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Without a constant feed of newsletters and diligent tradeshow attendance, it can be a challenge to keep up with the law enforcement industry. New products are announced almost every day. Equipment are under constant review. Departments and Sheriff Offices around the country vet and select solutions worthy of their budget.
The Officer Hotlist Recap reviews the past week with a shortlist of the latest articles, announcements and updates on Officer.com (Wednesday, May 21 to Tuesday, May 27).
Articles, Reviews & Insights
Today’s world is becoming more and more mobile every day. In fact, 91% of all people own a mobile device and 56% own some type of smart device. It is no surprise that today there are more mobile devices on the earth than there are people! Equally impressive is that the amount of data we consume is becoming increasingly focused on mobile devices. In fact, according to Pew Research, 55% of all internet traffic in the United States is from a mobile device, which is a first for overall internet traffic.
"Mobile Device Data In a Big Data World"
By Lee Reiber, Vice President of Mobile Forensic Solutions at AccessData
Chrysler Group’s government and fleet operations team hosted 50 law enforcement agencies at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. ... It was the sixth stop on a tour that started in February and by the time it’s complete will take the team to more than 20 tracks across the country this year.
"2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD in Demand"
from Chrysler Group LLC
3 Binocular Reviews by Jason Whitehead
- Snypex Optics recently sent a wide selection of their Knight ED binoculars to take a look at.
"Snypex Knight ED 8x42 Binoculars Review"
- With these Snypex 8x50 Knight ED binoculars, you have lenses that are quite a lot larger than the "standard" 42mm ones, which in theory means a brighter image in bad light.
"Snypex Knight ED 8x50 Binoculars Review"
- What if you want or need the extra detail that a 10x bin can give, but still want to make sure you have the same low light performance as a good 8x42 binocular?
"Snypex Knight ED 10x50 Binoculars Review"
Purchases, Announcements & News
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is announcing a multi-year agreement with Red Jacket Firearms and the stars of the reality-based TV series, Sons of Guns, to include a branded series of shotguns and rifles developed in conjunction with the Red Jacket Firearms team.
"Mossberg® Announces Partnership with Red Jacket Firearms™ Firearms Series"
More from MOSSBERG
Webinar: PublicEngines, a provider of cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence and increase community engagement for law enforcement, schools, and governments today announced the availability of a new, free Webinar on Interjurisdictional Data Sharing to be held on May 28th, 2014. The Webinar is due to the high demand for information and training on Interjurisdictional data sharing after the release of its IJDS module for CommandCentral Analytics.
The Webinar will be held on May 28th from 1:00 -2:00 PM EDT as is open on a first come, first serve basis. Interested parties may sign up at http://www2.publicengines.com/ijds-webinar-pr.
"PublicEngines Announces Training Webinar on Interjurisdictional Data Sharing"
More from PublicEngines Inc.
Rock River Arms, Inc., an industry leader well-known for producing a full line of high-quality AR15-style rifles, components, parts, and accessories announces one of its respected dealers was awarded a three year contract with the BuyBoard Local Government Purchasing Cooperative in Texas.
"ROCK RIVER ARMS TEXAS DISTRIBUTOR AWARDED CONTRACT OPEN TO ALL TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES"
More from ROCK RIVER ARMS
Agents from the FBI and some other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording interviews of suspects in custody under a new Justice Department directive that reverses long-standing policy, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
"FBI Agents Set to Begin Recording Interviews"
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
KA-BAR Knives is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Eldred World War II Museum’s Memorial Day Weekend. This marks the third year KA-BAR has sponsored the events, which honor our veterans killed in service to our country.
"KA-BAR SPONSORS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS AT ELDRED WWII MUSEUM; CONTRIBUTES TO FUNDRAISER"
More from KA-BAR Knives Inc.
Beginning today, the Schuyler County Emergency Management Office (SCEMO) will use Ping4 Inc.’s mobile communications solution, ping4alerts!. Citizens can download this free app on their Apple or Android devices to be instantly notified of public safety concerns.
