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Product Update

January 2012 Product 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.

Federally compliant ballistic package

Point Blank Solutions announces the availability of its newest FIIIA ballistic package for the federal and commercial markets. This latest FIIIA solution has been determined to comply with the industry’s most stringent testing protocols for body armor performance—the National Institute of Justice Standard-0101.06. The FIIIA is the latest addition to Point Blank’s family of body armor solutions and will headline the company’s offering to the federal market. It is specially designed to address the strategic needs of officers’ most critical missions, providing the highest level possible of ballistic and trauma protection in a more comfortable body armor system.

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Controlled directional antenna mount

Pepro LLC announces its latest wireless controlled directional antenna mount. The lightweight, all-aluminum Pan-and-Tilt design features 60 degrees of pan range and 10 degrees of tilt range completely operable through a rugged, watertight, handheld wireless controller. The Pan and Tilt provides speed, precision, and reliability for the positioning of a variety of directional antennae. Adjustments are quickly made from the ground, eliminating the need for certified climbers, unsafe ladders, and bulky safety harnesses. The device also eliminates the need to lower mobile towers to make adjustments.

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Rugged mobile computers

GammaTech announces the newest member to its line of Durabook rugged mobile computers: the S15C2. Designed to enhance the mobile work experience, the S15C2 provides portability and is tough enough to be used virtually anywhere. It is tested to the Military 810G standard to ensure it is drop, shock, dirt, and spill resistant. It features a 15.6-inch display, it comes with Intel i7 or i5 processor and Intel QM57 chipset, and its two dual-channel slots provide up to 8 gigabytes of memory capacity. Optional features include a touch screen and a 9-cell battery.

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Software-defined radio solution

Thales Communications announces that its Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has successfully completed fire radio testing by the U.S. Department of the Interior Radio Technical Service center test lab. The Liberty LMR is a software-defined radio solution that enables interoperability across all public safety bands, linking government agencies and first responders with a single, portable radio. Key features include front-panel programming, zone cloning, a AA clamshell battery for operation where power is not available, and tone pick lists.

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In-car downlink system

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) debuts its video downlink-equipped squad car system, built around the Ford Crown Victoria chassis. With the introduction of the in-car downlink system, IMT now provides seamless integration for video situational awareness into first responder vehicles, turning them into surveillance and command centers. An important feature of the video downlink system is that it can be integrated in a squad car or
first responder vehicle’s existing laptop infrastructure. There are no hardware or software modifications required, and there is no interference with the existing computer setup.

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Surveillance operations synchronization

The mobiDEOS WebSync application allows iPad and Android users to synchronize surveillance operations from the company’s popular MobileCam-Viewer system and its new WebView solution for fixed-location monitoring. WebSync users can centralize management of web-connected cameras and recorders to the mobile devices and establish a single log-in step, saving time and money while expanding the reach of their surveillance operations. Dashboard-style access to cameras, DVRs, and other systems is designed to eliminate the time-consuming process of typing URLs, passwords, and other information to access feeds from various sources.

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Vehicle management technology

The TOPS family of products by TowXchange has been used to digitally dispatch and manage more than 18 million tows, manage hundreds of vehicle storage facilities all over the country, and improve efficiencies for towing companies and municipalities. Citizens are able to use the technology to locate their vehicles using their smartphones or a computer. Investigators know who came to get personal belongings out of the vehicle. Auto-pound personnel save time by swiping drivers’ licenses and by using bar-code or smartphone technology to impound a vehicle and take inventory.

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Pursuit management technology

StarChase LLC debuts its second-generation pursuit management technology. The patented system allows an officer to tag and track a fleeing suspect vehicle. Major enhancements to the technology include an onboard air compressor and a single-pressure vessel design. The units are now smaller, allowing them to fit into more vehicles, and lighter in weight. The new systems also feature ruggedized electronics. The second-generation systems are currently being deployed to a variety of agencies across the United States and abroad.

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Human-tracking radar

Mistral Security launches its Xaver 400 Sense thru the Wall (STTW) radar technology. Within seconds, the Xaver 400 allows tactical teams to covertly determine the location and the number of perpetrators and victims within a residential or commercial structure. It enables tactical teams to draft successful entry plans and keeps tactical team members safe by determining safe zones for camera penetrations, negotiations, telephone insertion, and other tactical operations. The technology has assisted in hostage rescue and in verifying suspect presence and location prior to law enforcement team entry. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. 79, no. 1, January 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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