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 http://www.policechiefmagazine.org. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
EFJohnson’s VikingVP600 portable radio is a reliable option and is easy to operate. Designed for outstanding mission-critical performance, ruggedness, and reliability, the Viking VP600 serves the needs of police, fire, EMS, and other mission-critical users. Its advanced audio and visual features, such as the top display with backlighting, 2.5 watts of audio for loud and clear sound, and the AMBE+2 vocoder to eliminate background noise, make communication effortless even in the most hazardous environments. With P25 Phase 2 capabilities and superior audio and advanced visual features, the VikingVP600 is a value-packed, high-quality option for first responders.
For more information, visit http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com.
Radio broadcasts to travelers
The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection is installing a network by Information Radio Systems at key land border points of entry, providing information to approaching motorists with the intention of expediting their passage across the border. The federally licensed 10-watt AM radio stations are currently installed in three sites. Additional sites are planned on the southwest border, and locations on the Canadian border also are being considered. The stations provide the capability of broadcasting time-sensitive messages developed at the local ports of entry.
For information, visit http://www.theradiosource.com.
Narcotics identification tests
MMC America Inc. specializes in the sales of presumptive narcotics identification tests and related products. The MMC Narcotic Field Tests are based on a new technology with many advances over previous tests. The presumptive tests include the Synthetic Cannabinoids Test, the Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts and Plant Food) Test, and the Cocaine Purity Test. Dealers often cut their merchandise to increase profit margins, and this test enables investigators to test a 20-milligram sample’s purity within seconds.
For information, visit http://www.mmc-america.com.
Consumer retail apparel
Smith & Wesson men’s and women’s consumer line arrives for retail for the first time this fall. The brand has extended its status as a rugged American brand to a line of apparel for a wide range of professionals and consumers. This line features classic twill and canvas fabrics as well as modern, highly technical materials with the function and the style for which Smith & Wesson is known. Offerings include the Range Jacket, the Tracking Jacket, the Range Vest, the Plaid Range Shirt Jacket, and the Technical Jacket.
For information, visit http://www.smithandwessonapparel.com.
Collision reporting center
Accident Support Services International is pleased to announce the opening of a new Collision Reporting Centre (CRC). The CRC enables enhanced service to citizens by providing a faster and safer response to property damage collisions, and it frees-up officer time that can be reallocated to other investigations and crime prevention initiatives. This enhanced service also provides police and insurers with real-time access to collision data and reports. The CRC will not change the way police respond to collisions where a criminal offence or injuries are involved. Police will continue to respond to those incidents. Accident Support Services International currently operates 23 CRCs in Ontario, Canada.
For more information, visit http://www.accsupport.com.
The First Responder Series Personnel Locker by DeBourgh Manufacturing was designed to meet unique storage needs with high-security and low-maintenance construction. DeBourgh uses only domestically produced materials and offers customizable features to accommodate individual needs. When a department is ready to invest in a storage solution that is built to last, it is ready for DeBourgh.
For information, visit http://www.debourgh.com.
In-vehicle docking system
Mobile Innovations launched its new in-vehicle PlayBook docking system at the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition. The docking system adds quick-connect convenience for mobile policing with PlayBook. Featuring snap-in/ snap-out functionality with micro USB and built-in power connections, the new docking unit also features an articulated base that allows for left or right bias to face driver or passenger seat users and also tilts forward to allow access to dashboard vehicle controls. A built-in aluminum heat sink plate at the rear of the dock dissipates heat, keeping the PlayBook cool while allowing open apps to run full-time while maintaining battery power at 100 percent.
For more information, visit http://www.mobinnoco.com.
Online records management system
Officers and administrators require flexible, scalable tools to keep up with changing demands. InterAct announces a new version of Online RMS, which includes advanced ad-hoc reporting, custom fields, and forms tool. These reporting enhancements empower administrators to customize data capture and generate complex reports to support day-to-day operational needs specific to their agencies. This release features a new vehicle impound module and customizations for the Indiana State Police who implemented the cloud-based application this past summer.
For information, visit http://www.interact911.com.
Parking enforcement technology
The Casio IT-9000 handheld ticket writer by Complus Data Innovations features a two-megapixel color camera with flash and autofocus and a long battery life. The Casio IT-9000 handheld ticket writer also has full wireless capabilities including general packet radio service and Wi-Fi for real-time upload of ticket data. Complus has a 36-month handheld replacement program that guarantees clients will not be stuck with obsolete technology. ♦
For information, visit http://www.complusdata.com.