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, or circle the appropriate Reader Service Numbers on the Reader Response Card (adjacent to the index of advertisers in this issue), and fax or mail the postage-paid card today. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied .
Wanco, Inc., announces Wanco Security, a new surveillance product engineered to allow users to view and control up to 16 pan-tilt-zoom cameras from a remote location using a personal computer and an Internet connection, to access live and recorded video, and to configure the equipment remotely or via the integrated control center. Up to four cameras can be mounted atop an electrically hoisted mast, which extends to 26 feet in height via a double electric-winch system. Additional components can be added to the mast, including thermal cameras, radar units, motion sensors, lights, and audible alarms.
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The Auri Group announces TAG Cite, a service designed to adapt the Electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS) through a partnership among several Indiana state agencies. eCWS can be used by any law enforcement agency. Since eCWS was funded wholly through grants, Indiana is making the system and its source code available to other governmental entities for free. The eCWS system offers modules for use on PCs/laptops, handheld devices, Web-based central administration, and Web-based prosecutor functions. eCWS is designed to reduce field stop time, redundancy, and data entry.
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Parking enforcement handheld device
Complus Data Innovations, Inc., offers the Casio IT-3100, an updated version of the Casio IT-3000. The new device has an upgraded operating system designed for more robust development capabilities and a newly designed LCD display for improved visibility in all lighting conditions. Featuring an updated color scheme on the outer case and keyboard while retaining the same sturdy construction to withstand rough handling and inclement weather conditions, the IT-3100 offers image capture, barcode scanning capabilities, and a standard integrated high-speed thermal printer for one-piece convenience.
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Datalux Corporation introduces a new version of its Tracer computer—a compact, integrated 12.1-inch all-in-one unit designed to meet rugged conditions; to accommodate the most current Intel Core2 Duo processor, Intel chipsets, and Microsoft’s Vista operating system; and to include additional video capabilities, improved sound, five USB ports, and a removable hard drive. Optional features include Bluetooth connectivity and an internal battery. The Tracer features an enhanced high-resolution SXGA LCD display that provides a wide viewing angle and does not interfere with airbag deployment.
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Chemical detection kit
The Chameleon Rapid Detection Kit by Morphix Technologies features hands-free chemical detection and easy-to-read color change technology, is field configurable and waterproof in salt or fresh water, and requires no batteries. It includes two Chameleon Armbands, one additional cassette holder (this can be attached to any Velcro surface), 100 cassettes (20 each of the cassettes included in the HazMat or Clan-Meth Kits), 20 training cassettes with exposure ampoules, a training video, and operating instructions, as well as a grab-and-go hard case for storage.
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Bates Footwear introduces the new Bates Individual Comfort System, including its new dial technology. The adjustable comfort dial is built directly into the midsole of the shoe and is easily rotated to rest at one of four zones: the firm zone, to increase energy return and maximize all-day support; the outward zone, engineered to reduce outward tilt and encourage natural walking motion and stability; the cushion zone, to increase heel cushioning and maximize shock absorption; and the inward zone, to reduce inward tilt and encourage natural walking motion and stability.
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Handheld substance identifier
Ahura Scientific, Inc., offers TruDefender FT, a three-pound, handheld FTIR system that enables users to identify substances with an instrument small enough to fit in a cargo pocket. Built to meet the needs of first responders, TruDefender FT is ergonomically designed for use in protective gear and rugged enough to withstand the rigors of field use. TruDefender identifies solids, liquids, and mixtures including chemical weapons, toxic industrial chemicals and materials, explosives and their precursors, narcotics, and contraband. Its on-board hazard database provides information to further speed appropriate response.
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Biometric handheld device
Cogent Systems announces the Fusion multimodal handheld device, a rugged, lightweight, wireless, multimodal biometric collection and identification solution. Built to military standard MIL-STD-810 and Ingress Protection standards to handle stringent conditions, the Fusion is equipped with a 500-dpi fingerprint sensor, high-resolution camera for facial portrait capture, and high-resolution infrared camera for iris and fingerprint latent capture. The device can capture and store tens of thousands of records, images, photos, and textual data for on-board watch list searching and can upload additional local watch list data by tactical operators.
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| Portable gas detector|
The Altair 5 Multigas Detector by MSA offers MotionAlert and InstantAlert features. Motion-Alert activates a “man down” alarm if no motion is detected for 30 seconds, while InstantAlert allows users to activate manually an audible alarm to alert those around them to potentially dangerous situations. Other features include an optional high-resolution color display screen with logo customization, more than 17 preprogrammed languages, Galaxy system compatibility, and standard vibrating alarm and data logging. The detector is MSA Link software ready.
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Corrections imaging software
Spillman Technologies releases Spillman Sentryx 6.0 software, designed to facilitate agencies’ ability to manage jail operations and use digital images in records and investigations. Sentryx provides customers with a modern interface and standardized features and tools. Corrections personnel can automatically create lineups based on the characteristics of a suspect, use an intuitive booking checklist to enter inmate records into the system, and capture uniform mug shots with a live video feed that includes eye-level and face-width guidelines. It records where inmates are housed and logs when they are moved to various locations throughout the facility.
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| Portable lighting system|
Pelican Products, Inc., announces the portable 9460 remote area lighting system. The 9460 features two swiveling telescope masts (each extends to nearly 6 feet) and two 360-degree articulated light arrays. The system’s 48 total LEDs and dual power modes (with two waterproof switches) combine to radiate 4,000 lumens in high mode and 2,000 in low mode. Powered by a rechargeable battery and self-contained in a 1510 carry-on case, the system is engineered to take up little space and provide easy ground transport with a pull handle and stainless-steel ball-bearing, polyurethane wheels.
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Public safety software
SunGard announces the OSSI Public Safety Suite, which includes its Records Management System (RMS), Mobile Computing Technology (MCT), Mobile Field Reporting (MFR), Police-to-Police Data Sharing (P2P), and Police-to-Citizen (P2C) software. Using the RMS, investigators can view all related records for open cases; create photo lineups; execute state, National Crime Information Center, and police-to-police queries; and view CAD event history. While in the field, police officers can use MCT to share information in real time, which will help improve response and increase officer and citizen safety. ■
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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXV, no. 12, December 2008. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.