Qld Police expands mobility trial – Will need 1200 Devices for the G20 summit

The Queensland Police Service has boosted the number of devices involved in its mobile workforce pilot and plans to put the feelers out for a potential managed service arrangement later this week.

The state police force revealed in July it was trialling a mobile data strategy to allow its field officers to access several databases – previously only accessible at base or via a two-way radio – while on the road.

The pilot, initially scheduled to run for up to six months, involved 50 Apple devices and the new, internally-built QLiTE mobile application, which provides access to three police databases.

QPS late yesterday revealed the pilot has now grown to encompass almost 400 iOS devices – iPad minis, iPhone 5s and iPhone 4Ss – as the government prepares to study the force’s business case for a wider rollout.

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