Lectronix and Rockwell Collins Awarded CHP $120 Million CPVE Contract
April 13, 2009, Lansing MI – Lectronix, Inc. has teamed with Iowa-based Rockwell Collins, Inc. to equip California Highway Patrol (CHP) patrol vehicles with advanced electronic systems conforming to CHP’s Consolidated Patrol Vehicle Environment (CPVE) specification. The award is valued at more than $120 million over the life of the contract with Lectronix’ portion valued at $30 million.
The initial order is to deliver 2,663 of the highly ruggedized systems for CHP to deploy in approximately 50% of their patrol vehicles by July 1, 2010. It is anticipated that the entire fleet of more than 4,500 vehicles will be equipped with these systems over a three year period.
The CPVE system automates the patrol officer’s environment through the use of a 13” touch screen display, speech recognition and an innovative hand controller based on combat helicopter technology to safely control radio communications, police vehicle equipment and data exchanges. The system includes an innovative Vehicle Repeater System (VRS) that manages the ability of the patrol officer or supervisor to directly communicate with a wide range of first responders at an emergency or crime scene.
Lectronix is responsible for the design and manufacture of the core components of CPVE utilizing the Lectronix P7000 public safety vehicle system architecture while Rockwell Collins, as the prime contractor, is responsible for system integration and program management.
“We are pleased to work with an industry leader like Rockwell Collins to manufacture a world-class electronics and communications system for CHP vehicles,” said Allan Dale, CEO of Lectronix. “Together, our unmatched technical expertise will deliver a high performance product that enhances public safety and meets the security demands of CHP officers who need the power of information at their fingertips. We believe that this patrol vehicle management system will rapidly become the basis for similar systems for all public safety vehicles.”