Datamaxx Celebrates 25 Years Serving those Who Protect & Serve

In 1991, Jonathan Waters and I shared a passion to build a company to improve mission critical communications and to encourage information sharing for those on the front lines protecting our communities. Our vision soon became a reality and our successes multiplied. From our beginning, innovation has been the hallmark of who we are and what we do. Datamaxx became the first company to transmit images between state law enforcement agencies. In 1999, Datamaxx deployed the first wireless handheld application to the New York City Police Department. Then in 2003, Datamaxx became the first Strategic Partner of Nlets and launched the first Nlets-audited, FBI CJIS Compliant private secure cloud. Once again, in 2014, Datamaxx enhanced our product line to encompass solutions for “designated” critical infrastructures, eighty-five percent of which are owned by the private sector. These are just a few Datamaxx “firsts” and only the beginning of what is yet to come!

Our passion continues to burn brightly and is shared across the entire Datamaxx organization. We always want to bring to our customers ideas and solutions that no one else does. We want the opportunity to work with our customers to positively impact our world. As we look to the future, where security is of paramount concern, Datamaxx aims to bridge the gap between the public and private sector. We will develop new ways to help our law enforcement partners harness the power of timely and effective information sharing to protect our nation’s critical infrastructures and key resources. Recently, I was elected to Chair the Board of Directors of the IJIS Institute; IJIS facilitates collaboration between private companies and government agencies. Keeping our communities safe is more challenging every day and developing trust and cooperation in public/private partnerships is crucial to ensuring the continued safety of our homeland and its citizens.

Of course, Datamaxx success would not have been realized without the amazing support of our customers and the relationships we have nurtured over the years. On behalf of Datamaxx, please accept our sincere “thank you” for the privilege of working with you and for you. We remain committed to the law enforcement and criminal justice market, and as we embark upon our next twenty-five (25) years, we will continue to innovate and evolve to the changing needs of our customers. We are dedicated to helping law enforcement and critical infrastructure private sector entities partner together to build a vital and secure information environment to make our nation safer.

“Thank You So Much” for the privilege to serve you!

All the Best,

Kay Stephenson

Datamaxx Anniversary

Datamaxx Receives Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

Leading mission-critical data access provider recognized during Florida Cabinet meeting

Governor's Business Ambassador Award

Pictured (left to right) are: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Kay Stephenson, Jonathan Waters, Steven Fiske with UniKey, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized Datamaxx Group, Inc. (Datamaxx) with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award at the Florida Cabinet meeting Sept. 29, 2015. Datamaxx was one of two businesses to receive the award during a special ceremony. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited to recognize two successful Florida businesses today for their hard work to create opportunities for families. We will keep working to grow a business friendly environment in Florida so companies like UniKey and Datamaxx can continue to succeed and create jobs for our families.”

Datamaxx, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is one of the largest providers of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence, and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and security industries. With more than 750,000 end users worldwide, Datamaxx provides technology solutions to more than 70 percent of the criminal justice information market with such distinguished customers as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York City Police Department, and the U.S. Department of State.

Kay Stephenson, CEO and cofounder of Datamaxx, said, “For more than 20 years, the Datamaxx team has worked hard to provide our customers with dependable technology solutions while creating new opportunities for local families. Maintaining our headquarters in Florida has been a key part of our success, and we are grateful to Governor Scott for recognizing our team today.”

Jonathan Waters, CTO, and cofounder of Datamaxx, said, “I am excited to be here today to accept the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. On behalf of everyone at Datamaxx, I would like to thank Governor Scott for recognizing our hard work and for his commitment to making Florida a great place to do business, and allow us to provide systems to protect the citizens of Florida and its many visitors.”

Datamaxx formulated industry-first strategic partnerships, including the first company to become a Strategic Partner Organization of Nlets (The International Justice & Public Safety Network). Datamaxx has the unique ability to utilize the Nlets network infrastructure to provide secure critical information access to every local, state, and federal law enforcement, justice and public safety agency. The Datamaxx Secure Cloud™ boasts a number of local, state and federal customers. It became the first CJIS-compliant private cloud in 2003, and is now used nationally by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and supports a world-wide deployment for the U.S. Department of State, providing every U.S. Embassy access to CJIS data.

