PUMA Law Enforcement Digital Recorders offer the Largest Record Button. PUMA Recorders have the
largest Record Button of any recorder its size. Consumer grade recorders often have small Record
Buttons or Record Buttons that are located in hard-to-reach positions. This causes problems for an
officer who is trying to activate the recorder on the fly or in high stress situations.
PUMA Recorders Audio Files CANNOT be modified. PUMA Recorders have no editing modes such as
append, overwrite or insert in order to protect the integrity of the original recording. Several consumer
grade models allow the ability to Over Record, Insert or Append an audio file. Having these options will
allow the recording to be contested in court. A PUMA recording was contested in court. The
department proved that the recordings could not be modified within the PUMA Recorder. This led to an
admissible recording and ultimately a conviction for the prosecution.
PUMA Law Enforcement Digital Recorders utilize an industry standard USB cable. This standard
download cable can be used for multiple devices.
PUMA Law Enforcement Digital Recorders record in a WMA format. WMA format is an industry
standard and can be used with Voice Stress Analysis Software, played on any Windows media player or
copied to CD/DVD and played for court purposes. The size of a PUMA WMA file is 1/8 the size of a WAV
file allowing for greater storage on PC’s or network servers. Consumer grade recorders record in various
formats and often need to be converted prior to distribution.
PUMA Law Enforcement Digital Recorders have modified Firmware for easier use in Law Enforcement.
PUMA Recorders have been modified to eliminate unnecessary recorder options. PUMA Recorders have
eliminated the audible folder and Pod-cast folder that on most consumer grade models still exist. The
audible folder can create problems for an officer out in the field who are using the recorder for public
contact recording. If an officer accidentally selects this folder, they would not be able to record audio,
ultimately leading to missed recordings.
PUMA Law Enforcement Digital Recorders allow the insertion of an Officer ID, Name or Badge
Number. When added to a PUMA Record, an officer ID, Name or Badge Number is then transferred to
the file name to quickly identify a particular officer. Some consumer grade models do not allow adding
any type of officer identifier.