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2008 IACP New Product Roung-up-2 (cont'd)

Written by Jennifer Gavigan

EFJohnson Technologies

EFJohnson Inc. (EFJ) introduced the ES series of Project 25-compliant mobile radios. Key features of the ES series include Operation in Project 25 trunked and conventional modes, Enhanced Project 25 Vocoder, SMARTNET® / SmartZone® trunking protocols, and support for up to 864 channels / talk-groups. The company expects to begin shipping the ES series of mobile radios in the second quarter.

EFJ also introduced the Lightning Control Head for its Project 25-compliant ES Series Mobile Radio. Key features of the patent-pending Control Head include dash or remote mount configuration, 320 x 80 pixel display resolution, electroluminescent three-line text display with 16 alphanumeric characters, five soft keys (backlight, display, channel select, scan and tones).

ELSAG North America

ELSAG North America’s Mobile Plate Hunter (MPH-900®) is an easy-to-use, mobile or fixed ALPR system that improves officer safety and productivity while allowing law enforcement to achieve better community safety. The system targets motor vehicle-related crime and operators who are not properly licensed or who may be wanted for a stolen, unregistered or uninsured vehicle.

ELSAG unveiled a 43% smaller camera and a new operations center for its MPH-900. The upgrades for its operations center will more efficiently process the data obtained by the numerous MPH-900® systems in the field. The more slender camera can be placed alongside or concealed inside virtually any lightbar on top of police cruisers.

Managed by ELSAG’s Operations Center Software suite, ELSAG is currently reading and recording nearly 13.5 million transactions a day. With each of the 4,500 units in use around the world reading about 3,000 plates a day, about 4 billion plates a year are being processed by ELSAG’s Operations Center. In addition, the new Operations Center features more flexible search capabilities, better imaging and mapping, and more robust and adaptive data structure.

Federal Signal Corp. 

Federal Signal’s VelocityCAM in-car video and data system offers Virtual DVR, which eliminates the need for extra hardware to store video data. VelocityCAM also features the ability to integrate with Mobile Data Systems (MDS) and interface to Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management Systems (RMS). VelocityCAM enables fleet tracking and fleet audio and video viewing.

The standard VelocityCAM hardware package includes a 36X optical and 432X digital zoom front camera, which allows images to be captured at a minimum illumination as low as 0.1 lx; an infrared rear camera with a 120 degrees field of view to see in total darkness; a 2.4GHz Digital Police Wireless Microphone system including a compact transmitter with 49-inch lapel mic, and a receiver with a 16-foot internal mic to capture audio from the back seat.

VelocityCAM has the ability to view street-level mapping the user can configure by zoom and direction. Users can select “Way Point” that plots its GPS location on the map and takes a photo snapshot from the front camera to later identify key points of interest. Users can interface to NCIC and state databases for running license plates and use the E-Ticket feature to create citations.

Gamber-Johnson®

Gamber-Johnson’s magnesium alloy docking station is designed specifically for the Panasonic Toughbook 30 computer. Gamber-Johnson utilized the magnesium alloy AZ91-D, which contains aluminum and zinc as the primary alloys. Magnesium AZ91-D has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all structural metals except for titanium, and it is extremely rugged, as well as dent- and stress-resistant. It can also be die-cast into thin-gage, complex geometric structures at very exacting tolerances.

AZ91-D presents a smooth, user-friendly surface that blocks electromagnetic interference (EMI), especially at higher frequency EMI used for commercial applications and readily dissipates heat and absorbs energy that dampens vibration and reduces noise. Plus, it is readily recyclable, abundant in nearly inexhaustible quantities, and extracted without non-toxic and nonpolluting byproducts.

The most critical benefit of magnesium is that it is very light, yet exceptionally strong. The patent-pending magnesium CF30 docking station weighs about 6 pounds, so it is less top-heavy, less likely to vibrate, and compounds the strength of the mounting solution as a whole. That means less wear and tear on the computer and its connections.

GETAC Inc.

GETAC upgraded its V100 Notebook / Tablet PC with GETAC’s Sunlight Readable Technology (SRT) to offer an ultra-bright screen display operating at 1,200 NITS without sacrificing the notebook’s battery life. By opening and swiveling its display, the V100 quickly converts from a notebook computer to a tablet PC. The GETAC V100 is ideal for users with mission-critical applications in full sunlight, including search-and-rescue teams, military personnel, law enforcement officers, utility workers, diminished productivity, physical danger and eyestrain.

The GETAC V100 is fully compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP54 standards for ruggedness, including the ability to withstand heavy rain, airborne dust and debris. For further protection, the hybrid notebook / tablet PC has a removable hard drive that is shielded to prevent damage during operation; anti-vibration compounds; and an anti-shock housing for further protection.

