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NCJ Number: 210088 Find in a Library
Title: JPS ACU-Tactical Interoperability You Can Carry
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:33  Issue:5  Dated:May 2005  Pages:70,72,74
Author(s): James Careless
Date Published: May 2005
Page Count: 3
Publisher: HTML 
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After briefly describing the features of the ACU-1000, a rack-mounted 12-channel audio "bridge" for incompatible radio systems, this article profiles the ACU-T, a portable version of the ACU-1000.
Abstract: The ACU-1000 is mounted on a truck to accept up to 12 different incompatible radios, cellphones, and telephone handsets, routing audio back and forth between them. The ACU-1000 is being used in police departments across North America. To increase the mobility of ACU-1000 features, JPS Communications has just put on the market a portable version of the ACU-1000 called the ACU-T. The ACU-T comes in an 8-pound black metal carrying case with a top-mounted handle. Functionally, it uses the same modules as the ACU-1000; however, it differs from the ACU-1000 in key specifications. First, the ACU-T is designed to run directly from a 12-volt DC power supply, which can be a car's cigarette lighter. Second, the ACU-T uses quick-lock connectors that do not require tools for connections, making it quick and easy to connect various radios, cellphones, and telephones to the ACU-T. Third, the ACU-T has six interconnect cards rather than the ACU-1000's 12. The ACU-T is tailored for the work of mobile units involved in rapid deployments that require communications among units across incompatible communications systems.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Emergency communications; Interagency cooperation; Mobile radio equipment; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures; Technology transfer; Telecommunications equipment
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