PNP to use TV White Space for ERP in camps Crame, Karingal

Local tech firm Perl Tech Consulting International (PTCI) said it will be deploying a wireless “campus network” with fiber-optic redundancy for the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of its modernization program.

Photo shows (left to right) PNP Information Technology Management System (ITMS) director Edwin Jose Nemenzo and PTCI president Roy Del Rosario hold up the contracts for the implementation of the PNP’s HRMIS with campus network, the first stage of PNP’s enterprise resource planning system that is being developed as part of the PNP’s modernization program

Photo shows (left to right) PNP Information Technology Management System (ITMS) director Edwin Jose Nemenzo and PTCI president Roy Del Rosario hold up the contracts for the implementation of the PNP’s HRMIS with campus network, the first stage of PNP’s enterprise resource planning system that is being developed as part of the PNP’s modernization program

The network will provide data and Internet connectivity for the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame up to the Quezon City Police District headquarters in Camp Karingal.

The PNP campus network will primarily be utilizing TV White Space (TVWS) technologies to provide connectivity to the various nodes of the campus network.

TVWS refers to the unused television frequencies in the VHF and UHF bands. In 2010, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the use of TVWS for data communications.

The PNP campus network to be installed by PTCI will be the first commercial deployment of TVWS in the Philippines.

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is currently under development and will utilize the campus network. The ERP system will be used by the PNP to manage Human Resources, Financial and Management Accounting, Materials Management as well as Enterprise Asset Management.

The first stage in the development of the ERP system is the development of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) which will integrate fire critical information systems related to Human Resources and Logistics.

“The ERP and campus network will significantly help the PNP in its mandate and programs. We are looking forward to extending this network to other PNP sites nationwide,” PTCI president Roy Del Rosario said.

“The HRMIS is expected to accelerate recruitment of new police officers as well as provide convenience for PNP retired personnel, allowing them to process their documents and receive their benefits without going to several offices,” he added.

Police Chief Superintendent Edwin Jose Nemenzo, director of the PNP Information Technology Management Service (ITMS), said the network and ERP deployment will put order in the PNP.

“Operational effectiveness is dependent on logistics or the effective management of resources; we can expect the PNP to be more efficient with the deployment and implementation of the HRMIS,” Nemenzo added.

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