Caliber Public Safety Announces Acquisition of SmartCOP Inc.

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Acquisition deepens Caliber’s product offering and presence in Florida, Georgia and other key states

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"Our acquisition of SmartCOP’s software suite, combined with the expertise their team brings to the table, will allow us to accelerate our research and development of innovative products that first responders depend on every day.” -Jim Simak, Senior EVP

Caliber Public Safety (Caliber), a leading public safety software provider in the United States, today announced the acquisition of SmartCOP, Inc. The acquisition of SmartCOP’s suite of public safety software solutions will enhance Caliber’s existing product line and expand its reach in the market.

Founded in 1988, SmartCOP Inc. (also known as CTS-America), is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, and engages in system development, implementation, and support services for a fully integrated suite of public safety software products including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), MCTs (Mobile Computer Terminals), and Jail Management System (JMS).

“The acquisition is key to our ongoing growth and diversification strategy,” said Jim Simak, Senior Executive Vice President of Caliber. "Our acquisition of SmartCOP’s software suite, combined with the expertise their team brings to the table, will allow us to accelerate our research and development of innovative products that first responders depend on every day.” Mr. Simak continued, “SmartCOP’s complementary technology will help us to better respond to the many emerging challenges faced by public safety agencies and first responders.”

Known for its state-of-the-art, integrated, off-the-shelf suite of public safety software, the SmartCOP product line parallels the Caliber software suite, and adds innovative eCitation and eCrash solutions, commercial trucking enforcement expertise and unique capabilities for resource conservation enforcement.    

SmartCOP Founder and Vice President, Shane Lincke, stated, “We are thrilled to become a part of the Caliber team serving law enforcement and first responders across the United States. By joining forces, we will extend our reach and strengthen the SmartCOP product line.” SmartCOP’s Director of Operations, Steve Williams added, “This is a win-win for all parties, but especially for the SmartCOP customers. Caliber brings greater stability and offers long-term growth for our customers, employees and stakeholders.”

ABOUT CALIBER PUBLIC SAFETY:

Caliber Public Safety offers enterprise solutions in the areas of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile, Records Management Solutions (RMS), Analytics and Offender Management Solutions (OMS) and is committed to deliver reliable software with unique information sharing ability that provides instantaneous access to critical, relevant information across multiple agencies throughout the United States.

Caliber Public Safety is a business unit of the Harris Operating Group of Constellation Software, Inc.

Harris Systems USA, Inc. is a member of the Harris Operating Group and is one of the legal entities that markets and distributes software products and services under the Caliber Public Safety platform.

About SmartCOP, Inc.

SmartCOP, Inc., is an innovator in public safety software, offers cost-effective, fully integrated and scalable technologies that maximize the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies of all sizes in the United States. Offerings include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Law Enforcement Records Management Systems (RMS), Mobile Computer and Field Based Reporting (FBR), and Jail Management Systems (JMS).

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