ROK signs Contract with AT&T for the Deployment of Homeland Security Service

Tue 9th Aug 2011

ROK Americas, the US subsidiary of ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology development company, has today announced it has achieved AT&T’s coveted ‘Certified Solution Provider’ status.

AT&T receives many thousands of requests from software vendors who wish to become a Certified Solutions Provider, from which only a very small number are able to meet the exacting standards set by AT&T.  These standards include the uniqueness of the application or service, its relevance to AT&T’s enterprise customers, the viability of the business model and the strength of the company behind the service.

The ROK Homeland Security (RHS) service will now be marketed by AT&T Mobile Applications Consultants (MAC’s) to relevant law enforcement and Governmental agencies across America.   

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK said “Being a Certified Solutions Provider with AT&T isa fantastic achievement as it means we now have access to numerous AT&T accounts in the law enforcement and Government sector immediately, right across the United States”

ROK Homeland Security is a mobile phone-based service which provides real-time, secure technologies to assist law enforcement officers in the gathering and management of information in a variety of formats including encrypted data based communications and improved spatial awareness capabilities.  RHS has been specifically designed for use in counter-terrorism operations, criminal investigations, counter-narcotic operations, physical security, evidence-gathering and field communications.  

ROK Homeland Security is now positioned for explosive growth in the coming months as we are now able to use existing AT&T contracts with Government agencies to shortcut the bidding scheduling issues we would have normally faced, dramatically shortening our sales cycle.” Added Kendrick.

Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK  Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.

In addition to being co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products which achieves in-salon retail sales of approximately US $900m annually through more than 100,000 salons worldwide. John Paul is also  co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila  brand.

ROK has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving  mobile and web space, including high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be  streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi) as  well as mobile security technologies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies.

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