POLICE Magazine

DEC 2016

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38 POLICE DECEMBER 2016 ucts on display at this year's IACP was the sequen- tial road safety flare. e "smart flare" from Pi-lit has been nicknamed the "Ice Cream Sandwich" by the company. It consists of a rugged shell and LED lights that are powered by four AA batteries with a runtime of three to four days of continuous use. e flares can be radio linked for sequential flashing ac- tivation to guide traffic around an incident and can be all turned off with a single button. www.pi-lit.com Tuff Products—Chula Vista, CA-based Tuff Prod- ucts makes a variety of rugged pouches and bags for law enforcement. At this year's IACP, the company showed its Grenadier Bag, which is a designed to help mobile field forces and tactical teams carry an organized collection of flash-bangs, sting ball devic- es, and 40mm grenades on their operations. e bag features Mil-Spec webbing with a triple-retention polymer buckle and a MOLLE side panel for custom- izing. It is constructed of double layer Cordura fabric. www.tuffproducts.com PROTECTION ATS Armor—New lightweight ballistic shields were on exhibit in the ATS Armor booth. e Patrol Shield is 20x30-inch shield that offers NIJ Level IIIA protection at a weight of 5.5 pounds. e Tactical Shield is also 20x30 inches and at NIJ Level III offers multiple-shot protection from a variety of rifle rounds and weighs 17.5 pounds. Both shields have a pro- prietary ambidextrous suspension carrying system that lets users operate their weapons with both hands. www.atsarmor.com FLIR—Wilsonville, OR-based FLIR is best known for making the forward-looking infra- red devices that give the company its name, but the company also makes hazard detection tools. At IACP FLIR showed the identiFinder R100 personal radiation detector. e R-100 is networkable and can be worn on officers' belts to detect and alert them to radiation threats. FLIR says the R-100 is the most rugged personal radiation detector on the market. It is rated IP67 for moisture resistance and meets the 1.5-meter drop requirement for ANSI certification. www.flir.com Phalanx Defense Systems—is Gainesville, FL-based com- pany showed its new line of covert armor that looks like a brief case, a backpack, or small bag like a gym bag before it is de- ployed. e Rapid Deployment Armor deploys quickly and offers NIJ Level IIIA protection. Features include hard armor pockets, attachment panels for ID on both front and back. www.phalanx- systems.com SOFTWARE Cardinal Tracking—Lewisville, TX-based Cardinal Tracking brought its Mobile Cite e-citation system to IACP. Mobile Cite is a user-friendly system that runs on handheld or laptop computers and integrates seamlessly with the company's BADGE and COURT to reduce data entry. Features include: simple screen design for faster citation issuance; pre- defined lists for easy selection of violations, locations, and makes/models; scanning of driver license and ve- hicle registration; officer and offender signature cap- ture; still image capture; and quick sketch diagram- ming tool. www.cardinaltracking.com Geosafe—An Austin, TX-based maker of collabora- tive software for first responders showed its Mobile tool. Geosafe Mobile operates on iPad, iPhone, and PCs and gives users detailed information on all first-response calls in their area, including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and animal control. Users can monitor the status of each unit and share information between multiple agencies and communicate via chat. In addition, users can access national databases about vehicles, subjects, and even articles. Agencies can go to Geosafe.com for a free trial. Media Sonar—Canada's Media Sonar came to IACP to show its social media intelligence gather- ing tool. Media Sonar is a Web-based analytics and reporting tool that offers users the ability to aggregate, filter, and analyze social media data. Users can set up a geo-fence and look for information from the 10 most popular so- cial media platforms in that area. www.me- diasonar.com Mobile PC Manager—is Oklahoma- based company showed a Windows software tool that is sure to be popular with chiefs and sheriffs concerned about their officers and deputies driving while distracted. ScreenSafe is a tool that lets agencies limit what officers can do with their in-car computer while driv- ing. In emergency situations the officer can override the controls, but any override is re- corded for supervisory review. e software is customizable to meet agency policy require- ments. www.mobilepcmanager.com IACP 2016 Geosafe Mobile gives users detailed information on all first- response calls in their area and lets agencies share info via chat. Phalanx Defense Systems' covert armor looks like a briefcase or bag before it's deployed. FLIR's identiFinder R100 is a rugged personal radiation detector that's networkable and can be worn on a belt.

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