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Product Update

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Scheduling software

PDSI announces the release of TeleStaff v. 2.2 scheduling and staff management solutions for law enforcement agencies. TeleStaff is designed to combine easy-to-use software with the simplicity of the telephone to manage the complex rules, shifts, and staffing parameters of law enforcement agencies. Features include a daily roster designed help users ensure appropriate staffing for any shift or event, taking into account leave requests, overtime, training, court appearances, or emergency situations. The telephony component is designed to allow personnel to receive notifications regarding emergencies. Rosters displaying call signs and enhanced inventory tracking capabilities are designed to work with leading CAD systems. The system is engineered to produce staffing, payroll, inventory, timekeeping, and cost reports.

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Training accessories

Confined rescue prop
Tactical Training Systems (TTS) introduces the confined-space rescue prop (pictured), a 36-inch-diameter corrugated pipe that features a 90-degree elbow designed to simulate confined spaces such as collapsed structures. It is designed to teach trainees how to negotiate small openings and to test trainees’ physiological capabilities. Also available from TTS is a removable confined space vertical rescue prop that consists of four movable wall panels and a nine-square-foot Milcor floor door that provides access into the prop from the floor above.

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Security information management software

BrightTools announces the Activeworx Security Center 2.0 security information management solution. This version of Activeworx is designed to extend security device support, provide scheduling enhancements, and offer an updated graphical user interface. Activeworx logs all network activity reported by security devices, such as intrusion detection systems, firewalls, antivirus tools, and more into an easy-to-understand report. It is also designed to allow users to organize logs in a variety of ways, including simple reports, graphs, relationship illustrations, and even integration with Crystal Reports.

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Helmet Video Camera
Helmet video camera

Viosport introduces the Adventure Cam 3, a video camera designed for law enforcement officers and other bicycle and motorcycle riders. The Adventure Cam 3 features the Sony Ex-View CCD and is manufactured to be lightweight and rugged enough to work in varying climate conditions while producing high-resolution video recordings. Viosport has made five optional lenses available for the Adventure Cam 3. In addition, five levels of neutral density filters are available for shooting in bright conditions.

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Examination Gloves
Examination gloves

Sempermed introduces Polymed TLC latex examination gloves with vitamin E for skin health. The gloves are designed to be powder-free to reduce the potential for latex sensitization, and the lightly textured surface is engineered to provide the necessary combination of a secure grip without the loss of tactile sensitivity.

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From The Police Chief, vol. 72, no. 5, May 2005. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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