Small Tablet Computer for the ‘Other’ Patrol Vehicles

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When most people think of a police vehicle, they think of the standard patrol car. You know, the type that made many of you slam on your brakes this morning on your way to work to prevent getting pulled over for speeding. Although the patrol car is the most popular, there are actually numerous types of vehicles used in Law Enforcement today. Many police departments rely on a variety of vehicles to get their jobs done safely and effectively.

Here are some alternative types of patrol vehicles:

  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Snowmobiles
  • ATVs
  • Boats
  • Horses (Not exactly vehicles, I know, but still an important mode of transportation in many departments.)

Most officers who use these vehicles are equipped with two-way radios so they can remain in contact with headquarters and their colleagues. Unlike the patrol car, these alternative police vehicles often preclude the use of Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) due to their limited storage space. This is unfortunate, as MDTs can be a real asset for Law Enforcement officers. The good news is that MobileDemand has designed a rugged tablet computer that is small enough for these alternative police vehicles, but is just as powerful as a standard patrol car MDT.

T7000 with Briefcase Handle

The MobileDemand xTablet T7200 Rugged Tablet computer comes with a 7-inch, high-resolution touch screen that is viewable in both intense sunlight and indoor or low-light conditions. Its small size and light weight (starting at 2.5 lbs.) make it ideal for use in any vehicle, especially alternative police vehicles where space is at a premium. Another plus is that its batteries can last an entire shift or longer, so it is not necessary to power it from the vehicle, although this is an option. The T7200 runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, making it compatible with all of your business and mobile office applications. The desktop cradle allows officers to use just one computer in both the office and as an MDT.

So what types of tasks can this tablet be used for?

  • Onsite depositions
  • Insurance documentation
  • Accident and crime scene investigation
  • Personnel tracking and deployment
  • Field command center operations
  • Security and crowd control
  • Access control
  • Field interviews
  • Asset tracking
  • Situational analysis

That’s a pretty impressive list, isn’t it? If you use a vehicle other than a patrol car and this device sounds appealing to you, check out the xTablet T7200 from MobileDemand at http://www.ruggedtabletpc.com/products/xtablet-t7200/. If you want to see one and evaluate it, contact us at L-Tron today.