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Product Update

November 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.

Courier bag

The Heavy-Duty Courier Bag from Rifkin is designed to be one of the toughest and most secure bags ever produced. The universal carry-all is designed to withstand daily use by commercial couriers and a virtual lifetime of wear and tear from the not-so-frequent user. This Rifkin bag is manufactured with a built-in, high-security lock that is trusted worldwide by 30,000 commercial businesses, financial institutions, and government agencies. From cash to classified documents, the Heavy-Duty Courier Bag is the go-to option for secure transit. The large-capacity, commercial grade courier is available in multiple sizes, materials, and colors to meet your operational needs. Bags may be embroidered.

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California-compliant handgun

American Tactical Imports offers the popular GSG 922 in a California-compliant version (GSG 922 CA) and is now listed on the state’s roster for handguns allowed to be sold in California. The GSG 922 CA is a .22LR version of an officer’s size 1911 pistol. The GSG 922 CA is packed with features. The pistol has a 3.2-inch non-threaded barrel, a picatinny rail, skeleton trigger, and a shortened beaver tail and grip safety. The California-compliant version differs from the original GSG 922 by not having the threaded barrel for suppressor installation; thus meeting all the regulations for California sale.

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Video management software

American Fibertek Inc. (AFI) offers Pilot v.6, which features upgraded user conveniences and system functionality, as well as broader integration capabilities enabling more complete system solutions to meet market demands. Added compatibility features of Pilot v.6 include full integration with GE alarm and access control panels; complete integration with Lenel access control systems; integration of ARVOO’s license plate recognition (LPR) cameras; and full integration of afi ’s comprehensive line of IP software and hardware solutions. The Pilot site tree and floor plan graphic has been enhanced to include exact positioning of PTZ cameras with highly interactive status icons. System functionality has also been enhanced with the addition of GPS information to provide precise positioning data. Retrieval of remote recordings from a Pilot Server is also possible over a low bandwidth connection in a server/server application.

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Ground-penetrating radar system

Sensors & Software announces FINDAR—the only forensics-focused GPR system. FINDAR is engineered to enable police to quickly locate subsurface targets for further investigation. The system can be used in a variety of terrains in both rural and urban settings. Officers are able to find buried evidence such as weapons, caches of drugs or money, clandestine graves, hidden bunkers, or soil disturbances. Investigators view cross-sections immediately and are able to scroll through depth slices on site. The evidence is located in real time. GPR images can be downloaded to a PC and integrated into reports for future reference.

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The Nightstick NSR-9746B from Bayco Products, Inc., is an outstanding new product with unmatched performance and quality in a vehicle flashlight. Featuring a CREE LED rated at 420 lumens, the brightness of its beam will astound users. With a reach of 500 meters (1,640 feet) and an almost unheard of run-time of 4.25 hours at the high-brightness beam setting, the Nightstick 9746 allows the user to toggle between settings, choosing the brightness most appropriate for every situation using a single, easy-to-use body switch. Settings include high, medium, low, and disorienting strobe. Made from aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum with Type 3 hard anodized finish, it is virtually indestructible.

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Pistol-laser combination holster

Cleveland Holsters announces that they are now offering holsters for the LaserMax Centerfire for the Ruger LC9, LC380 and the Kahr MK9, MK40, PM9, PM40, CM9, CM40. Using a sample of each laser, outfitted with the proper firearm, Cleveland Holsters will be able to create the Comfort-Fit and the Custom-Cut style holsters to fit the pistol-laser combo of these firearms.

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Automatic rifle lowers

I.O., Inc. has added milled-billet aluminum stripped AR lowers to their already impressive line-up of products. The AR lower receivers are precision CNC machined from a solid block of billet aluminum. The receivers accept all Mil-Spec AR15 components and feature original Mil-Specs. The receivers are fully compatible with all standard AR uppers, including the 6.8 and 50 Beowulf.

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Secure multimedia communications

Mutualink, Inc., announces Mutualink Edge, a significant expansion of its multimedia communication resource-sharing capabilities that places the power of Mutualink’s interoperable collaboration suite where the users are: in the office, on the road, and in the field. Mutualink Edge enables secure multimedia communications sessions on desktops, laptops, iPads, and smartphones. This communications platform is utilized by hundreds of public safety, emergency management, and defense agencies worldwide to enable secure interoperable multimedia communication resource sharing among diverse radio, video, voice, sensory, and data platforms. Mutualink Edge extends that capability securely to any desktop in an organization, as well as capitalizing on the proliferation of mobile devices like iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, to share voice, video, text, and data within and among organizations. Security and sovereignty remain central to the Mutualink Edge, with its multi-level encryption and distributed architecture. ?

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 11, November 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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