PATROL VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
The right electronic ticketing equipment for your patrol vehicle matters.
We have 20 years experience working with state and local law enforcement agencies providing best in class patrol vehicle equipment to support eCitation.
The equipment you will need:
Rugged laptop/mobile computer/ or tablet, barcode scanners [4910LR DL Reader], thermal printer, thermal printer paper, mounting equipment, cradles and supporting accessories to quickly document citations and accident reports.
Find our equipment on NYS Contract PT66773.
In-Vehicle e-Citation Equipment
1. THE RIGHT TECH PARTNER
The biggest decision you will make is choosing your technology partner. It’s important to work with a reputable team who will carefully consider the needs and obstacles your agency faces. The right technology partner will understand the components of an eCitation solution, the space constraints of a vehicle, and should assists with a run-through of equipment installation and training. We have a team of experts willing to go the extra mile to make sure your patrol vehicle is outfitted with the best equipment for your needs. Click to learn more about the importance of a tech partner.
Your software will serve as the “brains” behind the screen. No matter which type of screen you choose for your patrol car, the software is responsible for inputting the data from driver’s licenses, as well as processing the citations, warnings, accident reports and incident reports.
There are quite a few good options out there, and this is where you’ll need to find out if your agency has access to state-sponsored, publicly funded software (such as TraCS, DigiTICKET, SECTOR, MOVE, E-TIX, eCWS, or KYOPS) – or if you need to contract through an independent vendor. The 4910LR can be configured to work with most public and private software applications.
3. 4910LR DL READER
eCitation starts at the barcode. The barcode found on a driver’s license contains all the information found on a license. Scanning this barcode will populate the motorist information into the citation form on the laptop or tablet in seconds.
The 4910LR DL Reader is the go-to device to get this job done. The 4910LR was purpose built from the voice of law enforcement.
- Capture driver’s license information instantly
- Compact radio mic form factor
- Intelligent signature capture
- LED illumination for scanning at night or in poor conditions
4. *NEW* MAGNETIC MOUNT
For the same reasons you want your tablets and laptops safely secured, you will want your 4910LR scanner secured as well. Although a cup holder or empty passenger seat may seem like convenient storage at the time, the scanner can pose a threat during fast-paced situations. The Magnetic Mount eliminates valuable moments required to attach the 4910LR to a plastic MIC-style clip. Instead the Mag Mount does not even have to be visible – just within arm’s reach. The strong magnet detects the scanner as it approaches in proximity and self-centers the scanner into place, eliminating the guesswork.
The L-Tron Team prides itself on listening to your ideas, thoughts, and challenges. We work for you, and have developed the Magnetic Mount as a direct result of your feedback. We are the sole provider of the magnetic mount.
5. MOUNT AND CRADLE
The patrol car environment is unpredictable, as it may experience high speeds, abrupt braking, sharp turns, and even collisions. During these events, unsecured objects can become a safety hazard to officers. Cradles, mounting systems and docking stations hold laptops and tablets in place and they are often custom-made to best fit the patrol vehicle’s make and model. In addition to securing your device, docking stations come with the added bonus of port replication to plug in peripherals and a power supply to keep your device charged.
6. MDT / COMPUTER / TABLET
When it comes to selecting a screen, it doesn’t really matter if you prefer a vehicle-mounted laptop or a mobile tablet that can be mounted but removed as needed. They’ll both serve their purpose. What DOES matter, however, is that your screened device is rugged and durable. Think about it – your patrol car environment is exposed to temperature extremes, persistent vibration and other harsh conditions. Consumer-grade devices just won’t last. (Link to video testing a rugged device?)
7. MOBILE PRINTER
When it comes to a printer, you’ll want one that fits easily within the space constraints of your patrol vehicle – but just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be tough! Rugged and durable are both key factors in this category too, as you’ll want your printer to withstand variable conditions. Thermal printers tend to be the most rugged and highly recommended for high-quality reports and citations. Learn more about the PocketJet7 printer.
8. THERMAL PAPER
High-quality, synthetic paper is key when printing reports and citations. It should hold up well to light exposure, moisture, smearing, and scratching. Your choices here, depending on personal preference, include continuous rolls or perforated rolls. We offer 21lb thermal paper with an archival of 10+ years. Click to learn more about thermal paper options.
9. POWER SUPPLY
Replacement batteries are important to have on hand to ensure that electronic equipment is able to perform continuously. For printers that are powered by the vehicle, a battery eliminator is an effective alternative – plus, it reduces the cost of printer ownership over time.
We only select of the best of breed products for Law Enforcement.
We partner with Brother, Dell, Getac, Havis, Honeywell, iKey, LEM, and Zebra Technologies to outfit your patrol vehicle for eCitation.
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Electronic Ticketing enables Officers to streamline their citation process, taking minutes instead of hours or days to complete. Learn more about eCitation here.
Utilizing Public Safety Mobile Computing technology for electronic ticketing, Officers are able to:
- Instantly capture data and images with the 4910LR Driver’s License Reader
- Decrease the time spent curbside writing citations
- Send reports and documents to the department or courts right from the patrol vehicle
- Improve accuracy and legibility by eliminating handwritten citations
- Stay communicated with all necessary stakeholders
Featured Content - eGuide
YOUR GUIDE TO ECITATION
FROM START TO FINISH
In this guide, you will learn:
1. An Introduction to Electronic Ticketing
2. Citations of Yesterday: Handwritten Citations
3. Citations of Today: eCitations
4. eCitation Equipment
5. Funding Tips
You will also gain access to dozens of other videos, infographics, and case studies.
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