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Product Update

March 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 at http://www.naylornetwork.com/iac-nxt. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
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Fabric footwear

W. L. Gore and Associates Inc. has improved its CROSSTECH footwear fabric, meeting both NFPA 1971, 2005 edition, and NFPA 1992, 2007 edition, certifications. CROSSTECH footwear fabric provides comfort because of its high breathability. It is designed to protect against liquids and the common chemicals specified in NFPA 1971, including more aggressive chemicals such as 98 percent sulphuric acid. This fabric allows perspiration vapor to escape from the boot, keeping the foot drier and cooler. The leather in the boot design makes the footwear lighter and fit better.

For more information, visit http://www.GoreProtectiveFabrics.com.


Mobile forensics laboratories

Germfree releases a new class of mobile rapid response laboratories. These high-containment labs provide unprecedented on-site surveillance, detection, and forensics capabilities to accurately identify any suspicious biological, chemical, or radiological material. Germfree’s labs provide the critical resources for on-site surveillance, command, and control of a high-profile event or incident. They are versatile, reliable, and rugged. When on-site, they allow incident commanders to make rapid decisions.

For more information, visit http://www.germfree.com.


Web-based traffic safety signs

All Traffic Solutions launches “smart signs” that capture, report, and analyze traffic data and use web-based technology to remotely manage equipment in the field. The smart signs perform speed tracking, picture archiving, and volume counts. Traffic apps enable a range of remote management capabilities. Officers can easily and efficiently monitor the traffic sign hardware, update message sign content, manage associated
camera images, determine sign location through interactive mapping, receive e-mail or text alerts, and generate reports.

For more information, visit http://www.alltrafficsolutions.com.


Automatic license plate recognition

ELSAG North America introduces the Tactical Operation Center (TOC) software and the All-In-One (AIO) Fixed Plate Hunter-900 automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system. The system is capable of reading 1,800 license plates per minute. Optical character recognition translates digital images into data for law enforcement databases, instantly alerting officers if plates have an outstanding violation or are associated with criminal activity. The TOC software is used with the ALPR system by alerting dispatchers and additional patrol units immediately when a patrolling police car alarm occurs.

For more information, visit http://www.ELSAG.com.


Under mirror–surface mount light

Adamson Industries introduces SoundOff Signal’s Intersector, a LED under mirror–surface mount light. Compact and bright, the light can mount under the mirror and be surface mounted. Benefits and features include 180 degrees of intense output light maximized by a specially designed reflector that amplifies and throws the light at an angle providing a critical intersection warning signal on emergency vehicles. The product includes 30 flash patterns, light sync technology, 9 Gen3 LEDs, 10–16 Vdc, and draws less than 1.5 amps.

For more information, visit http://www.adamsonindustries.com.


Digital video laser

Kustom Signals launches the PLVideo, a speed enforcement digital video laser for evidence in traffic enforcement. The PLVideo allows officers to record traffic violations in fixed applications and capture digital recordings of speed infractions by combining the ProLaser III with an integrated camera, video recording, and internal memory. The laser offers state-of-the art video components, illumination for night operation, fully Mil Spec–compliant housing and accessories, and complete back-office software. It is easily set up, has a user-friendly interface, and provides irrefutable evidence.

For more information, visit http://www.kustomsignals.com.


Offender supervision technologies

BI Incorporated launches three offender supervision technologies for monitoring individuals on community supervision. BI ExacuTrack and BI ExacuTrack One are GPS tracking systems that monitor the precise locations of offenders. BI HomeGuard 200 and BI HomeGuard 206 use radio frequency and cellular technology to monitor offenders’ curfews and schedules. BI TAD and BI Sobrietor are used with offenders who have a history of alcohol abuse. TAD provides continuous alcohol monitoring and electronic monitoring. Sobrietor collects remote alcohol tests via phone lines.

For more information, visit http://www.bi.com.


Law enforcement software enhancements

Thinkstream Incorporated announces new law enforcement software. E-Citation speeds up the citation process, saving both time and money by streamlining and improving reliability. Laptop Lineup displays multiperson photo lineups, allowing law enforcement personnel to quickly create their own lineups. Street Smart is a set of communication tools that gives officers real-time searching and messaging capabilities and comprehensive mobile field reporting. Computer-aided dispatch (CAD)–to-CAD enables regional public safety agencies to share data and manage resources during emergencies.

For more information, visit http://www.thinkstream.com.


Mobile workforce management solution

Mentor Engineering announces the release of Mentor Fleet, a mobile workforce management solution. Mentor Fleet delivers Automatic Vehicle Location and GPS, vehicle telematics, driver behavior monitoring, reporting, and maintenance capabilities. Using cloud computing, users can streamline operations from their desktops. Users gain the ability to keep track of all the vehicles in their fleets by viewing them on a map in real time. Locations update in real time, and key vehicle or driver information can be viewed at a glance, giving users a clear view of operations. ■

For more information, visit http://www.mentoreng.com/products/mentor_fleet/index.html.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 3, March 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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