RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Riverside, Calif., Police Department is equipping three additional new vehicles with mobile video surveillance systems.

In October 2003, the department installed 10 wireless, hands-free systems with computing, networking and compression capabilities. Automatic features of the Ranger 350i system from Global ePoint require no intervention from officers in the field, and the use of digital video technology eliminates the problem of VHS tape storage, access and retrieval.

This new technology provides real-time digital transmission and recording of video, audio and vital data from the field, in addition to applications for law enforcement -- from street patrol vehicles and undercover surveillance to airborne helicopter and aircraft installations -- the Ranger 350i is suited for operations and documentation in commercial and city, state and government vehicles -- from buses and public transportation to fleet automobiles and trucks.

"We are extremely satisfied with the Global ePoint Ranger 350i mobile video surveillance system," said Riverside Chief of Police, Russell Leach. "We intend to equip all of our patrol vehicles with this technology as funds become available."

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor