Speed Cracker

UltraLyte, a laser speed detector, is a powerful law enforcement tool for catching speeders. Laser beams use the "change of position over time" formula rather than the conventional radio frequency shift. Conventional radar detectors don't compare to the laser's quickness in determining a car's speed.

UltraLyte is also very accurate. Conventional radar projects a cone-shaped beam 200 feet to 400 feet wide with an effective rate of a few hundred yards -- covering the whole road. UltraLyte widens to just 3 feet at a range of 1000 feet for pinpoint accuracy.

It is waterproof, shock resistant and can easily be used with one hand. It weighs less than 3 pounds and operates on two standard C-cell batteries. The menu-driven LCD display provides easy user operation and is "backlit" for night use. Ultralyte can fire single beam shots, or switch to a continuous readout mode for rapid speed updates. In addition to calculating speed and distance, slope, horizontal distance and height are available with an optional tilt sensor.

UltaLyte is a multifunction laser and can interface with QuickMap, LTS traffic accident and crime scene mapping software, SpeedStat and LTT's traffic statistic package.

For additional information, contact Laser Technology Inc., 7070 S. Tuscon Way, Englewood, CO 80112. Call Jeniffer Schmidt at 303/649-1000.


Dashboard Driver

Afraid to ask for directions? PathMaster is a route guidance and information system specifically designed for use in cars. Voice commands inform drivers of every turn so they can keep their eyes on the road.

PathMaster uses a combination of GPS and dead-reckoning, which maintains accuracy to 10 meters when there is signal interference. With Map-matching, it can continually and precisely match the vehicle's position on the map, inform the driver of his exact location and guide him with easy-to-read icons and voice commands.

The system consists of a dashboard-mounted LCD color screen and control buttons that are clearly labeled.

For additional information, contact Magellan Systems Corporation, 960 Overland Court, San Dimas, CA 91773. Call 909/394-5000.


Robo Express

Hospitals throughout the nation are reducing costs and increasing quality by adding intelligent robots to their staffs.

HelpMate carries meals, medicine, medical records, linens, diagnostic samples and other loads throughout the hospital -- just as an exemplary employee would. Additionally, it can call an elevator, stay out of your way and let you know if you are in its way.

HelpMate is always eager to work and never calls in sick.

For additional information, contact HelpMate Robotics Inc., Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CT 06810. Call 203/798-8988.


Pocket-Size Scanner

IRISPen Executive, a pen-size scanner, allows users to enter text and numbers into any application with the ease of using a highlighter pen. It can be used for word processing, spreadsheets or adding addresses to a database.

Equipped with a roller that, when pressed to a piece of paper, turns on the pen scanner, IRISPen allows users to scan the information they need from any letter, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail and bar code. How well characters are recognized depends on the speed at which users slide the pen.

IRISPen can be customized to fit a user's needs. It can execute keyboard commands, such as Space or Return and it can also insert a character into a document. Additionally, there is a character conversion function where a scanned character can be replaced by a different character or deleted.

Both Macintosh and PC compatibles are available. The Macintosh version requires a 7.0 or higher system and 8MB of RAM. IRISPen works with either an external AC power supply or five standard AA alkaline batteries.

For additional information, contact I.R.I.S. America, 1600 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd., Suite #20, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Call 800/447-4744.