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Product Update

October 2011 Exhibitor Update

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 Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.

Training scenario material

Situational training facilities are found throughout North America. Many facilities offer separate buildings or a permanent, concrete maze to provide situational training scenarios. The Hufcor FlexTact system is designed to provide scenarios of multiple building layouts in a single facility. The system uses specially designed operable wall panels hung from an overhead tracking system. Hufcor’s Flex-Tact design is intended to maximize the flexibility of the training center by using time-tested overhead partition track and trolley systems to move the panels into place. The system allows room changes to be completed in minutes.

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Master’s degree program

Regis University’s master of science in information assurance degree program offers information technology professionals training to ensure that confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive and private data are protected. The curriculum for the master’s degree is molded on the guidelines provided by the National Security Agency and incorporates the 10 domains of knowledge emphasized by the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification standard. This degree program is offered both on campus and online; students receive the same education and degree either way.

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Training simulators

VirTra Systems has updated its firearms training simulators with a new subwoofer option that further enhances training scenario immersion. The option, available on the VirTra 180-degree simulator and 300-degree simulator, enables customers to improve scenario realism with a powerful 600-watt subwoofer that intensifies low-pitched audio frequencies. The addition of the subwoofer enhances the low-pitch frequency response of the simulator audio system, adding intense realism to sound effects such as gunshots, explosions, helicopters, and sirens.

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Law enforcement discussion

The Center for Public Safety Inc., in association with Architects Design Group, is hosting its semiannual Public Safety Facilities Planning Seminar on October 20 at the Avenue Crown Plaza in Chicago, Illinois, prior to the annual IACP conference. The seminar provides a step-by-step plan to assist the government agencies in the fields of law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency management, and communications dispatch in planning, funding, and obtaining new facilities. Some of the topics covered in the one-day seminar include building political and community support, multiple levels of security, and identifying and pursuing funding opportunities.

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Dictation application

With the Speak-Write smartphone application (app) for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android, users can incorporate photos into their reports. The process involves dictating the narrative portion of the report using the app and, when ready to incorporate a photo, simply pausing, taking a photo, and then continuing dictation. The photos are incorporated into the typed document in the position and order in which they were taken. There is no limit to the number of photos that can be included in a report, and there is no charge for photo integration.

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Online parking permits purchasing

Complus Data Innovations Inc. recently launched a new service for municipal and university clients to allow their customers to renew and purchase parking permits online. This service allows customers the convenience of purchasing permits from participating municipalities and universities over a secure website with most major credit cards. Once payments are processed through, customers receive a confirmation email. Records at the issuing municipality or university are updated accordingly. The parking permit purchase is processed and the new permits are mailed to the address provided.

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Mobile records accessibility

Spillman Technologies’ recently released Spillman Touch application enables personnel to access Spillman data on a mobile device, allowing them to view critical information while away from a traditional workstation. Customers can use Spillman Touch to gain access to records and images, search for data, view dispatch information, and receive call assignments from the field as well as update unit status. Users can search for name, vehicle, property, and incident records and see related alerts and warnings—even where desktop or laptop computers are not available.

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Mobile tactical computer
OEM Micro Solutions has announced an addition to its line of mobile tactical computers. The new MTC-3+ Standard Model is built on the same platform as its exclusively customizable counterpart and retains the core features that have made the computer popular among law enforcement agencies. Features of the Standard Model MTC-3+ are a new sunlight viewable 12.1-inch LCD display with touch screen; a 2.0-gigahertz central processing unit (CPU); and 80 gigabytes of hard disk drive. The list of optional features has been expanded to include upgrades in LCD size and brightness, CPU, storage capacity, and many other items.

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Solar chargers

FTL Solar has announced its latest version of the Powerfold and Powermod units available as the only prefabricated, mass-produced photovoltaic (PV) tensile structures in the world to break the 62-watt barrier on a single fabric array. Powerfold battery chargers are portable, lightweight, and easy to carry. Chargers range in 5, 10, 20, 40, 70, 150, 300, 500, and 1,000 watts. Whichever size customers choose, they will have the highest density chargers at their fingertips. The Powerfold now also comes standard with a USB output as well as a 12 volt 5.5mm barrel output.

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Camera systems

CrimeEye is a citywide public safety closed-circuit television system by Total Recall Corporation. Total Recall’s solutions are designed to encompass everything from the camera systems on the street to the command center. Its digital solutions range from stand-alone, self-install systems to complete enterprise solutions. Some of the company’s camera systems are recorded locally only while others are also simultaneously transmitted to a remote recording system. Camera systems have wireless access points for street-side viewing and control. ?

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 10, October 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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