The FireTab mobile app operates on iPads, iPhones and Android devices and provides access to 911 calls, fire hydrants and hazmat mappings and more. In addition, FireTab provides out-of-vehicle mobility, uses built-in cameras, supports multiparty messaging and connects to surveillance systems.
Zco used the Columbitech Application SDK to integrate mobile VPN functionality into the FireTab software. The Columbitech mobile VPN is FIPS 140-2-validated by . It supports advanced two-factor authentication with unique client certificates, user-based public key infrastructure, one-time passwords, smartcards, biometric systems, and software and hardware tokens. Information is encrypted, using up to 256-bit AES encryption.
The VPN eliminates problems with dropped connections in remote areas. It creates a persistent connection between the mobile device and the server as police and firefighters move around and switch networks or temporarily lose coverage.