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Product Update

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Vehicle tracking
Teydo introduces the FleetOnline LBS tracking system for smaller and midsize enterprises. The LBS (location based services) system is designed to determine the location of a phone, such as one carried in a patrol car, and display that location online in a Web browser.

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Mifflin Valley introduces its ANSI Plus parka, which is designed to comply with ANSI/ISEA 104-2004 Class 3 standards. Features include a waterproof and water-repellant outer shell, a concealable attached hood, a two-way YKK zipper front closure with snap-front storm flap, an adjustable cord lock waist, Velcro adjustable cuffs, and a radio pocket. The design also includes two microphone tabs and lower front slash-cut hand-warmer pockets with accessory holders. Asilver 3M Scotchlite reflective trim package is designed to ensure visibility in low light. The polar fleece liner, which doubles as a jacket itself, can be removed, turning the parka into lightweight rain gear for summer wear.

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Speed sign
Driver feedback sign
Information Display Company introduces the Easy-Solar version of their SpeedCheck driver feedback sign. The one-piece integrated sign is designed to contain the battery and all other power system components, making the Easy-Solar package easy and less expensive to install. The Easy-Solar package is designed for use at traffic sites that do not require round-the-clock traffic calming devices, such as near schools or playgrounds or those limited to commuter rush hours. The sign features a built-in timer designed to limit energy use during nighttime and off- peak hours. To install the sign, users attach the solar panel and display to the pole, connect the 12-volt power lead from the panel to the display, and program the timer.

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Blast mitigation device
Blast mitigation device
CINTEC America announces the Blastec Isolator Bin, a blast mitigation tool that is designed to be easily and rapidly inflated to provide temporary blast mitigation and fragment retention wherever suspect objects are encountered, including airports, restaurants, stores, post offices, and office buildings. The bin is made of an internally reinforced fabric and is designed to be deployed manually or robotically using appropriate bomb disposal equipment. The unit is open at the top and bottom to facilitate deployment and access to the suspect object if required. Each unit weighs 33 pounds when empty and 2,850 pounds when full. The volume per unit is 5.6 cubic feet when empty and 67 cubic feet when full.

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Online traffic camera views
The TrafficLand Company announces that it has added 38 new Virginia Department of Transportation traffic camera views in Hampton Roads, Virginia, to its Internet- based traffic video network. The new camera views are located in Virginia along I-264 and I-464. TrafficLand provides specialized, secure access through its Video Distribution System to first responders, transit agencies, and emergency management organizations to assist routine and emergency operations and improve regional mobility and public safety. The TrafficLand network integrates live images on its Web site from public traffic cameras located in multiple U.S. markets. The additional VDOT cameras bring the total currently available to 595.

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Training knife
No Lie Blades introduces a training knife that features a felt strip coated with a special marking material designed to leave a washable ink mark that represents where a cut would be. Designed for use during hand-to-hand combat training, No Lie Blade training knives come in two styles: one represents the traditional double-edged combat blade and has felt edges on both sides; the other represents the typical street knife and has a felt edge on one side. Both models come with a basic starter kit that includes marking sticks, instructional CD, impact injury chart, and accompanying guide.

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cell phone data extractor
Cell phone data extractor
Logicube Inc. announces the introduction of the new CellDEK cell phone and personal digital assistant data extraction kit. The portable CellDEK is designed to access data from more than 90 percent of all North American cell phone and PDA models at the scene of the crime, eliminating the need for investigators to wait for the data to come back from a crime lab. Once the user identifies the target device is identified, CellDEK offers the user a choice of connectivity types. A smart cable selection program illuminates the correct cable. Connectivity by infrared and Bluetooth are also available. CellDEK then captures all stored data through the selected connection method. Up to 40 cable connectors may be stored in the system's built-in rack.

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From The Police Chief, vol. 73, no. 2, February 2006. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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