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Product Update

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free in-depth information, see below, 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.

Safety lighting system

Solar Traffic Controls (STC) has introduced its first specialty area lighting system: SolarSport. The SolarSport differs from other lighting systems, as it can be programmed to provide brighter light for shorter periods of time. The system does not light up until a user presses the activation button to turn on the lamps. A programmable timer in the unit allows activation of the system to vary for weekends or holidays, when the lamps may be enabled earlier or later. All start and stop times are fully adjustable.

For more information, circle no. 64 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Compact noise dosimeter

Casella USA introduces the CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter. This compact safety tool is designed to measure the noise exposure of an employee over the working day. Unlike with conventional sound exposure meters, an employee can comfortably wear the CEL-350 dBadge all day by attaching it to a shirt, overalls, or hardhat; no external equipment is required. Once in operation, the unit captures a time history for every noise event, which is logged in one-minute values for later analysis. Its 64-kilobyte memory is designed to store up to 180 hours of data.

For more information, circle no. 65 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Vehicle speed sensor adapter

Stalker Radar’s new CAN/VSS Adapter delivers vehicle speed sensor (VSS) advantages without VSS installation problems. Traditionally, finding the vehicle’s VSS signal circuit among the dozens of wires in the wiring harness is challenging, because each vehicle’s harness is different. Now all that is required is locating the OBDII diagnostic connector, typically under the driver’s sidedash, connecting the Stalker CAN/VSS cable, then connecting the cable’s other end directly into the Stalker Radar. Power and ground are also supplied through the CAN/VSS Adapter connection.

For more information, circle no. 66 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Uniform shirt

Tru-Spec by Atlanco offers its new 24-7 Rip-Stop Uniform Shirt. The shirt is available in the same five colors as the 24-7 Rip-Stop Pants, making it possible to wear a coordinated shirt and pants as a uniform or to wear the shirt alone as a practical duty shirt or off duty as a smart sport shirt. Long-sleeve and shortsleeve options are available. Signature 24-7 bellowed and flapped front pockets are made with hook and loop closures, and a zippered hidden chest pocket with mesh pocketing has been included for securing special documents.

For more information, circle no. 67 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Dispatch center software

Moducom has just renamed its E–9-1-1/Radio Dispatch Console System to UltraCom IP. Moducom’s software engineers felt the new name better represented their product, which has a built-in migration path to connect to the NextGeneration E–9-1-1 IP infrastructure. With a flexible architecture for interoperability, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), P25, and NG 9-1-1, Moducom can help public safety dispatch centers keep up with the everchanging flux of industry technologies as cost-efficiently as possible. The UltraCom IP also comes with a lifetime of free software upgrades that include new features.

For more information, circle no. 68 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Checkpoint screening system

L-3 Security and Detection Systems introduces the ACX 6.4-MV, a new checkpoint screening system that combines L-3’s automated explosives detection technology with multiview X-ray screening. The system is designed to enable security personnel to detect explosives and other suspicious objects more accurately. Upgradeable and available in one-, two-, or three-view configurations, the ACX 6.4-MV presents high-clarity images that allow operators to spot weapons or other prohibited objects quickly. The system’s explosives detection technology processes bag images in real time and automatically alerts operators to suspected explosives.

For more information, circle no. 69 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

High-resolution surveillance camera

Scallop Imaging announces Digital Window, a seven-megapixel surveillance camera that records in high resolution throughout its 180-degree field of view, without fisheye distortion. At all times, the Digital Window camera, processing over 100 megapixels per second, provides a 180-degree full situational awareness image, plus an instantly slewing zoom window, all with full-motion video, over one Ethernet connection. A single Digital Window camera feeding into one digital video recording port can replace multiple conventional cameras for most security applications, enabling significant cost savings and faster return on investment upon deployment.

For more information, circle no. 70 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Remote surveillance cameras

Videofied cameras enhance sophisticated surveillance systems, acting as “remote sentries” that can be located anywhere and providing instant video alerts of intrusions. Once alerted, site managers or guard staff can use the power of their megapixel pan-tilt-zoom cameras and surveillance systems to coordinate incident response. The portable, battery-powered P-Cam can be installed anywhere but is often mounted on portable stands that can be picked up and moved around as the situation demands—no trenching, no wires. The integrated PIR motion sensor detects intruders in storms and blizzards, ignoring rain or snow.

For more information, circle no. 71 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .

Digital inspection camera

RIDGID announces the introduction of the new microEXPLORER Digital Inspection Camera. The micro-EXPLORER is a powerful, handheld, video inspection system that allows do-it-yourself users to take digital quality images and record video onto a removable secure digital (SD) card inserted into the integrated SD slot in the unit. Additionally, an integrated mini-USB port is available to transfer the recorded information onto a computer where it can be saved, e-mailed, or posted online for anyone to view. The camera can capture JPEG images or AVI videos displayed on the 3.5-inch color LCD screen. ■

For more information, circle no. 72 on the Reader Service Card, or enter the number at .



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 2, February 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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