The Raytheon system will significantly improve data rates from the old system, enabling LASD to extend its desktop capabilities and applications to the vehicles.
With the implementation of the new service, the department’s vehicle systems will have access to applications such as the Sheriff’s Data Network, mug-shot downloads, fingerprint programs, geo-positioning systems, email, and online access.
“This mobile data computer system will improve the capabilities of the department by allowing deputies to quickly share information more efficiently in the field, resulting in a safer environment for the deputies and the public,” said Bill Iannacci, director of civil communications, Raytheon Network Centric Systems. “In addition, our relationship with LASD is off to a great start as a result of last month’s successful program kick off.”
Under the contract, Raytheon will replace the LASD’s existing mobile digital terminals with mobile data computers. The new system will improve the knowledge, support, services and safety of patrol deputies by migrating data communications from the current private network to a commercial wireless broadband service.