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Product Update

June 2014 Product Update

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements.
Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.



Non-conductive videoscope system

Instrument Technology, Inc. (ITI) has announced the launch of its new V5LE videoscope, which features non-conductive articulating fiberscopes, for inspection or observation into hostile environments or inaccessible areas. The V5LE is a compact, durable remote viewing system that provides clear, bright images for EOD, IED, and counter-measure investigations. The nonconducting, articulating insertion probe enhances user safety without compromising utility. All V5LE model videoscopes have four direction articulation and were developed for the most intensive and sensitive EOD/contraband search scenarios. The V5LE features an intuitive touchscreen menu for digital documentation and capturing video and still images for training and evidence. The system provides infinite depth of field that does not require a focusing tool and features a Frame Rate Control function for enhanced low-light performance.

For more information, visit www.scopes.com/V5LE-Videoscope_System.html.


Situation management software
NowForce has signed an OEM agreement with Verint Systems Inc. in which the company’s mobile applications and dispatch software will be integrated into Verint’s Nextiva SMC, a next-generation situation management solution. The Nextiva SMC is a comprehensive software solution that provides real-time situation awareness, efficient response, notification and dispatch, investigation and debriefing, planning and compliance, and preventive intelligence to enhance situation management and improve security. NowForce’s emergency response mobile applications turn users’ phones and tablets into mobile data terminals, enabling organizations to dispatch responders based on existing protocols or via a patented dispatching engine that identifies and dispatches the closest, most relevant responders.

For more information, visit www.nowforce.com.


Gyro-stabilized mount
Optech’s LF-410 Gyro-Stabilized Mount has ability to dramatically improve the characterization of specific locations of interest, enabling a game-changing concept of operations for tactical surveillance and intelligence, including foliage penetration capabilities. The gyro-stabilized survey solutions tightly integrate lidar sensors and metric digital mapping cameras with advanced gyro-stabilization mounts for the dynamic leveling of airborne lidar and camera sensors during data collection. Arbitrary rotational movements of the aircraft (roll, pitch, and yaw) are dynamically stabilized for increased data collection efficiency, improved point data distribution, and perfectly aligned imagery.

For more information, visit www.optech.com.


Cloud-based management platform

Oncam Technologies announces its unique management platform, the OnVu360. The OnVu360 Management Platform uses an innovative, cloud-based architecture that is simple to install and configure and extremely adaptable. The power of the platform emanates from a small, pre-configured hardware gateway (or software on a local box, such as set-top box or console) and its connectivity to backend services. Once that connection is established, using fixed, wireless, or even mobile (GSM), OnVu360 has the ability to leverage unlimited computing power on the backend in order to keep the hardware required on-site as lean as possible. In addition, the OnVu360 Platform enables video recording and playback, analytics processing, userand device-management, notifications, and web services for customized application development and the dynamic addition of new services, including those created by third-party suppliers using OnVu’s application programming interface (API). The system is designed for plug-and-play functionality.

For more information, visit www.oncamtech.com.

Rugged tablet
Motion Computing’s R12 Platform redefines rugged. The tablet takes bumps and bruises without showing them (perfect for law enforcement). The 12.5-inch screen means the tablet’s ideally sized for easy viewing in the field, vehicle, and office. All accessories are produced by Motion to seamlessly work together. The tablets dock both on the office desktop and to the vehicle mount with or without the carrying case still attached with the new SlateMate. It has a magnetic docking capability. Just put it up next to the dock and it securely locks in. In addition, the keyboard uses Motion’s proprietary new EasyCare solution to automatically pair to the tablet—without the need for Bluetooth.

For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.

Boots
Magnum professional boots offers the Viper Pro 8.0. Its waterproof and breathable bootie membrane keeps liquids, chemicals, and moisture out; its YKK circular side zipper allows for quick on-and-off option; the safety composite toe allows for ultimate, lightweight, airport-safe protection (ASTM F2413-11 approved); and it has full-grain, Magna shield leather and 1650 denier nylon upper. The durable upper lightweight materials offer ultimate performance: Clarino microfiber collar, non-metallic hardware, M.P.A.C.T response footbed for maximum comfort and shock absorption, ankle protection for support, high-traction outsole for maximum grip and slip resistance, and an EVA midsole.

