Rockwell Collins unveils iForce at IACP conference
Oct. 26, 2010, Orlando, FLA - Rockwell Collins has introduced its iForce™ integrated public safety vehicle solution for law enforcement vehicles at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Orlando, FL. Initial customers for the system include the California Highway Patrol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
By Carey Fredericks
The Rockwell Collins 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 design leverages the company’s expertise in providing ruggedized, highly reliable integrated electronics and communications solutions for military vehicles and aircraft.
“The iForce solution reflects the growing convergence of requirements for military and law enforcement solutions,” said 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.”
To date, 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 computer and information management system that can be stowed in a trunk space-saving rollout drawer, providing officers integrated real-time communications, electronics and computing in a cost, space and weight efficient package. The integrated solution also provides a P25 radio vehicle repeater system to repeat communications from the officer’s handheld 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.