Radio System Upgrade
In 2003, the Lafayette Police Department participated in a radio upgrade program as a part of a larger project administered by Tippecanoe County E-911. The upgrade accomplished several goals, and required retiring a large number of portable radios that had been used by officers for over 15 years. The project began with a complete overhaul of the hardware at the radio system's tower site. This included the addition of a 2nd broadcast tower on the Purdue University Campus.
Computer Systems Upgrade
Stage 2 of the project was the complete replacement of the computer systems at each agency's dispatch center. The Lafayette Police Department (LPD) Communications center received a total upgrade. By reconfiguring our space we were able to increase the number of workstations while improving the workflow in the available space. State of the art ergonomically friendly workstations were installed. XYBIX Communication Consoles were designed for the computerized dispatching environment. Each component addresses the need for organized cabling, multiple monitors, rack-mount equipment, and efficient space planning that meets the Communication Center's workflow. XYBIX was able to customize a solution to exactly meet the needs of our department.
Each XYBIX workstation is adjustable to fit the needs and preferences of each individual operator. They may be easily adjusted to any height, whether the operator is seated or standing and each workstation has separately adjustable heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting controls. Both the view screen and the desktop height are adjustable. City Hall and Riehle Plaza security monitoring systems were also upgraded.