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2008 IACP New Product Round-up

5.11 Tactical Series®

In early 2009, 5.11 Tactical will launch the Light for Life™ UC3.400 flashlight. Powered by an energy management system, it fully charges in 90 seconds and delivers 98% uptime in a 24-hour period. The UC3.400 contains no batteries but has an energy management system called FlashPoint™ Power Technology, which uses environmentally friendly ultracapacitors that load and unload energy without a chemical reaction.

The Light for Life UC3.400 produces 270 peak lumens in bright mode, 90 lumens in standard mode (with a runtime of 90 minutes), and has a 270-lumen tactical strobe. The three LED bulbs on the flashlight are rated for 50,000 hours and never have to be replaced. It weighs about 16 ounces.

The UC3.400 comes with a 12V DC car-charging base, mounting plate and a belt ring. The UC3.4000 is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty covering normal on-duty / off-duty wear. Made of a firearm-grade, high-strength polymer, the 11.5-inch UC3.400 casing is abrasion-, crack- and bend-resistant. A full line of accessories will also be available including lens filters, flare cones, holsters and an AC adapter.

54ward™ Integrated Solutions

54ward’s mission is to increase emergency vehicle operator safety by simplifying the operation of onboard devices and providing a foundation for reliable operation of those devices. By working with the device manufacturers and drawing upon proven technologies, 54ward COREcontrol offers the user a cost-effective, reliable integration solution.

Customized to agencies’ specific needs, COREcommand interfaces with popular devices and third party software while retaining a redundant system of mission-critical devices. Devices and software supported include Emergency Lights and Sirens; Radio and Communications; Radar; Video Systems; GPS / AVL; Printers; Bar Code Scanners; Gun Locks; Record Management (RMS); Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD); NCIC and Motor Vehicle Query; License Plate Recognition (LPR); Fleet Maintenance; and AM/FM or Satellite Radio.

54ward’s new SimpleCommand is a voice control solution for emergency vehicles. SimpleCommand allows the vehicle operator to keep his eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Voice control of emergency lights, radios, radar, cameras, CAD / RMS and other components combined with 54ward’s support and service ensures operator safety.

ALS Technologies Inc.

ALS Technologies’ ALS09NR is a single-use, non–reloadable diversionary device that provides users with a highly effective flash while being ergonomically designed for a better grasp. This device was developed as a diversionary device for use in a variety of applications, and it requires no maintenance.

The ALS09NR is a steel body device that utilizes the M201 A1 fuse system. The M201 A1 is a 1 to 1.5 second delay MIL-SPEC igniter with a flash powder mix, producing a report of 169 to 174 decibels and a brilliant disorientation flash. The flash powder mixture is pure and is rated at a 35% power factor of TNT by weight.

The explosive chamber of the ALS09NR is water resistant. The ALS09NR is about 4.5 inches tall with a diameter of 1.75 inches, and it weighs about 0.6 pounds, allowing it to fit into existing diversionary device pouches as well as most 40mm pouches.

Bates® Footwear

The new Bates Individual Comfort System gives the wearer the freedom to customize the comfort of his footwear. By using the new “dial” technology, public safety professionals can choose the comfort zone that’s right for them.

The new adjustable comfort system from Bates can be adjusted for each individual’s unique comfort tastes and requirements. Developed by the Bates Product Design Team and tested by actual customers, the innovative dial technology offers a way for consumers to define all-day comfort on their own terms.

The comfort system is highly flexible and easily customized. The adjustable comfort dial is built directly into the midsole of the shoe and is easily rotated to rest at one of four zones. Each zone satisfies different comfort needs for the wearer.

Bluestreak Connect

Bluestreak Connect’s Connect Interviewer is a questionnaire-based field reporting system with customized data collection. Connect Interviewer pre-populates reoccurring fields such as officer name and ID number. Information collected is used to complete all required reports, including any supplemental forms that may exist. Dynamic questionnaires ensure that all data fields are relevant to the particular event.

The Connect Interviewer saves time during the interviewing process with electronic reports and field pre-population. It also sorts reports for easy management with real-time availability of data for query and analysis. Other features include built-in workflow; UCR / NIBRS codes built-in; spell check; photo and file attachments.

