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It's a natural extension of Segway's Patroller product line — an ideal match for missions that require a larger vehicle, which displays a more visible and obvious security presence (even in a parked position without a rider aboard), or that require a rider to frequently mount and dismount the vehicle during a patrol.
Powered by multiple rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries that can be charged at any standard electrical outlet or swapped out for replacement batteries to allow for continuous use, the SE-3 Patroller also features independent direct rear wheel drive, travels in reverse and turns in a very tight radius.
The SE-3 boasts rugged Whelen® emergency lights, a headlight, brake light, siren and lockable storage, as well as a 4.3" color display that is sunlight-readable, which provides the rider easy-to-understand operational data including speed, battery life and distance travelled.
Segway quality — now also on three wheels.
Chevrolet Silverado joins the police
April 30, 2014 | FoxNews.com
Chevy has deputized the Silverado.
The full-size pickup will soon be offered with a Special Services Vehicle (SSV) package developed for use by police and other emergency response agencies.
Based on the 5.3-liter V8 equipped Silverado 1500 CrewCab, the SSV comes with a choice of bed sizes in 2WD and 4X4 models.
Updates specific to the package include an auxiliary oil cooler, high-capacity air cleaner, high-output alternator and auxiliary battery.
Prewiring for lights and other electronic equipment is also available, as is vinyl rear seat upholstery for reasons we expect are obvious.
As with many police vehicle offerings, departments can order multiple Silverados that use the same key so officers don’t have to go hunting for them when duty calls, although that’s probably not something they want criminals to be aware of.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SSV completes the Detroit 3’s police pickup posse, joining the special services Ram 1500, which kicked off the segment in 2012, and the Ford F-150 that followed in 2013.
ECCO Announces the Acquisition of Public Safety Equipment (PSE)
Graeme Preston, ECCO Safety Group
1st April 2014
ECCO Group, with headquarters in Boise, Idaho, announces the acquisition of Public Safety Equipment (PSE), which includes the following well-known international brands: Code 3, Premier Hazard, Britax PMG, PSE Amber, and PSV.
ECCO Group is primarily engaged in sales of reverse alarms and amber warning products for commercial vehicles and recognizes PSE as the ideal platform to expand its global presence and to penetrate the worldwide emergency vehicle’s sector, allowing the group to compete as a strong global player in both sectors.
The expanded organization, known as ECCO Safety Group, will have manufacturing in nine locations on four continents, along with an additional four sales offices in Germany, France, Australia, and China, together employing 900 team members.
Chris Marshall, CEO of ECCO Safety Group explained, “This is a huge development for us as it brings strong brands, additional products and substantial access to the global emergency services sector. ECCO Group is well known for supplying amber warning beacons and lightbars to the commercial vehicle aftermarket sector along with reverse alarms to OEMs, so this development will see an expanded group investing for the longer term in service and innovation to support its customers around the world. We are offering red and blue emergency lighting, mirrors, switches, signal and accessory lights and wiper equipment drawing upon the expertise and experience that the PSE team brings with them.”
ECCO Group currently employs 270 people around the world with manufacturing locations in USA, Europe, Australia, and a sales office in China.
PSE employs 630 people with manufacturing locations in the USA, United Kingdom, and China; along with sales offices in Australia, Germany, and France.
ENHANCED VERSIONS OF POLYTAC®
AND POLYTAC® HP POLYMER FLASHLIGHTS
New Models Feature
Greater Brightness and Updated Design Features
EAGLEVILLE, PA, March 4, 2014 - Streamlight®,
Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser
sighting devices, has updated the brightness and design of its popular PolyTac®
and PolyTac® HP polymer flashlights. Each light features a power LED
that delivers up to 275 lumens and an improved grip, as well as a programmable
switch that gives users the choice of three operating modes.
Their compact size, combined with their
strong, tough polymer casing and high light output make both models ideal carry
lights for first responders, outdoor enthusiasts and industrial professionals
alike. Both lights now offer three settings (high, low and strobe) and include
TEN-TAP® programming that allows user selection of three different
programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only, or low/high.
The all-purpose PolyTac is designed for the
broadest range of lighting applications to offer the best value. Its C4®
LED and parabolic reflector produce a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral
illumination. On high, the light delivers 275 lumens and 9,500 candela over a
beam distance of 195 meters.
The PolyTac HP is engineered to provide
enhanced down-range illumination. It combines a C4 LED with a deep reflector to
produce a far-reaching, targeting beam with a tight spotlight, in addition to
optimum peripheral illumination. On the high setting, it provides 275 lumens
and 19,000 candela over a beam distance of 275 meters.
The new models offer 3 hours of run time on
high, up to 65 hours on low, and 5 hours and 30 minutes in strobe mode. Both
are powered by two (2) 3 Volt CR123A lithium batteries.
Manufactured from high-impact, super-tough
nylon polymer, the lights have been updated to include a superior grip texture
to provide a comfortable, yet slip-resistant feel. Both feature a multi-function,
push-button tail switch for easy, one-handed operation of the momentary,
variable intensity or strobe modes.
