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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.

Product News

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009  | 

Point Blank Solutions, a leader in the field of protective body armor, announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

The NIJ has granted Levels IIA and II certification, respectively, to Point Blank's BIIA and BII ballistic models, which will be available under the Hi-Lite Series from Point Blank Body Armor and Perform-X Series from Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), the company's wholly-owned subsidiaries. Additionally, the NIJ has granted Level IIIA certification to the company's KXPIIIA ballistic package, to be sold under the Hi-Lite XP and Perform XP brands accordingly. These systems combine the latest state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge materials which meet the most demanding requirements for high-performance and protection, while satisfying critical comfort needs with ultra-flexible and lightweight designs.

Marking one of the most significant updates to ballistic protection requirements in years, the new NIJ Standard-0101.06 (released in July 2008) establishes tougher performance mandates and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor, with the goal of improving and ensuring that the highest possible life-protecting capabilities are provided. It reviews NIJ body armor classifications, details requirements (i.e., acceptance criteria, workmanship, armor backing material, etc.), and addresses test methods including velocity measurement equipment, wet conditioning, test preparation, etc.

Point Blank's newly approved models underwent complex testing procedures which included testing with ammunition calibers at higher velocities and increased frequencies (NIJ 06 requires 144 shots to be fired versus 04's 48 shots) than previously required. Another significant performance requirement concerned energy/trauma transfer, also called "backface" measurement. The requirements of backface are no more than 44mm in indentation. Models also had to withstand an artificial aging process involving exposure to high temperatures and humidity. This indicates the armor's ability to maintain ballistic integrity after exposure to extreme field conditions such as heat moisture and mechanical wear.

"We're pleased to have a piece of the certification process behind us and now look forward to getting our leading-edge solutions to the law enforcement men and women who rely on Point Blank for life-saving protection," stated Michael Foreman, SVP of Domestic and International Sales. "Receiving NIJ .06 approval underscores our dedication to developing, testing and delivering the kind of technologically-advanced body armor systems that ensure officer safety is never compromised. These new certified products will headline our commercial offering, with others slated for introduction later this year pending NIJ .06 approval."

About Point Blank Solutions

Point Blank Solutions, Inc. is a leader in the design and production of technologically advanced body armor systems for the U.S. Military, Government and law enforcement agencies, as well as select international markets. The Company is also recognized as the largest producer of soft body armor in the U.S. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and laboratory testing facilities, strategic technology and marketing alliances, and an ongoing commitment to drive innovation, Point Blank Solutions believes that it can deliver the most advanced body armor solutions, quicker and better than anyone in the industry.

The company maintains facilities in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jacksboro, Tenn. To learn more about Point Blank Solutions, visit

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