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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 http://www.theiacp.org/pubinfo/pc/ and insert the product number on the Reader Response Form (ideal when requesting information from more than one company). Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.










In-car video system
In-car video system
WatchGuard Video introduces its digital in-car video system, the WatchGuard DV-1, which premiered at the annual IACP conference in Los Angeles. The system is designed to record directly onto digital videodiscs (DVDs) that will play in regular DVD players. The system is engineered to record up to eight hours of digital video on a single, inexpensive DVD that can be reused up to 1,000 times. The video is recorded in event-based navigable chapters initiated by the emergency lights and siren. The DV-1 also includes an integrated, ruggedized hard drive designed to automatically back up DVDs and save a second video stream that can be manually archived to the DVD after important events.
For more information, click here, and insert number 204 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.


Wireless transmitter
Broadcast Microwave Services Inc. (BMS) announces upgrades to its Truck-Coder II (TCII) digital transmitter. The two-unit system includes a rack-mounted control unit and a mast-mounted up-converter and power amplifier designed to meet the rigors of field use. New features include the Bright Selector panel display for clear viewing and easy operation. The front-panel Ethernet port supports downloadable field upgrades and preset configurations. This feature is designed to allow users to make upgrades without having to crawl behind truck racks or unbolt and disassemble units from the rack.
For more information, click here, and insert number 205 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.


Gun Case
Gun case
Hardigg Cases announces the iM3200 case for rifles and shotguns. The injection-molded case is designed to protect precious cargo against impact, water, dust, sand, and extreme temperatures. The case is made of HPX resin and features six easy-to-open press-and-pull latches, four lock-ready hasps for additional security during transit, a Vortex automatic
pressure release valve designed to adjust air pressure without letting in water, extra-wide soft-grip handles, and in-line wheels. The case is available in black and olive drab.
For more information, click here, and insert number 206 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.

Watch
Watch
5.11 Tactical Series introduces a titanium tactical watch with a come-up calculator for rifle scopes. Designed in partnership with Horus Vision LLC, the watch is designed to calculate the point of aim and the point of impact by allowing the user to enter critical input variables and then displaying the appropriate shooting solution. Critical input variables include muzzle velocity, height above bore, altitude,temperature, wind speed, wind direction, zeroed range, angle of inclination, and distance to target.
For more information, click here, and insert number 207 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.




Public warning system
The Sharp Holding Corporation announces SCAN, the Secure Cops Alert Network, a public warning system designed to allow law enforcement departments and public safety agencies to broadcast emergency information directly to the computers, mobile phones, pagers, and portable digital assistants of the people they serve. Through SCAN, residents can receive immediate alerts about sexual predators moving into the area, neighborhood crime, natural disasters, health emergencies, and acts of terrorism.
For more information, click here, and insert number 208 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.


Automated external defibrillator
Smith & Wesson, the 153-year-old firearms maker and law enforcement company, announces Heartbeat, an automated external defibrillator (AED) designed for use by nonmedical personnel. The unit's text messages and voice prompts are designed to guide the user, and the instrument is designed to determine automatically whether a lifesaving shock is required and to protect against inappropriate delivery of a shock. The unit weighs 3.5 pounds, is powered by a lithium battery, and has a five-second charge cycle.
For more information, click here, and insert number 209 in the box on the Reader Service Number response service.


Security information management software
Dispatch Console Guide
Moducom introduces a free guide designed to help simplify the complex process of selecting emergency 911 and radio dispatch consoles by comparing the features, the benefits, and the costs of systems from different vendors.
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Audio and data recording system
NICE Systems announces NiceLog version 8.9, a system designed to help public safety communicators capture, analyze, reconstruct, and distribute communications. NiceLog is engineered to record audio and data and to work with leading trunked radio and 911 call control equipment providers. Features include search, replay, and incident reconstruction;
up to 192 digital or analog input channels and 480 channels for trunk-side recording; hot swap redundant power supply default in all systems; and resiliency options to protect critical data.
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Mapping software
Zetron Inc. announces the release of Integrator Map, the newest addition to its Integrator Suite family of software products for the public safety industry. Integrator Map is designed to capture and extract caller location information from the emergency-911 data stream and display the location by plotting an icon on the onscreen map. Features include call answer and release functions, automatic display of wireline and wireless calls, and automatic faxing, e-mailing, and remote printing of map views. The Integrator Suite comprises radio dispatch, computer telephony, automatic call distribution, management information system, and instant recall recorder applications.
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Recessed toggle switch
Recessed toggle switch
The Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for the vehicle industry, introduces its Recessed Toggle Switch for emergency vehicle applications. The Recessed Toggle Switch consists of a standard toggle switch centered at the bottom of a plated steel bowl measuring .892 inches deep. The design is designed to prevent accidental actuation by the driver or passenger. The steel casing fits into a two-inch diameter hole and has an outer rim diameter of 3 3/16 inches. The rim has three holes for mounting.
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Wireless communications
LightSPEED Technologies Inc. announces the Delta X Series Wireless Sound Solutions. Three different models, the Delta X12, the Delta X10, and the Delta X6, are designed to set up in less than a minute and combine portability and advanced technical features with user-friendly controls to communicate with ease to groups covering 250,000 square feet or more. All three models are designed to accommodate one or two optional 100-channel, frequency-agile, UHF wireless microphone systems that automatically select the best frequencies to use. The Delta X10 and Delta X12 feature an optional shock-resistant compact disc player. Various microphone and line level inputs and outputs are designed to accommodate the most demanding of users. The units are engineered to run for up to 12 hours on internal battery power; a 12-volt DC adaptor is available.
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Radiation detector
RAE Systems announces the GammaRAE II, a front-line security device designed to detect hidden radiation sources and instantly warn police officers, border control officers, and cargo screeners. With flexible alarm configurations, GammaRAE II is engineered to detect and warn of gamma radiation in less than half a second, with bright flashing LEDs as well as loud audible and vibration alarms. The unit is designed for use as either a personal monitor or a handheld radiation detector. For stealth operations, users can disable the audible and visual alarms and rely solely on the vibration alarm.
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Tactical boot
Tactical boot
The Weinbrenner Shoe Company introduces the Thorogood Omega Series tactical boot. Features include the Vibram Omega outsole, designed to be slip-resistant, durable, and abrasion-resistant; a.reinforced heel counter and security stitch designed to provide enhanced heel and ankle support; the Code Blue four-density removable foot bed with an air-flow system designed to circulate air around the boot for drier, cooler, and healthier feet. The Shroud model (pictured) includes a leather-covered hidden lace and disappearing zipper system. ■
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From The Police Chief, vol. 72, no. 3, April 2005. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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