GLOSTRUP, Denmark – May 23, 2013 –Paramedics and doctors are often first to be called to a crime or emergency scene to help to save lives. Rapid and secure evidence capture can help them find out the root cause of a mission-critical situation and even improve prosecution success rates. With limited resources, evidence often is not captured or degrades before dedicated evidence-gathering officers can be deployed. With this in mind, the Health Authority in Zealand, Denmark, is empowering its new paramedics and doctors team with Motorola´s mission-critical image management system.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), today announces the first contract win of its TETRA image management solution for the Danish Authority in Zealand, including the MTP6750, the first TETRA radio with an integrated five megapixel camera and the Photograph and Intelligence Communication System (PICS) image management solution. Through PICS, images captured on the MTP6750 can be managed, authenticated and shared within a public safety organisation´s existing workflows, enabling verification of captured images at any point and reducing the chance of evidence being deemed unusable in a prosecution.
The Health dispatch and Control room centre in the region Zealand (one of five regions) is the first in Denmark to employ paramedics and doctors, equipped with their own cars to help increase efficiency in saving lives and in successful prosecution rates. The group of 26 doctors and paramedics are on duty 24x7 and are covering a region with 821,000 citizens.
Safer, Smarter, Faster – MTP6750 TETRA Handheld Radio
- The first TETRA radio to integrate a five megapixel digital camera into the same easy-to-use radio form factor for which Motorola’s TETRA handsets are known. Integrating image capture and processing capabilities into the radio platform ensures that common workflow processes are enforced and images come under the security protocols of the agency.
- A large QVGA colour display allows officers to view images with a single glance.
- Built on the newly launched MTP6000 Series TETRA portable radio platform, the new handheld enables a wide range of data connectivity options, including integrated Bluetooth®, Multi-Slot Packet Data and support for TETRA Enhanced Data Services (TEDS). This enables frontline personnel to share text messages and images reliably, securely and quickly.
- The integrated WAP browser with WAP Push capability allows the user to access information sources such as databases and view images on the large screen; and for images to be pushed directly to the user, rapidly sharing valuable intelligence.
- The MTP6750 offers an integrated Direct-Mode Repeater. Working range can be further extended by up to 14 percent through the radio’s Class 3L (1.8W) transmit power capability and best-in-class receiver sensitivity.
- The image software is intuitive. Users can be confident that common workflow processes are enforced and images come under the security protocols of the agency.
- Always in the hands of front-line officers, the new TETRA handheld with integrated camera functionality offers them the ability to take images without the need for additional devices.
Photograph and Intelligence Communication System (PICS) – End-to-End Image Management Solution
- PICS covers three key areas - Integrated Terminal Management (iTM), Indelible Digital Marking and Application Programming Interface (API).
- iTM allows a fleet of radios to be managed remotely from a central location, including image back-up and software updates. It enables shift leaders and dispatch to push images to any number of officers’ radios whilst they are charging. Briefing notes can be attached to images, allowing shift leaders to provide them directly to officers’ radios instead of carrying paper documents.
- Indelible Digital Marking is designed to verify that images have not been tampered with before being used in law courts. Images captures include metadata such as time and date, location and user ID.
- iTM allows the user to validate the image - if any element of the image or its metadata has been changed since it was captured, validation fails. This ensures that the integrity of the evidence can be checked through the chain of custody so that it can be presented as evidence for any prosecution.
- Finally, the iTM API allows Motorola and its partners to integrate PICS into organisations’ existing systems and processes, or to develop further applications tailored to the needs of public safety and other end-user organisations.
Tommy Jonasson, head of Health dispatch and Control centre, Zealand in Denmark
“The MTP6750 handheld radio from Motorola offers health professionals the reliable and secure voice communication to stay in touch with dispatch and colleagues at all time, plus it includes in the same intuitive form, a built-in camera that enables them to capture images at a crime or emergency scene in order to collect evidence. The image capture and management solution is the right fit for the workflows and needs of our paramedics and doctors team.”
Tom Quirke, vice president and general manager, Global TETRA Organization, Motorola Solutions "We are delighted to be awarded with this important win. Motorola Solutions designed the image management solution with the MTP6750 device for the requirements of mission-critical users such as the paramedics and doctors team of the Danish health authority. It makes us proud to know that we are able to support the important work of these professionals. We believe that it will help them save time with investigations and vastly improve evidence collection.”