The 4.7-pound ARMOR X10gx from DRS Technolgies is protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to depths up to 3 feet.
Released last January, the 2.8-pound ARMOR X7 compact tablet from DRS Technologies offers a 7-inch sunlight-readable display with an integrated camera and bar code scanner.
The Panasonic Toughpad A1 Android-powered tablets offers 16GB storage computing with a 500 nit, daylight readable, 10.1-inch, capacitive multi-touch screen with anti-reflective and anti-glare treatment plus a built-in ambient light sensor for an adaptable display.
The Toughpad includes micro-USB, microSDHC and micro HDMI inputs.
The Watchguard 4RE wireless in-car recording system is offers a high-tech video system with low-tech maintenance. The camera's "4RE" name comes from the company's Four Resolution Encoding technology, which allows the device to record at both high definition and at standard resolution simultaneously. On recordings that turn out to be important, the HD version is stored. Routine recordings (which comprise the majority of video recordings) are archived using the standard resolution.
The i1075 HardBack Case for an iPad from Pelican Products
The i1075 HardBack Case from Pelican Products houses and protects your iPad.
The Spillman Touch application allows public safety personnel to access recrods and images, search for data, view dispatch information, and receive call assignments using a mobile device.
An industrial strength D ring helps lock the radio microphone with the WalkieClip from Safety Innovations.
The WalkieClip was designed and field tested by police officers to hone in on the correct length so users can pull the mic up to their mouth to talk without interfering with other body-worn gear or catching.
The IP67-rated noise canceling boom mic and speaker Tactical Headset from codeRED give the wearer crisp, clear communications during all stages of an operation.
The INVISIO series offers tactical in-ear headset solutions with hearing protection and combat awareness. The S10 (pictured) integrates the INVISIO X5 dual in-ear headset into a single two-way radio and push-to-talk.
TEA's INVISIO S40 version integrates the INVISIO X5 dual in-ear headset directly into a dual net radio.
TEA's Submersible U94 PTT switch has a feature to prevent unintentional keying.
Weighing less than a pound and at less than .5-inch thick, The RIM BlackBerry Playbook is designed to go everywhere and offers a 7-inch multi-touch display.
Adobe Flash support means online access appears as it would from your standard PC or laptop and apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook run simultaneously and in real time, which is not the case for every tablet on the market.
A high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch display and up to 10 hours of battery life, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can handle on-the-job demand.
Reverse side of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet.
Through its USB Smart Hub, the Mobile Innovations MPAInVehicle Platform fits any police cruiser set up, according to the company, that will include any RMS and data solutions and for any cruiser's officer "cockpit." The solution, which includes BlackBerry's Playbook tablet, can integrate lights, sirens, message boards, maps, GPS, RMS, dispatch, e-ticket apps, printers, scanners, and more. The company says its solution is a simple retrofit that keeps in-vehicle policing secure, fast and reliable.
The Mobile Innovations hub set up maximizes in-vehicle real estate while incorporating all the mobile data connection musts: Tablet computing, lights, sirens, printers, scanners and is air-bag compliant and officer safe. Utilize BlackBerry's tablet, the Playbook, for touchscreen access to all the vehicle's communication and command components.
The Watchguard system's graphical user interface is easy to use and navigate. The simple key layout combined with the intuitive touchscreen menu make 4RE systems easy to use with little or no training.
The dependable Watchguard High Fidelity Wireless Microphone offers a 1 to 2 miles of range so officers can maintain high-quality audio recording through buildings and is powered by the same battery used in iPods and usage can extend up to one week between charges, depending on daily hours of active recording.
Alternate image of the High-Fidelity Audio System body-worn mic device.
For the officer to stay informed and in touch on the road, it takes a lot more than just a two-way radio. Access to data such as browser-based forms, record management systems and control of in-car equipment are daily duty musts, and technology is ever forming to make these tasks, critical communication lines and fast reliable connection to information in the field. Tablets, tactical headsets, software and documentation all play a part. LET takes a look at an assortment of soem everyday (and not-so-everyday) communications and data equipment that can help officers stay up to date and a step ahead of what they might bump into on any given shift.