Weighing 4.8 pounds, the GETAC V100 features an ultra-quiet fan-less design and includes a wide range of standard and optional features, including a 10.4-inch screen, power-saving Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1.2GHz processor, up to 2 GB of DRAM, 250GB shock-mounted removable hard drive, Integrated Bluetooth, reversible waterproof camera, and a full menu of wireless networking capabilities.

Gould & Goodrich

The new B873 Concealment Holster from Gould & Goodrich features a tactical light for Glock 17, 22 or 31 with the Streamlight TLR-1, TLR-2 or M3 tactical light attached. The holster is currently offered in plain black leather finish and in right- or left-hand versions.

The holster, made in America, features a dual-use belt-mounting system that will accommodate belts up to 1 ¾ inches wide. Dual belt slots allow for strong-side forward cant, or cross draw for off-side carry, so the holster rides high and close to the body for maximum concealability.

The holster is molded from top grain vegetable tanned cowhide that has been specially processed to help maintain a professional look. Also, the holster offers a recessed snap closure that prevents unnecessary contact with a weapon’s finish. The holster is finished with a moisture-resistant topcoat for added protection.

Hardigg Storm Case

The Storm Case® iM2620 from Hardigg Cases® has the same footprint as the iM2600, but features 30% more space inside. Its large interior makes it ideal for transporting laptops, printers, projectors, photo gear and sensitive optical equipment. For those in public safety, the iM2620 can also serve as a mobile medical kit, securely holding critical medical supplies or a gun case.

The case’s unbreakable, watertight shell—available in black or olive drab—shields gear. Multiple layers of cubed foam hold it firmly in place and can be easily customized to fit specific pieces. Available padded dividers or custom-cut foam also keeps sensitive gear separate, stable and secure.

The iM2620 features the patented Press & Pull™ latching system, which opens easily, yet stays closed when needed. Two unbreakable, molded-in hasps allow users to attach a padlock for extra security. A cushioned handle makes the case comfortable to carry, and hinged feet provide a flat surface for upright stability. In addition, the iM2620 is equipped with in-line wheels and a telescoping handle.

ICOP® Digital Inc.

ICOP Digital’s new ICOP 20/20 VISION™ gives agencies the ability to integrate the functionality of the ICOP Model 20/20©-W into their existing Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs). With flexible installation options, the ICOP 20/20 VISION delivers full, high-performance, digital video recording capabilities controlled through an officer’s MDT via keyboard or touchscreen interface.

Scheduled to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2009, the ICOP 20/20 VISION provides the ability to initiate recording via quick keys, touchscreen or button trigger in addition to automatic recording through configurable triggers. Full audio and video is provided to the laptop or other external audio input, as desired. VISION is fully compatible with Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

ICOP LIVE™ delivers live video wirelessly to first responders over any wireless network and to multiple Internet-enabled Windows® devices simultaneously. The ICOP Model 4000™, ICOP’s newest advanced surveillance solution, is the next-generation school bus / transit / rail / fixed-base DVR system. The ICOP Model 4000 provides recording of up to eight video / audio inputs at full resolution at 30 fps.

I. Spiewak & Sons Inc.

Spiewak’s SPDU Performance Duty Uniform features permanent water and stain resistance; colorfast, breathable, comfortable, durable, wrinkle resistant fabric; UV protection (UPF of 40+ according to ASTM 6603); full comfort mechanical stretch built into fabric; silicone grip Shirt Retention System® designed to work with SPDU® trousers and shirts to hold them tucked in; Hidden & Secure® cargo pockets on both thighs of SPDU20; and permanent military creases with Creaset®.

The S912 from Spiewak is a VizGuard® Airflow Public Safety Vest. Its features include complies with FHWA required rule 23 CFR Part 634 of the Federal Registry; third-party certified ANSI 207-2006; five-point breakaway; zipper front and side non-scratch hood and loop tabs allow for 26 inches of adjustment to fit with all outerwear.

Ibis Tek LLC

Made of Kevlar®, the new Ibis Tek Ballistic Door Panel (BDP) offers 16% more protective coverage and is 50% lighter than the factory option offered for the Ford Crown Victoria. With its custom-fit bolt-in design, the Ibis Tek Ballistic Door Panel requires no vehicle modifications and can be self-installed. Once installed, the panels are undetectable. Ibis Tek provides door jamb advisory labels. Ibis Tek’s BDPs offer an extra-wide area of protection. The custom-fit package is rugged yet lightweight. Designed and tested for multiple hits, the BDPs provide a tactical shield to help protect officers under fire.

Ibis Tek’s BDP is currently tested to NIJ Level IIIA, which covers nearly all handgun bullets, but not rifle bullets. The BDP is currently available for the Ford Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Impala and Tahoe, and the Dodge Charger, and can be custom fit for other vehicles upon request. Ibis Tek offers free replacement if damaged in the line of duty.

Published in Law and Order, Dec 2008

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