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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, 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.


Sig Sauer, Inc., introduces the P238, in .380 ACP, specifically designed as a concealed carry or backup handgun. Engineers designed the new P238 to have the same accuracy and reliability as large-frame Sig Sauer pistols. With an overall length of just 5.5 inches, a height of 3.96 inches, and weighing just under a pound, the P238 is firepower in an all-metal frame concealed pistol. The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail-style frame with fluted aluminum grips for comfort and a secure hold during rapid-fire usage.

For more information, click here, and enter number 33.

Deadbolt lock accessory

Super Grip Lock is designed to solve a major security flaw, inherent to nearly all deadbolts. Super Grip Lock is a deadbolt lock accessory that attaches to and immobilizes the thumbturn located in the center of a single-cylinder deadbolt. When attached according to the instructions, it turns the deadbolt into a privacy lock that cannot be unlocked, using a bump key or even with the actual key.

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All-terrain robot

Autonomous Solutions, Inc., announces the Chaos small robot. The Chaos robotic platform is designed to navigate over extremely rough, steep, and loose terrain with four independent drive tracks that can continuously change orientation a full 360 degrees. With a high payload capacity and an available manipulator arm with a 50-pound capacity at full reach (72 inches), Chaos can perform a variety of functions. It can be lifted out of a vehicle and deployed by two people. The Chaos robot also allows easy addition of a wide variety of sensors and other robotic payloads.

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Rechargeable battery recycling program

With Call2Recycle, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) provides a free solution for the proper disposal of used rechargeable batteries. Much of the equipment used by law enforcement officers and emergency responders relies on rechargeable batteries. Once these batteries no longer hold a charge, they can be recycled. Police precincts, firehouses, and emergency rescue departments incur no cost to participate in the program—everything from enrollment to the collection containers, freight, processing, and actual recycling is free. RBRC assists with the setup and management of the program.

For more information, click here, and enter number 36.

License plate recognition software

Vigilant Video’s law enforcement suite of license plate recognition (LPR) software products features geographical-based searching; a multitiered user schema with sectioned hotlist management for each tier; a simple interface for loading custom hotlists; and expanded division/agency management abilities, including loading hotlists on a user-by-user basis, managing individual systems, and providing complete user audit trails. Automated software upgrades can be distributed remotely from the LEARN Server to all CarDetector client applications. Administration of LPR system configurations can be performed remotely as well.

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Battery charger

PulseTech Products Corporation introduces the XCR-20 battery recovery and maintenance charger. The XCR-20 uses a combination of PulseTech’s exclusive microprocess or controlled algorithms and highfrequency pulse technology pushed by a powerful 20-amp maximum charge rate. The charger uses an LED user interface to ensure that users will always know exactly what the charger is doing. Special product features include fully automatic plug-and-play design with auto shut-off and resume and five-stage battery charging that determines the optimal bulk or float charge rate based on the voltage and the amperage of the battery.

For more information, click here, and enter number 38.

Rugged notebook

General Dynamics Itronix announces the new GD6000 vehicle-rugged notebook. The GD6000 has a 13.3-inch DynaVue touch screen display for increased outdoor viewability; dual task lights and an optional white keyboard for low-light working conditions; quicklaunch buttons for emergency applications; a spill-resistant keyboard; and a shock mounted hard drive and display. Additional GD6000 features and specifications include a high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, 120GB hard drive, and up to 4GB memory; integrated GPS and wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi (WLAN), cellular data (WWAN), and Bluetooth; and an ergonomic design, weighing in at only 6.2 pounds.

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Command and control software

Command Control Center solutions from Siemens Enterprise Communications are engineered to provide efficient, cost-effective emergency management. Siemens’ Command and Control solution works with Tiburon’s Computer Aided Dispatch system to deliver the correct information to the right people so they can quickly resolve emergency situations. The comprehensive, modular suite of applications and services is designed to dovetail with existing infrastructures to deliver seamless information flows and superior operating performance, all on the basis of real-time information and communication.

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Computer forensic investigation software

HBGary, Inc., unveils Responder Professional 1.3, a memory investigation and malware analysis platform. Responder Professional 1.3 fulfills many of the rigorous requirements that top computer incident responders, computer forensic investigators, and malware analysts require. This software supports acquisition and analysis of physical memory (RAM) on all Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 through Windows 2008 Server, including all service packs both 32- and 64-bit. With HBGary Responder Professional 1.3, investigators have access to a wealth of runtime data that allows them to more accurately assess and investigate live Windows computer systems. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 3, March 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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