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NCJ Number: 119969 Find in a Library
Title: Equipment Performance Report: Body-Worn FM Transmitters
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Grant Number: 85-IJ-CX-K040
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains the results of testing nine, body-worn FM transmitters in accordance with National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards.
Abstract: Body-worn FM transmitters are used in surveillance operations to transmit, to a receiving device, the conversation between a suspect and a law enforcement officer. Dependable operation of the transmitter is critical to the success of any investigations and to the safety of the people conducting these investigations. The NIJ standard contains requirements that ensure that a transmitter passing the tests would be dependable and would provide an intelligible audio signal that results in an acceptable quality voice recording. None of the transmitters met all the requirements of the standard. However, some transmitters met most of the requirements or marginally failed some of the requirements. Compliance is determined by examining the user information provided and the battery provided and/or specified by the manufacturer to determine if all the items required by the standard are included in the equipment documentation or on the battery. 3 tables, 21 notes, and appendix
Main Term(s): Transmitters-receivers
Index Term(s): Police equipment; Surveillance equipment; Telecommunications equipment
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