The Cygnus Law Enforcement Group hosted an awards reception on Sunday, October 14 for the entrants in their annual Innovation Awards competition. The reception was held at The House of Blues in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Everyone attending the invitation-only event enjoyed food and drink from The House of Blues, and then heard the announcement of the winners of this year's competition. Winners were announced by Ronnie Garrett, Editor-in-Chief of Law Enforcement Technology and Law Enforcement Product News. The awards were then handed out by Susan Freel, Associate Publisher of LET and LEPN, Joel Goron, Publisher of Officer.com, and Michael George, Publisher of LET and LEPN.
The winners in each category were:
EHS. Inc. VIDMIC
The VIDMIC is a revolutionary data acquisition system which goes everywhere the officer goes and records important information at any time. A full color digital video recorder, still photo camera, and digital audio recorder are all housed in a fully functionaing shoulder mic. Because officers already use shoulder mics, there is no need for them to add additional equipment to their already overburdened utility belts in order to have video and audio recording capabilities.
The award for the VIDMIC was accepted by Paul and Bill Marshal of EHS. Shown left to right are Joel Goron, Publisher of Officer.com, Paul Marshal, Bill Marshal, and Michael George, Publisher of Law Enforcement Product News.
The Focalpoint solution consists of a single unit device that is 100% waterproof and has the longest battery life in the industry. The device works in the most impaired environments where traditional GPS devices do not work. The solution is very easy to use as there are no special tools required to deploy, and the single unit can be remotely configured on the fly for different degrees of monitoring intensity, ensuring that users can respond to alerts in a timely fashion, ensuring optimum public safety and vital asset protection. Omnilink's precision algorithms provide for the most accurate location information in the industry that does not suffer from the drift issues typical of GPS based solutions.
Omnilink's award was accepted by Curtis Rapp. Shown left to right are Joel Goron, Publisher of Officer.com, Curtis Rapp, and Michael George, Publisher of Law Enforcement Product News.
U.S. Tactical Supply Grip Pod
The Grip Pod System(tm) (GPS(tm)) is a revolutionary new vertical fore-grip integrated with a strong and stable bipod. The Grip Pod's legs deploy at the push of a button--instantly! The GPS(tm) is manufactured from aerospace materials to exceed military specifications for construction and finish. It mounts directly to Picatinny rail systems.
Using the Grip Pod System(tm), an operator can go from a CQB position to a prone, and have a stable base for aimed firing in place before hitting the ground!