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Product Update

May 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.

Advanced security system

The Thermal Matrix advanced security ACT system is designed to identify the presence of firearms, bombs, and other materials at a distance with its long-range standoff detection capability that can spot potential tragedy long before a terrorist has time to act. Independent testing performed by federal government agencies has shown the Thermal Matrix ACT system capabale of detecting threat objects in real time and at hundreds of feet from both the system and the operator, while terrorists remain unaware they are being monitored. ACT detects a variety of threats including guns; knives; and plastic, liquid, and gel explosives.

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Time cards

The time card capability, combined with TeleStaff by PDSI’s comprehensive feature set, represents a new standard for workforce scheduling and time management. TeleStaff by PDSI customers will benefit from the integration of automated scheduling and timekeeping functionality through a more streamlined process that is anticipated to save time while providing more control over each individual employee’s time collection. Key features include secure access through a standard web browser; configurable time card approval processes; configurable setup of pay schedules and time formats; and supporting multiple employee types such as hourly, exempt, and project based.

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Contactless finger scanner

The NEC Corporation introduces a device that simultaneously acquires fingerprint and finger vein characteristics without physical contact. The HS100-10 Contactless Hybrid Finger Scanner makes it difficult for impostors to deceive the authentication system, and the system’s sensor is accurate even with exceptionally dry or moist fingers, which sometimes prove difficult for conventional contactbased fingerprint authentication devices to properly scan. The HS100-10 is compatible with major access management software, including IBM’s Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On and Novell’s Novell SecureLogin.

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Three glove styles

Three new styles join the lineup of 5.11 gloves designed with Ironclad Performance Wear, a leader in highperformance, task-specific gloves, designed to have optimal durability, function, and fit. Each of the styles utilizes the patented Tactical Touch precision fit seamless fingertips for maximum dexterity and comfort. Scene One gloves have ventilated kunckle and joint protection with synthetic leather palms and a stretch nylon back panel. ATAC gloves have a Kevlar-blend shell. HardTime tactical gloves have articulated two-piece hard knuckle protection.

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Message display center

Precision Solar Controls’ full matrix variable message display, the SMC 2000 FM-ST Solar Message Center, is now available. The message center displays text and graphic messages on a 76-inch by 139-inch panel and features an onboard, dedicated, user-friendly controller that provides easy programming with secure password protection. The message center uses five high-intensity, solid-state LEDs to create more uniform light output for increased message definition and distance legibility of up to 1,000 feet. Automatic intensity control provides optimum LED intensity.

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Protective stretch fabric

Working with one of its weaving partners, Kermel has developed a product designed to directly meet the expectations of law enforcement officers working in the field. The Stretch Kermel textile base, both elastic and thermostable, provides the right balance among comfort, safety, and aesthetics, while offering a high level of mechanical and technical performances. The elastic quality of the Stretch Kermel solution facilitates ease of movement and reduces the friction produced by more static fabrics. The lack of creasing decreases the prevelance of snags and accidents.

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Distracted driving simulator

Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience, or SIDNE, is a battery-powered vehicle by Innocorp, which simulates the effects of distraction and impairment from alcohol and other drugs on a motorist’s driving skills. The SIDNE Basic Package is an option that includes SIDNE and onsite training. This option is ideal for those looking to add SIDNE to their prevention initiatives to deliver engaging and hands-on lessons about the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs and the dangers of distracted driving.

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Rugged mobile digital video system

The Panasonic Toughbook Arbitrator 360° is a rugged and durable mobile digital video system that can be used with or without a Toughbook computer. It is specifically engineered to excel in the demanding environments law enforcement personnel face every day. Built with Toughbook reliability, this fully integrated system offers video capture up to 360 degrees, storage, and transfer, and is designed to work with back-end software for seamless video management, including archiving and retrieving. Users can capture a variety of material with the Toughbook Arbitrator 360°. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 5, May 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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