National Computer Systems (NCS) was awarded the software development of the COP II MDT project by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in January 1996. The COP II MDT complements the existing COP system (Computerised Operations Room for Police) to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the SPF.
In designing the COP II application, the latest information technologies were employed. These included Object Oriented methodology, 3-tier client-server architecture, windows programmeming, and wireless communications over wide area network. The development of the system was done using C and C++ programmeming languages. The seamless integration of the above technologies that also interfaces with the existing COP mainframe host computer is crucial to the timely development and delivery of the system.
"NCS is proud to add value to this project to enhance the Police operations and public safety. It is a first in the arena of mobile computing for the Singapore Civil Service using Wireless Data Communications," said Mr Lee Kwok Cheong, managing director of NCS.
NCS is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Computer Board. It is born out of the biggest computerisation project in Singapore - the Civil Service Computerisation Programme (CSCP). As the main provider of IT services to the CSCP for the past 15 years, NCS has built up experience and skills unmatched by any other IT company in Singapore. NCS has a pool of over 1000 IT professionals with solid wide-ranging IT and management expertise - from LAN implementation to nation-wide infrastructure. The projects touch every section of the community and many of the systems developed have earned international recognition and awards. The World Wide Web address is http://www.ncs.com.sg.