California Highway Patrol Nabs Gateway’s Convertible Notebooks Gateway
Selected for Its Unmatched Customer Service and Willingness to Meet the Organization’s Unique Challenges
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gateway, the nation’s third largest PC company, was selected by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to bring convertible notebook technology to one of the nation’s most renowned law enforcement agencies. The $1.7 million deal for Gateway’s convertible notebooks was secured based on the company’s responsiveness and sales service to the organization.
The deal with the CHP marks one of many that Gateway has secured since winning approval as a select vendor of the California Strategic Sourcing Initiative (CSSI). The initiative allows state agencies to consolidate their purchasing power and create common computing environments for increased buying power. Gateway was chosen to provide technology across three major categories — desktops, notebooks and is the only vendor chosen to provide displays as a stand-alone purchase to statewide and affiliated organizations.
“The California Highway Patrol realizes the importance of working with an organization that is willing to meet its unique needs,” said Vin Riera, vice president of government sales, Gateway. “We are very excited that we were able to address the challenge head on, with not only product innovation, but with the standard way we do business.”
The CHP plans to place 1,088 Gateway convertible notebooks in patrol vehicles to assist officers in accessing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Common Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (CLETS) databases and to efficiently communicate with dispatch centers alleviating large amounts of radio traffic. The notebooks also allow officers to prepare and submit all of the necessary reports required during their work shift. The device’s form factor enables the CHP to take advantage of the vehicle’s existing notebook brackets for cost-effective and faster installation. Additionally, Gateway will provide the CHP with an extended 4-year warranty(1) on the systems.