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Product Update

July 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.

Vehicle lighting

Adamson Industries Corp. releases a new product from Whelen, the SideKick ION Fender Light, available for the 2013 and newer Ford Police Interceptor sedan and the 2012 and newer Chevy Caprice. Featuring the ION Series lighting, the SideKick ION Fender Light is designed to provide critical lighting coverage to the sides of a Ford or Chevy vehicle. Available in standard and in wide-angle versions, with single or split color, the light is tough, water resistant, and can be installed in minutes.

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Rifle with accessories

Colt Defense LLC introduces the LE6920MP-R. Like its predecessor, this rifle comes standard equipped with many of Magpul’s most popular firearm accessories. The added benefit of the LE6920MP-R is the Troy Industries rail system. Available this month, the Colt LE6920MP-R with Troy Industries and Magpul accessories is designed to equip the operator with one of the most versatile and mission-configurable rifle systems available. The LE6920MP-R is intended to provide law enforcement, defense, and sport shooters with an advanced, accessorized, and customized platform rifle.

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Drug educational program on tablet

Abalone LLC launches a new version of its Face2Face drug educational program, Face2Face with iPad. As the name suggests, the product comes preinstalled on Apple’s iPad3 (iPad2 is also available). The Face2Face system has been developed to fight the methamphetamine epidemic by showing people at risk how their faces will look after six months, one year, and three years of substance abuse. The visual changes are shocking. By personalizing the drug awareness message, Face2Face is effective in education and prevention.

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Unmanned aircraft

Prioria Robotics offers a solution for first responders to perform daily and specified tasks efficiently from traditional tactics with its aircraft, the Maveric. At 2.6 pounds, the Maveric can be transported and operated by a single individual and can be deployed in fewer than five minutes with no assembly required. It is virtually silent above 300 feet. The aircraft has been fielded in Afghanistan and has been used in search-and-rescue and controlled burn exercises with optimal results. When every minute counts, the Maveric is designed to be a reliable tool to quickly and covertly make an assessment.

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Search application

CODY Systems releases C.tac 5. This browser-based, cross-agency search application—powered by real-time, information sharing platform—is designed to revolutionize tactical information sharing. By translating and returning results from disparate records management system databases and other data sources, C.tac 5 allows law enforcement agents to search all connected databases from their desktop or in the field—anywhere they need information.

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High-definition video recorder

Martel Electronics introduces the CD3 Digital Cruiser Solid-State In-Car Video System for law enforcement professionals. Doing away with moving parts such as hard drives, buttons, and toggle switches promotes a long service life. The high-definition video is recorded in MPEG format so it is ready to burn to a DVD without hours of transcoding needed by other systems. Touch-screen technology and a streamlined interface are designed to take the frustration out of using a camera system in a vehicle. Downloading automates all evidence processing.

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Tactical vehicle

Armored Solutions manufactures the TK-4S in response to law enforcement departments requesting a more affordable, less aggressive-looking tactical vehicle that does not compromise safety or security. With armor-piercing protection, the TK-4S is designed to become an effective means of defense in a moment’s notice. It is available with the same option upgrades as the TK-4. Departments requiring an alternative to an excessively expensive unit with a less aggressive appearance now have an option provided by Armored Solutions.

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Evidence cabinets

AirClean Systems DrySafe ductless filtered evidence drying cabinets are designed to provide protection for personnel and evidence. The cabinets are a secure area for drying wet or bloody items during evidence processing. Seamless polyprophlene cabinet production, locking .375-inch polycarbonate doors, and sturdy case tag hasps maintain evidence chain of custody during cabinet use. Polyprophlene does not rust and can be cleaned with virtually any disinfectant. The DrySafe automatic safety controller directs the cabinet’s blowers, ensuring constant negative-pressure airflow. To prevent particulate escape when the cabinet is open, DrySafe automatically increases blower speed.

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Situational awareness system

Aventura Technologies Inc. unveils a patent-pending, single-server, total situational awareness solution called Command Center In-a-Box. The system provides hosted security, communications, and notification functionality integrated on a common operating platform, unified into a single server system, which displays the information via an enterprise-wide video wall solution. The Command Center In-a-Box unifies Aventura’s software, using a series of powerful, large-scale, high-density, smart processors, which manage all subsystems. It possesses native universal support for both Internet protocol and analog devices from a variety of manufacturers. ♦

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXIX, no. 7, July 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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