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Product Update

February 2013 Product Update

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.


The FITS Sock Company Tracker is designed to be the go-to cold weather sock for individuals who spend the day outside in demanding conditions. The extra fine merino wool extends over the wearer’s calf and provides cushioning around the foot, ankle, and calf. The exterior is reinforced with a durable nylon finish.

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Product certification
MorphoTrak, the Safran Group, announces that MorphoTop Model 100R, a compact, high-speed livescan fingerprint scanner, has received certification from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This certification covers ten-print rolled and identification flat fingerprint capture and meets the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System Image Quality Standard Appendix F specification. MorphoTop is designed for economic high-speed imaging of fingerprints for background checks, civic enrollment, criminal booking, and personal identity verification purposes. The system is designed to provide effective and reliable fingerprint capture in fewer than two seconds.

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Optical distracters
Laser Energetics Inc. has entered a strategic teaming agreement with CACI International Inc. to provide the Dazer Laser Light Fighting Technologies product line of laser optical distracters to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal government organizations. Optical distracters are designed to temporarily impair the vision of adversaries, providing a force multiplier for U.S. military, homeland security, and law enforcement personnel. Over the next decade, the market for nonlethal weapons is forecast to grow as governments work to counter threats and protect citizens with better technology.

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Tinted eyeglasses
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 is designed to automatically darken to a sunglass tint when exposed to sunlight and return to its clear state in the absence of ultraviolet rays. This is intended to provide a tactical edge in rapidly changing environments.

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Alert system
F3 Technologies Inc. and Interactive Defense LLC announce the migration of the Interactive Defense System service to a free-to-use business model supported by advertising. The partnership is now focusing sales efforts on acquiring key advertising customers and large user bases through extensive municipality sales. The Interactive Defense System is designed to provide law enforcement and community members with immediate alert notifications of missing persons and criminal activities, as well as safety-related information that encourages residents to actively participate in crime prevention.

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Parking citation technology
Complus Data Innovations releases the IT-9000 handheld ticket writer as its latest piece of parking enforcement technology. Features include a two-megapixel color camera with flash, an improved battery life over earlier models, an updated operating system, and a more streamlined design. The new ticket writer also has full wireless capabilities for real-time upload of ticket data and communication with pay stations and pay-by-cell technologies. Eligible clients will begin to receive the new unit at no additional cost. The replacement program guarantees that clients will not have obsolete handhelds or be forced into costly maintenance programs.

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Situational awareness tool
TrueVector Technologies introduces a web-based, interactive drawing solution for emergency responder web-mapping software intended for use by federal, state, and local governments, as well as emergency responder organizations. The first deployment of the technology is by Defense Group Inc., which has signed a strategic reseller agreement with TrueVector Technologies. DGI will market this drawing solution as part of its CoBRA WEB Mapping within the CoBRA Crisis Management and Emergency Response business unit. The system is designed to allow users to quickly develop situational awareness.

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GPS tracking via Wi-Fi
CES Wireless announces the release of the FA-888, a GPS tracking device that operates over a Wi-Fi network. Historically, GPS tracking devices have operated over a cellular network, potentially costing the user or the fleet owner a hefty monthly fee. The FA-888, with a rich feature set, logs the data in memory and, when it enters its home Wi-Fi zone, it downloads the data automatically to the user’s server. The FA-888 is designed to be compatible with many third-party tracking software systems, including free software that provides sufficient functionality for 80 percent of the market.

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Clothing line
Wild Things LLC, a licensee for Smith & Wesson, unveils its second line of apparel for men and women. The Spring 2013 line, featuring an expanded women’s collection, combines performance, function, and the classic American style for which Smith & Wesson is known. Barn jackets headline the line along with men’s updated cargo pants and shorts. The women’s line will add a cargo shooting skirt and cargo pants, along with upgrades to tactical features. All barn jackets incorporate numerous tactical features and use signature gun hammer zipper pulls. ♦

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 2, February 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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