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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.







Gas mask
Gas mask fit tester
TSI Inc. announces the PortaCount Plus respirator fit tester, designed to quantitatively test CBRN gas masks and N95 respirators for law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel. The OSHA-compliant fit test is engineered to measure fit factor up to 10,000. With the optional N95-Companion accessory, the PortaCount Plus is designed to test the fit of disposable N95 respirators as well. The software is designed to automate fit testing and document training.

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Dash-mounted light
Dash-mounted light
Whelen Engineering introduces its Competitor Series SpecTIR LED dash light. The light's high-output, third-generation LED technology is designed to produce high-intensity, low-cost warning in a compact design that fits snugly to the windshield of a police vehicle. Each light is designed to provide multiple Scan-Lock flash patterns and comes with an eight-foot cord with cigar plug and LED on/off indicator. SpecTIR is available in all five safety colors as well as split red/blue and red/white.

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Video software
Salient Stills announces VideoFOCUS 2.0, software designed to help law enforcement users capture and export digital video, work with proprietary video data formats from security systems, and print images directly. VideoFOCUS 2.0's improved user interface is engineered to save time and effort. VideoFOCUS 2.0 imports an extensive range of digital video recorder file types including .MPG, .WMF and .ASF, and can export and import as .MOV, .AVI and .WMF, for viewing through QuickTime and Windows Media Player. Users can capture and import, de-interlace, de-multiplex, quad separate, motion track and align, pinpoint field of interest, zoom, video edit, media manage and archive digital files into usable formats.

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Satellite network
Developed by Inmarsat, a leader in mobile satellite communications, BGAN is designed to deliver voice and broadband data through a highly portable terminal. Quick to deploy, it is engineered to deliver secure on-demand access to telephony, e-mail, videoconferencing, and the Internet to multiple simultaneous users in a mobile command post. BGAN is designed to support interoperability solutions that enable emergency responders to continue using their standard radios and cell phones at a disaster site, regardless of the state of the terrestrial network.

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Auto glass protection
Auto glass protection
ShatterGARD announces the availability of VehicleGARD glass protection film for law enforcement vehicles. Vehicle-GARD is designed to protect marked and undercover vehicles against terrorism, riots, and random violence by shielding ordinary glass windows with an invisible coat of armor. In the unlikely event that glass protected by VehicleGARD breaks, the product is designed to hold the shards together, protecting occupants from injury as well as denying entry to an assailant. ShatterGARD cuts the film to the size of any law enforcement vehicle's windows using the company's patent pending technology and a vehicle database. The customized peel-and-stick film is supplied in kit form and comes with an instructional video and application tools designed to ensure a proper fit even for a novice installer.

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Duty jackets
Duty jackets
Duty jackets
Uniform manufacturer 5.11 Tactical announces the addition of two duty jackets to its product line for law enforcement. The jackets feature an outer shell designed to be both waterproof and breathable, a zip-out inner liner that can be worn as a stand alone jacket, a zip-out hood, an ANSI II vest, and 5.11 Tactical document pockets. The four-in-one waterproof Patrol jacket features an embroiderable zip-out wind stopper fleece, pullout ID panels, a double storm flap, a zip-off hood, a bi-swing shoulder, Back-Up Belt System pockets, and an ANSI II vest. The Precinct jacket has an insulated quilted liner that can be worn separately, a bi-swing shoulder, Back-Up Belt System pockets, and an ANSI II vest. The jackets are available in green, brown, navy, and black.

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Hazardous materials identifier
Ahura Corporation, a manufacturer of rugged optical instrumentation, announces the FirstDefender, a handheld instrument designed to help first responders identify unknown liquids and solids. Among the materials the FirstDefender is designed to identify are toxic industrial chemicals, explosives, chemical warfare agents, and narcotics. Powered by Ahura's Optical Engine technology, FirstDefender is an all-optical system based on Raman spectroscopy.

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Updated traffic signs
All Traffic Solutions (ATS) announces the addition of wireless Bluetooth technology to its traffic calming tools. The wireless technology is designed to eliminate the need for a physical computer-to-sign connection by allowing users to communicate with ATS SPEEDsentry speed signs from the safety of their vehicles. By design, the company's radar speed signs and variable message signs can now be programmed using a handheld computer. The system is engineered to keep file sizes to a minimum, so that users can download data to a personal digital assistant rapidly and routinely and then transfer it to a personal computer using ATS client-based software. The system is also designed to make easy-to-use reports and analyses available through the additional ATS Web-empowered option.

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Trace chemical detector
Trace chemical detector
MSA announces the SAW MiniCAD mk miniature chemical agent detector, which is designed to use surface acoustic wave-sensing technology to simultaneously detect trace levels of nerve and blister agents. The unit is engineered to be highly selective to these agents and resistant to false alarms.

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Sighting system
Sighting system
Trijicon Inc., developer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions for law enforcement and other markets, announces that the Trijicon ACOG 4x32 model TA01NSN is now available with the Docter Optic Red dot sight, designed to give users of this proven tactical sight more flexibility and close-quarter battle ability. The Trijicon ACOG TA01NSN-DOC is an internally adjustable telescopic sight with an illuminated reticle powered by Trijicon's tritium-based technology. This reticle is designed to hold zero under the most extreme conditions and present a bright aiming point in all low-light and no-light conditions.

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From The Police Chief, vol. 73, no. 8, August 2006. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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