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PDSI Brings TeleStaff To Smartphones

March 9, 2011
This enhancement extends core TeleStaff enterprise capabilities beyond the desktop or laptop computer to employees and managers enabling them to complete scheduling and routine workforce management tasks remotely.

New N.Y. Comms System Won't Fix 9/11 Radio Failures

March 8, 2011
The Port Authority is working on a $130 million plan to hard-wire transmitters, antennas, and broadcast equipment into the building infrastructure that would allow emergency workers to communicate even if power fails during a potential attack.
The VIDMIC VX2 has a larger LCD view screen but much longer battery life than the first-generation VIDMIC.

VIDMIC Launches Major Upgrade to Officer-Worn Video System

March 7, 2011
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.

Three Agencies Order TASER AXON Systems

March 7, 2011
TASER International today announced that it received three orders for its new AXON evidence capture and management platform. These orders for the TASER AXON on-officer camera and Evidence.com service include orders from the Hennepin (Minn.) Technical College, Darlington (S.C.) Police Department, and Quapaw Tribal Marshals (Okla.) Service.
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Police officers in today's era are much more aware of the fact that their actions may be filmed. George Holliday used a Sony HandyCam to capture the LAPD's arrest of Rodney King in 1991. Photo via Flickr (airgap).

Cops More Aware of Citizen Video, 20 Years After King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Compared to the Los Angeles Police officers who arrested Rodney King, cops today are much more aware of the fact that someone is almost always watching, and potentially recording, their actions.

Footage Shows Thieves Cleaning Out $3 Million In Jewelry

March 4, 2011
During the break-in, which took place between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the burglars wore masks and gloves and carried backpacks. The owners apparently left the jewelry in the cases to save the three hours it takes to store the valuables in the vault.

Maryland Capitol Police Acquires Forensic Video Analysis Equipment

March 4, 2011
These new tools will allow investigators to enhance video and images recorded in less than optimal conditions, including poor lighting and varying weather conditions. Once processed, hidden details can be revealed that can help direct or solve cases more efficiently, which should also result in lowering their investigation costs.
Photo courtesy of CSI.

Cellular Specialties Introduces Digital Repeaters

March 4, 2011
CSI's DSP95 modular digital repeater amplifies a carrier's weak signals, allowing smartphone users to stay connected to voice and video services. The repeater offers multiple frequencies, custom pass-band filters, output power options, rack- or wall-mount capabilities, and numerous port configurations.

School Massacre Video Game Stirs Controversy

March 3, 2011
According to the Checkerboard Studios Website, players can commit suicide in the game at the end of their shooting spree. The voices of developers providing commentary will be masked to prevent potential backlash, according to the game description.
Screenshot via Facebook.

Dallas Police Hire Social Media Officer

March 1, 2011
Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez has been distributing crime alerts, requests for public assistance to locate missing persons, surveillance video and departmental commendations via Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and YouTube.
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