“These small but tough polymer lights now
offer super brightness and design improvements that make them indispensable
tools for everything from night-time patrolling, to hunting and camping, to
performing industrial inspections,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The new PolyTac is the ideal light to carry in a
back pocket or holster for a wide range of tasks, while the PolyTac HP reaches
long distances, making it especially useful for low-light searches, lighting up
a trail, or troubleshooting utility lines.”
The PolyTac measure 5.34 inches and weighs
4.2 ounces, while the PolyTac HP measures 5.90 inches and weighs 5.2 ounces.
The PolyTac features a glass lens, while the PolyTac HP features an unbreakable
polycarbonate lens that is scratch-resistant.
Both lights have an IPX7-rated design for
waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Both also are impact
resistance-tested to 3 meters. The PolyTac has an MSRP of $66.95 and the
PolyTac HP has an MSRP of $77.25. Both lights are available in black,
yellow or coyote and come with a removable pocket clip.
Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. recently marked 40 years of making tough,
durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of
professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed,
manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a
broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices and scene
lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting,
industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO
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NEW DUAL USB CHARGING PORT
The new USB Dual Charging port, Model #091-219 affords you two charging ports with a max output of 3 Amps, and is a very convenient accessory to add to your indicator panel. You will have the capability to charge both an iPad and iPhone at the same time.
The USB Charging Port is designed for easy installation and is reverse polarity protected. The built-in LED indicates when the device is powered and the Dual Port can be connected to a 12- Volt switched ignition or directly to the battery.
• Dual USB Charging Ports
• Quick and easy way to recharge electronic devices in a vehicle
• 3 Amps max output allows charging of both an IPad and IPhone at the same time
• Built-In LED Indicator indicates device is powered
• Designed for easy installation in vehicle switch panels
• Reverse polarity protected
• Can be connected to 12V switched ignition or directly to battery
Specifications: USB Dual Port
Input Voltage: 11-16 Vdc
Input Current: 1.5 Amps Max
Output Voltage: 5.0 Volts
Output Current: 3 Amps Max
Indicator: Device Powered: Red LED
Cut-Out Size: 1.45” x .83”
Warranty: 3 Years
For more information, please contact:
Philip M. Verderosa-Marketing Mgr.
170 Cherry Avenue
West Sayville, New York 11796
FAX: (631) 567-5826
INDIANAPOLIS — No matter what it sells for, it will always be the $7 million car.
Crowds ooh'ed and ah'ed when the vehicle was unveiled, but today the high-tech police car prototype that Carbon Motors used to woo investors — including government officials who awarded the company $7 million in public grants — is all the bankrupt start-up has left.
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And now, it's going on the auction block.
The vehicle isn't likely to fetch anywhere near the amount state and local governments invested — nor is it likely to put much of a dent in the $21.7 million the company owes private vendors and investors.
But that doesn't mean it wouldn't be a nice catch for a wealthy high-end car collector.
Carbon Motors, which once promised to bring 1,300 jobs to the economically challenged city of Connersville, Ind., received permission last week from a federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis to put its high-tech car up for auction.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to repay the company's private creditors.
Those creditors don't include the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which gave the company $2 million in grant money, or the city of Connersville, which awarded Carbon Motors $5 million through a regional grant program funded with riverboat casino revenue from Lawrenceburg, Ind. That's because government officials put few requirements on the grant money, and later waived some of those requirements.
Needless to say, the auction isn't stirring much excitement in Connersville.
"It's a shame," said David Devor, a former Fayette County, Ind., commissioner. "That won't make a dent in what they took us for."
He compared the vehicle to a bottle of snake oil.
"That's exactly what they were," he said. "Snake oil salesmen."
According to court records, the so-called E-7 vehicle is being housed somewhere in California. The company's other remaining assets are described as "nominal" and include maintenance tools and a trade show booth, court records show.
Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers will conduct the auction, which is scheduled for Jan. 23. The auction company said in court filings it will market the vehicle to "very well moneyed collector car enthusiasts."
And at least one well-known collector — late-night talk show host Jay Leno — has already expressed interested, said Henry Efroymson, Carbon Motors' bankruptcy attorney.
"There are a number of different guys out there who like to collect these type of cars," said Efroymson.
The E-7 was supposed to be the first car of its kind — a vehicle built especially for law enforcement. According to the company, the E-7 can run on bio-diesel fuel and features an automatic license-plate-recognition system, touch-screen computers, shotgun mounts, and cutaway seats that make room for a police officer's heavy belt. It has a top speed greater than 150 mph and can go from zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds, according to the company.
But the vehicle isn't likely to appeal to the average driver — it's not street legal.
"It's a very unusual motor vehicle," Efroymson said. "It's a prototype created solely for sales purposes and not to be driven on public streets. The likely interested parties would be collectors of cars that would only be driven on private streets."
No starting bid price has been set, but the auctioneer is authorized to spend up to $20,000 to market the car. Carbon Motors plans to pay those expenses with the sale proceeds.
Carbon Motors filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June, listing $21.7 million in liabilities and $18,976 in assets. Creditors include German car companyBMW, which provided the vehicle's platform, and Troy, Mich.-based Inteva Products. Those suppliers say Carbon Motors owes them more than $3 million combined.