Connect Interviewer automatically populates collected data into reports. The automated routing supports agencies’ policies and procedures. Real-time access to reports makes data available for analysis and supports industry data standards. In addition, Connect Interviewer offers a routing engine that transfers data and forms to appropriate individuals in real time.

Broadcast Microwave Services Inc.

Broadcast Microwave Services Inc. (BMS) launched its newest generation of lightweight and portable handheld diversity receivers, the Carry-Viewer III (CVIII). The CVIII is a two-way diversity COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) receiver / monitor that weighs less than 3 pounds including the battery with a run-time of more than three hours.

With a 6.5-inch high-resolution LCD color monitor, readable in full sunlight and intuitive on-screen menus, the CVIII is suited for agencies that require secure and reliable reception of audio and video transmitted over microwave downlinks from aircraft and ground systems.

The CVIII comes standard with two Li-ion batteries, two antennas, AC/DC and DC/DC adapters, external battery charger, and a rugged carrying case. BMS currently offers extended range antennas, AES 128/256 decryption and a video record function.

Carson Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Carson Sirens develops and engineers functionality and durability into each siren model to reliably alert the public and clear traffic. Each of its emergency vehicle products is backed by a manufacturer’s no-hassle five-year limited warranty. The company has a variety of mechanical tone sirens for law enforcement.

Carson Sirens’ M-Series Mechanical siren line combines a classic Mechanical Tone, new Carson Air Horn, and a sleek, silver look with a selection of siren tones and rugged dependability.

The M-Series line includes both console and remote mount units and is available in four premium models: the SA-400M Classic Mechanical, SA-430M Patriot Mechanical, SA-441M MagForce Mechanical, and SA-500M Cruiser Mechanical.

Code 3 Inc.®

The new Defender™ Lightbar from Code 3 features patent-pending TriCore™ Technology, and will be available late in the first quarter of 2009. TriCore Technology is a proprietary lighthead that delivers more light output per watt than any other current halogen, strobe or LED lighthead.

As used in the Defender lightbar, TriCore maintains visibility a full 360 degrees, with bright, clear signals from every angle. The Defender also features a Dimming Mode to eliminate situations where too much light could be hazardous to officer safety. The universal lighthead design reduces inventory and makes lighthead replacement easier.

At 2.25 inches tall, the Defender is available in lengths of 23, 35, 44, 47, 52, 58, 70, 82 and 94 inches. It has an easy-install mounting platform, with optional LIT3 lighted mounting feet. The Defender can also be equipped with a NarrowStik® directional signal. It meets or exceeds all applicable SAE, NFPA and California Title 13 emergency lighting standards when properly configured.

Digital Ally® Inc.

The DVM-500 Plus and the DVM-750 with VoiceVault™ Advanced Wireless Microphone are new from Digital Ally. The DVM-500 Plus is an upgrade to the DVM-500 In-Car Video System. The entire system is integrated into a rear-view mirror, records to solid state memory, and utilizes all of the pre-event recording, covert rear seat camera, video management software, and integrated GPS with “mark” features.

The DVM-750 has the ability to connect up to three cameras and record from two cameras plus three separate audio channels simultaneously. Video evidence is also recorded at full D1 (720 X 480) resolution utilizing the latest h.264 codec to provide the best quality and ensure every detail is recorded.

Digital Ally’s FirstVu™ is a one-piece digital audio / video system that attaches to an officer’s uniform and has no external wires or additional components. The FirstVu™ records to solid state memory. The system comes standard with a 2GB SD memory card but can be upgraded if more record time is needed. It also features covert vibrating notifications; infrared illumination and LED or covert operating modes; a lithium polymer battery for up to five hours of recording; and full D1 (720x480) high-resolution video at 30 fps.


The DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ is a new patented technology that provides ballistic and trauma protection in a comfortable body armor solution. Both DuPont and independent tests show that Kevlar® XP™ stops bullets within the first three layers of a vest designed with a total of 11 layers. The remaining layers of Kevlar® XP™ absorb the energy of the bullet, resulting in less trauma, or backface deformation, to the vest wearer.

Kevlar XP typically provides a 15% reduction in backface deformation and at least a 10% lighter weight vest design against the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) level IIIA threat, a .44 magnum bullet. Additionally, Kevlar® XP provides layer-to-layer abrasion resistance. Kevlar XP initially will be available for body armor, but DuPont is developing additional ballistic applications for the future.

Published in Law and Order, Dec 2008

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