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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Originally aired: Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute on-demand webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap


Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

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Next Generation

The SuperVision night vision system offers a budget alternative to military NVG.

November 01, 2007  |  by - Also by this author

When it comes to night vision gear, just about all roads lead through ITT. The company's Generation III light intensifier tubes are ubiquitous in American law enforcement and military operations. But a new technology from Xenonics Holdings offers a less-expensive, more durable alternative for some applications.

Xenonics' SuperVision system is a truly unique handheld night vision optic. Rather than a light intensifier tube, SuperVision uses a charged coupled device-very similar to what you find in a digital scanner or digital camera-and a digital signal processor to enhance infrared light and give the user a clear picture of what's happening in the dark.

The image quality provided by SuperVision is just as sharp, sometimes superior to Gen III tubes at substantial savings, according to SuperVision. Matt Baker, vice president of Xenonics Holdings, says the system can be purchased at retail for $1,399.

Such cost efficiency has made the SuperVision system attractive to a number of agencies, including the Fort Worth Police Department. And Baker says the SuperVision technology offers more advantages than just stretching your equipment budget.

For example, SuperVision can go from light to dark with no delay. It's also the only handheld night vision optic that features a zoom. You can magnify images 8x with this digital system. You can also manually adjust the focus and set the gain, adjusting the amount of light that enters the system. The system has inherent auto control features that allow SuperVision to operate without any adjustments. SuperVision has pre-set gain adjustments that will allow you to use the system in light conditions ranging from twilight to darkest night.

In some applications such as surveillance, SuperVision is an excellent alternative to a Gen III night vision system, and it gives the end user an ample amount of versatility.

Xenonics continues to work closely with law enforcement customers and hopes to meet their requests for use with helmets and weapons. Ultimately, it's been their input that helped in the creation of SuperVision.

SuperVision is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It weighs only 20 ounces. Best of all, it's constructed of rugged, watertight polymer, and it can be used in any weather conditions. Need FREEInfo? Use #21301.

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