Briefs: Chicago mayor proposes free citywide Wi-Fi
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to bring free or "highly discounted" Wi-Fi service to every corner of the city, leveraging all sorts of infrastructure, including city-owned dark fiber and utility poles, as well as rights of way associated with underground freight tunnels, water lines and sewer lines. Click here to read the full story.
COPSync high-definition, in-vehicle video system for law enforcement
COPsync introduced an in-car video system targeted to law enforcement that delivers 1080p video, and simultaneously captures 5 megapixel still images. According to the company, the system can capture a clear image of a license plate from 50 feet taking video, and from 75 feet using taking stills. The camera measures 15 cubic inches and features a 10x electronic zoom. The software solution resides on the vehicle's laptop computer, eliminating the need for a separate digital video recorder. Though it captures 1080p video, resolutions can be set to 720p and 480p.
Zetron adds capabilities to digital console
Zetron announced new capabilities for its DCS-5020 digital console system. First is the ability to connect console systems over an IP network, which eliminates the need for dedicated link cabling across each site. Second, the console offers an interface that connects to Motorola's MTM5400 TETRA radio via the Peripheral Equipment Interface (PEI) standard. Finally, additional updates let the console leverage advanced graphical interface features, the company said.
Tait receives another DRM interoperability certificate
Tait Communications said that it has been awarded a second interoperability certificate from the Digital Mobile Radio Association after successful testing of its DMR Tier 3 terminals. Earlier this year, the company received the first interoperability certificate awarded by the association for its Tier 3 infrastructure equipment, the company said.
Precise Biometrics introduces secure 'smart case' for iPad
Precise Biometrics introduced a smart case designed for the iPad to its Tactivo line. The case incorporates both fingerprint and smart-card readers to provide government agencies and enterprises with high-level authentication and security. Passwords and other sensitive information can be stored via the company's BioSecrets application. The case costs $299; a version also is available for the iPhone.