Every year,JEMS showcases recently released products designed to help EMS providers do their jobs more efficiently and safely. This March, theJEMS product review team spent two days combing the exhibit hall at the 24th annual EMS Today Conference & Exposition in Baltimore. The team of seasoned field providers, educators and EMS procurement specialists met with 227 exhibitors, reviewing products recently introduced to our industry and asking about product design, rationale, function and practical application for prehospital medicine. These are the team's picks for the hottest new products unveiled within the previous six months.
Eye in the Sky
Dash-mounted cameras are more common in police vehicles than in ambulances. But if your service is looking to add a dashboard or patient compartment camera system or is specing out a command vehicle with roof- or mast-mounted video, you should consider the Toughbook Arbitrator Mobile Digital Video System. The ruggedized digital video camera has a 220x zoom, as well as built-in infrared and 0.07 lux low-light capabilities. The digital video recorder offers up to 32 hours of recording on twin, high-speed 4 GB P2 memory cards.
For more information, call 800/662-3537 x1 or visitwww.panasonic.com/toughbook.
Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is a paramedic lieutenant with Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa. He's an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 18 years' EMS experience. Fran is currently pursuing his MBA at Widener University. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.