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IACP 2012 Conference, San Diego, CA, Sept. 29-October 3
Kris Pearson describes VIEVU as the world leader in body-worn video technology, with 23,000 customers worldwide. One of the reasons that police officers are now wearing surveillance devices, he asserts, is to capture their interaction with the public through audio and video so that they can prove what they’ve been doing when they’re out of range of the in-vehicle video, which only captures what’s in front of the car.
Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.
Categories: Education/Training, Law Enforcement, Military/Force Protection, State/Local Security, Federal Agencies, Communications
Kim Webley, founder of FileOnQ, says the company serves law enforcement by focusing on property and evidence management from the crime scene to the courtroom. He indicates that the company was founded 15 years ago to fill records management needs, to insure a defensible chain of custody and to protect chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement officials from losing their jobs because of mishandling of evidence.
Stephen Meer, one of the founders of Intrado, Inc of Denver, Colorado, indicates that his company provides services and products to the 9-1-1 infrastructure, which he says is a very complicated ecosystem with lots of different constituent groups. The 9-1-1 infrastructure is like an iceberg, he says, with a little piece that delivers services to the public that is above the water line, and a massive infrastructure under the water line that supports it in operating seamlessly, continuously, dealing with all the regulations and issues in the world of public safety communications.
IntegenX makes products for life sciences research and other areas, says Guy Page, but the company is at the 2012 IACP show to introduce its flagship product for law enforcement, the RapidHIT DNA testing system, which can get forensic test results from a DNA sample in 90 minutes or less. The RapidHIT single use kits are fully transportable and can be used by a police officer or soldier. This is the future of forensic DNA analysis, says Page, and the technology will continue to improve and evolve over time.
IACP Conference 2012: Mike Bostic, Director of Customer Advocacy, Security and Transportation Service, Raytheon
Mike Bostic of Raytheon points out that he spent 34 years as an Assistant Chief in the LAPD, where he worked about a third of that time in technology and communications. And one thing he learned from his LAPD experience is that everything the military needs, so does public safety. But Raytheon is in the business of solving operational problems rather than selling boxes and devices, he says, and as a systems integrator the company sells solutions to specific sets of problems.
Kevin Madden discusses the nation’s first demonstrated multi-vendor interoperable Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, which was deployed by a consortium of companies including Cisco and Raytheon during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.
Peter Onruang explains that the Wolfcom 3rd Eye is more than a body camera -- it’s a multi-purpose, multi-functional tool that is the officer’s best friend, because “it allows you to see what you can’t see”. Because it can see and record what the officer sees, the 3rd Eye can save a lot of expense arising from false allegations. Its 16 megapxiel camera has a high-resolution recorder that can capture up to 17 hours of video, including 6 hours of continuous operation. It also has an audio recorder that can create 500 hours of audio, along with an optional battery that lasts 20 hours.