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2016 MISA Prairies Conference

Kananaskis County (photo credit: Molard @ Flickr)

Kananaskis County (photo credit: Molard via Flickr CC)

Tantus attended the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Prairies Conference in 2016 again this year. This year’s conference was beautiful Kananaskis Country with it’s beautiful mountain vistas.  The theme was ‘#IT Happens’ and the workshops and sessions were well presented with excellent participation from attendees from across Western Canada.  It provided significant value to our colleagues in the municipal sector.  In addition, the Lodge at Kananaskis provided an excellent opportunity for the attendees to mix and network.

Tantus sponsored the conference again this year.  We also had a well attended session presented by Grant Gabert on ‘A Strategic Roadmap for GPS/AVL Data’.  He provided an engaging presentation based on project experiences in managing data collected from municipal vehicles.

In addition, our attendees also attended the 2016 Smart City Symposium at the Banff Centre. There was some busy travel down the Bow Valley parkway as we were able to participate in sessions at both of these excellent events.

Were looking forward to the 2017 MISA Prairies conference.

15th Anniversary Golf Tournament

Tantus President Jeff Young with Zebra Centre representative

Tantus President Jeff Young with Zebra Centre representative

We had a successful 15th Anniversary Golf Tournament that benefited the Zebra Child Protection Centre.

We had a very great tournament with our clients, employees and partners this June at Legends Golf and Country Club.

After an initial flurry of rain on the first hole we had a beautiful day of golf and everyone had an excellent day of fun.

We were also able to raise $3030 For the benefit of Zebra Child Protection Centre. We encourage everyone to support this excellent organization for children in need. Further details are found at http://www.zebracentre.ca/

MCSO Press Release

Tantus Solutions Group, Inc, a professional services firm, which among its practice areas specializes in Justice and Enforcement, announced this week that it has finalized a Master Services Agreement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in Arizona, USA to provide services and work together on the implementation of their New Jail Management System known as SHIELD.  Key outcomes expected from the SHIELD New JMS Project are to:

  • Replace functionality of existing “legacy” detention systems;
  • Provide new and enhanced business functionality;
  • Convert/migrate data from existing “legacy” databases;
  • Successfully interface with other systems; and
  • Operate on hardware and software operating environments that are supportable and maintainable.

“We have worked with MCSO and their team since July 2015, and are very pleased to have formalized an agreement to support them on the SHIELD New JMS project.” says Mr. Glenn De Roy, CEO of Tantus.  “What we found with our collaboration so far is great team work and very complementary skill sets which enable us to deliver success together.” says De Roy.

Mr. Lyne Eaker, Managing Principal of Tantus’ Justice & Enforcement Practice adds “This agreement formalizes is a natural extension of the work we’ve already done with MCSO during earlier phases of the project, and leverages our expertise in Justice & Enforcement.  We are looking forward to working with MCSO to help achieve a successful SHIELD New JMS implementation”.

“We are pleased to have the Tantus team onboard and working with us through the next phases of the new JMS project.” says Mr. Dave Davis, Deputy CIO, MCSO Technology Bureau. “They have been a valuable partner and contributor to the project to this point, and our team is looking forward to working together with Tantus and having a very successful project that will deliver a system that will meet MCSO’s current and future needs.” says Davis.

Once deployed, the new JMS will be the source of inmate information throughout the MCSO, which includes eight facilities housing 9,000 inmates.

About Tantus Solutions Group, Inc.

Tantus Solutions Group, Inc. is an innovative Alberta-based information systems and management consulting firm. Tantus optimizes it’s client’s value and benefits of their IM/IT strategies and investments by providing consulting services that are founded in excellence and experience.

To ensure we provide value for our clients consulting and IT investments, Tantus has developed a team of professionals that are among the most skilled and experienced resources in the industry today. Utilizing the skills of a progressive and forward thinking leadership team and combining these with a proven toolkit of methodologies, best practices and processes, Tantus delivers premium services that support our client’s business and IT goals.

 About Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is one of the most talked about and nationally recognized Sheriff’s Offices in the United States. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office prides itself on serving and protecting the people who live in a huge county… 9,200 square miles… an area larger than some states. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is a fully integrated law enforcement agency committed to being the leader in establishing the standards for providing professional quality law enforcement, detention, and support services to the citizens of Maricopa County and to other criminal justice agencies.

Fall 2016: Important 9-1-1 Events in Alberta

911Lyne Eaker: Tantus’ Justice and Enforcement practice lead recently attended the semi-annual Alberta E-9-1-1 Advisory Association (AEAA) conference in Lethbridge. As always, this conference was well attended by Alberta’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) representatives and first responders for a day of excellent discussions on the future of 9-1-1 in Alberta. A huge thank you to the hosts – the City of Lethbridge Public Safety Communications Centre, the AEAA Executive Committee, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), and all the PSAPs for making this event both informative and enjoyable.

We look forward to learning more and having further discussions regarding 9-1-1 at the APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow in Banff from November 7 – 10. Stay tuned for updates on the APCO conference in November!

Click here for more information about the AEMA. To register for the APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow or to learn more about APCO Canada check out their website: apcocanadaconference.com.