...Frank Minice, NLETS
..."The people who are creating the policy are the same ones who are implementing it in their own environments," said operations director Frank Minice.
Along the way, the NLETS
..."The end result is that even though data is coming from another state, it looks like what the officer at the endpoint is used to," said NLETS operations director Frank Minice.
"We have 100-and-some links, and we're reaching out to 500,000 end devices," Minice
is, as it has been for decades, housed in Phoenix at the Arizona Highway Patrol headquarters, which was one of two organizations that offered to host the system in the 1960s.
"Historically, we have used proprietary protocols in NLETS
said.At one point it was a bisynchronous protocol that provided half-duplex communications over point-to-point lines leased from AT&T Corp. Minice
said the proprietary network was extremely reliable because it required that each bit be acknowledged before the next was sent.But this added to network overhead and slowed the system.Also, it handled only text."We knew we needed to move forward. ... In our last mainframe upgrade that we did in 1996, we incorporated a proprietary TCP/IP and started moving our users to IP," Minice