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Ready to plow! Mount lights without drilling holes in your roof!

Tina Altadonna - Monday, February 01, 2016

Whether you have a new truck, or getting ready to plow, and don’t want to drill to mount your antennas, beacons or mini lightbar, the NEW ‪#‎Acari‬Drill Free Platform is your solution! Check out the ACARI Drill Free platform!

The NEW ACARI LP Series RTM-101-LP Low Profile Platform is now lighter, reduced wind resistance by 35%, and increased surface area. The LP Series mount is easier to install and protected by a UV satin black powder coat finish. Please contact Mobile Fleet, your local Acari Rep for more information, or to find your local dealer to purchase.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Tina Altadonna - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Acari

Tina Altadonna - Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Over the past 4 years, ACARI Engingerring has successfully introduced a revolutionary way to mount lights and equipment for the fleet truck market.  The new design makes ACARI easier, faster, lighter and better.  

  • The New ACARI LP Series continues to provide the same aluminum backbone structure and proprietaryclamping system.  
  • ACARI has reduced the weight and decreased wind resistance by 35%.
  • The ACARI LP is still 22" in width, but 1" longer front to back, providing increased surface area for your lighting accessories.  
  • The LP Series features a New UP protected back satin powder coat finish.  
  • The LP Series eliminates the heavy upper deck, endcaps, and gaskets.  
  • The installation of the LP is even easier and less time consuming.  


For more information on any of the ACARI Engineering Products, contact your local ACARI Rep.  

Pro-gard Tri-Lock Weapon Mounting System

Tina Altadonna - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

       House Up To Three Separate Weapons!

While the officer needs to have reliable accessories on their weapons, they also need to have the weapons handy when the situation demands.  Providing a weapon mounting system that facilitates both the quick and ready access function while giving officers the flexibility to utilize their accessories of choice has not always been an affordable solution.  The Tri-Lock Weapon Mounting System can secure up to three weapons; two long weapons and a hand gun within easy reach of the officer.  Unique to the Pro-gard Tri-Lock system is the locking hand gun box that secures a hand gun between the two long guns.  It is the perfect solution for patrol officers who need to lock their weapon while processing prisoners but don't want the time hassle of checking their gun in.  

The Self-supporting mount is perfect for detectives, supervisors, and other police cruisers that do not utilize a partition.  It rests behind the front seats and keeps weapons within easy reach when needed, and keeps it stowed for times when the weapons aren't needed and out the way from interference with other more pertinent equipment on the console.  

Features & Benefits:

  • Mounts vertically on a Self-supporting Bracket that is designed per each vehicle model
  • Durable, black powder coated steel finish resists corrosion
  • Available for either single or dual long gun mounting and secures a single hand gun
  • “No Holes Drilled” installation for a quick and easy install, installs the same way as Pro-gard’s existing Self-supporting Mounts Gun Racks
  • Custom fit the rack to meet the specifications of each individual officers weapon type, brand, and accessories at point of install
  • Does not require the use of our “Gun Rack Order Form”
  • For use on vehicles without Partitions, ideal for supervisor and detective vehicles
  • Fits comfortably behind most aftermarket consoles
  • Guns line up with seat edge for easy access that won’t interfere with the driver’s range of motion
  • Choose from three different styles of gun lock override keys for the long guns: straight, vending, or handcuff, Locking Hand Gun Box is keyed differently
  • Each rack comes with a momentary switch and 8 second timer for the long guns to give officers quick access when they 
  • need it
  • Also available in Partition Mount Style for use on Pro-gard’s Space Saver and Space Saver Plus Partitions

All NEW Illumi-Grille from Rockland Emergency Products!

Tina Altadonna - Monday, July 13, 2015
 
The all NEW Illumi-Grille from Rockland Emergency Products is laser measured for an OEM fit for the grille of a 2015 Chevy Tahoe. This one piece bracket is easy to install and comes fully assembled.  The Illumi-Grille delivers FULL Intersection coverage without having to cut any holes into the vehicle. 


 
Illumi-Grille Features:
  • Manufactured for an OEM fit for the grille of a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • Full intersection coverage without cutting any holes in the vehicle
  • Includes two pair of Whelen ION and/or ION V-Series warning lights
  • Includes four Whelen Pioneer Nano scene lights
  • Scene/Flood lighting combined with Wig Wag flashing functions
  • One piece and easy to install
  • Laser measured for an OEM seamless fit
For more information on the Illumi-Grille, please contact your Rockland Emergency Products Sales Rep.  





NEW! Whelen Freedom IV Lightbar

Tina Altadonna - Monday, June 22, 2015
NEW Freedom® IV Lightbar
Super-LED Lightbar

Whelen's New Freedom IV Series features advanced Linear Super-LED options, all new DYAD two level technology, and 360 degrees of contiguous light.  



