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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.

Electromuscular disruption dart remover

Police no longer have to wait for paramedics to remove electromuscular disruption darts contaminated with blood containing deadly pathogens. The Dart Acquiring and Removal Tool (DART) from Global Pathogen Solutions enables officers to remove darts without coming into contact with the devices’ fishhook-like probes, thus avoiding potential exposure to such diseases as hepatitis or HIV. The new device can seal two darts. The kit contains a reusable handle, four one-time-use X-Tractor tips for acquiring the darts, and four tip covers. Extra tips and caps are available.

For more information, click here, and enter number 61.

Tactical wireless headset system

HME and Cobalt A/V announce the debut of the new DX300ES Tactical Wireless Headset Radio System for public safety and other communication critical tasks. The DX300ES supports hands-free “hot mic” two-way digital conversations for up to 15 headset users while simultaneously monitoring external radio traffic with remote transmitting capability. The base station’s compact design makes it highly portable, quick to set up, and easy to operate. Designed for today’s frequency-congested markets, the DX300ES is a digital spread spectrum 2.4-GHz system that requires no frequency coordination or license to operate.

For more information, click here, and enter number 62.

Camera dome

Vicon Industries, Inc., introduces the VND-970IP camera dome, a cost-effective IP dome that delivers progressive-scan VGA resolution. The camera is intended to provide an affordable IP option for indoor installations requiring many cameras to provide blanket coverage, such as within retail properties and airports. The open-platform VND-970IP can be remotely managed and controlled from any ViconNet video management station running software version 5.6 or later. The camera features an integral 3.3–12 mm varifocal lens and delivers a sharp image with accurate color rendition.

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Rigid inflatable boat

RIBCRAFT announces the addition of the AF Series of inflatable boats for first responders and military agencies. The AF Series, designed specifically for military, special forces, and first responders, provides an alternative to rigid inflatable boats for applications that require an easily transportable, shallow-draft, and economical inflatable boat. Ranging in size from 14 to 19 feet, the three available AF models feature heavy-duty 1880 dtx Hypalon tubes, removable rigid floors, and an innovative hull and tube design designed to carry large payloads.

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Temple transducer radio

Xacore launches its new lower-cost submersible temple transducer radio headset. The headset uses bone conduction technology to receive radio audio via the temples and uses a noise-cancelling boom microphone to transmit audio. Bone conduction technology is ideal in covert applications to ensure received audio does not bleed into the atmosphere. The temple transducer is designed to work well in loud environments, as the audio is received inside the head, allowing the user to continue to receive audio while wearing earplugs to protect against impulse noises that can cause hearing damage.

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Court recording system

ExhibitOne, a designer and integrator of presentation and telepresence technologies, offers FTR Reporter and FTR Reporter A/V, software-based solutions for capturing, annotating, playing back, and managing the record of court proceedings. Central to the FTR Gold family of products, the FTR Reporter applications support digital recording of four-channel audio and audio/video (requires FTR Reporter A/V). In addition, both applications incorporate all of the functionality found in companion products such as FTR Log Notes and TheRecord Player, thereby facilitating linked note taking as well as review and playback of prerecorded content.

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Phase scanner

Leica Geosystems announces the Leica HDS6100, an ultrahigh-speed laser scanner designed for many as-built survey applications. Compared with its popular predecessor, the new Leica HDS6100 scanner features an increased operating temperature range (now –10 degrees Celsius to +45 degrees Celsius); an increased battery life (now 2.5 hours); a new, integrated wireless local area network (WLAN) scanner control option; and reduced range noise at longer ranges. The phase-based engine offers ultrahigh scan speed (up to 508,000 pts/sec) and full field-of-view (360 degrees × 310 degrees) design.

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Digital video recorder

AngelTrax Bus Video introduces its new, patent-pending HC460 and HC860 Hybrid Component Mobile digital video recorders (DVRs). The all-new HC460 and HC860 are completely field serviceable. Once they are installed, any repair, upgrade, or hard drive retrieval can be performed without ever removing the DVR unit. The main board, hard drive, power control board, and built-in Virtual Synchronized Mapping Module are all individual components housed in removable trays. These components come encased in a compact, vandal-proof, shock-resistant, lockable box to ensure the unit’s safety and longevity.

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Breathable safety vest

Ricochet Manufacturing, Inc., adds the new ANSI-certified, high-visibility ReadyVIZ Stow-Away Vest to its line of breathable protective gear for first responders. Integrated into Ricochet’s NFPA 1999– and NFPA 1951–certified jackets, this unique vest offers added flexibility because it can be deployed quickly and worn over the jacket, or it can be removed and worn separately, depending on the environment at the emergency scene. The ReadyVIZ vest is stored in a specially designed pocket in the lower back of Ricochet’s Vantage II Series EMS Jackets and Technical Rescue Series Jackets without compromising the gear’s NFPA certification.

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Weapons cart

Ancom offers its weapons cart, a sturdy storage rack on wheels with a substantial handle. Rubber bumpers on the corners of the cart cushion the cart’s contents and prevent damage to walls or objects in the room from accidental impact. Distinguishing features of this cart include lack of back panels, which make the unit lighter and easier to maneuver, and optional handgun inserts to enhance weapons storage flexibility. Carts are double-faced and come in three sizes, accommodating anywhere from 22 to 30 guns, and in lengths from 36 to 48 inches. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 6, June 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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