasts from Charlotte, N.C. to Carlsbad, Calif., Nova is a true value-added reseller and integrator of technologies specializing in consolidation and mobile computing solutions integration, project management, software and services to supply it’s customers with leading reliable technology solutions to meet the demands of multiple verticals industries with a full line of commercial and rugged computer technologies. The company focuses on the specific needs of it’s customers, without limitations, through a complete understanding of the customers’ mobile computing needs, and then combines reliable, stable, industry-leading solutions. Nova puts the reliability and value back in the VAR (Value Added Reseller). For more information, visit

About Getac -
Getac, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getac Technology Corporation, which is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field service customers. For more information, visit

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