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It’s Academic for CapWIN

It’s Academic for CapWIN

The Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) has added the University System of Maryland police barracks to its list of clients. CapWIN has been talking with USM police departments since 2007 and we are pleased to announce the University System of Maryland police chiefs have received a grant which will allow each barrack to join the CapWIN membership group. CapWIN will start providing its information sharing services to the 11 Police barracks that are a part of the University System of Maryland. The first campus police department to obtain CapWIN access will be UMD Baltimore County.

Membership to CapWIN’s mobile client enables:

  • Live incidents and events in their jurisdiction and across the region.  Including data from transportation, transit, public safety, and emergency management agencies
  • Local queuing of law enforcement queries – even in no-connectivity environments
  •  Persistent “store and forward” messaging – never miss an incident update or alert
  •  Geo-located incidents on an interactive map, and enables users with standard GPS-enabled mobile devices to view and track their position relative to incidents 
  • Local rendering of GIS maps supporting location-based services
  • Direct, real-time data communications to all CapWIN participants regardless of discipline or jurisdiction. 
  • Communicate instantly one-to-one or in public or private groups supporting specific incidents or activities taking place in CapWIN 
  •  User-Customizable application and network linking
  • Field access to Maryland Driver’s License photos and “mug shots”.
  • Real-time data access and exchange across multiple public safety, transportation, and emergency management databases. 

With CapWIN access, the University Police barracks will enhance their interoperability as well as their information and data sharing in a secure environment.

About CapWIN

The Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) is a program located in the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) that was created by, and continues to operate under the direction of a coalition of law enforcement, fire/EMS, and transportation agencies in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to advance data communications across agency, jurisdiction, government, and discipline boundaries. For more information about CapWIN visit www.capwin.org.

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October 12, 2009


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