I had the opportunity to sit with the Beretta folks last year and they were kind enough to take me through the iProtect concept and the underlying technology. Without getting into laborious technical details what iProtect does is provide command and control with situational awareness by “sensorizing” the operator or police officer, the weapon and a networked holster. Using the 3G environment iProtect is able to send back operator vital signs, indications that his or her weapon is drawn and the number of shoots fired. All of this occurs real-time. Equally important officer or operator position is continuously transmitted without the officer or operator being tethered to his or her vehicle. It’s impressive, futuristic and enlightened!