2008 Innovation Awards Presented

The only constant is change. These innovations foretell the evolution of law enforcement technology.

  • General Dynamics Itronix: DynaVue Display Technology
  • General Dynamics Itronix: GoBook MR-1 Rugged Ultra Mobile PC
  • Panasonic Computer Solutions Company: Panasonic Toughbook U1



Corrections & Security Category Winner:
TruckVault, Inc.
TruckVault Hi-Sec One Drawer

TruckVault, Inc, makers of the world's finest in-vehicle secure firearms storage solutions are proud to announce their newest product line, the Hi-Sec One-Drawer TruckVault. Originally designed for high-security needs such as evidence collection, forensics and ballistics transportation, the Hi-Sec One-Drawer features a hidden solid steel shroud, covered in a layer of high-traffic carpeting, coupled with a dual-combination lock system and TruckVault's famous simple installation and outstanding craftsmanship to create a virtually impenetrable storage system, available for all makes and models.

"We've had this system in prototyping for a long time," said Don Fenton, Sales and Marketing Director for TruckVault. "The whole thing finally came together recently to create what we think is the ultimate in security and portability for in-vehicle storage systems. The Hi-Sec is as solid as a tank," Fenton added. The Hi-Sec One-Drawer TruckVault has been available since the beginning of 2008, and recently TruckVault completed an order for more than sixty of the products for a federal agency, including an adaptation of their popular Extreme Series All-Weather TruckVault with a disguised metal shroud for added protection. "We're excited to be able to support our federal agents," said Fenton. "Times are changing, and we pride ourselves on being able to adapt our products to meet an ever-changing marketplace."

Along with the winner, the finalists in this category were:


  • KeyTrak: KeyTrak Guardian
  • KuFBag Inc: Transporter Restraint
  • VIDEX Inc.: iBR9000



Firearms Category Winner:

The SCAR, chosen by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) as its next generation modular assault rifle system, will soon be available in a commercial version. The unique properties of the SCAR include its modularity - 99% of parts are interchangeable among same caliber platforms AND 82% of parts are interchangeable among the various platforms - rapid adaptability and astonishing reliability. This remarkable rifle has a 90,000 round service life and a more than 30,000 round barrel life.

The SCAR's free floating barrels are easily changed by loosening six screws, and all major windage and elevation adjustments are made at the permanently attached front sight. U.S. government and manufacturer testing prove that, once removed and reinstalled, a SCAR barrel will return within one minute of angle (1 MOA) to the previously established zero. As a result of the SCAR's ease of operation and modularity, there is less training time, increased effectiveness, simplified logistics, and a reduction of armorer service downtime.

Along with the winner, the finalists in this category were:


  • Kimber Mfg. Inc.: SIS Custom RL
  • Smith & Wesson: M&P 45 Compact
  • Smith & Wesson: M&P 9L (5" Long Slide)



Firearms Accessories Category Winner:
Knoxx SpecOps Stock

Whether it's weapons qualification time again or having to use a shotgun or rifle on duty every day, there is no one that enjoys being beaten by recoil or suffering from a recoil related injury. BLACKHAWK!'s Knoxx SpecOps Stock takes the recoil out with an instantly adjustable stock that can be used on any mission, by anyone in the department. The patented Knoxx recoil-reducing stock uses dual recoil compensating systems by which, even with the heaviest loads, 95% of felt recoil is reduced!

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