Printrak Corporate Acquisitions Aimed at 'One-Stop Shopping' for Law Enforcement

Printrak International Inc. Anaheim, Calif., last week announced the partial acquisition of SCC Communications Corp., maker of a computer dispatching solution for the law enforcement market. Along with a previous corporate purchase, the deal is designed to extend the company's reach and create a one-stop source of law enforcement solutions in the state and local government market, Printrak said.

The cash purchase of a Boulder, Colo.-based business unit of SCC will add to Printrak's law enforcement technology offerings a product called Open Query, which is a computer-aided dispatch tool with data warehousing capability and connectivity to state and federal law enforcement databases.

The SCC buy is the second such purchase this year designed to propel Printrak's state and local law enforcement sales. The company earlier this year bought TFP Inc., a Greenville, S.C., firm specializing in computer-based mugshots and jail management.

"Our hope and expectation for these acquisitions is to enhance our ability to provide enterprise solutions to state and local law enforcement agencies," said Mike Lyons, director of market research and planning. "The management of an incident or management of a case uses and extends itself through a wide range of technologies available out there," Lyons continued. "Having to use different technologies and a variety of vendors represents challenges for law enforcement agencies. We hope to provide a one-stop shopping solution."

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