OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced the introduction of its new DVM-500M Digital Video System for police motorcycles and other mobile applications in the law enforcement and public safety markets. The DVM-500M is expected to be available for the Company's sales force and dealers for marketing purposes in February 2009 , and shipments to customers are scheduled to commence before the end of the first quarter of 2009.
"We are excited to announce the introduction of our new DVM-500M system, which has been under development for the past year," stated Stanton E. Ross , Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "The DVM-500M will allow police officers that ride motorcycles to have digital video capabilities similar to those provided by our DVM-500 In-Car Video System that is currently being used by law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and 17 foreign countries. The DVM-500M utilizes the same advanced technology and solid state memory, but it is specifically designed for the harsh weather and environmental conditions encountered by police motorcycle officers. We believe the DVM-500M will be quickly recognized as the most advanced video surveillance system on the market for motorcycle fleets, and it will significantly bolster the ability of motorcycle officers to document evidence of criminal activity on a 'real-time' basis."
"An estimated 14% of police departments in the U.S., employing 60% of all officers, utilize motorcycles, including more than 9 in 10 departments serving a population of 100,000 or more," continued Ross. "BMW claims to be the largest seller of motorcycles for authority use worldwide, with more than 80,000 BMW motorcycles in official use in over 150 countries. Motorcycle patrol officers in more than 3,000 police departments in the U.S. ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The waterproof DVM-500M has also been designed for installation on boats and other watercraft operated by police and sheriff departments, marine patrol agencies, fish and game departments, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other law enforcement organizations."
The Company also provided updates regarding some of the other new products that were introduced at the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition in October 2008 .
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Initial orders have also been received for the FirstVu(TM) Professional Wearable Digital Video/Audio Recording System, and the Company expects production and customer shipments to commence in the second quarter of 2009. FirstVu(TM) can be attached to a law enforcement officer's uniform and is designed to capture evidence of criminal activity on a "real-time" basis. It has many of the features of the DVM series of In-Car Video Systems, without being "tethered" to the police cruiser or other vehicle. Key features include easy-to-use four-button operation with vibrating notifications, infrared illumination for operation at night or in low-light conditions, a lithium polymer battery for up to five hours of continuous operation, pre-event recording capabilities, high-resolution video that records to reliable solid state memory, an integrated GPS with "mark" feature to record precise locations, and both LED and covert modes of activation.