Crime data sharing
C.O.B.R.A. v. 4.0 is a suite of applications designed to help public safety agencies share real-time data with multiple jurisdictions and officers and agents in the field. Officers can use the software on their MDCs or PDAs to run names, vehicles, incidents and entities from other jurisdictions. The software keeps each contributing agency’s information segregated from all others in its own Insulated Data Silo, and each agency maintains control over its silo, including what information to share, and what different users can see. It translates and transmits data from one data source to another, regardless of the local vendors, databases, or schemas used, and it conforms to prevailing data standards, such as NIEM 2.0. Data can be pushed up-stream or “cross-stream” to systems such as the FBI N-DEx system or other data-sharing networks.
The GS11 red light and speed camera now carries an AMBER Alert feature that allows police departments to search in real time for vehicles through a city’s network of red light or speed photo enforcement cameras. When a suspect vehicle passes a camera location, the camera immediately reports the information back to the police department. The 11-megapixel GS11 camera delivers high-quality images in all lighting and weather conditions and covers up to four lanes of traffic.
The Juno SB and Juno SC are pocket-sized field computing devices with the Microsoft Windows Mobile version 6.1 operating system, integrated Global Positioning System technology, wireless LAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth connectivity, 3 megapixel camera, 533 MHz processor, 128 MB of onboard memory, a MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot, an all-day battery and a 3.5″ display. The SC model includes a 3.5G high-speed downlink packet access broadband cellular modem so users can access email, download large files and maps, and update information in real time. Optional accessories include the OtterBox Defender Series case for absorbing bumps and shock, and a vehicle mount that can be used with the company’s TerraSync field software and popular CoPilot Professional navigation software for in-car navigation and data collection.
Uninterruptible power supply
Staco Energy Products
The UniStar P series single-phase online UPS is available in rack mounted designs for industrial, commercial and office environments. It is available in 6kVA models to protect from outages and irregularities in incoming line voltages from 160 to 280 VA at 45 – 65 Hz. Up to four modules can be installed in parallel for redundancy or additional capacity. A constant sine wave protects downstream equipment without going to battery mode. The unit monitors battery status and recharges whenever necessary. A front-panel LCD display includes input and output voltage, input and output frequency, load percentage, battery voltage and inner temperature. Each size can be monitored and diagnosed remotely through an RS232 serial port and optional web, USB, SNMP or dry contact cards. Standard software is compatible with operating systems such as Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT and XP.
Thermal Imaging Camera
The Extech i5 compact IR camera is designed to monitor and detect the thermal condition of electrical system components to address problem areas before failures occur, and to inspect areas that cannot be reached with thermocouples or other contact-based instruments. High-resolution thermal images pinpoint problems in need of repair with an accuracy of 2% and thermal sensitivity of 0.18°F/0.1°C. Companion software allows users to download standard jpeg thermal images with radiometric data, and to generate reports, analyze and document findings. The 12 oz. device has a focus free lens and a 2.8″ color LCD. It comes with a 512 MB miniSD Card with adaptor, Li-Ion rechargeable battery with 100-240V AC adaptor/charger, QuickReport PC software with USB cable and built-in lens shutter and hand strap.
The Xpack is an integrated (hardware, operating system and web management) system designed specifically for interacting with Web-based applications. It could be used in public terminals, kiosks, libraries, education and training facilities, and government offices ready to migrate to cloud computing. The desktop hardware includes a USB keyboard and mouse and a standard VESA mount option, which allows the hardware enclosure to be mounted to the back of the LCD display. It has dual VGA/DVI output options and dual monitor auto-detection. By using Web applications, users keep data on Moderro’s integrated cloud storage or on a personal USB storage device. The computer is compatible with popular desktop virtualization technologies from VMWare, Microsoft, and Citrix. Communications capabilities include a WiFi Antenna and 100/1000 Ethernet port.
The Main Street WiFi Starter Pack is designed to deploy broadband wireless access one square mile for less than $10,000. It includes plug-and-play wireless devices that serve as a gateway, repeater, and access point all in one. After they are plugged into a power source, the devices talk to each other over the Internet to form a network. The company’s software-as-a-service enabled management dashboard ensures that connectivity across the entire network is optimized and reliable.
The Sensaphone IMS-1000 and IMS-4000 infrastructure monitoring systems detect environmental conditions that exceed predetermined ranges and unresponsive network ports. When the units identify a problem, they sound an alarm and contact IT managers, who can access status information and change programming settings through an internal Web server. The IMS-1000 is for small to mid-size computer rooms and monitors temperature, humidity, power, water, and physical intrusion through optional cameras. Up to eight external sensors monitoring multiple conditions, TCP/IP port service monitors up to 16 network devices or port services, an optional internal telephone modem can deliver additional alarms. The IMS-4000 is expandable for larger needs. It monitors computer networks and IP devices through pinging and port availability. The system can monitor the status of network links, routers, printers, servers and any device that has an IP address.
