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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 


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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Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

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Product News

TASER's On-Body Video System Mounts To Sunglasses

February 21, 2012  | 

TASER's Axon Flex arrives with a lightweight camera and controll module. Sunglasses are sold separately. Photo: TASER International.
TASER's Axon Flex arrives with a lightweight camera and controll module. Sunglasses are sold separately. Photo: TASER International.

TASER International, Inc. on Tuesday introduced the Axon Flex, an on-body camera system that records an officer's point of view during field stops or use-of-force encounters.

The Axon Flex DVR camera can mount to a pair of Oakley's Flak Jacket eyewear sunglasses, allowing greater tactical awareness for officers and agencies. In addition to mounting to the Oakley Flak Jacket eye wear, Axon Flex can also be mounted on an officer's collar, epaulet, ball cap, or helmet. The camera and rapid grip magnetic clip weigh only 15 grams.

"The Axon Flex solution allows officers the flexibility to choose which mounting configuration that best suits their needs and unique circumstances, while the service continues to serve as the most powerful back-end solution available," Rick Smith, TASER's CEO, said in a statement.

The Axon Flex system's ability to capture evidence from the officer's point of view helps protect officers from false claims, enhance public trust, improve civilian behavior, decrease litigation and make communities safer at a lower cost than in-car dashboard cameras or other video solutions, according to Smith.

The Axon Flex uses video-over-Bluetooth streaming technology developed by Looxcie Inc. to send clips to a black controller module that mounts to the officer's uniform. A thin wire connects the camera to the module.

Once the clip is stored on the module's solid-state hard drive, it can be viewed by an officer on an Apple or Android mobile device with a mobile app that's available from TASER. The company is now in the process of gaining approval to offer the app via iTunes and Android Market.

The clip can also be transferred to local storage or the cloud-based platform when plugged into an evidence transfer manager back at the station.

With the purchase of Axon Flex, TASER is providing to agencies at no charge for one year. TASER will begin shipping the Axon Flex units by the end of March. The system will be priced at $700 for the base camera.

TASER announced it has received pre-orders and upgrade orders for more than 590 Flex units from agencies, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police (BART), Fort Worth Police Department, Niagara County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Office, and University of Central Florida Police Department."

On-officer video systems like the Axon Flex give us an opportunity to showcase and support the jobs our officers are doing in the field," said Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead in a statement. "Having a complete video record of these incidents will provide a higher level of protection for both our officers and the public.

Taking into consideration officers' concerns about big-brother oversight, TASER added a 30-second video buffer, meaning it records video but no audio from the 30 seconds preceding activation.

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