Coban‘s Echo body-worn camera is one tough cookie
An adventure camera like one of those models from the GoPro series is definitely worth checking out – and even purchasing, especially if you are an adrenaline junkie or an outdoor enthusiast who wishes others to be able to experience what you are going through at the moment, which also lends all the more credence to the saying of “a picture speaks a thousand words”. Well, Coban Technologies, having offered body-worn and in-car video solutions for law enforcement for quite some time already, has just introduced the Echo line of rugged and compact body-worn cameras.
Echo is special, as it was uniquely designed from the outset in order to address the unique operating environment that is discovered in law enforcement applications. It will play nice with Coban’s market-leading video management software suite, where agencies have the option of deploying the Echo body camera system without requiring to implement onerous new processes or training.
Apart from that, those officers who are in the field have discovered that ECHO is intuitive and easy to use, which makes it an indispensable ally to have during critical, high-stress moments. As the Echo camera can capture important events without having to remember complex, inconsistent instructions or button-pressing actions, this will go a long way in helping it be all the more popular. The Echo system itself supports automatic uploads when docked to multiple upload solutions, which can range from an in-vehicle dock that is hooked up to a laptop or in-car video system, all the way to a high capacity 24-bay kiosk that can also double up as a management station for rapid offload.
Some of the Echo’s features include high quality video and audio capture at 1080p, 720p, and WVGA resolution, 8.5 hours of non-stop record time, a rugged IP56 design that helps to protect it against water, dust, vibration, heat and cold, a compact footprint for flexible mounting options, a simple design that places the record buttons on both sides and a programmable button which can be set by the agency in order to have it function as a tag, mute or covert operations button. Definitely sounds like something worth checking out if you are in the market for one of these.