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ST Electronics to build US$31.7 million system for Singapore Police Force

Computerworld Singapore writer | Nov. 18, 2009
ST Engineering's electronics arm ST Electronics will build the system to ably respond to the regular operations of SPF as well as emergency situations.

SINGAPORE, 18 NOVEMBER 2009 -- With a third-generation general command and control (C2) system, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will effectively re-align its resources to the country's peace and order efforts.

Under a S$44-million (US$31.7 million) contract, ST Engineering's electronics arm ST Electronics will build the system to ably respond to the regular operations of SPF as well as emergency situations.

The C2 system will be performing smart functions such as auto-filling of fields, quick addressing and duplicate incident filtering before cases are automatically sent to the appropriate officers for the required action.

Among the other features of the C2 system are Drag-2-Deploy' and Click-To-Talk' functions provided on a geographic information system (GIS) map. Collectively, these capabilities will enable SPF to rapidly deploy resources and communicate quickly with frontline officers.

The C2 system will also recommend to operators the available resources for use based on the identified incident.

Modular system architecture

Portable devices with global positioning system (GPS), barcode scanners and high resolution colour cameras will be given to the responding frontline officers.

Such devices will receive on-site pictures, video and case updates for immediate ground information to officers at the operations centre.

The devices can capture sites of incidents as well as the routes taken by the frontline officers to inform back-up forces of the location.

The C2 system is to be built following a modular system architecture approach design for future expansion and integration with other systems.

Started in November 2009, the project's target completion date is the first quarter of 2012.

We are committed to delivering highly robust and reliable mission-critical solutions customised to meet the specific needs of our customers, said Lee Fook Sun, ST Electronics president. We will leverage this opportunity to deliver a world-class command and control system to the Singapore Police Force."

 

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