MONTREAL, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile Innovations Corp. CEO Gary Bauer today announced the 112th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Expo 2017 as the venue for the upcoming release of his company’s new secure mobile RMS / CPIC data solution — the MPA Niche 3.0 suite of law enforcement apps with industry-first Two-Factor Authentication for Android and iPhone. MPA Niche also features law enforcement apps for GPS tagging and location look-up, various forms and reports including street check, intel submit, witness statement, and an electronic pocket notebook.
Two-Factor Authentication enables users to access data on their smartphones when two factors of authentication are provided. It is an extra layer of security for officers, designed to ensure they are the only persons who can access their accounts, even if someone else knows their password. Canadian Law Enforcement policy requires all National records or Police data be accessed only if protected by 2-factor challenge/response authentication.
In Canada and many other countries, Two-Factor Authentication is required by strict government privacy laws and regulations like NIST SP800-157, which have been put in place for protecting confidential and personal RMS and CPIC information on mobile devices. Mobile Innovations integrates Entrust Datacard and Gemalto SafeNet with access to Niche RMS data and other policing apps providing the mandated data protection — previously available only with the discontinued Blackberry Smartcard reader, a PC or a ruggedized laptop. Mobile Innovations is the only company with a viable, device-agnostic, Two-Factor protected ‘total mobile policing’ solution.
MPA’s secure access to Niche RMS, CPIC and MTO/PARIS data, as well as a well-rounded family of law enforcement apps literally puts the sum of police knowledge at the officer’s fingertips. Police records and confidential data can be accessed, created, sent, checked, and backed up securely by the officer in the field. A robust back office suite and the ability to carry out basic work functions offline round out the MPA Niche offering.
Mobile Innovations Corp. CEO Gary Bauer — known for his work with Blackberry’s 2-Factor solution — says that his company’s new, NIST-compliant MPA Niche offering fills a significant void in the mobile policing marketplace. “Secure and encrypted mobile communications used to mean having a Blackberry phone and a Blackberry smart card reader. For the last four years after Blackberry smart cards readers disappeared, no viable mobile alternative has been available. Ours is first out of the gate; MPA Niche is the first secure mobile RMS data solution that is really complete, and completely device-agnostic.”
“With CACP 2017’s theme of Policing in a Digital Society, and the special emphasis on security, the 112th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 2017 Conference and Expo is the perfect setting to showcase the power of MPA Niche 3.0 on any Android or iPhone. We invite all attendees to visit us at our booth at the Palais des Congrès to see how MPA Niche 3.0 can change the way your mobile officers can work faster and safer with better knowledge, when they need it most.”
Visit Mobile Innovations at Booth 219 or contact us in advance to arrange your demo.
For more information or to set up your MPA NIche demo, please contact:
Gary Bauer – President
Mobile Innovations is a privately held company dedicated to enhancing mobile computing with the most advanced secure mobile data products available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Based in Niagara Falls, Canada, Mobile Innovations also has operations in Toronto and the United Kingdom, and works with over 75 clients across Canada, the United States and in the European Union. Mobile Innovations is a member of the BlackBerry® Alliance Program, Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program and the Apple Developer Program.
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KENORA, CANADA, July 11 2017 Treaty Three Police Chief Louie Napish and Mobile Innovations CEO Gary Bauer today announced their successful completion of proof-of-concept for two-factor Authentication for the Treaty Three Police Services’ iPhone. This Canadian mobile policing innovation is the first in Canada to provide the two-factor security level required for police officers to use iPhone to access police data, paving the way to provide secure mobile access to police data to officers in the field.
Two-Factor Authentication enables users to access data on their iPhones when two factors of authentication are provided. It is an extra layer of security for officers’ Apple ID, designed to ensure they are the only persons who can access their accounts, even if someone knows their password. Canadian Law Enforcement policy requires all National records or Police data be accessed only if protected by two-factor challenge/response authentication.
