Today we pause in remembrance of the events of September 11. Our prayers continue to go out to the families of those lost during this tragedy. We pray for our great country that is still the land of the free and the home of the brave. One country, under God, with liberty and justice for all. Today, even during these unprecedented times, let us never forget!
Dear Datamaxx Customers and Partners,
As information continues to flow on the impact COVID-19 is having across the globe, Datamaxx wanted to share what we are doing to continue to serve and support our clients, while at the same time, protecting our employees.
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, a majority of Datamaxx employees began working remotely, with the exception of a few of our dedicated team members who must operate within headquarters due to their job function. Even then, we have insured that through staggering work schedules, work space orientation, constant disinfecting of the overall facility, we are insuring the health and well-being of these team members. We have also limited, postponed and/or suspended travel.
We have employed the use of various technology and conferencing solutions to ensure our employees stay connected to their teams and maximize the effectiveness of working remotely. As an essential provider to our customers, we are committed to continue to be there to help you throughout this time
Helping our customers, partners, and communities is core to who we are. Yet we find ourselves dealing with an unprecedented situation. While we find ourselves in a time such as this, we wanted to assure you that we have policies and procedures in place to continue to provide world-class customer support. Our secure cloud customers have experienced no downtime. All Datamaxx teams are managing contingencies on a daily and even hourly basis. We are confident that we will do everything possible for you to remain productive.
While these times are difficult, I continue to be inspired as I see our world, nation and local communities coming together to support one another and ultimately conquer this pandemic. The Datamaxx Team is part of your community and we continue to be dedicated to supporting you through this time.
Please stay safe and know that you can count on Datamaxx!
All the Best,
President & CEO
Tallahassee, FL. (August 2019) – Datamaxx Applied Technologies, Inc. (Datamaxx) is pleased to announce that the REDTAIL Security & Screening program has won a 2019 Campus Safety BEST Award from Campus Safety Magazine. This is the second year in a row that REDTAIL Security & Screening Program has been honored with this award. Recognizing superlative security, law enforcement, emergency management and safety solutions for K-12 institutions, universities and healthcare organizations, awarded products were judged based upon innovation, functionality, and benefits to the installer, by independent voting, by a panel of judges along with Campus Safety editors.
“From our founding, the Datamaxx vision has always been to develop innovative technology solutions to protect and serve our communities. There are always new challenges to confront. The REDTAIL Program addresses many of the challenges in protecting access to critical infrastructures. The results have been amazing and it is truly gratifying for our new REDTAIL Program to again receive the prestigious 2019 Campus Safety BEST Award commented Co-Founder, President and CEO, Kay Stephenson.”
The REDTAIL Security & Screening program was a concept conceived in the wake of the numerous tragic events that have occurred throughout the United States including 9/11 and the Sandy Hook school shooting. REDTAIL is being deployed across numerous college campuses as well as other venues. Following these tragic events, Datamaxx expanded their vision and built partnerships between the public and private sector to protect critical infrastructures and key resources as articulated in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).
To see the complete list of 2019 BEST award winners, please click here. For more information about Datamaxx, please contact Stephani Miller at Stephani.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tallahassee, FL. (October 2018) – Datamaxx Applied Technologies, Inc. (Datamaxx) is pleased to announce that the REDTAIL Security & Screening program has won a 2018 Campus Safety BEST Award from Campus Safety Magazine. Recognizing superlative security, law enforcement, emergency management and safety solutions for K-12 institutions, universities and healthcare organizations, awarded products were judged based upon innovation, functionality, and benefits to the installer, by independent voting, by a panel of judges along with Campus Safety editors.
“From our founding, the Datamaxx vision has always been to develop innovative technology solutions to protect and serve our communities. There are always new challenges to confront. The REDTAIL Program addresses many of the challenges in protecting access to critical infrastructures. The results have been amazing and it is truly gratifying for our new REDTAIL Program to receive the prestigious 2018 Campus Safety BEST Award commented Co-Founder, President and CEO, Kay Stephenson.”
The REDTAIL Security & Screening program was a concept conceived in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and will soon be deployed across numerous college campuses as well as other venues. Following the attack, Datamaxx expanded their vision and built partnerships between the public and private sector to protect critical infrastructures and key resources as articulated in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).
To see the complete list of 2018 BEST award winners, please click here. For more information about Datamaxx, please contact Stephani Miller at email@example.com.
To Our Valued Customers and All Those Who Protect & Serve
Today is seventeen years since the tragedy of 9/11, now known as Patriot Day. Many of you remember, as I do, where you were, what you were doing and the horror reported across television screens. That day is a constant reminder we must remain vigilant to secure the safety of our communities…and to never forget!
9/11 and more recent tragedies, make the mission of Datamaxx even more important. Doing our part to make this country safer is our passion and the driving force behind what we do and why we come to work every day. Our work can be challenging, while at the same time so very rewarding when we experience the results of what we have accomplished to support those who risk their lives at work every day. Our motto remains stronger than ever as we never, never, never give up!
Today and everyday let us come together to celebrate and honor the commitment and dedication of those who “protect & serve”.
These men and women deserve nothing less–God Bless!
Kay Stephenson – Datamaxx CEO
Datamaxx is excited to announce it recently attained national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Development Council of Florida, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“Datamaxx is pleased to receive the WBENC certification and assist our customers, both present and future, in meeting their diversity initiatives,” commented Datamaxx CEO Kay Stephenson.
WBENC is an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Development Council of Florida is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
To be eligible to compete for WOSB set-asides or receive sole source awards, organizations must either be certified by an SBA-approved Third-Party Certifier such as the WBENC or self-certify in accordance with current SBA regulations. However, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 eliminated the self-certification process for the WOSB program. More information on the SBA process can be found at www.sba.gov.
About the WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for thousands of US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. More information at www.wbenc.org.
Datamaxx, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is the premier provider of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence, and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and security industries. Datamaxx is a privately-held, woman-owned enterprise serving over 70 percent of the law enforcement communications market with more than 750,000 end users in North America, Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Datamaxx customers consist of private security companies as well as local, state, and federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, City of Miami Police Department, U. S. Department of State, and U. S. Office of Personnel Management. To learn more about Datamaxx Group, Inc., visit www.datamaxx.com.
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,
Leading mission-critical data access provider recognized during Florida Cabinet meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.999.2746.
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.”