Carbon Motors was founded by former Ford Motor Co. executive William Santana Li and former police officer Stacy Dean Stephens. In 2009, they announced their decision to locate their start-up in Connersville, a city once nicknamed "Little Detroit" that had been ravaged by factory closings. Thousands of the town's 13,000 residents gathered to welcome the company and take in the shiny high-tech police car.
But the company never built another car and the 1,300 jobs it promised never materialized.
In the meantime, Carbon Motors blew through the $7 million in public money. AnIndianapolis Star investigation found some of that money was spent on upgrades to the building Carbon Motors leased from the city, but most of it was spent on vehicle engineering, salaries for company executives, and travel expenses that included stays at high-end hotels across the country. Carbon Motors also used $11,500 to pay a Connersville councilman as a "contract employee," even as he voted on issues related to the company.
Now, the only thing left of any real value is the company's sole concept vehicle.
Then-Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who supported the project, and Li, the company's CEO, have blamed the failure on the U.S. Department of Energy's rejection of the company's request for a $310 million loan.
The regional grant program that provided most of the money has since become part of an FBI criminal investigation, though the bureau has not identified any targets.
Connsersville Mayor Leonard Urban said he thinks his city should get the car in exchange for its investments.
"It ought to be given to the city of Connersville to auction off so we can recoup some of what we gave them," he said. "Or it ought to be in a museum here."
Asked what the display description would say, he answered: "Lesson learned."
About the car
Engine: Forced induction diesel
Top speed: Greater than 150 mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds
Special features: Integrated sirens, automatic license-plate-recognition system, touch-screen computers, shotgun mounts, rear-hinged back doors, and cutaway seats that make room for a police officer's heavy belt.
Source: Carbon Motors Corp.
The Chevrolet Tahoe PPV will debut with the new fuel-efficient 5.3-liter direct-injection V8 engine, which produces 335 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Backing it is a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, which has been specially calibrated for pursuit performance and heady-duty use. The same basic interior and exterior dimensions will allow for an easy transfer of special police equipment from existing Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles that are nearing the end of their service life, and the same sturdy body-on-frame architecture will ensure that the new 2015 Tahoe is just as rugged as ever for police functions. Granted, the Tahoe won't be as quick or as flashy as the Brabus B63S - 700 Widestar, but it'll be easier on police budgets.
"The Tahoe PPV's versatility and low lifecycle cost have made it a leader among police agencies," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial Sales. "The enhancements to the 2015 model have further refined an already great vehicle to give police officers the performance, speed and safety they need to help keep their communities safe."
Chevrolet also promises that the 2015 Tahoe PPV will offer improved braking and steering performance, which is always a plus for a vehicle of this size, especially given the tasks that it'll be carrying out during the course of a shift. Chevrolet credits the increased use of high-strength steel, increased body stiffness, and a wider track for improved ride and handling. Seventeen-inch steel wheels fitted with V-rated P265/60R17 Goodyear tires, and an extra battery to power all the police gear round out the package. Options will include a Safety Alert seat, a lane departure warning system, and forward collision alert. As for all the other equipment, like lightbar and siren systems, the latest gear could be seen at the Whelen booth at SEMA as well.
SEMA -- short for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association -- is the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, held in Las Vegas each fall. The show fills multiple convention halls and shows off everything from high-performance OEM specials to custom wheels and graphics from local shops. Get the full rundown on what automakers and suppliers are up to at the industry's biggest trade show at our SEMA Show home page.
Minneapolis - Waytek, Inc., a leading distributor of electrical wiring supplies, is proud to announce that it now carries a complete line of emergency and auxiliary lighting products from the Unity Manufacturing Company.
Waytek will now inventory the most popular lighting products including post-mount spotlights, roof-mount spotlights, work lights, and deck lighting. These OEM and aftermarket light products are designed to fit auxiliary work trucks, emergency vehicles, and other mobile equipment where additional safety lighting is necessary.
Unity has been manufacturing automotive, truck and emergency vehicle lighting products since 1918.
Waytek will stock both LED and halogen lighting options to build and up-fit all of the most popular utility and emergency vehicles being manufactured today. Waytek can also cross-reference all vehicles and quickly recommend the correct lighting and mounting hardware for OEM and up-fitter projects. Waytek can handle orders of one light for replacement, or several dozen for fleet building needs.
The Waytek website carries cross-reference charts and data sheets for those looking for specific information concerning the entire line. Customer service representatives have all been trained to recommend the correct lighting and mounting hardware for almost any vehicle and lighting style.
As a 40-year supplier of electrical products to the mobile equipment markets, Waytek is excited to be able to provide these lights to their customers. These lights improve the safety of motorists, truckers, off-roaders, police, fire, ambulance, utility, military, farmers, wreckers, snow plows and service vehicles of all kinds during nighttime activities and emergencies.
“Unity is the world’s largest manufacturer of post-mount spotlights. They manufacture a variety of post-mount and deck lights for a wide range of uses,” said Bob Lamoreaux, Waytek, Inc. president.
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