The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free in-depth information, visit us online at http://www.policechiefmagazine.org. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
Public safety app
New World Systems introduces an iPad application designed to meet the growing need for mobility for police, fire, and emergency medical services agencies. The Aegis iPad application provides public safety professionals with tools for rapid assessment and situational awareness. A native iPad application, the first release offers public safety agencies access to role-based dashboards, a dispatch and unit status monitor, and the ability to perform web-based inquiries. With the flexibility to work from anywhere, New World’s iPad application puts information at the fingertips of command staff and supervisors to dramatically improve decision making.
For information, visit http://www.newworldsystems.com.
High-speed patrol boat
MetalCraft Marine U.S. Inc. and partner Brunswick Commercial and Government Products have been awarded a contract for the design and the production of the new generation Long Range Interceptor II (LRI II) for the U.S. Coast Guard. The LRI II is powered by twin Cummins Tier III diesel engines and water jets with electronic joystick controls. All systems are designed for equatorial and arctic conditions, and each patrol boat has a fully integrated electronics package. The cabin can be partially or fully enclosed and has 360-degree and overhead visibility for navigation, shipboard recovery, and launching maneuvers.
For information, visit http://www.metalcraftmarine.com.
Whitepaper on organized crime
The Fraud and Investigation Unit of Thomson Reuters releases its white paper exploring the growing presence of organized crime in health-care fraud. The white paper offers an overview of the growing problem of health care fraud in the United States—the cost of which is estimated by Thomson Reuters to be $150 billion annually—and the disturbing trend of organized crime groups and gangs in perpetuating complex schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. It details law enforcement’s use of sophisticated technology to stop organized crime groups.
For information, visit http://www.thomsonreuters.com.
Vehicle interface software
Digital Ally’s new software allows mobile data terminals to fully control the DVM-750 In-Car Video System via touch screen or keyboard. This includes login, recording, microphone and camera controls, marking, playback, metadata display, menu access, and more. VuCommand offers distinct visibility benefits with large buttons and video windows that are individually scalable to enlarge either of the simultaneously active camera views at any point.
For information, visit http://www.digitalallyinc.com.
DNA analysis program
BodeHITS DNA service is designed to help law enforcement agencies solve local crimes quicker. BodeHITS is a program that provides cost-effective DNA analysis results in 30 days or less to develop a local DNA database that is searched daily for DNA hits. Hits in the database are automatically reported to law enforcement agencies, helping to solve crimes early in the investigation. BodeHITS enables greater use of DNA technology, simplifies case-management, and provides law enforcement agencies with more control of their investigations.
For information, visit http://www.bodetech.com/bodehits.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America outlines key elements and organizational changes related to its expanded operation, focused on helping its customers to transform information into innovation. The combined business-to-business organization’s announcement is part of an extensive corporate transformation. The company is expanding upon the vertical market and partner-centric approach it pioneered within its video production, audiovisual, mobile computing, and other businesses. Panasonic solutions are structured to align with multiple areas including government, defense, and public safety.
For information, visit http://www.panasonic.com.
Commercial product line
OTTO announces the introduction of its commercial product line to the communications industry. The new ProSeries speaker microphones are the Pro200, Pro100, and Pro50. The new commercial line of surveillance wire kits are the One Wire and Two Wire kits. OTTO’s speaker microphones are designed to offer versatility, durability, and reliability. They are also depended on daily by customers in construction, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality environments. Designed to ensure quality and performance, OTTO accessories are lightweight, comfortable, low profile, and work with many speaker microphone models.
For information, visit http://www.ottoexcellence.com.
Miniature mobile robots
ReconRobotics Inc. announces its contract with the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force for up to 1,000 miniature, able to be thrown, mobile robots. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will streamline the purchasing process for deploying Army and Marine Corps units and speed delivery on the company’s prepriced microrobot systems and accessories. ReconRobotics created an entirely new class of military robots in 2007 when it introduced the able to be thrown Recon Scout microrobot. Prior to that time, military robots were transported in vehicles and deployed as company- or battalion-level assets.
For information, visit http://www.reconrobotics.com.
Crime data software
Zco Corporation introduces Time Patrol, new software for analyzing crime data to identify trends and patterns. Developed for the Apple iPad, the graphic interface can define standard reports for distribution or be individually used for ad hoc investigations in a mobile environment. Results are geographically mapped on the iPad. There is no need to learn detailed query languages. Time Patrol will be unveiled at IACP 2012 at booth 2004. ♦
For information, visit http://www.zco.com/public-safety.