In addition to the recent Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Award, Datamaxx achievements have been recognized through awards such as the Florida Governor’s Business Leadership Award, New York City Wireless Project of the Year Awards, IACP Excellence in Technology Award, and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award  – just to name a few. In addition, Datamaxx has been named one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in the state of Florida every year since 2007.

More information on the Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Award can be found at Governor’s website.

For more information on Datamaxx, email marketing@datamaxx.com  or call 800.999.2746.

Datamaxx Again Recognized as Top Women-Led Business in Florida

Tallahassee, FL – (April 24, 2015) The Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx), led by CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson, was named one of Florida’s 2015 Top Women-Led Businesses by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a distinction earned for nine consecutive years. The rankings are based on an annual survey distributed to roughly 5,000 businesses in Florida and analysis of survey responses by Kaufman Rossin, a South Florida accounting firm. Datamaxx ranked 27th and was the only Northwest Florida-based company included on the list.

The Commonwealth Institute in South Florida is a non-profit organization that helps women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and corporate executives build successful businesses through peer mentoring programs. In addition to looking at the characteristics of women leaders and their businesses and determining the Top 50 Women-Led Businesses, the survey found that 85% of women leading Florida businesses project moderate or substantial growth in their firms’ revenue and 60% expect to increase staff members.

“I’m honored that Datamaxx was recognized as a top women-led business again by The Commonwealth Institute and proud to represent Northwest Florida on the list,” commented Kay Stephenson. “Hopefully, our recognition will lead to increased awareness of the excellent business climate of Northwest Florida.”

To view the entire list and complete survey results, visit commonwealthinstitute.org.  For more information on Datamaxx, visit Datamaxx.com.

Datamaxx CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson

Datamaxx CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson

Washington State Patrol Deploys State-of-the-Art Datamaxx Message Switch to Share Criminal Justice Information

As 2014 begins to come to a close, we at Datamaxx are pleased to tell you about one of our proudest accomplishments from this exciting year. Washington State Patrol (WSP), the Control Terminal Agency for the State of Washington, recently completed the replacement of its message switch, A Central Computerized Enforcement Service System (ACCESS), along with a statewide deployment of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) workstations and an archive system.  WSP chose the Datamaxx Omnixx Enterprise Platform with Omnixx Message Broker to replace its outdated, proprietary Level II switch.

The goal of the new ACCESS system was to provide flexible, reliable, and accurate message switching and information access within and among law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Washington State and across the United States. And, we are excited to report the new message switch from Datamaxx is averaging 1.25 million transactions per day and nearly 40 million per month. In addition, the new ACCESS system interfaces with an impressive six data sources, including NCIC (National Crime Information Center) and Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), and has maintained a 98% uptime. While supporting six years of online data plus the current year, the system services 123 regional and 1,607 non-regional agencies.

WSP Message Switch Statistics

The new Omnixx Message Broker system is processing one of the highest CJIS message volumes in the country.

This project was an extraordinary undertaking and we are very proud of the results, which were due to the hard work of and partnerships between Datamaxx team members and WSP leaders. With such a high number of users, regionals, and message transactions, deploying this type of solution presented a number of challenges. In spite of these obstacles, the Omnixx Enterprise Platform deployment was a seamless migration for the nearly 25,000 users who access the system both directly and via their own agency’s systems, such as a Computer Aided Dispatch.

For more information on Omnixx Message Broker, Omnixx Enterprise, and any other of our state-of-the-art CJIS information sharing technologies, please visit www.datamaxx.com.

Washington State Patrol Chief's Coin

As a token of its appreciation for the efforts of Datamaxx in implementing the WSP new message switch, Chief John R. Batiste presented Datamaxx with a Washington State Patrol “Chief’s Coin.”

