Motorola improves Pronto


Motorola Solutions has announced a variety of new integrations for its mobile digital policing application Pronto.

These include Edesix body-worn cameras, which have been integrated via the company’s digital evidence management system, CommandCentral Vault. Motorola has also trialled giving officers access to driver’s license images.
According to the company, the integration the former eliminates the manual steps previously required during the deployment of BWV technology. Speaking of this, a spokesperson said: “GPS-enabled cameras capture location data and automatically sync with recorded details on the Pronto device.
“Full integration of these solutions means that when the camera footage is uploaded into CommandCentral Vault, it is tagged automatically.”
Fergus Mayne, UK country manager and head of UK sales at Motorola Solutions said: “Body-worn video is being used in the most testing circumstances, working smart and seamlessly in the background to ensure officers can focus on the challenges at hand.
“The integration with Pronto takes [this] to the next level, recording incidents directly in the command centre to ensure frontline officers get the right support and response from their colleagues.”
Speaking of the provision of driver’s license images – as per a recent pilot with Surrey and Sussex Police – sergeant Dan Pascoe said: "The ability to securely receive Driver and Vehicle License Agency images through Pronto enables frontline officers to quickly confirm the identity of a driver, speed up stop checks and deal with drivers in a more professional and expeditious manner."
Motorola claims that the trial revealed a potential reduction in the time taken to identify a driver once stopped from 16 minutes to five minutes.

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