IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0: An integrated solution for public safety

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-470
December 11, 2012


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number


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With its support for many globally recognized policing models, IBM® i2® Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0 can help most law enforcement organizations to operate at a heightened state of understanding by providing intelligence analysis, investigative lead generation, and command-level information.

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0 can help you:



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Overview
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IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0 is a comprehensive law enforcement solution supporting organizations in the mission of crime reduction and improved public safety. It delivers knowledge tools optimized for investigations, intelligence analysis, agency collaboration, tactical lead generation, geographic information system integration, and communications integration.

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement integrates core components from the IBM portfolio of operations, intelligence analysis, and policing products into a collaborative solution with an enhanced user experience. The offering enhances existing investment in these products, providing a unified system to support the work of predicting, preventing, and helping defeat the world's most sophisticated criminal and terrorist threats.

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement, when coupled with the various data inputs that law enforcement users have gathered, can help put policing staff in command of the facts, assisting them with intelligence-developed information obtained from all departments to create an evidence-based resource strategy that can assist in:

Its modular design allows IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement to integrate with many parts of an organization's information structure, while its solution approach provides the flexibility to roll out functionality based on the most prevailing business needs first for a faster return on investment.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement runs on the various hardware and software platforms supported by its included products.



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Planned availability date
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Description
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IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0 is a holistic system for law enforcement to assist in delivering:

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement is made up of the following:

For details about these products and components, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement assists law enforcement in reducing crime by providing knowledge tools that drive evidence-based decision making by delivering concise understanding from a mass of unrelated, complex data gathered by law enforcement personnel.

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement is part of IBM Solutions for Smarter Cities® . It can work effectively with a range of IBM Smarter Cities solutions to expand coverage to include:



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Reference information
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For additional information about IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis, refer to Software Announcement 212-441, dated November 20, 2012 .

For additional information about IBM Intelligent Operations Center, refer to Software Announcement 212-250, dated July 03, 2012 .



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Program
number      VRM      Program name

5725-H93    1.0.0    IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement


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Education support
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The IBM Software Training team offers a portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement to help achieve the maximum benefit. Education is a key component to ensuring software success.

The IBM curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost saving training options. The IBM Software Training team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information.

Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. IBM draws from a deep pool of technical experience in the development of our courses and passes that knowledge on to our students.

IBM Software Training provides training for the entire IBM software portfolio that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced offerings. Hands-on labs let you work with fully functional versions of the software to round out your training experience. Several training options are available, including instructor-led classroom offerings, customized courses, and virtual (online) training that lets you train from your office.

Courses for IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement comprise of modules from the IBM i2 course portfolio appropriate to your IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement configuration. Contact your IBM representative for details.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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Product information is included with the product in the form of HTML files. These contain an introduction, a description of the capabilities of IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement, and pointers to the InfoCenters for the included products.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements can be found in the announcements for the included products as listed in the Reference information section.

Software requirements

Software requirements can be found in the announcements for the included products as listed in the Reference information section.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Planning information

For the IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring component, a IBM i2 Software Services engagement is required after purchase to enable and optimize the capability for your site deployment. Contact your IBM representative for details.

Installability

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

The products in this announcement will be available in both ESD and packaged formats. Physical media is delivered on CDs or DVDs.

Media packs

                                             Part      Product
Description                                  number    identifier
 
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement V1.0      BF06LEN   5725-H93
    (Standard and Premium) English Media
    Pack
 
IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring     BF06MEN   5725-H93
    English Media Pack 

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement employs the security and auditability features of the products it includes as listed in the Reference information section. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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Charge metric
 
Program name                                Charge metric
 
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement          Authorized User
    Premium
 
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement          User Value Unit
    Standard                                (counting unit is
                                             Authorized User)
 
IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring    User Value Unit
                                            (counting unit is
                                             Authorized User)

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

User Value Unit (UVU)

