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NCJ Number: 120627 Find in a Library
Title: Clearing the Hardware and Software Smokescreen
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:16  Issue:9  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:38,42,44-45
Author(s): A H Shaw
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: When purchasing computer systems, law enforcement agencies need to consider price, the size of the department, size of the system, and functionality of the software package.
Abstract: Currently available functions include easy access to data with common language, retrieval of a record by any known information, tie-ins to fire department records and 911 emergency systems, administrative functions, color terminal screens and multiple screen options, message transfers between personnel, security protection of files, automatic search capabilities, and date and time stamping. Modular systems described in this article are the CPSC 10-4 Police Department Management System, Keystone Online Public Safety (KOPS), and CHIEFS. Advanced Police Information Management System (APLIMS) is a primary integrated software package. Wang computer systems, sold as the VS minicomputer system and a microcomputer system along with an innovative option called the Freestyle Computing System, are focused on as available hardware.
Main Term(s): Computer hardware systems; Computer software
Index Term(s): Police computer training
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