November 2, 2006 By Wayne Hanson
Officer Kenton May Jr., a 29-year veteran of the West Seneca Police Department, uses the laptop at a traffic stop.
The collaborative effort between the Department and technical personnel at both Erie County Central Police Services (CPS) and Buffalo Harley-Davidson Inc. made this project possible.
Hardware used for the project consisted of a Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook tablet PC, a Pentax Pocketjet 3 thermal printer, an L-Tron LTRK handheld scanner, and Ledco docking station and thermal paper holder. All of this equipment -- purchased through GTSI Corp. -- is housed in a Harley-Davidson hard shell Tour-Pak.
Buffalo Harley-Davidson was responsible for the fabrication and installation of a support bracket for the underside of the Tour-Pak and the installation of necessary electrical wiring to the Ledco docking station. CPS' technical personnel configured and installed all of the hardware into the Tour-Pak and the TraCS software onto the Panasonic CF-18 and also fabricated the power distribution switch box for the computer and printer.
Radwan gave special thanks to CPS' Mark Winters, Marlaine Hoffman, Susanne Spencer, Sharon Sitniewski and Buffalo Harley-Davidson.