I know OKCPD has cruisers with laptops in them and they communicate to some database. I have a curious mind in this area. Anyone ever decode those or are they the 'E' word?
I assume that would have to be heavily encrypted wouldn't it, to adhere to NCIC and other regulations?Many use dedicated data channels/systems. Ohio's statewide system (MARCS) has dedicated data. It has nothing to do with any cell system. I'd guess tha many larger systems are the same, cheaper to run your own than pay cell service.
Not certain but I believe agencies can use MARC's data or voice and do not need both.