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2008 IACP New Product Round-Up (cont'd.)

Written by Jennifer Gavigan

MNSTAR Enforcer Systems™ 

The IH 2000 Integrator Harness from MNSTAR Enforcer Systems features an integrated under-hood fuse panel with 22 fused outputs. An available timer plugs directly into fuse panel. Flexible circuits allow IT to be wired Battery Hot, Ignition Hot or Timed. Swing-arm construction supports console or trunk-mounted Switch / Siren controls. A sync wire at every light-head maximizes lighting coverage. The IH 2000 has a video camera interface with diode for brake sense. The fuse panel bracket uses OEM holes for Crown Victoria.

The IH 2000 is recommended for the agency that wants a single fuse panel mounted under-hood. The harness is designed to support a vehicle with mobile IT and digital video. The integrated fuse panel with MNSTAR’s Swing Arm construction allows this harness to support a diverse fleet that may include several different switchboxes or computer configurations.

Tested for maximum loads at –40 deg F to 221 deg F, the IH 20000 has a fabricated wire harness of TXL copper that exceeds SAE Standard J-1128. Fire-retardant protective loom provides uniform high-quality appearance and consistency to final installation. Detailed color schematics are provided with every harness, allowing installers to provide fleet-wide consistency. In addition, the IH 2000 features color-coded labeled wires for easy circuit identifications.

Mobile Specialty Vehicles

Mobile Specialty Vehicles unveiled the new Mobile Command Center for the Irvine, CA Police Department. Based on a Freightliner M-2, this unit is equipped with a satellite system for VoIP telephone, helicopter downlink, CAD, Internet, and video uplink / downlink.

The command center has two full dispatch positions, a conference / negotiator’s room, two interior workstations and one exterior workstation. A 60-foot mast houses two cameras and a microwave receiver for remote tactical cameras. A touchscreen controller allows any incoming video source to be seen on any of the monitors throughout the unit. The unit is 43 feet long with three slide-out rooms.

PIPS Technology

PIPS Technology, a Federal Signal company, has a new mobile automated license plate recognition (ALPR) camera called “The Edge™.” Just over 1.5 inches tall, The Edge is designed for today’s low-profile lightbars and does not hinder lightbar performance. The Edge reduces the processing burden on the ALPR processor by providing initial Platefinder technology onboard the camera.

PIPS also released a smaller, more powerful processor for a turnkey mobile ALPR system. The SupeRex™ III features increased processing power to handle up to four of The Edge cameras, while performing optical character recognition, hot list matching and alert notifications to the patrol car’s existing mobile data terminal (MDT).

RAM® Mounts

RAM Mounts released a modular-molded equipment console system. It combines rugged materials with a final product about 30% lighter than other manufacturer’s consoles. No sharp edges or corners ensure occupant safety and provide a state-of-the-art appearance.

RAM Mounts’ unique molded faceplates incorporate a tongue-and-groove feature to prevent contamination of electronics and prevent the loss of important documents, licenses and paperwork. High-quality materials, finish and corrosion resistance ensure a long product life. In addition, the product is backed by the NPI Lifetime Warranty.

Modular design allows for multiple configurations for the installer.

With a variety of hole patterns and attachments integrated into the console’s design, the Toughbox consoles are compatible with a variety of pre-existing RAM mounting solutions. Molded interlocking faceplates are rigid and tough and have no welds that could potentially break. The new RAM Twist-Lock™ feature allows for quick and easy access to radios or switches.

Rontan North America

The Slimbar-S Lightbar and Mini Slimbar-S from Rontan are low profile, compact lightbars that come in multiple lengths from 10 inches to 57 inches. Two-wire serial technology allows for easy installation and programming. Directional stick capability, external mount take-down and alley lights are available on all units greater than 33 inches.

They have multi-sectional design with slim cross-section and are populated with high-intensity LED lightheads. Dome lenses are available in red, blue, amber or clear. The Interface Control Module is included on units greater than 33 inches.

Setina Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Setina Manufacturing’s new Gun Guardian allows quick, easy access to weapons in a patrol vehicle, while providing added protection to the officer from the gun’s sharp edges in the event of an accident. The Gun Guardian is available in two sizes, one for shotguns and one for tactical rifles.

