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BlackBerry Cruiser makes an appearance at the 2011 CACP

By Ryan Blundell on 22 Aug 2011 07:04 pm EDT
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Windsor Ontario will be a safer place to live for the next couple of days; and it’s not because of the 2011 CACP (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference) running from August 21st to the 24th. Mobile Innovations is showcasing their MPA (Mobile Police Assist)for the BlackBerry Playbook. We last saw a PlayBook equipped 2011 Dodge Police Interceptor concept car in mid-July, when Kevin gave a walkthrough…after he tried to steal a BlackBerry Bold 9900. Michelle gave us the first glimpse of it on July 7th. The video above doesn’t show off anything about access to the Canadian Police Information Centre or the rooftop message boards but it did have a sweet paint job.

“The really big difference with our new Mobile Police Assist for BlackBerry PlayBook compared to its BlackBerry smartphone counterpart is that it offers a complete in-vehicle dashboard-mounted touch screen solution, as opposed to a complete in-hand solution for smartphones,” explains Mobile Innovations President Gary Bauer. “In smaller vehicles, a tablet is cheaper and better than a laptop. All of our clients are asking us about what we can do about putting PlayBooks in their cruisers to round out their secure mobile data capability which together make a powerful all-in-one mobile solution. We can’t wait to take them on the road.“

Personally, I love the paint job on this model; every police car should have BlackBerry PlayBook emblazoned on their sides to strike fear in the hearts of criminals everywhere! If you want to check out the MPA demo, you can find them at the CACP Booth 625 in Caesar’s Windsor until August 24th. Press release after the jump.

Mobile Innovations & Blackberry Cruiser at the CACP 2011

Windsor, Ontario – August 22, 2011 – Mobile Innovations announced today Mobile Police Assist (MPA) for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet on showcase at the 2011 Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Conference taking place this week – August 21 to 23 — in Windsor, Ontario. Mobile Innovations President Gary Bauer is at the conference to personally demonstrate MPA’s powerful in-vehicle records and data management capabilities in an equally powerful 2011 Dodge Charger police cruiser outfitted by D&R Electronics with BlackBerry PlayBook. Mobile Innovations has partnered with D&R Electronics which specializes in storage & mounting systems, on-board IT, lighting arrays and rooftop message boards for police vehicles. As a BlackBerry® Alliance Partner, Mobile Innovations worked closely with D&R to put together a functional concept vehicle solution featuring the new BlackBerry PlayBook for this year’s CACP annual conference. MPA for BlackBerry PlayBook is slated for general release in early 2012 after a tour of two Dodge Charger concept police cars across North America throughout the remainder of this year. Like MPA for BlackBerry smartphones, MPA for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet provides data access and entry for the NICHE RMS police records management system, the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), GPS mapping and tracking, as well as dictation for a total mobile law enforcement solution. Each BlackBerry PlayBook armed with MPA software provides its user with a secure, comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to more costly ruggedized laptop solutions typically used today.

“The really big difference with our new Mobile Police Assist for BlackBerry PlayBook compared to its BlackBerry smartphone counterpart is that it offers a complete in-vehicle dashboard-mounted touch screen solution, as opposed to a complete in-hand solution for smartphones,” explains Bauer. “In smaller vehicles, a tablet is cheaper and better than a laptop. All of our clients are asking us about what we can do about putting PlayBooks in their cruisers to round out their secure mobile data capability which together make a powerful all-in-one mobile solution. We can’t wait to take them on the road.“

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 thirty agencies across Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Mobile Innovations is a RIM Alliance partner with six years of service developing and deploying advanced mobile solutions for BlackberryTM.

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BlackBerry Cruiser makes an appearance at the 2011 CACP

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LOL... Awesome!

Tbis really is a badass looking vehicle... and a great idea for police depts looking to save a few bucks.

Well, I live in Windsor, but haven't seen the car roaming around. But our local news channel did a small item about 4 mins long and very positive on it on the six o'clock news. I went to their web site http://www.atv.ca/windsor/news.aspx but they didn't have it listed yet. One commentator at the show said that if this was adopted during the new cruiser replacement competition, it would save millions over the life of the fleet, as well as combining versatility alongside existing BB phone infrastructure. RIMPIRE rules!

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