Va. city looks to Compudyne for public safety face-lift

The city of Chesapeake, Va., has turned to Compudyne Corp. for a major overhaul of its public safety systems.

Annapolis, Md.-based Compudyne won a $900,000 contract to install new computer-aided dispatch, records management and field reporting systems to serve the city in years ahead.

The new CAD system will work for both the city's police and fire departments. It runs on distributed Microsoft work stations capable of processing critical functions independent of group servers. Thus, if any component fails, the system continues to function.

The new records management system will consolidate and automate records processing and criminal investigations for the city. The contract covers mobile communications via about 275 vehicle-mounted laptops that offer automated report writing.

Compudyne has installed similar systems throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Arlington County, Va., Baltimore, Prince George's County, Md., and Virginia Beach, Va.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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