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Product Update

February 2011

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.

Handheld computer

Two Technologies Inc. introduces the Handgear (HG) line of handheld computers. HG is available in four models that encompass a wide range of standard and optional features. IP67-rated for protection against dust and water, HG is intended for outdoor use in demanding environments. Suited for public safety, field service, parking, and military applications, HG allows users to capture images, scan barcodes, instantly collect payments, capture a thumbprint, and print a receipt or citation with one device designed for gloved hands.

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Portable storage device

Rescue 42 Inc. debuts the VAULT (Vehicle Attached Utility Load Transporter). The VAULT lifts off the ground by turning a hand crank, easily mounts up to 500 pounds onto any vehicle with a two-inch trailer hitch without modifying the vehicle, and lifts its wheels off the ground. Users can drive Code 3 at highway speeds, drive off road or over debris, and easily back up and park in normal-sized parking spaces. Users simply turn the handle to lower the wheels. The VAULT quickly unhooks from the vehicle—no lifting required.

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Sleek, subcompact pistol

Sig Sauer introduces the P290 subcompact 9mm pistol. The pistol puts all the power of a full-size 9mm in a lightweight and versatile polymer design. The P290, in double-action only, has a snag-resistant, sleek design for conceal carry or to be used as a backup for plain clothes or security personnel. The stainless slide carries the Sig Sauer serrations and is finished in either natural stainless finish or a black Nitron finish. The P290 features customized grip plates in aluminum, wood, and polymer.

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Drug response DVD

The Emergency Film Group has released a 27-minute training film, plus a bonus film on DVD: Drug Labs: Response to Illicit Drug Labs. The DVD describes how methamphetamines are processed and manufactured and includes footage of realistic training scenarios illustrating the hazards encountered at active labs, boxed labs, and dump sites; discusses respiratory protection and protective clothing; outlines steps that response agencies should follow when raiding a suspected drug lab; and examines the criminal aspects of a drug lab. The DVD also includes a customizable PowerPoint presentation for instructors.

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Redesigned military eyewear

Revision introduces the redesigned Sawfly Military Eyewear System. The new eyewear features a redesigned frame, a new comfort nosepiece, an extended lens, and a new retention system. It is a superior eye-protection product that provides optimal comfort, fit, and gear compatibility without compromising ballistic performance, optics, or durability. The eyewear provides superior ballistics, exceeding ANSI Z87.1-2010 and military ballistic impact requirements MIL-PRF-31013, clause and MIL-DTL-43511D, clause 3.5.10; flawless optics for distortion-free vision; and rugged durability to protect and perform through combat.

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Integrated license plate recognition system

L3 Communications debuts its Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) integrated with the Flashback2 In-Car Video System. AlertVU ALPR integrates with the Flashback system and repurposes components and infrastructure to provide the back office for the ALPR system without the need for additional server hardware. The Flashback2 Digital In-Car Video Solution L-3 Mobile-Vision is recognized as the premier provider of digital in-car video equipment to law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the United States.

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Small rail-mounted laser

LaserLyte has released the company’s most state-of-the-art, smallest, and versatile rail-mounted laser to date: the LaserLyte Subcompact V3 laser. Now half the size of the previous model, the Subcompact V3 needs less than three-fourths of an inch of Picatinny rail space to easily mount onto even the smallest firearms. The Subcompact V3 mounts with a hex drive crossbar screw and features windage adjustment, elevation adjustment, and programmable constant and pulse modes. The unit is ideal for left- and right-handed shooters with two separate activation buttons located on the backside of the laser.

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Extra-protective armor

DuPont has launched Kevlar XP for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications. The product is targeted for military and police helmets and tactical plates used in ballistic protective vests. Kevlar XP provides a one-half pound reduction in weight, vital for operating in stressful physical environments where moving quickly and efficiently is critical to protecting soldiers and marines. Kevlar XP offers 20 percent higher ballistic performance and increased protection without sacrificing other performance requirements.

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Performance polo

The Carbon Motors Corporation launches black performance polo shirts. The Carbon Motors logo is featured on the left chest and the company’s web address is embroidered on the back. These relaxed-fit, moisture-wicking shirts are 100 percent microtextured polyester knit and weigh 4.8 ounces. They are antistatic and antibacterial and provide protection from ultraviolent light. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 2, February 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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