"Schuyler County Emergency Management Office Adopts Ping4 Inc.'s Mobile Alert Platform to Keep Citizens Safe"
More from PING4
Strike Hard Gear, a manufacturer of top shelf tactical accessories, is unveiling a new crowd funding program to bring its latest product to market: the Gunner’s Mate. By participating in this campaign hunters and shooters will be supporting one of the few firearms accessories ever offered via crowd funding and will help strengthen the shooting sports industry and the American economy.
"Tactical gear manufacturer turns to the shooting community to fund latest project"
More from Strike Hard Gear
New Product Launches & Updates
- Digital Ally has announced several new options for its FirstVu™ HD Officer-Worn Video System, including live streaming capabilities that allow real-time remote situational awareness during incidents.
- Digital Ally will be offering a highly cost effective law enforcement cloud storage solution, initially for FirstVu HD officer-worn video system recordings, but eventually for in-car video system recordings, as well. This will be an alternative storage option offered in addition to current on-site server storage options.
- Digital Ally’s new mobile app can do more than wirelessly access a video feed or play recordings back from the FirstVu HD.
- Digital Ally’s FirstVu™ HD Officer-Worn Video System can now stream live video and/or audio to allow real-time remote situational awareness during incidents. All that is required is a Wi-Fi hotspot, such as that provided by a vehicle cell modem or mobile phone, to transmit high quality video at 30 FPS (frames per second).
More from Digital Ally
Holster Products & Updates from DeSantis Gunhide
- Thumb Break Mini Slide Holster
- Apache Ankle Rig
- Super Fly Holster
- Mini-Scabbard Holster
- Nemesis Cargo Holster
Express Diagnostics Int’l, Inc., today announced the launch of the first-ever onsite, lateral flow test for ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a unique biomarker of alcohol use. EtG testing previously has been available only through laboratories, at significant cost and several days in transit and processing. The new Revision® Leads War Against Head Injuries; Introduces Expanded Batlskin™ Head Protection System"
More from Revision Military
CSECO announced the launch of the CT--40 Contraband Team Inspection Kit, the most technologically advanced and most comprehensive kit for interdiction officers. “We are proud to provide the next big thing to the many officers involved in contraband searches and inspections on our roads, at our borders, and at sea”, said CSECO president Tony Harris.
"CSECO LAUNCHES ADVANCED NEW INTERDICTION KIT: THE CT-40 CONTRABAND TEAM INSPECTION KIT"
More from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Co. (CSECO)
Snypex LLC, a sports optics company based on Long Island, New York, announces the release of two new products: the Snypex Knight T80mm ED-APO (20-60x80mm) Spotting Scope and the Snypex Knight PT72mm ED-APO Digiscope, both of which use precision-crafted ED (extra low dispersion) fluorite glass with a high degree of color correcting and image-lacking APO chromatic aberration (apochromatic lens), resulting in true to life images with startling clarity and color accuracy.
"Snypex Announces the Release of the Knight ED-APO Spotting Scope and Digiscope: Clarity Re-defined"
from Snypex LLC
At AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando – the biggest gathering in the industry -- Velodyne will be out in force, demonstrating its pioneering LiDAR technology and welcoming two partner providers who will show that technology in action.
"Velodyne to Showcase Industry-Leading LiDAR Sensors at AUVSI Unmanned Systems in Orlando"
More from Velodyne Inc.
Etymotic Research, an innovator in hearing wellness solutions, announces a new look for its GSP•15® Electronic Earplugs. Inspired by the form factor of the company’s “Bean” Quiet Sound Amplifier®, this latest version of GSP•15 earplugs will be available for $399 on Etymotic.com, Amazon.com, Etymotic’s network of hearing solutions providers and select retailers as of today.
"Etymotic’s GunSport•PRO Electronic Earplugs Now Small As A “Bean”?"
More from Etymotic Research Inc.