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  WSP chose the Datamaxx Omnixx Enterprise Platform with Omnixx Message Broker to replace its outdated, proprietary Level II switch.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.

Thank You Veterans

All of us at Datamaxx Group would like to take the opportunity to thank our veterans and their families. We truly appreciate the sacrifices you have made and continue to make. In addition to the number of veterans we have on the Datamaxx team, many of our customers and partners have served our country. Also, countless others are connected to a veteran through family or close friends. We are grateful to you all and hope you have a wonderful Veteran’s Day.

Veteran's Day Salute

A special salute to all veterans today! Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Happy 22nd Datamaxx!

Can you believe today marks 22 years since we opened our doors at Datamaxx? Where did the time go? We have come a long way since opening that tiny 600-square-foot office where Jonathan Waters and I closed our first contract with the State of Nebraska. As we enter our 23rd year, we are once again faced with new challenges and an ever-changing market.

Datamaxx New Building Groundbreaking

Jonathan Waters, Kay Stephenson and Steve Tims break ground at new headquarters in 2000

It is certainly no secret the market has changed and budgets are tight in the law enforcement, public safety and criminal justice markets. But, as we know, necessity is the mother of invention and our optimism springs eternal.  All of us at Datamaxx welcome these challenges as new opportunities to explore innovation and develop creative solutions for the customers we serve to keep our country safe. Now more than ever, professionals in the public sector are realizing the value of public-private partnerships to improve information-sharing and therefore strengthen the security of our nation and its citizens. The movement to cloud-based technology is an excellent example of such forward thinking. We at Datamaxx have a history of forging these types of public-private partnerships, which have lead to innovative technology solutions while reducing the resource burden on our government entities. Datamaxx formed industry-first strategic partnerships, including becoming the first Strategic Partner Organization of Nlets. The Datamaxx Secure Cloud™, with a pending patent, 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.

Though our industry is full of challenges, it is rewarding to know that all of us here at Datamaxx play a role in the protection of our homeland. I feel truly blessed to have been able to share these past 22 years with some of the most dedicated employees as well as customers who are true heroes, who risk their own lives on a daily basis to safeguard our country’s way of life. I look forward to many more years of milestones and innovation. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our grand adventure.

Let us all remember, the best is yet to come!

Kay Stephenson
President, CEO & Co-Founder
Datamaxx Group, Inc.

Kay Stephenson & Jonathan Waters

Datamaxx Co-Founders Kay Stephenson and Jonathan Waters

9/11 Flag

September 11, 2001 – We Remember

One of the Datamaxx team members sent out an inspiring message we’d like to share with you today.

Datamaxx Headquarters

Datamaxx Headquarters – 9/11/13

Many of you are familiar with this site. We see it, day in and day out. Just like the flag we so proudly fly out front, many of us take this site for granted. Why, you may ask? Well, human nature draws us toward peace and tranquility. Most of us yearn for coexistence with others. Sure, we have our differences. Always have, and always will, but to coexist in peace and harmony is our common goal. A common goal amongst nations, their people, their races, and their religions. Although the vastness of this planet that we call earth, abounds us, we are all very similar creatures.

This scene, here on this morning, represents that peace and tranquility, with one exception. You may notice our flag is flying at half staff. This, in remembrance of the lives lost, the families torn, and the change in the way our nation sees itself, and other nations. To this accord, the terrorists have been successful, but they certainly have not won the battle. You see, our great nation was founded on sound principles. Principles that we are not willing to compromise or forfeit. As it has for over 200 years, our nation will survive, and with each new challenge, will come back even stronger than before. And when our friends and neighbors need help, we will be there for them. That, my friend, is what this country stands for.

As you make it through this day, please take time to reflect, and to remember the lives that were lost on this day, twelve years ago. Remember the people, for that is what really matters.

9/11 Flag

Flag of Honor featuring the names of all those who perished on 9/11

Steven M. Musgrove
Director of Information Technology and Purchasing
Datamaxx Group, Inc.