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Police departments have the opportunity to safeguard their sensitive data by implementing SaaS security practices.
On-Premise vs. Cloud Software Deployment for Law Enforcement
Learn more about on-premise and cloud software deployment and what these solutions could mean for law enforcement.
How Police Departments Can Save Costs With SaaS Software
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Why Law Enforcement Agencies Should Move Towards SaaS
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CPI’s 12th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Philadelphia
CPI OpenFox and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) have successfully deployed the OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) including CPI’s Internet Records Access Portal product (iRAP) for agency background check tracking. The project replaced the legacy Philadelphia Criminal History database and user applications that served the PPD and the city of Philadelphia. PPD is now the eleventh…
5 Ways SaaS Is Helping Law Enforcement Solve Challenges
Law enforcement SaaS has become commonplace as more agencies choose to adopt this technology as part of their fight against crime.
New Mexico Upgrades OpenFox Hotfiles to Include Tribal Affiliation
CPI OpenFox implemented changes to the Hot Files (HFS) database (DB) Missing Person files to include Tribal Affiliation for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety
6 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Should Move To Cloud Computing
Cloud computing holds several benefits for law enforcement officials. Discover why law enforcement agencies should make the switch to cloud computing.
Vermont DPS OpenFox Archive Application Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center
Vermont DPS now has OpenFox Archive v3 application running in the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL.
CPI OpenFox Installs CCH Reporting Database for Alabama
CPI has built a replicated Computerized Criminal History (CCH) on-premise database for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
What Are The Different Types Of Law Enforcement Software On The Market?
Law enforcement software has contributed to more informed and knowledgeable officers. Learn more about the different kinds available today.
Top Benefits For Cloud-Based Computing In Law Enforcement
Law enforcement officials across the country are using the cloud for a variety of functions, such as data backup and disaster recovery.
How Does SaaS Improve Information Sharing in Law Enforcement?
SaaS enables law enforcement officers to send, receive and access information anytime, anywhere. Discover why this is critical for police departments.
Key Features Your Law Enforcement Software Should Offer
While law enforcement software can be adapted to meet a department’s needs, there are some key features that must be implemented. Discover what they are.
How To Scale Your Business Using SaaS
SaaS provides organizations with an opportunity to generate more profit. Find out how to scale your business using SaaS and gain more revenue.
What Is Saas Hosting?
SaaS involves delivering software to users online via a subscription-based or pay-as-you-go model. Find out about SaaS hosting and what it entails.
Debunking Law Enforcement Software Myths
Read this article to find out facts and myths about law enforcement softwares that helps police and public safety department to communicate.
6 Benefits Of Police Database Software
Law enforcement is there to defend and protect our communities. Learn how police data base software can help law enforcement do just that.
Understanding The Differences Between SaaS And Hosted
In the computing world there are many buzzwords that may sound confusing such as SaaS and hosted. Here’s a clear explanation of both!
Rhode Island Enhances OpenFox CCH Notifications
CPI modified the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Application functionality including enhancements to enable mapping of RI State statutes to NCIC equivalent offense codes on Nlets Criminal Record (CR) and Full Record (FR) responses utilizing Nlets Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS).
Key Benefits of SaaS Over PaaS
If your business is transitioning to the cloud it’s important to understand the benefits and differences of both SaaS and PaaS. Learn more here!
What Is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) And How Does It Work?
Many businesses believe SaaS is a solid technology investment. Discover what SaaS is and what it can do for your business.
5 Reasons Police Database Software Provides Public Safety
Law enforcement are responsible for public safety. Discover how police database software helps officers improve public safety.
UPDATE: Java 8 311 Bug Resolved
UPDATE: The error message in the Openfox Desktop, caused by a bug with Java 8_311, has been resolved. The issue was resolved in the Java 8_321 release. For any further questions or concerns, please contact the CPI Support Center via email at [email protected] or by phone at 866-471-6305. Previous Issue: CPI has identified a bug…
What Are The Risks Associated With SaaS?
