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."
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|Â Â --Â Small,Â compactÂ andÂ durableÂ design|
|Â Â --Â WeatherproofÂ controls,Â monitorÂ andÂ camera|
|Â Â --Â Ultra-bright,Â sunlight-readableÂ monitor|
|Â Â --Â RuggedÂ andÂ durableÂ solidÂ stateÂ memoryÂ forÂ recordingÂ videoÂ andÂ audio|
|Â Â --Â IntegratedÂ GPSÂ withÂ "mark"Â feature|
|Â Â --Â UpÂ toÂ 60Â secondsÂ ofÂ pre-eventÂ recording|
|Â Â --Â WirelessÂ microphone|
|Â Â --Â WirelessÂ downloadÂ option|
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.
The Company has already received over $1 million in orders (domestic + international) for its new DVM-750 In-Car Video System Integrated Into A Rear View Mirror, and initial shipments to customers should be underway prior to the end of this month. The DVM-750, which is an upgrade to the DVM-500, includes the ability to connect up to three cameras, with two-camera simultaneous recording capabilities; an ultra-bright display (1000 Nits); an electronic locking door with key code access; D1 high-resolution video (720x480) utilizing the latest h.264 recording codec; and the new VoiceVault(TM) advanced wireless microphone with a transmission range of up to one mile and on-board memory that can record audio evidence when the officer is beyond the range of the in-car recording device.