For more information, visit http://us.magnumboots.com.


Rescue cutter tool
Power Hawk Technologies Inc. announces their new C-1604 Shredder rescue tool cutter for motor vehicle accident emergency rescues that slices through the high-strength construction materials that are used in today’s new cars and trucks. The Shredder cutter is a “plug-and-play” add-on to the Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System, a patented battery-powered and gear-driven (nonhydraulic) rescue tool that provides interchangeable spreader and cutter attachments. The C-1604 Shredder was developed to handle the increasing challenges faced by rescue personnel during vehicle extrications, due to new car designs and the tougher materials. Engineered to be lightweight and yet produce enormous cutting forces, the Shredder attaches to the P-16 Rescue Tool in just seconds, providing the power and expanded versatility for getting the job done.

For more information, visit www.powerhawk.com.


Sharpening stone
DMT’s new Double-Sided Dia-Sharp MagnaBase System combines a large two-sided continuous diamond sharpening stone with a one-of-a-kind magnetic base. The stone enables longer and more consistent sharpening strokes, while the base affords quick and easy grit changes plus stability. As a whole, the system offers the ultimate in two-stage sharpening. And, like all DMT products, the new Double-Sided Dia-Sharp MagnaBase System delivers “Made in America” quality and performance.

For more information, visit www.dmtsharp.com.


Security software
VidSys announces the release of version 7.6 of its Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform. The upgrade provides enhanced functionality, increased operating efficiency, and an expanded suite of product security tools and features. Administrators have more granular options for setting and controlling password protocols. Operating efficiencies include expanded options for device controls and access privileges; enhanced scalability to handle massive spikes of data usage; core tools for reduction of server loads; advanced mapping capabilities for faster and higher refresh of screens; and comprehensive device layering on maps for enhanced visualization for operators.

For more information, visit www.vidsys.com.


Weapon-mounted tactical light

Streamlight Inc. introduces the TLR-4 G, an ultra-lightweight, compact weapon-mounted tactical light for sub-compact and compact weapons, featuring a white C4 LED and an integrated green aiming laser. It is designed to maximize visibility and long-range targeting capability in a variety of tactical applications, particularly during daylight hours, when the color green appears brighter to the human eye than other colors. Its green 510-530 nm laser has an operating temperature range of -20°F to +120°F. Delivering 5,200 candela and 115 lumens, the new light features three lighting modes: LED only, LED and laser, and laser only. It measures 2.73 inches long and weighs 2.81 ounces.

For more information, visit www.streamlight.com.


Helicopter
The R66 Turbine offers many of Robinson’s signature design features including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic, and open cabin configuration. A fifth seat, dedicated cargo hold, and the Rolls Royce RR300 turboshaft engine distinguish the R66 from other Robinson aircraft. Specifically designed for the R66, the RR300 operates on readily available jet A fuel and delivers increased reserve power, improved altitude performance, and greater capacity. The R66 meets current FAA crashworthiness regulations and offers the latest in Robinson technology, including energy-absorbing seats and a bladder fuel system.

For more information, visit www.robinsonheli.com.


Integrated P25 solution
Codan Radio Communications and Catalyst Communications Technologies announce the successful integration of the Console Subsystem Interface open P25 digital interface (CSSI) between the two companies’ products using each company’s latest platform. This integrated solution offers high-level functionality and enhanced features to P25 users of Codan and Catalyst products. CSSI supports trunking and is one of eight primary Project 25 (P25) interfaces specified in the TIA-102 suite of standards. The CSSI provides a digital Ethernet connection from the Codan P25 trunked radio system to console subsystems in a P25 trunked network. Catalyst’s IP|CSSI Gateway software solution accesses digital control and audio functions from Codan’s P25 system at the infrastructure level. The result is sophisticated dispatch user control and communication using a straightforward Windows-based Graphical User Interface. ♦

For more information, visit www.codanradio.com.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXXI, no. 6, June 2014. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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