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Product Update

April 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.

Isotope identifier

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation introduces Eagle+, an algorithm development that provides faster discrimination of gamma and neutron radiation. The updated user interface gives first responders and emergency management an intuitive tool for making deicisons. The SAM 940, an isotope identifier, now simplifies its easy mode for frontline use. The dual tachometer indicates gamma and neutron levels in counts per second and concurrently records isotope-specific dose rates for the broad isotope library. In addition to typical medical isotopes, the SAM 940 identifies less common but equally concerning isotopes. The new release results in an easy-to-use device for fast, accurate identification of radioactive materials.

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High-performance aluminum boats

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP), has entered into a supply agreement with MetalCraft Marine Inc. (MCM) to promote a series of high-performance aluminum boats. BCGP and MCM offer five new aluminum models called the “Sentry” series. Each model can be configured for a specific mission, including patrol, special operations, or workboat applications, based on the needs of the purchasing agency. Power options include inboard diesels, jet drives, sterndrives, and outboard engines.

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Crime data online

The Omega Group has worked to make sure is simple, accurate, and intuitive. The company now has 165 agencies live at the site and another 100 in the stag ng environment, set to go live soon. The following features have been recently added to the live site: Copy-a-Link; E-mail-a-Link; and Link to Sex Offenders (Crime Alerts). data are available through Android and iPhone platforms through an app called CrimeTips. The app features a tip-reporting mechanism and displays data under the MyCity tab.

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Advanced security surveillance

Matrox Graphics showcased the Matrox Exito F2408 KVM Extender with Axis IP cameras on an advanced security surveillance and remote monitoring system at Intersex 2011. The high-performance Matrox extension solution allows customers to secure the host computer in a locked location up to 3,280 feet away from the operator’s displays, keyboard, and mouse via fiberoptic cable. Operators benefit from an expansive workspace across four remotely driven displays to comfortably manage Axis’s camera, view multiple camera feeds, and observe other related data, enabling them to quickly react to security issues or concerns.

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Tactical sighting system

Kruger Optical presents its Dual Tactical Sight (DTS) Gen II. The patent-pending, dual-function scope has been revised, based on end-user feedback, to be shorter, lighter, and stronger, with improved functionality. Designed for complex engagement situations, the DTS incorporates two separate sighting systems into a single scope. The scope has two modes: a high-resolution reflex sight with red-dot reticle for close quarters engagement, plus a long-range zoom sight with mil-dot reticle for long-range sighting. The user can switch between modes with the flip of a lever.

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Online criminal justice graduate program

Beginning this summer, Marymount University will offer an online graduate program in criminal justice administration and policy. The program is intended to prepare criminal justice professionals working in the field for leadership roles. It emphasizes education in management, leadership, and policy. Curriculum areas include politics and policy analysis, criminal justice aministration, terrorism and counterterrorism, issues in corrections, and executive leadership and organizational change. The cohort-based program is offered in an online format convenient for working law enforcement officials. To start the program, a single, weeklong summer residency at Marymount is required.

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Yacht surveillance system

Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST) releases the GOST Watch yacht surveillance system. The system turns any smartphone or offsite computer into a remote monitor that displays live images from existing onboard analog cameras through GOST Watch analog-to-digital converters. GOST Watch users can view live video of their yachts to see who is onboard or docked next to their boats, be alerted if temperature changes beyond preset levels, or capture video of alarm events from the company’s security and monitoring system.

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Medallion display

Awards and More, a specialized manufacturer that has produced custom recognition awards and plaques for law enforcement professionals for more than 30 years, has developed an economical and elegant way to display challenge coins. Made from choice American hardwoods including cherry, maple, and walnut, these coin displays are available in numerous styles and sizes to meet customer needs. The solid maple/walnut challenge coin display with engraving area, for example, holds 96 1¾-inch coins and has a center area of 2 inches by 3¼ inches for engraving.

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Gas cylinders

MSA’s new Model R Calibration Cylinders provide customers with 8 additional liters of calibration gas or 42 percent more gas content per cylinder than the current 19 liters offered, with no price increase. New cylinder bottles are red, as opposed to the former blue bottles. The new cylinders contain a fill level of 27 liters, with the exception of P/N 460345 (butane–carbon dioxide mix), which remains at 16 liters per regulations for flammable gas cylinders. ■
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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 3, April 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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