- Denver, Colorado
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valentina Petrova, JLM Partners for NetMotion Wireless
SEATTLE, WA (August 18, 2009) NetMotion
Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management
software, today announced that Hays, Kan. has deployed NetMotion's
mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) on laptops used by police
officers. NetMotion's software, Mobility XE™, boosts mobile
productivity by maintaining and optimizing secure connections to
applications as officers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and
across various networks.
Serving nearly 20,000 residents, Hays
is the largest city in Northwest Kansas. The IT department used funds
from the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement
Assistance Grant, part of the U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, to purchase mobile VPN licenses. After an initial deployment of
Mobility XE completed by its sales and set up partner Portable Computer
Systems, the city is installing the software on more and more of its
police officers’ laptops. In addition, some software licenses have been
allocated to Ellis County for testing and evaluation for possible
county-wide deployment of the mobile VPN.
“This will allow our
officers in Hays to do in their cars what they normally had to do in
our law enforcement center, therefore allowing them to spend more time
on the streets, interacting with residents and serving the community,”
said Chad Ruder, IT coordinator, City of Hays, Kan. “The mobile VPN
will also allow them to have real time access to their records
management system to look up critical information from the field.”
secure and seamless wireless connection ensured by Mobility XE, the
officers can e-mail, write reports, access records management and other
sensitive information from the department’s network drive, all from
their police cruisers, no matter where they are in the city.
is imperative that the City of Hays’ police officers have secure access
to critical information from anywhere in the field," said Pam Cory,
vice president of marketing, NetMotion Wireless. "Our mobile VPN
increases productivity, giving law enforcement personnel more reliable
data and application connections, even between networks and outside
wireless coverage areas."
The City of Hays’ police force joins a
number of government agencies across the country that rely on Mobility
XE to mitigate some of the most common challenges in mobile deployments
today, including end-to-end security, application stability, and
seamless roaming between Wi-Fi and wide-area cellular networks.
Additionally, NetMotion optimizes wireless performance and
automatically connects users to the fastest available network.
XE also empowers IT administrators with a system-wide view of device
activity, including application use, device connections, bandwidth
consumption, wireless network status, battery life and much more. With
Mobility XE, administrators can customize policies to better manage
application and network access, quarantine lost or stolen devices, and
prioritize bandwidth for critical transmissions and applications.
addition to the Hays, Kan. police force, more than 60 percent of the
nation’s largest public safety organizations, those with more than 500
sworn officers, now use NetMotion’s software to maintain secure and
stable wireless data communications for their mobile field deployments.
About Hays, Kansas
is the largest city in Northwest Kansas at the crossroads of Interstate
70 and U.S. Highway 183. The city, which has approximately 20,000
residents, was incorporated in 1885.
About NetMotion Wireless
in Seattle, NetMotion Wireless' software enables businesses and
agencies to maintain and optimize connections to applications as their
mobile workers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and across
various networks. NetMotion's award-winning Mobile VPN, Mobility XE,
enhances mobile worker productivity at more than 1,600 of the world's
most respected organizations across multiple industries including
utilities, healthcare, communications, public safety, local government,
transportation and many others. For more information about NetMotion
Wireless or its products, please visit www.netmotionwireless.com
or call 206.691.5500. NetMotion and NetMotion Mobility are registered
trademarks of NetMotion Wireless, Inc. Mobility XE is a trademark of
NetMotion Wireless, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks and
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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