How L-3’s new Flashback HD in-car video blends high-tech with ease-of-use
Blend the best of new technology and existing reliable infrastructure with one-stop shopping through L-3, for less than you might think
This article sponsored by L-3 Mobile Vision
By Greg Bogosian
L-3, long a leader in in-car video systems, recently announced the availability of the new Flashback HD™ system, bringing high-definition capability to their already-established and popular Flashback line of solutions. Scott Wooster, Product Manager at L-3, gave us details about how easy it is to either upgrade from a Flashback 1, 2, or 3 system, or do a new installation from scratch. The results of that conversation are below – read on, you might be surprised.
What’s new: Greater image quality, smaller camera size
To coordinate with the new HD capability, the industry-leading Digital Evidence Pro (DEP) solution, which offers server-class network-based systems (meaning the agency can access evidence through any network-connected PC) and Digital Evidence Viewer (DEV), the standalone workstation-based version of L-3’s evidence management suite, have been upgraded to offer the ability to both view the new HD footage at full resolution, and also to burn it to a DVD – with metadata preserved throughout to ensure evidentiary integrity.
Getting those files from the vehicles to the station wirelessly, already possible in previous Flashback in-car solutions, has been further enhanced by adding the capacity to utilize a dual-band, high-speed Wireless N Access Point, meaning that if your agency’s Access Points (routers) have dual-band capability, data transfer rates will become much higher – especially important for larger agencies with more vehicles turning over simultaneously at shift change to ensure that all data is transferred and captured in time for the next shift’s deployment to the field.
Once the vehicle pulls within range of the Access Point at the station, files are automatically pulled, and any settings or updates which the technology administrator has set out are automatically pushed out to all connected units, simplifying maintenance. Additionally, those settings and updates can be granularly selected down to the individual-unit level if the administrator wishes only to update certain subsets or individual units (as would be the case with pushing supervisor permissions).
How do we use it?
For new vehicle installations, the comprehensive packages available, including additional components such as IR rear-seat and bullet cameras, along with the VoiceLink Plus™ wireless microphone system (featuring automatic on/off with recording, and a 10-hour transmit/50-hour standby battery, among others) and 3.5” backlit-control-panel in-vehicle monitor, are straightforward and easy to put into place without extensive vehicle modification.
Preserve and protect
The end-to-end solutions provided through L-3 allow you the security of knowing that the full weight of L-3’s support is available whenever needed to ensure system uptime and performance. With a broad variety of products for public safety, including MDC’s, in-car and on-officer video systems, ALPR’s, and more, L-3’s deep commitment to the public safety market means that the new Flashback HD system is vetted and ready to go in the real-world environment, set to protect and serve those who protect and serve every day.
|Back to previous page|