Imagine youĂre a police
officer and youĂre following a speeding vehicle. Your partner punches in the license
plate number on your dashboard computer. The two of you wait for a response but
nothing comes back. You finally get the long awaited response. The vehicle has
been reported as stolen, but it's too late. The vehicle youĂre following is long
This scenario happens all too frequently and the experts
say it's a matter of the police not being able to take full advantage of the radio
spectrum available to them. But the latest in wireless data and voice technology
is available. The question is, how long will it take for this advanced technology
to play a significant role in law enforcement's ability to fight crime. Well now
that's where a company called ElectroCom Systems comes in.
in Santa Fe Springs, CA, ElectroCom Systems, has more than 20 years of expertise
in providing wireless mobile data solutions to the market. The CompanyĂs recently
introduced INVADRTM mobile voice and data-networking system enables Land Mobile
Radio users or LMR users, such as law enforcement agencies, to access their databases
and the Internet while on the move, with limited interruptions or downtime.
ElectroCom says they are poised for the rapid growth and profitability that
accompanies an enterprise whose products fit the market's requirements. Industry
experts say the INVADR system, greatly improves the efficiency of a wireless data
network. Combined with its ability to concurrently transport Voice over IP, INVADR
solves the wireless voice and data markets' biggest problem, the need for more
The INVADR system, has made significant strides in improving
the efficiency of wireless mobile data communications. This is based on the CompanyĂs
patented Intelligent Diversity ReceptionTM. The INVADR system uses two receivers
at the mobile unit and three at the base station which practically eliminates
the signal fading that causes a message to be dropped. By improving the message
success rate, INVADR allows messages to be sent.
growth based on the initial market response to INVADR, ElectroCom has recently
brought in new senior management to guide the Company. Larry Laurich is the new
CEO, and his track record includes helping to guide Tandem Computer from a $10
million start-up to the $2.2 billion leader in fault-tolerant computing.
The Federal Government, through its COPS-MORE program, is making large sums of
money available to public safety entities across the nation for technology improvements
such as the INVADR system.
The public safety industry, consisting
of law enforcement agencies and emergency services, is dependent on wireless mobile
data technology to help save lives and protect property. INVADR enables these
agencies to have reliable real-time access to critical information, when and where
they need it. And since the INVADR system is an IP-based, open architecture system,
it works seamlessly with other third party applications that may already be in
In natural disasters such as hurricanes it is becoming increasingly
important that multiple public safety agencies to be able to communicate interactively,
in real-time, using both voice and data.
Within ElectroCom's primary
market, the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) market, put at $1.9 billion in North America
alone, the accelerating move to digital systems, the increased demand for wireless
data, and FCC mandates for more efficient use of the wireless spectrum are driving
the market to upgrade their systems.
Data cannot be exchanged between
agencies unless the data bases
and messaging systems are fully integrated.
Delays could cost lives. And this is apparently the problem the INVADR system
With INVADR, the power and flexibility of the Internet offers
these agencies the capability to rapidly and cost-effectively exchange information,
implement new applications not possible with existing systems, and significantly
enhance the effectiveness of both field and headquarters personnel.