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.
Virtual evidence warehouse
TASER introduces Evidence.com, a virtual evidence warehouse offering digital storage in a highly secure, easily accessible environment. Using Evidence.com, both agencies and legal professionals may quickly access key evidence data without the difficult and sometimes impossible inventory searches common to yesterday’s storage methods. Evidence.com is a full-featured system designed to turn geospatial multimedia evidence, such as GPS-tagged video, into visual dashboards and tactical maps with full click-through to underlying video data. The system automatically links together AXON videos from the same scene. Revolutionary Perspective Hopping technology allows users to jump between videos from different AXON units to see the visual perspectives of each officer on the scene as events unfold.
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Outdoor wireless radio
AIRAYA unveils its new MIMObased WirelessGRID-300 outdoor wireless radios for high-performance backhaul (point-to-point) and multipoint backhaul networks operating in the 4.94- to 5.85-GHz frequency range. WirelessGRID-300 outdoor radios use the latest MIMO OFDM technology and are designed for use in licensed public safety, government, and enterprise networks to provide secure high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity for video, data, and voice communications. Key features include SecureRF layered security architecture for authenticated, 128-bit AES encrypted communication and a real-time antenna alignment tool for ease of installation and monitoring via Web, Telnet, and SNMP.
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Steiner announces the introduction of the new Safari Pro binocular line. This bold new compact line of binoculars features three binoculars: an 8×30 Sports Auto-Focus model and 8×22 and 10×26 pocket binoculars. All three models of the new Safari Pro series feature new optical and internal enhancements and bold external styling. The most notable performance updates include longer eye relief and an improved, ergonomic focus wheel for the two pocket-sized compacts. All models feature a more durable chassis and robust new outer armoring that is engineered to be both durable and comfortable.
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Vehicle security drawer
Tuffy offers a heavy-duty, high-security, 16-gauge steel drawer that mounts in the rear of a vehicle and can be securely locked to provide protection for equipment and other valuables. The large drawer slides on an innovative, space-saving, bottom-mount slide system that uses eight heavy-duty roller bearings. Each drawer features Tuffy’s patented Pry-Guard II locking system, which incorporates a steel security latch that is ¼ inch thick (side-by-side drawer configurations feature one latch per drawer). Accessories available for this product include internal dividers, padding for firearms, carpet kits, and vinyl mats.
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Selectively permeable fabric
W. L. Gore & Associates announces that its breathable Gore Chempak Selectively Permeable Fabric has been selected as the chemical barrier for the WZ9435 XRT Response Suit made by Blauer Manufacturing Company. This easily donned, single-piece coverall, which does not require taping, allows law enforcement professionals to respond more quickly and remain deployed for up to eight hours. Gore’s fabric is designed to provide protection against NFPA-identified hazards plus additional toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and chemical warfare agents (CWAs). This latest fabric from Gore provides breathability not found in other liquid-proof ChemBio garments.
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Broadband base station
Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems introduces the VIDA (Voice, Interoperable, Data, Access) Broadband MultiLink Base Station for the 4.9-GHz frequency band. Expanding beyond traditional WiMAX base station capabilities, the MultiLink Base Station adds the functionality of a WiMAX subscriber, allowing it to function as a high-capacity repeater in point-to-multipoint WiMAX networks. Using multiple MultiLink Base Stations sequentially in a linear network provides a scalable high-capacity wireless network extension. VIDA broadband networks can be configured in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, or hybrid configurations to support such applications as streaming wireless video, remote network connectivity, and vehicular broadband network access.
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Vehicle mirror camera
The Protect-All AV360 is a newly designed, patented 360-degree camera built into a rearview mirror that can replace a vehicle’s original mirror. This innovative documentation and surveillance system can record activity both outside and inside the vehicle. The AV360 package features zoom lenses, two-channel audio, an eight-channel DVR, real-time recording and transmission of video, GPS technology, and a monitor. An optional vehicle tracking system is available, with one-minute updates and a 10-second emergency update. The video image can appear as four quadrants, or users can zoom in on one specific quadrant.
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The new Opticom Infrared System Series 795H Low-Profile LED Emitter from Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) offers several important advantages. It is ideally sized for low-profile light bars, which are becoming standard equipment on many law enforcement vehicles. Compared with previous Opticom infrared emitter models, innovative LED technology reduces power consumption by more than 80 percent. This difference provides customers with more flexibility in outfitting their vehicles with other electronic equipment. The new LED emitter offers performance enhancements, including longevity superior to conventional incandescent strobe emitters. The new emitter installs easily inside most light bars.
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Designed exclusively for law enforcement applications, the Meteor EC duplicator from Verity Systems allows for the secure transfer of digital evidence from digital camera and video memory cards to multiple CDs or DVDs without the use of a computer. The Meteor EC is an easy-to-use, all-in-one, stand-alone solution for duplicating data from digital motor vehicle record systems. With the push of a single button, the data from a memory card (Compact Flash, SD, or MMC) is quickly transferred to the read-only discs. Meteor EC duplicators are fitted with high-speed burners (up to 10 drives).
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Seon Design, Inc., has launched the ideal mobile surveillance solution for vehicle operators seeking a robust, compact, and affordable digital video recorder (DVR) system: the Rogue Mobile Digital Video Recorder. This compact unit is engineered to combine superior image quality with a rugged, tamperproof design. Because the box is so small, installation options increase significantly. The Rogue requires very little space and can be retrofitted into existing enclosures, including all Seon VCR lockboxes. When replacing Seon VCRs, no new adaptors or connectors are required, and there is no need to replace existing cameras. ■
Compact digital video recorder
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