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Rockwell Collins' iForce System Increases Situational Awareness for Officers

February 10, 2011  | 


Rockwell Collins' iForce system, which was unveiled at IACP 2010, allows officers to control radio, electronics and computer functions in their patrol vehicle using a single interface.

Initial customers for the iForce system include the California Highway Patrol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the company announced.

The iForce design integrates radio, electronics and computer functions into a single user-friendly system that answers an officer's on-scene needs for communication, control and security while enhancing situational awareness.

"The iForce solution reflects the growing convergence of requirements for military and law enforcement solutions," according to Al Caslavka, vice president and general manager of Surface Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "With our experience in bringing the latest technology to military vehicles and soldiers, Rockwell Collins is uniquely positioned to deliver the same benefits to law enforcement officers."

So far, Rockwell Collins has delivered more than 3,000 iForce systems to customers in North America. 

The iForce system features a 13.3-inch touch screen display, voice activation and hand controller that allows control of multiple systems such as radios, sirens, public address, gunlocks and radar.

At the heart of the system is the Rockwell Collins computing module, an integrated vehicle and computer information management system that can be stowed in a trunk's space-saving rollout drawer, providing officers integrated real-time communications, electronics and computing in a cost, space and weight efficient package.

The solution also provides a P25 radio vehicle repeater system to repeat communications from the officer's hand-held radio through the vehicle's radios when the officer is outside the vehicle.

In addition to high-integrity processors for increased reliability, iForce features Rockwell Collins' signature modular open systems architecture which enables the incorporation of additional capabilities into the iForce system in the future.

In addition to high-integrity processors for increased reliability, iForce features Rockwell Collins' modular open systems architecture that enables the incorporation of additional capabilities in the future.

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