It helps to protect weapons from nicks and scratches, as well as dust and debris. The Gun Guardian also conceals weapons to guard against thieves and gives firearms a less aggressive look.

Setcom™ Corp.

Setcom significantly upgraded its Waterproof Liberator Wireless Transmitter. The Liberator can now perform in even wetter conditions and allows over 1,000 separate wireless connections. The handlebar transmitter enclosure and switch boot conform to the IP-X8 standard, which exceeds the previous rating of IP-X7. IP-X8 for the Setcom system means that it can be held at a depth of 1 meter under water for one hour without significant water incursion.

Setcom also increased the number of motor officers who can ride in close proximity without interference. The Setcom system now allows 1,024 simultaneous riders. The Liberator offers increased freedom and ease of movement. In addition, by operating in the 900 MHz ISM frequency range, the system avoids the interference associated with higher frequencies.

The Liberator is backward compatible with Setcom's existing helmet kits. In addition, the system draws the minimal power it requires from the portable radio battery, removing the need to recharge a secondary battery and eliminating a failure point. Setcom's Liberator is currently available in "Portable Radio Only" configurations for most popular Motorola and M/A-COM portable radios.

SoundOff Signal

SoundOff Signal has weatherproofed its UltraLITE Interior bar for outdoor use with a potted controller and weatherproof connectors. The UltraLITE Exterior Warning / Directional Bars are available as 4, 8 or 12 LED3 module lengths in five safety colors with solid or split color combinations.

The 8 Module bar is available with Single Warning Ends, and the 12 Module bar is available with Single or Dual Warning Ends. The bars come with a pair of Universal Brackets, mounting screws, and 11.5 feet of cable for hard wire installation. Lights meet or exceed California Title 13 and SAE J595 requirements and have a five-year / no hassle warranty.

TOMAR Electronics Inc.

TOMAR's new 970L Scorpion™ lightbar maintains the structure of Tomar's 930/950 series lightbars but with a low-profile look and optimized LED and optics design. Features of the Scorpion include extruded aluminum housing, cast aluminum end caps, and a replaceable, hermetically sealed optical Lexan light module. The 970L Scorpion includes scalable and interchangeable features such as 3 or 6 LED front and rear warning modules, 6 or 12 LED corner modules, and a choice of halogen or LED take-down and alley lights.

Other features include potted controller and waterproof wiring standard and fully programmable flash patterns via wires or 940L-DCP. An integrated 6- or 8-element traffic director is standard on all full-size bars, and there is an optional onboard traffic pre-emption emitter. The 970L Scorpion is available in lengths of 21, 26, 35, 44, 49, 53, 58 and 67 inches. STT lights are available on 49-inch and larger bars. ICC lights are available on all length bars.

Tomar's RECT-13LS is an ultra mini, ultra high-intensity, LED warning light made of optical Lexan and hermetically sealed. At 3.3 inches wide by 1.1 inches high by .75 inches deep, the RECT-13LS also meets SAE J845, SAE J595 and CAL Title 13 specifications. The RECT-13LS's compact size allows it to mount directly to the body, rearview mirror, grille or license plate. In addition, a complete line of brackets is available. Its operating temperature range is -55 deg C to +65 deg C.

Whelen

The LINZ6™ Super-LED® Lighthead Horizontal Mount from Whelen features a sub-compact, full-featured LED lighthead with wide-angle light spread that can be mounted anywhere. A clear, non-fluted lens and black ABS flange is standard, with an optional chrome flange available.

Also included are the Whelen patented Linear-LED® wide-angle optics for maximum visibility. It also has minimal current draw and is designed for heavy-duty, vibration, moisture and corrosion resistance. The SmartLED® design requires no external flasher. Split colors are available.

The LINZ6 is surface mounted and includes 69 Scan-Lock™ flash patterns, including steady burn. Eight Scan-Lock flash patterns allow for alternate or simultaneous flash of each color segment (3 x 3). The "synch" interconnect wire allows up to eight lightheads to be synchronized together. Fully encapsulated electronics provide full moisture and vibration protection. In addition, the LINZ6 is 12 VDC, with a five-year warranty on LEDs.

Jennifer Gavigan has been writing for LAW and ORDER magazine for more than five years, providing readers with cutting-edge software, communication and technology information. She can be reached at jengavigan@comcast.net

Published in Police Fleet Manager, Jan/Feb 2009

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