Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Confirms BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Deployment

By Adam Zeis on 15 May 2013 09:53 am EDT
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BlackBerry has announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the largest department in the nation, is currently deploying BlackBerry 10 devices and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.  The LASD is already and existing BlackBerry customer and will now be moving to BlackBerry 10 to increase the capabilities of their on-the-go devices. Coupling new BlackBerry 10 devices with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will give the LASD the security they need while still allowing users to get things done.

Press Release

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - BlackBerry Live 2013 - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is currently deploying BlackBerry® 10 and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the largest sheriff's department in the nation, has tested the advanced mobile computing and communication features of BlackBerry 10 and is now deploying BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. "Technology is moving fast, and the BlackBerry 10 platform is a viable secure platform that can help us keep up," said Commander Scott Edson of the Technical Services Division. "I have personally tested devices on many smartphone operating systems and I think the BlackBerry 10 platform is a homerun. It's very secure right out of the box, a great benefit to government and business, and is designed to make your various communication methods more efficient."

An existing BlackBerry customer, LASD employees throughout the organization typically use their BlackBerry smartphones for messaging, calendar, access to the Department's intranet, and access to documents stored in a shared or private server. A move to BlackBerry 10 leapfrogs the organization's mobile computing capabilities giving users unmatched security with no compromise to their intuitive and efficient user experience.

The combination of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry® Balance™ technology gives employees the functionality and rich user experience they want, without compromising security. "BlackBerry Balance offers our customers the most seamless and user friendly way to satisfy both user and corporate needs without compromising on either," said Richard Piasentin, Vice President and Managing Director for the U.S. at BlackBerry. "We're pleased to provide innovative solutions to our customers - like BlackBerry Balance - to enable organizations to protect critical content and applications, while letting their users get the most out of their smartphone".

BlackBerry 10 is a robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of the BlackBerry enterprise mobility management expertise. It offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business and government customers.

59 comments

ACarter100

This is definitely good news.

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ffejrobins30

Excellent! I live in an LACSD serviced area so maybe I'll actually see them around!

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Korepab

Yes! The momentum is building.

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Gozeta

Nice.

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Playbook007

The z10 and BB10 is so awesome. I did my OS update last night while using the phone constantly because the update said I could. So I tested the crap out of it. The update to the OS Worked flawlessly. BB10 is going to rule.

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jojo beaconsfield

love it!!Who's next?What a great endorsement.

Chicago777Guy

Awesome...best news of the day so far

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sk8er_tor

Great news from the largest sheriff department in the nation!

Bolderholder

Hey with BBM Channel coming on line later this year, I wonder if they'll leverage the power and immediacy of BBM to broadcast wanted and missing persons, car chases etc...

Amber alerts will reach lots more people with pics on their smartphones rather than rely on hearing and remembering descriptions.

The more I think of it, the potential of BBM channel is intriguing.

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darkwater79

That's a good idea!

It would require people subscribing but I guess those who may already watch for these alerts are likely to do so.

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peter0328

That info shows in the emergency alerts section of the Hub.

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QuIcKsIlV3r

Now this is great news. Should get it mandated for all counties and states and provinces and cities to go BB10

BBSafi

WHAT!!!! Whooo hooo.. finally some support from LA.. let's keep the momentum going.

Marv'Z10

Jimmy Choo1

Where are those loser columnist that write articles bb10 is DOA (dead on arrival) now!?

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calicocat2010

Shhh. They are still asleep. Don't wake them up.

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darkwater79

Yes. Let them have their dreams. :)

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Arthur108

BB will be dead and gone within in a few years! Mark my words! :(

Jimmy Choo1

Yawn heard that one before

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sidhuk

LoL, last i heard it got upgraded to " Dead in 5 years" Now.. On BNN

Chicago777Guy

Fantastic

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HB Au

Great news for BlackBerry

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matthewgreyling

"Leapfrogs"

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darkwater79

I see what you did there

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gatorboi352

LOL... so Blackberry is the Crown Victoria of smart phones!

How is this good news, or news in general, to your average consumer?

darkwater79

Money in the bank and any interest at all means a better chance of more affordable mid range devices.

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EchoTango

Too bad the rest of the country can't get the Q10 till mid-June !!

DurdenLunarius

Does any one know if BB10 supports Delta updates like the PB currently does? IE: Partial updates to specific sectors rather than a total OS install?

scrapmetal58

Yep, it does.

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EsJayDee

Awesome news.

Posted via CB10 using my flick-ity keyboard :D.

rhon3g

Great news. Go BlackBerry!

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PegBerry

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, that is a great news. Security is a very big issue for that organization and BlackBerry is the best choice for their platform. I am very excited. Thanks Adam, good to know. Up goes Los Angeles County Sheriff.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulmike83

"BlackBerry is dead, BlackBerry is dead". I don't think so. Seems to me they are getting stronger. I love it.

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koolrosh

The LASD has 18,000 employees. I wonder if all of them will get a BB. If they do then this is a huge sale. That is a $10 milllion dollar deal, just for the smartphones.

pkt2

I feel like a BLT for lunch.

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qpro

I had leftover jambalaya.

darylsuds

Security is the cornerstone of law enforcement. When it comes to pushing critical data to people in the field quickly and securely from an incident command perspective nothing compares to BlackBerry.

This is a huge win for BlackBerry.

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SDTRMG

Good move. I like how companies/government officials go out of there way to get bb10 devices, choosing real security over what android and ios would offer.

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neo9104

Largest department is actually NYPD if I remember correctly, but great news nonetheless

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Timothy Cox

LACSD is the largest Sheriff's department, there are several police departments that are much larger.

Anthony Giunta

Great news

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Bobcat665

Is this an absolute guarantee that BB will survive? Maybe not. BB might not be out of the woods yet but it's great to see the good news keep rolling in. :)

idon12no

I hope BlackBerry made sure it fixed the contact mess from the first version of BB10. Contact confusion is the last thing these officers need, and the negative publicity from something like that would be terrible.

Posted from my T-Mobile Z10, no longer on the Sprint Meh network.

Andy_bb_king

Contact issue has been fixed automatically. All my duplicated contacts are gone or consolidated. Huge surprise for me yesterday after update.

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camera531

You must be outside of the US...

kellysz01

That's really nice to hear!

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Hsuny12

Perfect! It's just the begging of many more to come...

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Polarszten

What system/phone did they use before BB10?

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Jimcmf

Awesome!
A great move!