CSG ERC Goes Hi-Tech With Bell Atlantic Mobile

CSG ERC Goes Hi-Tech With Bell Atlantic Mobile

- Highlights Include Cyber-Station, Demos of Wireless Access to National Crime Databases -

August 8, 1998


Pam Boyd, 609-727-1200 x257

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Bell Atlantic Mobile is joining forces with the
Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG ERC)
by offering a sampling of popular hi-tech
wireless communications solutions to conference attendees.

At the conference's "Cyber-Station" -- a display of laptop computers
equipped with wireless modems and Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge®
Internet Access Service - attendees can stay in touch with their business
associates by sending and receiving e-mail messages and even "surfing" the
net. AirBridge also provides wireless access to corporate Intranets.

To keep communication flowing, Bell Atlantic Mobile also is loaning
digital phones for use by some of the conference's distinguished guests.
The company's DigitalChoicesm service provides increased voice clarity,
inherent voice privacy and longer battery life. For extra convenience, the
digital phones are pre-programmed to allow one-touch dialing for three key
conference numbers.

To show how wireless technology is helping the Delaware State Police
catch criminals, recover stolen cars and make more traffic arrests, State
Trooper Craig Lewis will be on-hand to demonstrate Bell Atlantic Mobile's
AirBridge service.

Using a vehicle-mounted or portable Mobile Data Terminal (MDT), the
state police can run license plate checks and query local, state and federal
criminal databases from the safety of their patrol car. They can even learn
key information about a suspect - in as little as 5-10 seconds - before they
set foot outside their patrol cars. The demonstration will show how the
state police:

  • Run license and registration checks on a suspicious car
  • Conduct car-to-car messaging
  • Input accident reports
  • Integrate computer aided dispatch (CAD) with their MDT system
  • Utilize automatic vehicle location/global positioning system

The 20-minute demonstrations are scheduled for: Monday, August 10 at 11
a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and Tuesday, August 11 at 10 a.m. and noon.

Several state agencies throughout Delaware are also taking advantage of
Bell Atlantic Mobile's wireless technology to help enhance communications
and safety for its residents:

  • The Department of Services for Children, Youth & their Families
    (DSCYF) is currently testing Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge service
    to provide instant access to the Family and Child Tracking System
    (FACTS). FACTS links 600 workers from different DSCYF divisions
    to a single state-of-the-art database, allowing them to integrate one
    another's work into a central case plan. The result: less time spent on
    paperwork and more time on client service.

  • Rural Domestic Violence Unit of the Delaware State Police -
    investigators can access the DELJIS system to retrieve background
    information on a suspect.

  • Sussex Community Policing - Delaware State Police officers visit
    Sussex County municipalities and share the critical information they
    obtain through their Mobile Data Terminals with local police

Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the
East, covering 112,000 square miles, and the largest chain of retail outlets
devoted exclusively to wireless voice, data and paging. Based in
Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile has 5.7 million customers and 7,000
employees from Maine to Georgia and, through a separate subsidiary, in
the Southwest. Through its "Wireless at Work " community service
program, the company uses its technology to help individuals and
communities improve security and emergency communications. Bell
Atlantic Mobile's parent is one of the world's largest wireless
communications companies, with domestic operations in 25 states and
international investments in Mexico, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more
information on Bell Atlantic Mobile visit: www.bam.com; on global
operations visit: www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide.