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Aurora Adds Wi-Fi to Deliver Vital Public Safety Data and Services More Efficiently

Colorado city expands mobile police and fire unit connectivity.

by / December 18, 2003
AURORA, Colo. -- Aurora, one of Colorado's largest municipalities, wanted to better arm public safety officials with up-to-date information and ensure that crucial, confidential data such as mug shots, DMV and criminal records could be transferred quickly and securely between Aurora's 300 mobile police and fire units and the municipality's central servers.

The city announced that it is expanding its wireless local area network (WLAN). The software will expand the wireless network for the city's entire public-safety force, unify the city's wireless networks and provide a seamless, secure, easy to manage and scalable WLAN for mobile police and fire units.

Aurora selected NetMotion Mobility software and Wavelink's WLAN management software, implemented by Anyware Network Solutions. The software enhances the capabilities of the city's WLAN so public-safety officers can maintain a secure and constant connection to information while patrolling Aurora's 145 square-mile area as well as easily update information to and from the city's central servers.

"Pulling up a mug shot used to take up to 50 minutes -- now it takes only 20 seconds," said Mike Bedwell, manager of public safety systems for Aurora.

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