State-of-the-art IT infrastructure for police stations

6/28/2002 - Fujitsu Siemens Computers has reinforced its position as a market leader by providing the German police with IT equipment. In recent months, the company has been awarded orders worth a total of €24 million covering both the delivery and installation of PCs and servers as well as support services. Now the police in Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia are using IT infrastructure from Fujitsu Siemens Computers to conduct their operations.

Customized solutions for the police
Police stations need an IT infrastructure that ensures security, scalability and flexibility above all else. Applications must be capable of rapid expansion to keep pace with changing requirements. Protection against external access to sensitive material is every bit as critical as availability – and, with its IT solutions for Business Critical Computing, Fujitsu Siemens Computers guarantees just such reliability and flexibility. Moreover, the company's many years of experience in the field of enterprise computing and its collaboration with partners ensure customized solutions and rapid rollout times – benefits which were decisive in winning the police order.

Ulrich Kemp, General Manager Sales Germany at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, remarks: "With these orders, we are showing our competence as a partner for the sensitive field of internal security. We know through long experience what sort of challenges our customers face and can react flexibly to their requests. Our customers know that we will work with them to develop the best solution and keep up to speed with increasing demands.“

IT infrastructure for the Bavarian police
When the Bavarian police began to develop IGV-P (integration procedure police) in 1999, the long-standing hardware provider Fujitsu Siemens Computers was involved in the process right from the start. The software developed by the police enables electronic and internet-assisted processing of everyday police tasks. Toward that end, the data center and the 431 police stations in Bavaria needed to expand their IT infrastructure significantly. Fujitsu Siemens Computers worked together with police experts to develop an expansion plan for the existing server landscape and plans for software distribution. In sum, Europe's leading computer company provided about 550 RM300/RM400 UNIX servers over the course of several years and 17,000 SCENIC T PCs within the last 24 months. Approximately 8,000 more PCs will follow.

Hessian police bases operations on server and PCs from Fujitsu Siemens Computers
The Hessian police have also chosen hardware from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. The company will provide approximately 10,000 SCENIC S PCs with monitors and printers and about 40 Intel-based servers of the types PRIMERGY L200, C200, F200, P200, H400, N400 and N800. All 220 police stations in Hesse will therefore have state-of-the-art infrastructure at hand, for example for using the ComVor and POLAS applications. Fujitsu Siemens Computers and rollout partner PSB AG assumed responsibility not only for installation and startup but also for backup scenarios for ensuring data security.

North Rhine-Westphalia: open-end contract for IT technology
Fujitsu Siemens Computers will equip approximately 25,000 workstations with state-of-the-art PC and service technology for the police in North Rhine-Westphalia. The open-end contract includes servers, storage systems, PCs as well as the process of equipping the police authorities with laser printers. What tipped the scales in favor of Fujitsu Siemens Computers in this EU-wide award procedure were, among other things, the outstanding price/performance ratio, as well as the continuity, speed and delivery reliability which the company is able to guarantee. The plan is that the PCs will also be ordered online by customers and then fitted with the software directly at the Augsburg factory in accordance with the customers' requests. The order also covers server infrastructure projects. Among other things, about 80 Intel-based servers of various PRIMERGY types and a Linux cluster solution for cost/performance calculation, consisting of four PRIMERGY N800s with 10GB RAM for the central database, as well as six more PRIMERGY N400s as terminal servers, have already been delivered.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.

“Powering the Information Age” is the company´s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people´s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.

The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of notebooks, PDAs, workstations and PCs to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers in Europe for home users.

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