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Product Update

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Cell phone analysis system
Envisage Systems announces that the company's cell phone analysis system, PhoneBase 2, now gives law enforcement agencies worldwide the capability to deliver a full report on the contents of SIM cards and phone memories of no fewer than 136 different models of handset, including those from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens, LG, Alcatel, and Samsung. PhoneBase 2 is designed to provide lists of phone numbers and associated names, recently made calls, and text messages, including deleted messages, in minutes. The PhoneBase system now includes a Phone Memory Module designed to allow data stored on the handset's memory to be downloaded by infrared link or cable directly to a computer. PhoneBase is designed to read information from a SIM card or phone memory but not to write to it, maintaining the integrity of the evidence.

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Hatch introduces Mustang Tac extreme-grip gloves for law enforcement applications, where positive weapon control and dexterity are essential. The product's secret is the oil tack suede palm from Pittards Tannery in England. It is designed to provide a better grip than that of standard leather in either wet or dry conditions. An additional WRX100 water-resistant treatment helps the glove shed water quickly for further improved wet grip performance and prevents the absorption of perspiration. The palm retains its softness and feel even after prolonged use. The Spandex back breathes to keep hands cool and flexes for maximum dexterity. A hook-and-loop closure provides a secure fit. Mustang Tac gloves are available in full-finger or three-quarter-finger versions in black, gray, or brown.

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Henry Repeating Arms introduces its precision stainless steel handcuffs with a double lock security feature designed to prevent tampering, a 19-tooth ratchet system for fast and efficient cuffing, and an optional custom engraving of your law enforcement agency's logo. Designed to be lightweight, the handcuffs weigh a mere nine ounces.

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Emergency communications kit
EnGenius Technologies announces the WEMEC (wireless enhanced mobile emergency communications) kit. The system is designed for rapid deployment by first responders in the event of a terrorist attack, a hostage situation, or a natural disaster. Engineered for use in government buildings, hospitals, schools, and convention centers, WEMEC can be deployed as a stand-alone system or behind a mobile command center to allow up to 36 users to share four phone lines. WEMEC stores in a portable self-contained case.

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Night vision
Intelepresence introduces the DarkStar, a portable covert night vision and video imaging system designed to be operable in zero-light conditions. The DarkStar is engineered to penetrate tinted windows, to allow facial identification at more than 100 feet, and to allow vehicle identification from up to 1,000 feet away. Designed for mobile and marine use, the DarkStar produces a crisp black-and-white image, is usable as a visible spotlight, and has a variable field of view, a video output capable of recording images, and a high-resolution flat-screen display.

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From The Police Chief, vol. 71, no. 9, September 2004. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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