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Product Update

November 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.

Hardware/software combination

General Dynamics Itronix has approved COPsync software to run on vehicle-rugged GD6000 notebook computers. The new hardware/software combination enables law enforcement and first responders to transfer and share dispatch-critical information including ‘911’ emergency data. Officers can also retrieve driving records, license and criminal history data, as well as other information typically used during an incident or emergency call. Next steps include the availability of the COPsync software for the General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 line of fully rugged computers. The COPsync software is currently used by 25 law enforcement and first responder agencies and organizations throughout Texas.

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Data sharing and visual analysis software

Visual Analytics has released its latest in data sharing and analysis technologies. VisuaLinks and DIG Virtual Data Warehouse combine to create a solution to law enforcement–related data analysis. While the DIG approach to data access creates an all-inclusive virtual data warehouse enabling secure and selective information sharing among departments, organizations and agencies (allowing users to search volumes of data to quickly find all relevant data with a single search), VisuaLinks can use the DIG Virtual Data Warehouse as a source of data enabling extensive visual analysis data.

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Compliance software

Bode Technology now offers Qualtrax Compliance Software. Qualtrax is a simple but effective tool for streamlining and managing forensic laboratory accreditations and audits. Combining a robust document control engine with automated workflows, standards-based auditing, and employee testing capabilities, Qualtrax is an all-in-one compliance solution for ISO and other quality standards, accreditation requirements, and managing both internal and external audits.

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GPS receivers

Trimble announces its Placer Gold receiver, a 12-channel Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that provides reliable, fully-configurable vehicle location and reporting for mission critical Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) applications. The Placer Gold receivers are designed to allow public safety and emergency responders to more efficiently locate and dispatch vehicles significantly reducing response times. The Placer product line includes two state-of-the-art models: the Placer Gold (APU) and Placer Gold Dead Reckoning Unit (DRU). In addition to 12 channels, the Placer Gold features indicator lights (a new feature not previously available on the Placer 450), a small form factor, and compatibility with point-to-point protocol (PPP) data radios. The Placer Gold DRU’s on-board dead-reckoning sensor outputs position data in the absence of satellite signal reception using a built-in angular rate sensor, a vehicle speed input, and a reverse signal input. This solution allows dispatchers to track vehicles through obstructed areas, such as tunnels, urban canyons, and mountains.

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Wellco produces a complete line of footwear products for the military, law enforcement, emergency services and the safety industries. Wellco also has entered into a licensing agreement with Smith & Wesson to produce and distribute its line of footwear. Unlike other boot manufacturers with only one production facility, Wellco has various locations in the United States and world wide, allowing greater product availability and lowering shipping cost. In addition, Wellco offers numerous NATO-approved boots and offers a full line of blast mitigation boots.

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Night vision monocular

American Technologies Network, Corp. (ATN) announces the ATN 6015-WPT Night Vision Monocular. The ATN 6015-WPT monocular is based on ATN’s successful PVS-14 system used by the U.S. Military. The ATN 6015-WPT can be handheld or mounted on the helmet for hands-free use and can be adapted to be used with cameras or camcorders. The ATN 6015-WPT also features ATN’s latest night vision innovation of White Phosphor Technology in which the viewer sees a crisp black and white image instead of the traditional green-glowing image. This new technology allows for a clearer image with more detail and greater depth perception; critical elements for law enforcement.

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Helmet-mounted camera

Whether patrolling on a bike or in a squad car or truck, peace officers require equipment that will maintain a tight grip and is easy to use. Tachyon’s new 2010 XC helmet camera features a patented shockproof design, ensuring the battery stays connected and there’s no loss of video, no matter how extreme the situation. The 2010 XC also features a wide field of view, superior light-gathering ability, a remote control, and up to 12 hours of battery-powered recording time, and it can fit in the palm of your hand.

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Electronic control device

The S-200 AT from Stinger Systems, Inc., features a quick cartridge eject button; a radio frequency (RF) data dock system, which allows easy downloading of data from the gun without the possibility of being shocked by a USB port; a recessed cartridge, designed to prevent it from potentially breaking off or dislodging; a recessed bolt safety; and a large trigger guard, enabling officers to fit their fingers into the well (even while wearing gloves). Its distinguishable side illumination alerts other officers that it is a projectile stun device. Other features include a manual or automatic firing option, allowing the department to set the firing sequence at either automatic, semiautomatic, or officer control manual; an information display; a tactical illuminated site; a 635-nanometer bright red integrated laser; electrodes for contact stun mode; a flashlight, and a Bladetech custom holster.

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GPS-tracking device

The PT-10 Professional GPS tracker from LiveView GPS is quickly being adopted by law enforcement agencies across the United States for covert surveillance and vehicle tracking. The PT-10 offers live GPS tracking with positions updated every 20 feet or 10 seconds when traveling over 10 mph. No software is needed; information is accessed via a password-protected Web interface. Extended rechargeable battery allows for sixty plus hours of drive time.

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Animal catching kit

Advanced Weapons Technology announces the Super Talon Animal Catching Kit the new and humane system of capturing and containing all types of dogs, cats, and even birds. The Super Talon Animal Catching Kit shoots a 16 square foot net of high tensile nylon at over 22 feet per second towards the target animal. The complete kit consists of four reloadable and reusable net launchers with reusable nets, spare air compressed cartridges, a launcher handle, and spare parts in a deployable aluminum case. Super Talon cuts costs, improves effectiveness and provides the fastest, most effective means of bringing an animal under control in seconds. ?

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 11, November 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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