SaaS is a great and affordable innovative software distribution model. However, there are also some risks associated the service. Learn the risks here.
Top 5 Advantages Of SaaS
SaaS is a software delivery model allowing users to connect and use cloud-based apps over the web. Discover the key advantages of using SaaS.
Should Law Enforcement Officials Use Radio Or Communication Software?
Communication is key in the law enforcement industry. Learn how obtaining radio or communication software can enhance the workplace.
How Law Enforcement Officials Can Improve Information Sharing
Information sharing law enforcement has expanded. Discover how to improve information sharing across all law enforcement platforms.
8 Types Of Police Software And Their Uses
The evolution of technology has helped the way law enforcement investigates criminal activities. Here’s 8 types of police software and its uses.
When Should Law Enforcement Officers Upgrade Their Police Software?
Upgraded police software has many advantages in the law enforcement industry. Discover what to look for and when to consider upgrading.
MSHP Adds Background Check Enhancements to OpenFox CCH
CPI OpenFox (CPI) and MSHP updated the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Applicant response to include the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) response for the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) flagged with the NCIC NSOR Check flag in the Agency’s module.
8 Benefits Of Acquiring Law Enforcement Software
The utilization of law enforcement software can provide significant benefits for police departments. Discover the primary advantages of acquiring software.
The Importance Of Utilizing Software For Law Enforcement Officers
Law enforcement officials can benefit significantly from utilizing software. Discover the importance of law enforcement software for your department.
CPI’s 11th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Ohio
Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Ohio Attorney General (OAG) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy Ohio Criminal History database and user applications that served the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the citizens of the Buckeye State.
CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Kentucky
Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Kentucky State Police (KSP). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens. CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switching System to enable soft token functionality. CPI generated the initial quantity of soft token credentials as specified and imported them into the token database on the KSP OpenFox Message Switch.
How To Select The Right Law Enforcement Software
There are several types of law enforcement software that police can utilize. Learn how to select the right software for your department and its operations.
Rhode Island State Police OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center
The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) is now the ninth (9th) CPI customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment.
Built In Honors CPI in Its Esteemed 2022 Best Places To Work Awards
CPI Earns a spot on Built In’s 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago Chicago, IL, January 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that CPI was honored in its 2022 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, CPI earned a place on 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago. Click here to see…
A Guide to Law Enforcement Software in 2022
Police departments must utilize software to effectively communicate and execute tasks. Here is a comprehensive guide to law enforcement software in 2022.
What Types Of Software Do Law Enforcement Officers Need?
Law enforcement officers require specific types of software to carry out departmental tasks. Learn what types of software programs law enforcement officers need.
Apache Software Log4J Vulnerability
It may have come to your attention that a security vulnerability in Log4J was identified late last week. Log4J is a third party logging library published by the Apache Software Foundation and used in a wide variety of applications. The Apache Software Foundation has released a new version of Log4J that patches the vulnerability. For…
What Is Law Enforcement Software?
Law enforcement officers must utilize software that is tailored to their line of work. Discover everything you need to know about law enforcement software.
