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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

AS&E Introduces the CarView Portal to Inspect Small Vehicles

February 17, 2016  | 

AS&E CarView (Photo: AS&E)
AS&E CarView (Photo: AS&E)

American Science and Engineering Inc. ("AS&E"), a worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today introduced the CarView portal, an advanced high-throughput scanning system for superior detection of hidden threats in cars and small vehicles.

The CarView system simultaneously produces two images of the top-down view of the vehicle: a high-quality, dual-energy transmission image that highlights metallic threats, and a photo-like Z Backscatter image that highlights organic threats and contraband. The relocatable, cost-effective system is ideal for securing special events and parking garages, as well as high-threat facilities, government buildings, and vital checkpoints.

In addition to AS&E's signature Z Backscatter technology, the CarView system uses innovative Wave Shifting Fibers (WSF) detector technology to provide dual-energy, material discrimination capabilities. WSF detector technology has enabled the development of more powerful, efficient, compact, and rugged AS&E X-ray systems, such as the CarView portal, which fits into existing traffic lanes and delivers high-throughput screening without sacrificing image quality.

"We continue to develop and introduce innovative underlying technologies, such as Wave Shifting Fibers, that can extend the capabilities of new platforms," said Chuck Dougherty, AS&E's President and CEO. "The CarView system is the latest in our family of solutions to leverage multiple, complementary technologies in a low-cost, relocatable, compact footprint. This will enable AS&E to extend the served market for portal systems to include commercial applications, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to develop a range of solutions that meets our customers' real-world operational requirements."

Key Features of the CarView System:

The CarView system provides multi-technology inspection while maintaining the flow of commerce and operations at high-traffic and vital locations.

  • Superior Threat Detection – The CarView system combines dual-energy transmission and Z Backscatter technology for superior threat detection. Dual-energy transmission technology provides enhanced detection of metallic threats such as weapons, guns, artillery shells, and VBIEDs. Z Backscatter complements this by providing a photo-like image of scanned objects, assisting operators in the identification of anomalies such as explosives, drugs, currency, alcohol, cigarettes, and other organic threats and contraband.
  • High Throughput – The CarView portal offers high-throughput screening of up to 400 passenger vehicles per hour and is capable of imaging vehicles at speeds of up to 20 kph. The CarView system's image analysis software compensates for variations in vehicle speed.
  • Compact and Easily Relocatable – The versatile CarView system is easily relocatable, and its compact footprint meets the physical requirements of standard tollbooth lanes. This efficient design enables officials to seamlessly integrate the CarView portal into existing operations at critical infrastructure, garages, event entrances, and high-threat facilities. The system also features a construction-less design for fast, easy set-up.
  • Safe Scanning Levels – The CarView system adheres to strict international and U.S. standards for radiation protection and the dose to driver is below the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) limit of 0.25 microSievert per screening. In addition to a low dose to driver, the CarView portal offers a tight exclusion zone, making the system ideal for installation in high-traffic areas. 

About AS&E

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is a global provider of threat and contraband detection solutions for ports, borders, military, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, and aviation. With over 50 years of experience, AS&E offers proven, advanced X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud. AS&E systems are designed in a variety of configurations for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening. Using a combination of technologies, these systems provide outstanding detection capabilities, with high-energy, dual-energy, and Z Backscatter X-rays — pioneered by AS&E. Learn more about AS&E products and technologies at www.as-e.com and follow the company on Twitter @ase_detects.

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