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NCJ Number: 228818 Find in a Library
Title: What's New from CODE 3
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:57  Issue:8  Dated:August 2009  Pages:92-99
Author(s): Matthew Ayers
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes new police equipment available in 2009 from Code 3 PSE, a St. Louis-based vehicle warning systems manufacturer that has been a consistent industry leader.
Abstract: Code 3’s MX7000 lightbar for emergency vehicles is one of the most successful halogen rotator lightbars ever designed. Although LED lightbars currently offered by all manufacturers are brighter than older strobe and halogen units, the new “Defender” by Code 3 uses patent-pending TriCore TM technology lightheads to significantly increase light output. Although the technical details on TriCore are not yet available, Code 3 considers TriCore to be the next step for lightbars, beyond LEDs. Individual TriCore lightheads are modular and versatile. Each is designed to function in steady burn or flashing models, with the latter having a variety of user-programmable flash patterns. All TriCore lightheads are sealed against water, dirt, and other debris. The bar is available in lengths that enable it to fit all types of vehicles, from golf carts to large command-post vehicles. Code 3 claims that the Defender offers increased visibility, enhanced officer safety, and vastly improved reliability with ease of service. In addition to the new Defender lightbar, Code 3 has improved upon its RX2700 lightbar with the introduction of the new central controller version. Other equipment from Code 3 described in this article includes the expanded XT series of competitively priced, interior/exterior mount LED lights, Hide-A-Blast LED lights as a replacement for hideaway strobes in vehicle headlight and taillight assemblies; the H2 Covert siren, a full-featured siren with a compact handheld remote controller that can operate almost any warning setup; and motorcycle lights.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Lighting; Police cars; Specifications
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