FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

Brought to you by:

Register now!

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

Register now!

Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

Brought to you by:

Register now!

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.

Departments : First Look

Trident Case-Arkon Device Mount

The Trident Case-Arkon system offers you serious protection for your digital devices in a quick-release vehicle mount.

October 03, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Trident Case.
Photo courtesy of Trident Case.
To get a good idea about the variety of cases available for smartphones and tablets, all you have to do is ask your friends to show you their mobile computing devices. What you will quickly notice is that everyone has a favorite choice for how to protect and accessorize their digital lifelines.

Some people choose simple leather or vinyl cases; others make a statement about their devotion to a certain sports team; some profess their faith; and a few daredevils never do anything to shield their phones or tablets. Law enforcement officers on the job need to do more than just cover or decorate their devices, they need to protect them from any number of hazards, including impact, spills, weather, and vibration. And that's where Trident Case's Kraken AMS excels.

Trident Case makes the Kraken AMS system for a wide variety of tablets and smartphones. Kraken AMS is a slim, tough-as-nails case that meets MIL-STD-810F for impact, vibration, dust and sand protection, and rain resistance.

The Kraken—named for the legendary sea monster—is a multi-part case with a hardened polycarbonate exterior that's easy to clean, a shock absorbing silicone interior, and tough screen protection. Another element of the Kraken AMS is the Adaptive Modular System (AMS), which makes it easy to attach the case-enclosed device to a mount.

Because the Kraken AMS is designed to be secured in a mount, Ontario, Calif.-based Trident Case has established a partnership with Arcadia, Calif.-based mount manufacturer Arkon to create a solution for law enforcement vehicles.

Erin Luzzi, vice president of marketing for Trident Case, says Arkon is specifically making mounts to fit the Kraken AMS. "Mounts are typically made universal so they can be compatible with a broad variety of devices. Unfortunately, many mounts are not compatible with devices in cases or they don't offer an optimal fit, which means the devices in cases are unstable in the mounts. Through our partnership with Arkon, we now have a case that offers optimal protection for your smartphone or tablet and a mount that is fully compatible with the case."

Arkon offers both permanent and semi-permanent vehicle mounts with quick detach features so the devices can be easily removed. Luzzi says the quick detach feature is a great advantage to the Trident Case-Arkon solution, especially for officers who want to use the same tablet in the vehicle and outside of the vehicle.

"Our research into law enforcement shows that there are a variety of problems that need to be solved regarding the use of tablets in the field," she says. "The first is adaptability and flexibility. You might have a mounting solution in a vehicle where the tablet has to be unscrewed or unlocked from the mounting solution and now it's unprotected and you have to put it into a case to protect it outside of the vehicle. Through our solution you can easily transport your mobile device fully protected in a case from within a vehicle to the field."

Luzzi adds that Arkon mounts are so slim that they can be used in a number of different positions in the vehicle. "That's the great thing about these mounts," she says. "They offer so many different options, and they can be used in just about any free space."

Bulk orders of Kraken AMS cases can be customized with logos or patches of law enforcement units. The image is molded into the polycarbonate material of the case so it won't scratch off.

The Trident Case-Arkon solution is now available.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Richard M. @ 10/29/2013 2:03 PM

I'd like to know the manufacturer's name and the model # of the large round lights mounted to the AST vehicles.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent Stories

Can You Legally Counter a Drone?
What can you do to protect the public and yourself from drones?

Police Magazine