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Product Update

February 2010

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.

Evidence storage case

CaseCruzer introduces the K9 Evidence Storage Case to safely organize, preserve, and store incriminating evidence. It is designed to shield evidence against the unpredictable problems of transport, changeable weather, time decay, and K9 claws and teeth (by trapping odorous traces of drugs and explosives). Automatic pressure valves protect evidence, maintaining a stable environment by keeping out water molecules, dust particles, pollutants, and other contaminants. The case’s base is designed with polyethylene foam cut-outs that hold up to five smaller individual containers. These compact, hard-shell carrying cases allow separation of key portions of evidence. The interior containers as well as the outer shell are made of copolymer polypropylene. All hard-shell containers feature pad-lockable flanges and easy-open latches. The case has two foam storage compartments that measure 3.75 inches in diameter and are impervious to solvents and chemical attacks.

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

Traffic management system

Earthcam announces Work Zone Safety - Traffic Management System. The system provides traffic monitoring, archiving, and automatically generated information for public travel time estimates and alerts. It also documents traffic patterns and shares information. It includes a new heavy-duty TrailerCam with mounted webcams and multilane detection sensors. The Mobile Trailer-Cam Advanced is a solar-powered, rugged, wind- and weather-resistant trailer featuring a live robotic dome camera and optional digital detection equipment to monitor and manage traffic flow. It is powered by EarthCam software that features dynamic visualization and flow graphs of density, volume, speed, and vehicle class by lane for up to 10 lanes. Selectable triggers activate roadside message board information and generate e-mail and online alerts.

For more information, click here, and enter number 63.

Television search tool

SnapStream Enterprise, by Snap-Stream Media, is a turn-key television search tool that allows organizations to monitor, record, and search (by keyword or phrase) thousands of hours of broadcast television. It enables departments to replace the tools currently used to monitor broadcast television: VCRs, TiVos, and/or professional (and costly) clipping services. It simultaneously records up to 10 TV shows and stores up to 17,000 hours of recordings. Department PIOs and spokespersons have the ability to quickly search the entire archive by keyword, clip any content of interest, download/burn to DVD, and post online or e-mail the content to colleagues.

For more information, click here, and enter number 64.

Modular handgun

Sig Sauer, Inc., puts the revolutionary modularity of the Sig Sauer P250 into one package. The P250 2SUM comes with a full-size, nitronfinished, 9mm P250, and all the components to quickly convert it to the P250 9mm Subcompact, a conceal carry gun. Its serialized modular frame and fire control assembly allow the user to change caliber, grip, trigger, and slide length at will. The 2SUM includes the P250 full-size with polymer grip, nitron-finished stainless slide with SigLite night sights, an integrated accessory rail in doubleaction only, one full-size magazine, a P250 Subcompact snag-free polymer grip, nitron-finished stainless slide with SigLite night sights, barrel, and one subcompact magazine.

For more information, click here, and enter number 65.

Protective suit and respirator

Blauer announces that it has achieved third-party certification of its WZ9435 XRT suit for use with Avon Protection’s popular C50 and FM12 respirators. The newly certified combination of Blauer’s XRT suit and Avon’s respirators is eligible for Homeland Security grant funding. Blauer’s WZ9435 XRT suit is a CBRN protective suit made with Gore Chempak selectively permeable fabric. When combined with approved respirators and footwear, the suit is designed to protect the wearer against specified chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals and materials at concentration levels known to be below IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health). The XRT suit is designed for missions that require unimpeded user mobility, extended wear requirements, and self-donning capabilities. Avon’s C50 and FM12 respirators are designed to give superior protection, comfort, and weapons compatibility.

For more information, click here, and enter number 66.

Personal protection firearm

Smith & Wesson Corp. introduces the Bodyguard 380 semi-automatic pistol, designed in conjunction with Insight Technology to offer consumers a new, lightweight, self-defense firearm with built-in laser sights. It is chambered for .380 ACP and features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, melonite-coated stainless steel slide and barrel; a double-action fire control system; and a smooth trigger pull. It is standard with a 2 ¾-inch barrel, a manual thumb safety, an external take down lever and slide stop, and an integral Insight laser. To activate the laser, users simply operate the pushbutton design located on the sides of the forward frame.

For more information, click here, and enter number 67.

Crime mapping Web site

The Omega Group has recently upgraded its Web site using ESRI geographic information system (GIS) technology. The newly improved site is engineered to allow law enforcement agencies to automatically upload crime data for public consumption via the Web. Site visitors view digital maps and have a fast and efficient method to point and click their way to information. People can learn about crime activity near their homes or businesses by subscribing to Crime Alerts’ automated e-mail notifications. The service is free to the general public. Citizens can scroll over an incident icon—such as a DUI or burglary—to view more information on the specific incident.

For more information, click here, and enter number 68.

Winners of the Traffic Safety Grant

All Traffic Solutions is pleased to announce the winners of the Traffic Safety Grant—an award of a radar speed display to the schools that best identify traffic safety issues on or near their campuses and clearly articulate how data captured by a radar speed display could significantly improve the safety of their communities. All K-12 schools in the nation were eligible to apply. Because of the high quality of the applications, two grants were awarded: one to Eustace Independent School District in Eustace, Texas, and the other to Lee County School District in Fort Myers, Florida. Public ceremonies of the grant awards are being scheduled for the spring.

For more information, click here, and enter number 69.

Clip-on holster

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announces that three of its bestselling concealment designs will now be offered with an integrated belt clip. The clipon versions—the Model 569, the Model 5189, and the Model 6379—all feature the Safariland 745BL Belt Clip for easy attachment and detachment from the belt. The Model 569 concealment holster provides flexibility for officers who carry a range of concealable weapons by providing four pistol and four revolver fits that can accommodate more than 100 different firearms. It features a suede lining to help protect the weapon’s finish and is available in STX Plain Black or Carbon Fiber Look finish.

For more information, click here, and enter number 70.

Satellite data transceiver

Iridium Communications Inc., introduces the Iridium 9602 satellite data transceiver, which is a full-duplex short-burst data (SBD) transceiver designed for embedded applications. The product features built-in GPS input/output ports designed to permit system integrators to interface with an external GPS receiver, using a single dual-mode L-Band antenna for GPS and Iridium SBD. The duplex data links permit two-way communications to and from remote devices, allowing users to reprogram the unit, adjust its reporting intervals, and send on-demand queries for specific data updates. It also enables first responders and search-and-rescue authorities to respond to emergency distress signals from personal location and tracking devices. ■

For more information, click here, and enter number 71.


From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 2, February 2010. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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