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Product Update

April 2012

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.

Low-profile boots

This spring, Bates Footwear launches its Zero Mass Collection. Specifically created in reaction to dealer feedback and end user needs, the collection will consist of an 8-inch black side zip boot, a 6-inch black side zip boot, an 8-inch desert tan boot, and an 8-inch sage green boot. All four boots will feature genuine leather or Wolverine Warrior Leather uppers, highly breathable nylon, and a low-profile design intended to deliver lasting comfort and enhanced natural movement. Inside and out, each aspect of the Zero Mass tactical/training footwear line has been meticulously designed to maximize comfort and minimize weight.

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Mobile surveillance camera

Video surveillance and remote monitoring company mobiDEOS Inc. releases the MobileCamViewer, a software-based surveillance resolution designed to remotely monitor properties and locations from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The company also introduces the MobileCamViewer Pole-Camera application to empower remote video viewing for law enforcement agencies where bandwidth is limited. An unlimited number of officers can share the live pole camera video from virtually any smartphone or tablet, including iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys, Androids, Android Tablets, and Windows Mobile phones.

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Scheduling software

Envisage Technologies announces the release of Version 4.4.5 of the Acadis Readiness Suite for law enforcement, public safety, and military training and certification management. This module is capable of scheduling individual training programs and forecasting hundreds of prescheduled training programs simultaneously. The sophisticated rules-based scheduling engine intelligently applies sequencing, priorities, dependencies, and resource requirements for each block of instruction via highly configurable model schedules. The automated scheduler provides immediate notification of conflicts or insufficient instructional resources and suggests resolution options.

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Integrated ticket records system

PTS Solutions and Saltus Technologies announce they have formed a partnership to integrate the digiTICKET e-citation solution into the PTS Solutions Public Safety Software Suite. This partnership will enable law enforcement personnel to create electronic citations in the field and upload the information directly to a records management system. The digiTICKET system is capable of creating any ticket using an easily customized ticket format. The ticket can be signed electronically by the offender and printed in the field.

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Weapon with integrated sighting device

Smith and Wesson Corp. announces a new version of the P22 pistol with an integrated laser sight. Combining reliable performance with an advanced sighting device, the new P22 is designed especially for shooters seeking a versatile, well-rounded .22 long-rifle pistol. Featuring a uniquely designed laser sight built into the pistol frame, the new Walther P22 allows for rapid target acquisition with the press of a button. Compact, durable, and seamlessly integrated to fit in front of the trigger guard, the new laser is designed to benefit shooters of all experience levels.

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Military-grade lenses

Revision Military introduces the Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System. Featuring Revision’s rapid light-changing technology first introduced in its Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses, the ballistic photochromic Sawfly lens automatically darkens to a sunglass tint when exposed to sunlight and returns to its clear state in the absence of ultraviolet rays. This feature is designed to provide a tactical edge in rapidly changing environments.

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Budget-friendly vehicles

Many police and law enforcement departments have felt the crunch of today’s economic climate. The founder of PoliceCars Orlando was a deputy sheriff and knows firsthand how departments can struggle with their budgets. PoliceCars Orlando vehicles are inspected to determine what they need and then are refurbished through paint, service maintenance, tires, and other methods to be ready for patrol service. Many departments that have bought from PoliceCars Orlando have been able to purchase a greater number of necessary vehicles without having to worry about refurbishing the vehicles themselves before placing them into service.

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Resource tracking program

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced a new service and maintenance module to the Checkmate Law Enforcement Equipment and Inventory Manager. This solution is designed for public safety agencies that want to reduce the loss of gear and save time tracking down which piece of equipment is checked out to which officer. The program reports when an inspection is due on items such as laptops, weapons, electronic control devices, and vests and keeps track of the expiration date of consumables such as pepper spray.

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Commercially available database

Backbone Security announces the release of the latest version of its Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB), which now contains 1,025 steganography applications. Developed in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center, the SAFDB is the world’s largest commercially available hash set exclusive to digital steganography applications. The database is widely used by U.S. and international government and law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, and private sector digital forensic examiners and network security professionals to detect applications on seized digital media and within inbound and outbound network traffic streams. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXIX, no. 4, April 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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