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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 

Speakers:

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

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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

VIDMIC Launches Major Upgrade to Officer-Worn Video System

March 07, 2011  | 


The VIDMIC VX2 has a larger LCD view screen but much longer battery life than the first-generation VIDMIC.

VIDMIC, a global provider of officer-worn video, radio accessories, and digital file management software, today announced a new version of its VIDMIC body-worn video system. The new VIDMIC VX2 delivers unprecedented video intelligence, longer run time, and greater ease of use in a lighter, water-resistant unit that doubles as a video camera, video screen, and shoulder microphone.

"Our officers greatly benefit by having video and audio capabilities available to them at any time," said Lonnie Cook, chief of the Laredo Independent School District Police Department. "Because the camera is inside the shoulder microphone, nothing extra is added to the uniform. We've found that when people know we are using video technology, it has a tendency to immediately diffuse tense situations as well as providing irrefutable evidence of what happened." 

VIDMIC was the first company to bring to market an officer-worn video system in the United States. The benefits of using wearable video cameras for police are well documented. The use of video has been shown to increase officer safety, document traffic violations and citizen behavior, reduce time in court, provide evidence for internal investigations, increase the likelihood of successful prosecutions, and save taxpayer dollars by reducing frivolous lawsuits.

In fact, according to a study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), when video evidence is available for complaints brought against officers, the officer is exonerated 93 percent of the time.

"With the VX2, we are bringing officer-worn video for law enforcement to the next level," said Todd Haynes, CEO of VIDMIC. "The VX2 is true to our patented design where the camera is mounted inside the shoulder microphone. The fact that no additional equipment is added to the uniform makes it a very attractive solution to officers. We've expanded the storage on the unit to 8GB and cranked the battery life to support 12 hours of stand by time and four hours of live video recording."

VIDMIC VX2: The next evolution of officer-worn video includes the following:

  • Improved battery life: 12 hours of stand-by and four hours of active video recording
  • Larger LCD screen: integrated video screen located on the back side of shoulder microphone
  • Lighter case: the VX2 is about .5 ounces lighter than its predecessor
  • Increased storage: 8GB of storage enables hours of video and thousands of still photos
  • Larger lens: increases the field of view by camera
  • Low-light recording: better video quality in various lighting conditions
  • Firmware upgrades: control a greatly expanded feature set to comply with various department/city policies
  • Water resistant: new seals and form factor enable use in all weather conditions
  • Manufacturing has been moved to U.S. facilities for improved quality assurance and timely delivery.

Related:

On-Body Video: VIDMIC's Man with a Knife

On-Body Video: VIDMIC's Home Entry

On-Body Video: VIDMIC's Intoxicated Woman

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Comments (1)

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Michael Baumann @ 7/31/2013 6:59 AM

Hi, I am product mgr for Data911's Digital Video. We currently market a number of bodyworn cameras to complement our vehicle DV. Please send me some info on your VicMic2. If you will be at APCO or IACP this fall, I would like to meet and review your camera.

Tks.
Michael

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