Next Generation Power
The Ultra Compact Industrial 5.5 kW diesel generator (UCI 2-5.5) provides back-up power for outages, work trucks, fire/rescue operations and onsite construction equipment. It measures 23″ L × 20″ W × 21″ H and weighs 240 lbs. A heavy-duty, water-cooled, two-cylinder Kubota diesel engine uses a three-vortex combustion system to deliver a high power output with clean burning exhaust. Running at 2,800 rpm, the generator minimizes noise, vibration and wear, and includes extra-resilient isolation mounts and an easy-drain oil change system. It comes standard with a remote start panel, hour meter, harness and oil pressure and water temperature shut down.
The TY5100 auto-feed corded screwdriver operates at speeds of up to 5000 RPM and includes a specialized feed system for placing screws in corners and around obstructions. A clutch disengages when screws are sufficiently set to eliminate stripped out heads and prolong bit life. It weighs less than 5 lbs. and is 3 in. wide. Its one-hand bit release design allows users to change out bits quickly, and a complete set of bits is included with an “on-board” nosepiece wrench. Fastener depth of drive is easily adjusted. A variety of 1 ¼-in. to 2-in. screws in #6 and #8 diameters are available.
The TSS Portable measures turbidity, suspended solids and sludge blanket level with one instrument. It can be used to remotely monitor rivers, municipal and industrial wastewater and drinking water, and as an optimization tool or to calibrate or validate on-line sensors. The instrument uses a multi-beam alternating light method with an infrared diode system, and stores up to four different calibration curves for suspended solids and one for turbidity. It recalibrates automatically for different locations or types of sludge. Turbidity is pre-calibrated with a calibration curve stored in the instrument. For suspended solids, each calibration curve can be adjusted to the laboratory results. The probe is made of polished stainless steel with a scratch-resistant sapphire window, and the internal memory stores up to 290 values, including time, date, measurement and location.
The HydroSurge is designed for a variety of large pipe cleaning and maintenance jobs. It has an adjustable nozzle plate and water jet inserts with adjustable angles for the most stubborn blockages. The cleaning mode of 15° to 20° removes heavy deposits from the bottom of the pipe. The propulsion mode of 5° to 10° provides forward motion while moving sand, silt and other debris back to the pipe opening. Constructed of stainless steel, the nozzle includes roll over bars, ceramic inserts and an adjustable precision flow manifold.
The Onsite Wastewater System is designed for residential cluster and commercial applications. The system includes primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, including standard aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic treatment. The system’s treatment unit contains multiple Algaewheels that rotate using a small air blower. Algal colonies are fueled by the combination of carbon dioxide, water, sunlight and nutrients, and create cleaner discharge to a drainage field. The system uses solar energy through photosynthesis, produces oxygen as a byproduct and consumes carbon dioxide, reducing greenhouse gases. The system can be used to qualify for LEED credits on applicable projects and is designed to be virtually maintenance free.
Windmill Aeration Systems are designed for water storage, golf courses and parks to keep water fresh by pulling it down from the top, sweeping it across the bottom and pushing it up as a column of air. The effect is similar to turnover that is occurring at all times, keeping the water oxygenated. Models are available from 12′ to 20′ tall with hub and compressor preinstalled at the factory. Depending on the model, volumes of air flow produced range from 1.5 cfm @ 15 Kph (9 Mph) to 180 cfH or 3.0 cfm @ 15 Kph (9 Mph).
Pipe design software
PipePlan extends the core features of InfoWater, the company’s GIS-centric water modeling software. It allows civil engineers to quickly design, plot and complete final drafting of water distribution and transmission pipes in plan and section views. The software helps define the location of pipe ancillary fittings, such as air valves, blow offs, bends and tees; report interference with existing/proposed utility networks; instantly update profiles for horizontal alignment changes; visually check compliance with design criteria; and optimize pipeline construction costs.
The FG Series of 12-volt well lights with adjustable tilting lamps features five models with varied cover styles to direct the light source, including full view, louvered, round hood, square hood or a vandal-resistant, criss-cross cover. Each fixture measures 4 ¾” wide and 4 ½” deep and includes a 20-watt MR16 lamp. The adjustable lamp bracket can tilt the lamp 25° for direct illumination of the garden subject. Models are available in black or bronze and are constructed from injection-molded PBT composite.
Fluorescent lighting fixture
PHOTO: The Max-ER recessed direct/indirect revitalization luminaire has 89% luminaire efficiency, up to 97 Lumens per watt and tool-less ballast access. It arrives as a fully wired one-piece unit that can be directly installed into most existing parabolic housings in less than 10 minutes. It brings volumetric-type lighting to any space, eliminating the “cave effect” commonly produced by parabolic luminaires. Volumetric-type lighting evenly distributes light throughout a space and improves light quality for occupants.