InterAct PocketCop Now Available for Qualified Android Smartphones

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Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the United States currently use InterAct PocketCop to give their officers, agents, and investigators wireless mobile access to critical information.

InterAct™, a leading provider of public safety solutions, today announced that its industry-leading PocketCop® application is now available for qualified Android smartphones. PocketCop delivers real-time data to handheld devices, unleashing the power of situational awareness and total mobility to public safety. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the United States currently use PocketCop to give their officers, agents, and investigators wireless mobile access to critical information, including FBI databases, state motor vehicle files and photos, and agency records, for making more informed decisions in the field.

PocketCop has helped refuge zone officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protect federal lands and ensure public and officer safety. “Lack of communications, ready back up, and information on contacts in the field has always been an issue for our officers,” according to Gary Andres, Chief of Refuge Enforcement for the agency’s Northeast Region. "With PocketCop, no longer do our officers have to approach a vehicle or initiate contact with an individual without the knowledge they need to keep them safe and make the appropriate decision.”

With new touch-enabled icons and drop down menus, PocketCop 4.3 is optimized for the Android full touch screen user interface, improving the user experience. NCIC responses and other messages can be automatically presented on receipt, giving the officer critical information more quickly for informed tactical decisions. In addition, PocketCop can be easily integrated with InterAct CAD or other computer-aided dispatch systems, making it easy to access additional dispatch information, such as the number of units responding to an incident in progress, increasing officer safety.

“With the increasing adoption of Android smartphones, many public safety agencies are looking closely at this platform as a lower cost alternative to in-car laptops,” according to Mike McGarry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Products for InterAct. “As the technology leader in the market, InterAct recognizes the demand for increased information anytime and anywhere, and we are delivering it with PocketCop. However, any device used to access Criminal Justice Information System protected data must be approved by the state’s CJIS security officer, and we strongly advise customers consult with the state early in the evaluation process.” Interested agencies can contact InterAct for further information on qualified devices.

In addition to the support for qualified Android smartphones, PocketCop is also available on BlackBerry and Windows Mobile handhelds. This expanded cross-platform support gives InterAct customers more choice and flexibility in device selection, now and in the future.

About InterAct™

InterAct is a leading provider of public and private safety software solutions. Our mission is to improve the safety and well-being of people and their communities with the most innovative online technology which connect the right people with the right data at the right time.

For 37 years, InterAct has been providing state-of-the-art, integrated incident response software solutions. In 2011, we delivered a new level of innovation with the industry’s first fully CJIS-compliant and cloud-based online records management system (RMS). This is the first in a series of next generation online solutions InterAct will deliver throughout 2012 as part of the Public Safety Cloud.

The Public Safety Cloud simplifies search and data exchange among public safety agencies, securely giving first responders the actionable information they need at the point of enforcement without the expense and complexity of owning the infrastructure. Data access and exchange are simple and available anytime, anywhere through any computer or smart phone connected to the Internet.

InterAct is dedicated to equipping public and private safety agencies with the modern online tools they need to achieve their mission of protecting lives and property. To learn more about our solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com

For more information please contact pr(at)interact911(dot)com

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