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Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

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Wednesday, November 28, 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 Wednesday, November 28, 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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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 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 webinar, 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.


Easy Readers

License plate recognition technology alerts officers to stolen vehicles and drivers with criminal records in the blink of an eye.

October 19, 2009  |  by - Also by this author

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Can you accurately see and write down one license plate number per second while driving at up to 100 miles per hour, even with darkness or bright sun limiting your sight? Fortunately, there are automated systems that can do this for you.

License plate readers use algorithms to decipher the characters in the captured image of a license plate to identify vehicles. Systems commonly use infrared lighting to allow the camera to take the picture at any time of day. Then they run the numbers against those in state, local, and national databases to find persons or vehicles connected to a crime or infraction.

Whether you call it ALPR, LPR technology, license plate recognition, automatic vehicle identification, or optical character recognition, it's one heck of a time saver and a great aid to the crime fighter.


ELSAG North America

ELSAG North America's Mobile Plate Hunter-900 (MPH-900), can be mounted to patrol cars for capturing license plate numbers. If a suspect license plate number is read, audible and visual alarms alert the officer within milliseconds.

Cameras, a processing unit, and proprietary software allow officers to capture images of license plates and instantaneously compare them with millions of hot list records to identify vehicles of interest. This system reads plates day or night, from all 50 States and most foreign countries including Arabic characters. It can also read other alpha-numeric identification systems-even from 1,500 feet in the air.

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EZ Tag

EZ Tag, in partnership with ELSAG North America, has married video inputs with image analysis software that identifies targeted plates using an onboard hot list, and returns an alarm back to the operator in milliseconds. Using a vehicle mounted video camera, a moving patrol car can check between 5,000 and 8,000 plates per eight-hour shift at speeds in excess of 75 mph while the officer is attending to other routine duties.

EZ Tag

When the patrol officer receives an audible alarm, the laptop screen will display a digital picture of the plate and the vehicle as well as information as to the reason the plate is hot listed.

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Genetec's AutoVu 4.3 is the newest version of its IP license plate recognition solution. New features include covert hit notification and wildcard hot lists that can check against partial plates.


AutoVu's real-time alarming and e-mail notification quickly informs assigned recipients of matched license plates, or hits. AutoVu also allows users to assign different priorities to hot lists. Each priority can be configured with a different color and alarm tone, alerting officers of hits both visually and audibly to easily identify the type of hit and its importance.

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