Java 8 Update 311
CPI has identified a bug with Java 8_311. This Java release may cause the following error when running an application within the Openfox Desktop. If you are affected by this issue, please revert to the previous Java version. We have been working with Oracle on a fix and they have confirmed that this is a…
CPI’s Message Switch Director Shares Team Engagement Strategies with Built In Chicago
“Being candid and available upfront allows open dialog at all times.” We sat down with @BuiltInChicago to reveal how we keep our teams engaged to achieve bigger wins. See more Here! https://bit.ly/33Ef8Ky
MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal Name Search
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. This project has aligned…
CPI’s 10th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Arizona
Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy mainframe-based Arizona Criminal History (ACCH) database and user applications that served the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) community. The existing ACCH data repositories and associated Criminal Justice Information…
CPI and VSP Install New DMV Web Service
CPI and Virginia State Police (VSP) in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have installed a web service for vehicle-related transactions to exchange existing message formats between the OpenFox Message Switch and the new DMV data server via a new communication protocol. CPI configured the following OpenFox components: A new asynchronous bi-directional…
MSP and CPI add new Web Service to the OpenFox
CPI and MSP utilized the OpenFox Message Switch to implement a new interface via web services for Drivers transactions to exchange data between the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and the OpenFox®️ Message Switch. The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy drivers text interface between MDOS and the Law Enforcement Information…
Wyoming DCI Adds Disaster Recovery Site
CPI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Services Department (DCI) implemented software and services to secure and deploy their OpenFox® Message Switch System in a Disaster Recovery (DR) site determined by Wyoming. This effort permits Wyoming an additional site for system operability should the primary site completely fail. The successful project deployed a redundant…
Oklahoma DPS OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now the eighth (8th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. DPS has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Oklahoma City, OK, to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) Tier-III+…
MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal System
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. The benefits include providing…
Business as Usual as the OpenFox Data Center Remains Secure
Despite recent cyber-attacks at some of the world’s largest organizations, it is business as usual in the CPI data center. In December, at least 200 organizations around the world were affected by the attacks. CPI is not one of them. The cyberattacks that led to the federal breaches that also affected many organizations in the…
Built In Honors CPI OpenFox in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards
CPI OpenFox Earns a spot on Built In Chicago’s Best Places to Work and Top 50 Small Businesses to work for lists for a second straight year. Built In today announced that CPI OpenFox was honored in its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, CPI OpenFox earned a place on Best Places to Work…
NCMEC Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0
Arizona Department of Public Safety Successfully Installs OpenFox Hotfiles 2.0
CPI Holds Successful Virtual Training & Implementation Meeting
On November 9th and 10th, Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) held their 17th annual CPI Training & Implementation Meeting (TIM). This year’s TIM was a great success with over 100 registrants in a 100% virtual environment. The TIM allows CPI and our customers and our industry partners to learn more about new products, improved support…
CPI Creates New Vehicle Web Service for Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) created a new Web Service for vehicle and boat-related transactions to exchange data between ALEA and the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). CPI updated the ALEA web service client interface associated with Boat and Vehicle transactions. The following steps were executed to…
CPI & Oracle Reach Java Binary License and Redistribution agreement
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Kentucky State Police Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0
CPI recently cut to production our ninth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Kentucky State Police (KSP). Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to run…
NCMEC OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center
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Hawaii Deploys OpenFox Desktop 4.0
CPI recently cut to production our eighth deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user…
CPI Updates CBI Federal Firearms License (FFL) Website
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) have made enhancements to the Colorado Federal Firearms License (FFL) website application process that will not allow an application to be submitted unless a disclaimer acknowledgment flag on the FFL application form is checked by the Firearms dealer. CPI implemented the following changes: …
CPI recently cut to production our seventh deployment of Desktop 4.0 to the OpenFox System for the Indiana State Police (ISP).
Desktop 4.0 is the latest version of the GUI (graphic user interface), or what the clients use to access the various OpenFox Products. Internally called “Desktop Decaffeinated” Desktop 4.0 allows the user to run the OpenFox® Desktop on a local PC without having Java installed. All the industry-leading features of the OpenFox® Desktop remain while Desktop 4.0 eliminates the Java-version conflicts that sometimes arise when running multiple Java applications.
The project went well and we are pleased with the results. Lt. Jon Carmen; Indiana State Police
Desktop 4.0 operates like any other Windows application. In addition to 24x7x365 support from the CPI Support Center, our developers continually update Desktop 4.0 software as necessary for new requirements and mandates.
Modules running under DeskTop 4.0 include the OpenFox Messenger, the OpenFox CHA (Criminal History Application) Client, The OpenFox SOR (Sex Offender Registry) Client, the OpenFox Archive Client, the OpenFox Validations, and the OpenFox Configurator Client. Please see the impact statement for details on new features, prerequisites, maintenance hours and requesting the update.
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