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Huge mobile push by NYPD – 6,000 Panasonic ruggedized Windows tablets, 41,000 mobile devices to police officers (video)

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24 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: David Needle

Mobile will “transform the way NYPD officers perform their duties,” New York officials said in announcing a major mobile initiative with a unique funding mechanism. 

Using criminal asset forfeiture funds secured by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative will give NYPD officers up to 41,000 mobile devices, including tablet computers and handheld devices.

One of the big winners on the vendor side is Panasonic. NYPD plans to distribute 6,000 Panasonic FZ-G1 Toughpad tablets, one for every squad car.

City officials said they expect to add integrated fingerprint scanning next year that will le... Continue reading >>

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