Mobile Innovations is currently the only Canadian mobile software firm able to offer two-factor Authentication in compliance with Canadian Law Enforcement’s strict requirements for smartphones. Developed leveraging the Entrust Datacard Technology Alliance partnership, Mobile Innovations’ two-factor solution gives Treaty Three Police Service officers industry-leading PKI technology solutions through their Entrust Datacard platform.
Integrated with the NIST FIPS 201-compliant credentials from Entrust Datacard, the solution uses contact and NFC interfaces on smartphones and desktops. Using Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential, the two-factor solution on smartphones and tablets leverages NIST SP800-157 compliant derived credential technologies capabilities certificates on iOS, Android and Blackberry 10, which provides seamless smartphone security.
“We knew where we wanted to get to in terms of security, authentication, and ease of use, and we brought together many people, organizations and components to complete the task,” said Police Chief Napish. “By sharing technology from the province of Ontario, Ontario Police Technology Cooperative (OPTIC), and Treaty Three Police Services, our police service is able to contain costs while delivering information to officers using iOS devices and technology. The Treaty Three Police Service CIO, David Brown and numerous other partners worked closely together to realize this vision.”
Mobile innovations CEO Gary Bauer added, “Treaty Three Police Service officers have certificates on their smart cards so they can generate derived certificates on their VMWare AirWatch Mobile Device Managed iPhones, enabling them to achieve the strongest Identity Verification security level available on any handheld device.”
“While strong two-factor authentication has been used by Law Enforcement in Canada for over 10 years on desktops and laptops, making this available via mobile devices, like iPhone, while increasing the device security with two-factor authentication is a vision shared by many, it can now be deployed within Treaty Three Police Service,” said Bauer. “We are working with the most popular EMM platforms currently used by Canadian Law Enforcement and the two smartphone platforms these agencies are moving forward with. With the proof-of-concept behind us we are thrilled and looking forward to seeing our two-factor solution rolled out successfully in the coming months within the Treaty Three Police Service production environment.”
“Mobile Innovations is excited to leverage BBM Enterprise SDK,” says Gary Bauer, president of Mobile Innovations Corp. “Our law enforcement customers have a strong need for highly secure and protected IM, also using dynamic multi-OS chat groups, as they come together to staff incidents, attend occurrences, and solve crimes.”
Mobile Innovations is launching its new Two Factor Authentication solution at the 111th Canadian Chiefs of Police Conference in Ottawa Ontario. Company CTO Ian Bowles and President Gary Bauer will both be on hand to demo their company’s answer to securing CPIC and RMS data on mobile devices in compliance with Canadian legal requirements.
Wales 5000 Officers get access to Niche RMS, PNC, and other police databases, using Samsung Note4 devices running Android
iPatrol on Samsung Note4 devices, on Vodaphone 4G allows officers to aceess Police Databases, identify individuals and collect evidence, and could lead to a 10% increase in the time police spend on the streets, equating to an additional 436,000 hours per year.
Richard Lewis, assistant chief constable for South Wales Police: “I-Patrol has been developed to include some additional features, including an electronic police notebook with writing stick, enabling officers to create a digitised record of their activities on the beat, and a GPS function, which can relate any entries to a specific location. It also has a federated search function, which provides access to the systems accessible through the BlackBerrys plus others, such as the Niche record management system, and national systems including Quick Address Search.”
South Wales Police assistant chief constable Richard Lewis said: “In situations where every second counts, it is vitally important that the technology and services we use are both responsive and reliable, if we are to continue to meet the challenges of 21st century policing.”
“Our officers now have more information at their fingertips than has ever been previously possible, and they can access and update this quickly, wherever they may be. We are confident that all our communities will benefit.”
iPatrol and Electronic Pocket NoteBook enhance the efficiency of Gwent Police and South Wales Police officers, enabling officers at Crime Scenes to do more at the scene without the need to return to the station.
Armed with a new suite of MPA apps for mobile law enforcement, Mobile Innovations President Gary Bauer will be launching ‘Generation 3 MPA’ at the 110th CACP Conference and Exhibition in Quebec City – August 16 to 19, 2015.