Features:

• Linear Super-LED technology 
• WeCan® DYAD two level technology (single or two color) allows for individual control of each level of each lighthead 
• Low Current DYAD two level technology (single color) allows for individual control of each lighthead 
• Advanced Thermal Design reduces the stress on LEDs during extended dwell time 
• Center dividers with LIM (Liquid Injection Molded) seals protect internal components from water infiltration 
• Each model has one or two sealing points, assuring lightbar integrity in all weather conditions 
• Hard-coated lenses minimize environmental damage from the sun, salt, and road chemicals 
• 100% solid-state electronics
 • Point to point wiring between the I/O board and each lighthead allows for easy reconfiguration 
• Newly designed corner modules blend light together for 360° of contiguous light FEATURES Super-LED ® Lightbar NEWFreedom® IV Series Whelen’s new Freedom IV Series features advanced Linear Super-LED optics, all new DYAD™ two level technology, and 360° of contiguous light. • Whelen’s Collimator™ patented optic design provides unbeaten light output 
• WeCan models are programmable with unlimited flash patterns 
• Plug & Play into Whelen or vehicle manufactured controllers (WeCan only) 
• Photocell automatically dims the lightbar at night while still meeting SAE Class 1 requirements 
• Add up to 16 optional Linear Super-LED directional modules 
• 17’ passenger side cable • Height without mounting feet: 3-3/4” (94mm), width is 12-1/2” (318mm) 
• Standard lengths: 44-1/2” (113cm), 49-3/4” (126cm), 55” (140cm), 60” (152cm), 72” (183cm) 
• Five year HDP® Heavy-Duty Professional warranty 

Options:
• Rear DYAD Traffic Advisor™ 
• Take-downs available in three or six Super-LED modules 
• Alley lights available in three or six Super-LED modules 
• Two LED brake/tail/turn lights 
• Pioneer™ lightbar mount
 • Color filters available for full customization 
• Go undercover with all new, SAE Class 1 certified smoked lenses and dividers 
• Alternate center section models available in all models over 55” 

Alternate Center Options:
• Color domes for center and end sections with optional alley window 
• Single color or DUO+ color interleaved double reflector lighthead for rear center mount 
• GTT LED emitter available with or without take-downs 
• Strobe reflector available with or without take-downs OPTIONS
• Smoked center domes available

Pro-gard Safestop

Tina Altadonna - Friday, February 13, 2015
Why this should be installed in every emergency vehicle or crusier.


Vehicle theft is a plague to which, unfortunately, not even law enforcement agencies or emergency responders are immune.  However, for these fleets, the costs can be much higher due to lability concerns and negative publicity.  

Safestop Vehicle Anti-theft Systems provide officers and emergency responders the means to leave their vehicles and emergency equipment running during intense situations without fear of somone stealing the vehicle.  The unique design of these systems not only prevents someone from driving off, but they also prevent access to police weapons and other expensive gear.  

  • Easy to Install
  • 24/7 Always on Protection
  • Cost Effective

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Whelen Tracer Series Super-LED Lighting Array

Tina Altadonna - Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Available in the Spring of 2015, the all New Whelen Tracer Series Super-LED Light Array is designed for maximum versatility and easy reconfiguration.  Program numerous intensity levels with the cruise light function.  Utilize Whelen's revolutionary TRIO technology with multiple flash patterns and a steady white override.  As always, Whelen's products are designed and engineered for the highest quality and long life reliability.  

Features
  • Available in SOLO (single color), DUO (two color interleaved) or TRIO (three color interleaved) modules
  • Available in Red, Blue, Amber or White
  • Multiple Scan-Lock flash patterns
  • DUO and TRIO models feature steady white override (when White is selected as the second color in a DUO mode)
  • Cruise light control includes adjustable intensity levels
  • Easily serviceable clamshell design
  • Mounts easily via slide bolt with vehicle specific brackets
  • Hard Coated lenses resist environmental damage

For more information please call your local Whelen Rep at (631) 206-2920, or contact us.  

Introducing the new Whelen Tracer

Tina Altadonna - Monday, October 27, 2014
Whelen has introduced the new Tracer. Available in SOLO™, DUO™ & TRIO™! 
Stay tuned for more information!




Whelen Engineering President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Tina Altadonna - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Whelen Engineering President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award 

John Olson, president of Whelen Engineering, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association next month for his commitment to building and strengthening manufacturing in the state and promoting career opportunities for young people.

“His background is quite impressive,” said Adrienne Rupp, vice president of communications for BIA. She said Olson was chosen by the committee because he represents leadership not only in the field of manufacturing but also in his community and state.

The award “recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their professions, communities and New Hampshire,” the BIA said in a news release.

“John fits that perfectly,” Rupp said. “He has really grown Whelen into a worldwide manufacturer and that shows he appreciates and understands the importance of manufacturing in the state.”

Olson earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and, after a stint in the Coast Guard, was hired by Whelen in 1954 as its first full-time employee. He was manager and chief engineer until being named president in 1976.

 In 1984, Olson opened a facility in Charlestown that now employs 1,000, with 500 more in Connecticut, where the company started. Olson was chief engineer for the Deep River, Conn., fire department and a volunteer ambulance driver for 30 years.

Rupp said Olson’s commitment to manufacturing goes beyond Whelen. He began a school-based program that he refers to as the “Little League of Manufacturing.” With permission from the state, the 15-week course allows students under the age of 16 to work in a factory environment and earn course credit. “This gives kids experience and the opportunity to learn a skill set and develop interest in manufacturing,” Rupp said.

“They are then poised to go to work or school. It is a testament to his (Olson’s) understanding for the need to build manufacturing in the state and give manufacturers access to that talent.”

In a telephone interview last week, Olson said students in today’s economy are not even aware of the jobs in manufacturing and that prompted him to start the program.

“Manufacturing has disappeared so kids don’t have a parent who worked in manufacturing,” Olson said. “When I was young, everybody worked in manufacturing.”

The program is in 12 school systems, including Fall Mountain, Springfield, Vt., and Claremont.

Olson, who is on the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Advisory Board and the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and Education Commission, will be honored along with former Elliot Health System CEO Douglas Dean at the BIA’s 101st annual dinner on Oct. 29 in Manchester.

Read the full article

Article Written by Patrick O’Grady

Valley News Correspondent
Sunday, September 28, 2014
(Published in print: Sunday, September 28, 2014





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