DMX Members Portal

Datamaxx is widely known in our industry for our premier customer support, and we are pleased to bring our customers yet another tool to get the most out of their Datamaxx solutions: the DMX Members Portal. The DMX Members Portal, reserved for Datamaxx customers only, gives customers access to timely news and information important to them. Members are able to view “members-only” content such as frequently asked questions and technical bulletins. In addition, members can take advantage of our popular Take-30 Sessions – FREE web-based trainings on Datamaxx products. We encourage customers to register today for a DMX Members Portal account.

Datamaxx Customers Portal

Join Today – DMX Members Portal

We at Datamaxx are always looking for new ways to improve our customer experience. If you have any suggestions as to how we can better serve you, our customers, through the DMX Members Portal, feel free to email marketing@datamaxx.com.

IJIS Institute Mid-Year Briefing

We at Datamaxx invite you to join us at the IJIS Institute Mid-Year Briefing August 6-8, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. IJIS events are rare opportunities for government and private sector technology professionals to come together to share ideas, discuss trends, and establish effective solutions in the ever-changing world of information sharing technology.  For more information and to register, visit the IJIS Institute Mid-Year Brief event site.

IJIS events not only provide excellent training and networking opportunities, but attendees are able to hear and learn from other industry experts sharing their success stories.  If you are interested in learning more about the IJIS Institute and the types of information sessions held during briefings and events, visit the IJIS Institute YouTube channel, where you can find videos from the National Symposium this past January, such as the one below. We hope to see you this August in New Orleans!

-Your Friends at Datamaxx Group

 

 

Kay Stephenson on the IJIS Institute

Kay Stephenson, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Datamaxx Group, Inc., was recently elected by members of the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute to the Board of Directors. Learn more about the IJIS Institute and why Datamaxx chose to be involved:

Happy 2014!

On January 1, 2014, I received a very encouraging email from one of the Datamaxx team members. Since that day, I have pondered that message and have become more encouraged as time passed. The message was this: “Believe the miracles and wonders that happened in days of old will be manifested before our eyes at Datamaxx and in our personal lives.” Those uplifting words continue to inspire me, and I felt compelled to share them with you.

As we embark upon this New Year, let us all “Believe the Best is Yet to Come” in our personal lives and at our places of work, where we spend so much of our time.

A person I admire, Dr. Benjamin Carson said “You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can. Prepare, Pray and Achieve – to Make it Happen!” That is how we work at Datamaxx, and then “we make it happen” behind the scenes developing innovative products, launching new services, working together with a passion that what we do every day has a purpose and makes a difference in people’s lives.

Let us encourage each other throughout 2014 and beyond. Let us dig deep into our dreams, deep into ourselves and encourage each other. Dream big, believe anything is possible so that as we work together we will “Make it Happen!”

Happy New Year!

P. S. BCS Game Tonight – Make it Happen — Go Noles!

All the Best,

Kay Stephenson

 

Happy Holidays!

We at Datamaxx Group want to wish all our customers, partners and friends a very happy holiday. As we reflect back on 2013, we remember how grateful we are to share our mission with each of you. Datamaxx Group has many exciting ventures in store for 2014 we can’t wait to introduce to all of you. May the rest of 2013 be filled with fun, family and blessings, and may 2014 bring you health, prosperity and happiness.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Datamaxx Group

Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Datamaxx Group

Datamaxx Thanks Our Customers

As we approach another Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on all for which we are thankful, we at Datamaxx Group would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers. We are grateful to serve such dedicated individuals, who risk their lives on a daily basis to “protect and serve.”

Happy Thanksgiving

Although many of our customers may not be on the front lines of protecting our nation, they are the innovators behind the scenes working to ensure the technology of mission-critical information sharing keeps both officers and citizens safer and better equipped to handle crisis situations.

As citizens of this great country, we are blessed to be able to rest our heads each night knowing we are protected by the finest public safety, criminal justice and homeland security professionals in the world. We truly feel honored to have worked alongside these brave men and women for the past 22 years and look forward to continuing our mission of empowering them through unique, cutting-edge technology solutions.