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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 

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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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

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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

Panasonic Introduces Rugged Android Tablet

November 08, 2011  | 

Panasonic's 10-inch Toughpad A1 will be available in the spring. Photo: Panasonic
Panasonic's 10-inch Toughpad A1 will be available in the spring. Photo: Panasonic

Panasonic has introduced the Toughpad line of rugged Android tablets for mission-critical, mobile users such as police officers with an app-store ecosystem, peripherals, developer tools, and deployment support.

Panasonic will initially offer the 10-inch Toughpad A1 for mobile outdoor workers "where exposure to extreme environments is a constant challenge and the consequence of a failure is significant," according to the company. The 7-inch Toughpad B1 targets similar users who prefer portability over screen real estate. 

"We have the unique ability to apply our market knowledge, intellectual property, engineering, and R&D resources to deliver an Android-powered tablet that is radically different from the largely consumer-based devices on the market today," said Rance M. Poehler, president of Panasonic Solutions Company. "Our customers will get the most rugged, reliable, and enterprise-appropriate tablets in the world, helping to drive efficiency and productivity in ways that were never possible."

Mobile computing for law enforcement requires an enhanced level of device security. The Toughpad A1 incorporates security embedded at the hardware level and offers technologies such as hardware and software encryption, enhanced VPN, dual-factor authentication, trusted boot and device management. The Toughpad A1 will be compliant with FIPS 140-2 for federal government use.

The Toughpad family can be managed with a custom set of low-level controls that provide IT administrators with unprecedented power over their Android-powered devices. This level of mobile device management is essential for successfully deploying and managing Android-powered tablets in the field. These controls allow IT managers to distribute applications and secure devices from unauthorized use.

The Toughpad will be supported by the Business AppPortal, an enterprise-focused app store offering market-specific applications addressing broad enterprise concerns, including Mobile Device Management, security, and virtualization.

This secure, cloud-based user storefront allows IT managers and developers to store, download, and test applications for use on their Toughpad devices. Panasonic will also offer private application stores within the Business AppPortal, which businesses can customize to meet their specific needs.

The Toughpad A1 has a high brightness, 10.1-inch XGA capacitive, multi-touch, daylight-viewable screen so mobile workers can easily see critical data and operate the device regardless of lighting conditions.

The Toughpad A1 offers a stylus and active digitizer, as well as signature capture and handwriting recognition functionalities. Other features include integrated cameras, a serviceable battery, multiple options for peripheral connectivity, and battery life that will accommodate a full day of work.

The new Toughpad family is designed to meet many of the same durability standards as Panasonic's Toughbook PC product line. The devices have MIL-STD-810G ratings for drops as well as ingress protection ratings for resistance to dust and water. The Toughpad A1 is also rated for use in a wide range of temperatures. This elevated level of durability results in tablets that deliver reliability in almost any environment, assuring maximum mobile worker productivity. 

The Toughpad A1 offers optional 4G (LTE or WiMAX) mobile broadband as well as Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and satellite GPS.

The Toughpad A1 will be available in the spring starting at $1,299. The Toughpad B1 will be released later in 2012. The Toughpad line comes with a three-year warranty.

Panasonic will offer a full set of professional-grade accessories to support the Toughpad line, including cases, mounts, printers, keyboards, magnetic stripe readers, Smart Card Readers, and multi-unit storage and charging solutions.

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