London and Los Angeles, 9th June 2011: ROK Americas, the US subsidiary of ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology development company, has today announced its ROK Homeland Security service, developed in-house by ROK, will begin trials with a major metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division in the North West United States on the 1st July.
This trial is in addition to the previously announced trials which have all been converted into commercial contracts awarded to ROK by US Law Enforcement Agencies.
ROK mobile security software provides real-time, simple and secure technologies to assist law enforcement agencies in the gathering and management of information in a variety of formats using cutting edge technology including encrypted data based communications, in particular with regards to counter-terrorism operations, criminal investigations, counter-narcotic operations, physical security, evidence-gathering and field communications.
Commenting on the latest trial to be undertaken by ROK, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Global said “We are delighted that our highly successful and cost-effective mobile security solution is continuing to deploy across the United States at a faster rate than we had anticipated through the trials we have engaged in which have a 100% successful conversion rate into commercial contracts and this is why we are revising our forecast revenues upwards for this financial year.”
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 achieve in-salon retail sales of approximately US $800m 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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