The BlackBerry PlayBook has slowly been seeking to establish its presents in just about every market, especially the enterprise market. Mobile Innovations, a company that specializes in integrating mobile solutions within law enforcement operations, has included the PlayBook in its list of mobile solutions.
The concept behind utilizing the PlayBook is actually really simple; let it do all the work. Here is how it works. The PlayBook can be placed on a mount in the center of the vehicle that also functions as a charger and a USB port replicator. The USB slots can then connect the existing in-car peripherals like the printer, dash mounted drivers license scanner, CAN bus, camera system, SSD in the trunk, and keyboard. the PlayBook is now the central control point for everything in the police cruiser from lights to booking information.
The PlayBook's size gives law enforcement officers more mobility as they can carry the PlayBook around with them if needed. This is definitively a step forward from those clunky Panasonic Toughbooks many of them have to carry around. Not to mention the high cost that a laptop will cost them, the PlayBook is about half the price of a traditional laptop they would have. Take a look at this video walk-through. It looks really cool.
This is a great example of the PlayBook integrating with the enterprise market. I think we will see more of this in the near future. I have to admit that is a pretty sweet ride, and I want one! Ok, fine one more look at that car!