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Passport Advantage

                                                     Part
Program name and description                         number
 
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Premium           D0WLSLL
    Authorized User License with Software Service
    and Support 12 Months
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Premium           E0G0FLL
    Authorized User Annual Software Service
    and Support Renewal
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Premium           D0WLTLL
    Authorized User License Software Service
    and Support Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Standard          D0WLVLL
    User Value Unit License with Software Service
    and Support 12 Months
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Standard          E0G0GLL
    User Value Unit Annual Software Service
    and Support Renewal
IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Standard          D0WLWLL
    User Value Unit License Software Service
    and Support Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring             D0WLZLL
    User Value Unit License with Software Service
    and Support 12 Months
IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring             E0G0HLL
    User Value Unit Annual Software Service
    and Support Renewal
IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring             D0WM0LL
    User Value Unit License Software Service
    and Support Reinstatement 12 Months 

Refer to the Packaging section for media pack part numbers.

User definitions

                                                        Supervised
                                                        Release and
Capability                           Premium  Standard  Monitoring
 
Tactical lead generation                X        X
Information Discovery                   X        X
Basic crime pattern analysis            X        X
Situational awareness                   X        X
Communication or transaction            X
   analysis
Threat discovery and criminal network   X
   analysis
Advanced crime pattern analysis         X
Social network analysis                 X
Intelligence management and             X
   dissemination
Report and KPI creation and publishing  X
Standard operating procedure creation   X
   and publishing
Information reports                     X        X
Crime reporting                         X        X
Data collection and storage             X        X
Alerting and notification               X        X
Collaborative enterprise environment    X        X
Compliance monitoring of supervised                          X
   offenders

Value Unit pricing

The pricing for IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Standard and IBM i2 Supervised Release and Monitoring is based on User Value Units (UVUs). The users counted for the purpose of UVU calculation is the total number of Authorized Users who are accessing the program. The UVU scaling table is a step-tiered model, meaning that each quantity tier must be multiplied by the scaling factor for that tier, and the UVU quantity for each tier added together to calculate the total UVU quantity. Any fractional UVU totals are rounded up to the next whole number. UVU quantities must be calculated separately for each chargeable component. Your IBM representative can provide additional assistance in understanding the scaling process.

The following is used to convert Authorized Users to User Value Units.

From 1 to 20 Users, 1.00 UVUs per User
From 21 to 50 Users, 20 UVUs plus 0.83 UVUs per User above 20
From 51 to 100 Users, 45 UVUs plus 0.80 UVUs per User above 50
From 101 to 250 Users, 85 UVUs plus 0.76 UVUs per User above 100
From 251 to 500 Users, 199 UVUs plus 0.60 UVUs per User above 250
From 501 to 1,000 Users, 349 UVUs plus 0.50 UVUs per User above 500
From 1,001 to 5,000 Users, 599 UVUs plus 0.47 UVUs per User above 1,000
From 5,001 to 10,000 Users, 2,479 UVUs plus 0.40 UVUs per User above 5,000
From 10,001 to 25,000 Users, 4,479 UVUs plus 0.36 UVUs per User above 10,000
For more than 25,000 Users, 9,879 UVUs plus 0.33 UVUs per User above 25,000

Passport Advantage trade up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

                                              Trade-up
                                              part
Precursor product      Trade-up product       number

IBM i2 Analyst's       IBM i2 Intelligent     D0WLULL
Notebook Premium       Law Enforcement
                       Premium Authorized
                       User from IBM i2
                       Analyst's Notebook
                       Premium Trade-up
                       License with
                       Software Service and
                       Support 12 Months
 
IBM i2 COPLINK         IBM i2 Intelligent     D0WLXLL
Standard               Law Enforcement
                       Standard User Value
                       Unit from IBM i2
                       COPLINK Standard
                       Trade-up License
                       with Software
                       Service and Support
                       12 Months 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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License Information form number
Product                                            License
identifier   Product name                          Information ID

5625-H93     IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement    L-MSER-8Z5L7G
             Premium
5625-H93     IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement    L-MSER-8Z6D9T
             Standard
5625-H93     IBM i2 Supervised Release and         L-MSER-922JDT
             Monitoring 

License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

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Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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