Police Equipment News

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Centice Narcotics Identification System

The MFL-3000 is a cost-effective, easy to use narcotics identification system, designed for the field law enforcement professional. Patented Centice technology identifies over 3,600 illegal narcotics, cutting agents and prescription drugs in seconds. With the MFL-3000 you can easily perform presumptive drug testing in the field. Quickly establish probable cause, save time during evidence collection and cataloging, have science on your side before evidence goes to the crime lab. The user created database allows you to track the distribution of street drugs throughout a jurisdiction–simply by saving a substance’s chemical footprint to the database. For more information, visit www.centice.com.


Simulator Systems International introduced the Python HTR Generation III robot designed for Tactical / HAZMAT applications.  This rugged robot has motorized shape-changing tracks that aid in stair climbing and traversing obstacles.  This robot has mesh communications allowing flicker-free video transmission (over 4300 feet LOS with one relay hop) and the ability to “bounce” signals around buildings, etc. The robot has “quick-change” modules including PTZ, FLIR, HAZMAT kit, etc. The Python HTR Generation III offers high torque 48 VDC gear head motors and a heavy duty quick-change battery pack for strength and endurance.  For more information, visit www.eca-ssi.com.

ASP Button Release Baton

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) unveiled the new Talon, the company’s revolutionary Disc Loc, button release baton. To retract the Talon, officers can push the release button at the butt end of the baton’s grip with their thumb and press the tip of the shaft against their other hand, their body, or the bottom of the case in which they are carrying the Talon. The Talon’s design uses two opposing internal discs that secure each of the baton’s shafts in place to ensure that lockout is stable and secure. It has a retention groove at the bottom of the foamed vinyl grip to improve an officer’s grasp, and the Talon has fewer than 20 moving parts making it simple to maintain and fully service in the field. Like all ASP expandable batons, officers can open the Talon by sharply extending it toward the ground or the sky, but they can also open it by pulling the extended tip of the baton’s shaft. For more information, visit www.asp-usa.com.

Guidance Software Touchscreen, Modular Forensic Imager

Guidance Software®, Inc. announced the Tableau® TD3 Forensic Imager, the industry’s first modular, touch screen-driven forensic duplicator. The color touchscreen on the TD3 makes it easier and faster to start collections or to view data. The wizard-driven UI uses touch gestures to select and initiate all TD3 functions. The TD3 also includes a pop-up software touch-screen keypad for convenient alphanumeric data entry, log review or network connection setup. The TD3 also supports a USB 2.0-connected physical keyboard. The TD3 supports collecting data in a forensically sound, write-blocked manner and is capable of data collection from SATA, IDE, USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, SAS and FireWire storage drives. The modular design of the TD3 means new modules snap together without the need for bulky cables. For more information, visit ww.guidancesoftware.com.

RAM Mount X-Grip II™ Universal Spring Loaded Tablet Holder & Mounts

The RAM X-Grip II™ has a clean and clever four leg design that sports great holding power without hiding tablets behind foam pads and plastic. The perfect complement to the modern sleek interior of today’s vehicles, the RAM X-Grip II™ is the tablet holder evolved. This holder is compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM Mounting products. For more information, visit www.rammount.com.

Panasonic Upgraded Toughbook 31,

Following upgrades earlier this month to the Toughbook 19 fully rugged convertible tablet PC, the Toughbook 31 laptop PC now comes with an Intel® Core™ i5-3360M vPro™ processor (up to 3.5GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, more than 14 hours of battery life, and other improvements – encased in a rugged design, certified to meet or surpass 20 MIL-STD-810G tests and to achieve an IP65 rating for protection from water and dust. For more information, visit www.panasonic.com.

Pelican Rechargeable Flashlight

Pelican introduced the 3765 LED Rechargeable flashlight. Lightweight and rugged, the 3765 features the all-new downcast lighting mode, which incorporates three 5mm LEDs (32 lumens) to safely light the way. When used in downcast only mode, it enables first responders to read/write documents and reports as well as converse without blinding fellow responders. When combined with the light’s main LED, it generates up to 172 lumens. The 3765 LED Rechargeable offers four light modes – high (172 lumens), low (94 lumens), downcast (32 lumens) and signaling (140 lumens). For more information, visit www.pelican.com.   

Highway Products Pickup Pack

Highway Products Inc. of White City, Ore. introduced their new Pickup Pack for Law Enforcement Vehicles. It’s a custom storage system for pickups that combines quick and easy access to stored gear, lockup security, and offer maximum storage to carry gear and equipment for all kinds of emergency situations. When closed, the hatch locks the tailgate, making the bed area secure and weather resistant. 2,000 lbs. capacity Roller Coaster Slide-out tray that installs in the truck bed brings gear and tools out of the truck bed fast when every second counts. This Marine Grade Aluminum unit is available to fit all truck brands, models and bed sizes, and come with a five-year warranty. For more information, visit www.800toolbox.com.

CAD Zone Software for Creating 2D 7 3D Diagrams and Animations

CAD Zone, Inc. introduced CZ Point Cloud, a software program that helps investigators create courtroom-ready 2D/3D diagrams and animations from the “point cloud” of data produced by a 3D laser scanner. Scanners create a completely accurate, digital snapshot of a scene that contains millions of points recorded as X-Y-Z coordinates. CZ Point Cloud is designed specifically to help crash and crime scene investigators get the measurements they need from a point cloud. The point cloud and the Crash Zone diagram are displayed simultaneously so the investigator can work in either window. For more information, visit: www.cadzone.com.

C4I Transportable Communication Systems

C4i unveiled a myriad of new system updates and products that bring simplicity, interoperability and portability to the forefront of public safety communications. Enhancements to C4i’s SwitchPlusIP software include the newly integrated P25 features, which allow for status updates, messaging, private/group calls, emergency alerts, and polling; improved SIP and audio call robustness across networks; an integrated phonebook that allows contact information search for thousands of entries based on a multitude of search functions from zip code, to name, to job title; an integrated interface to TELEGRID’s WZRDnet mesh network radios that allow for “talk without towers” long-distance communications; and Wi-Fi tablet operation, allowing a tablet PC to be used as a console for portable access anywhere. For more information, visit www.c4i.com.

Published in Law and Order, Oct 2012

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