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Mobile technology helps police issue tickets more quickly

Several departments have been upgrading their systems so that e-citations can be issued for traffic violations.

Issuing the traditional type of traffic ticket can take a tremendous amount of time, but with the use of mobile technology, several police departments have been making it possible to speed up the process by quite a bit.

The idea will help to save time for the officers and will make the process at least a sliver less painful for drivers.

According to the clerk of the Circuit Court for DuPage County in Illinois, Chris Kachiroubas, the average amount of time that is required for a police officer to pull over an offender, speak to him or her at the side of the road and then return to the cruiser in order to write the ticket is eighteen minutes. After that, the officer is required to send the ticket to the office of the clerk, where other employees must enter it into the system. A court date must be issued and a notice must be mailed to the offender. It takes a full 10 days before the offender will even learn what his or her court date will be. By that point, the date could be within two weeks. To speed up the process, many departments have looked to mobile technology.

Using mobile technology has made it possible to skip many of the manual processes involved in issuing tickets.

Mobile Technology - PoliceBy using mobile devices as a part of the traffic enforcement process, it becomes possible to issue e-citations. That has reduced the average amount of time required to create the ticket from having been 18 minutes to a much smaller 6 minutes, said Kachiroubas.

The new system allows a police officer to use a handheld mobile device or laptop in order to scan the driver’s license of the person who has been pulled over. The information on the license automatically populates the digital ticket so that it does not need to be entered manually. The officer can then select the offence(s) and that information is automatically entered into the system of the police department and the country. A court date is automatically generated.

The mobile technology device of the police officer is connected to a special printer located within the cruiser so that the ticket can be printed out, including the court date for the offender.

Vodafone WiFi calling to launch throughout the United Kingdom

Customers with the mobile network will soon be able to make and receive calls without limitations or apps.

Across the United Kingdom, customers with Vodafone will soon be able to take advantage of WiFi calling that will be available without needing to use any special apps, and without any restrictions on who they will be able to call.

The telecom is rolling out this service nationwide to reduce problems associated with cell signals.

Vodafone has stated that by making WiFi calling available to its customers, then they will not be limited by places that their cellular signals can’t reach. This way, customers will be able to place and receive calls from well inside buildings, from rural areas, and even while taking the London Underground. Any place with a WiFi connection will open up the ability for these device users to be able to use the service. This service is rolling out across the country over the span of the next few weeks.

The WiFi calling will be available to Vodafone customers at no additional charge and without plan changes.

WiFi CallingThe service will be available by way of a range of different leading smartphones and mobile technology devices. According to Vodafone UK consumer director Cindy Rose, “Our wi-fi calling service allows customers to talk to loved ones, friends and colleagues for longer and in many more places.” She also stated that it is simple for customers to use and it won’t cost them any more money on their plans. “It works wherever a customer is connected to wi-fi, in a café, at home or the office, and automatically connects just like a normal call when a mobile signal is weak or non-existent.”

This WiFi calling feature is only a part of a broader spectrum of efforts that Vodafone has been making to enhance its voice network. This has also included the nationwide launch of HD Voice Technology, as well as the rollout of 4G+, as well as the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal program. The goal of that last program is to ensure that even remote communities will be able to enjoy coverage for their mobile devices.