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Raptor RP-1

High Performance. Small Profile. Confident Tracking History.

Raptor RP-1

High Performance. Small Profile. Confident Tracking History.

The Raptor RP-1™ with DuraTrak™ quickly acquires targets at great ranges. Directional capability allows you to monitor vehicles from approaching or receding for maximum performance and easy usage.

Patented features include DuraTrak Target Tracking, providing added confidence in target identification. TruTrak VSS interface enables automated mode switching between moving and stationary modes, eliminating shadowing and patrol combining. Smart Patrol Search operates when the speedometer input is not connected to reduce shadowing and patrol combining when coming out of hold mode.

Compact size and separable display make this radar easy to use and provide little officer interruption. Used by officers around the world, Raptor provides the target acquisition and performance needed for agency success.

key Features:

  • Directional K and Ka band radar
  • DuraTrak™ Target Tracking
  • TruTrak™ with Automatic Mode Switching
  • LCD display makes Raptor easy to use day or night
  • Waterproof seperable display and antennas
  • Online operator training

New options:

  • Advanced tuning fork procedures gets you operational faster
    (click here for demo)
  • Printer for roadside citations
  • Certification warning and expiration lockout assists with certifications management
  • Count-up timer (elapsed time since lock)

Mounting Kits and connections

The Raptor RP-1 can be fitted in a wide variety of locations and a series of mounting kits has been especially developed for law enforcement vehicles. Click here for a one-page mounting overview or, for more detailed information, refer to our Mounting kits catalog.

For instructions on speedometer installation connections,
click here.


Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for The Journal of Raptor Research

Information for Contributors

Prospective authors should carefully review the Information for Contributors found in JRR 53:(4)450-453 before submission of manuscripts. Authors should note that required formatting for references has recently changed substantially.

Submissions that adhere closely to the JRR’s format greatly enhance the efficiency and cost of the editorial and publishing processes. Author’s efforts in this regard are deeply appreciated
by the editorial staff.

Art Preparation Guidelines

Please follow image format guidelines for our publisher, Allen Press.

Submission Options

Ready to submit your manuscript? Manuscripts may be submitted electronically using the PeerTrack website.

Manuscript Reviewers

We invite members of RRF and other interested researchers to please register as potential reviewers on PeerTrack. Please visit the PeerTrack website, register as a first-time user, and indicate your areas of expertise.

Submission Questions?

Questions should be directed to the Editor:

Cheryl Dykstra
Raptor Environmental
7280 Susan Springs Drive
West Chester, OH 45069 U.S.A.
voice: 513-779-1744
e-mail: [email protected]

Your tax-deductible contribution will help RRF fulfill our mission to stimulate research on the biology and conservation of birds of prey, and to promote a better public understanding and appreciation of the value of these birds.

Get Involved!

Get Involved Now! We welcome new and existing members to join a committee and get involved in the running of RRF. Opportunities include planning conferences, reviewing grants and student awards, organizing training workshops, and sitting on the Board of Directors.

Meet The Board

RRF’s Board of Directors have a broad and diverse background in raptor conservation and research worldwide.



Adaptable kits for rapid installation and compliance

Bartlett Towbar kits are engineered for rapid installation on light, medium and heavy trucks.

Virtually all chassis configurations are covered by Bartlett’s standard mounting systems which are shared across over 20 towbar kit models. This innovation saves your business time and money while providing improved fleet interoperability and all the safety and compliance standards required by law.


  • Australian made and engineered.
  • Maximum strength – Light Weight for efficiency.
  • Flexible Side-Plate system easily adapts to a wide range of truck chassis.
  • Models to suit Ball Couplings, Pintle Hooks and Automatic Pin Couplings.
  • Modular Flat-Pack kits for rapid installation on new cab chassis or retrofitting to in-service vehicles.
  • ADR62 compliance for safety, vehicle registration and insurance.
  • Customised rating plate and detailed capability report supplied for fleet operators and safety officers.


Take control of your fleet. Towing equipment diversity equals less control. Install Bartlett towbars across your light to medium vehicle fleet – take control!

Suitable for light to medium rigid trucks:
  • Fleets, municipalities and utilities
  • Road making, earthmoving, tree maintenance
  • General road freight and car transport

Mission critical equipment for safety, compliance and extended service life.


ZappBug Room

The ZappBug Room™ is a bed bug heat treatment chamber that uses a thermal chamber to exterminate bed bugs. The ZappBug Room™ has the largest capacity of any portable bed bug heating system available on the market today. Measuring at 80″ x 111″x 57.5″! You can immediately start treatment with our all natural bed bug heating system. There is no need to pretreat infested items with bed bug sprays, powders or other harmful pesticides. The ZappBug Room™ kills 100% of all bed bugs, in all life stages, including eggs, nymphs and adults as a non-toxic and all natural bed bug killer.

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This product is not eligible for returns, but is covered by our 1 year warranty.


The Zappbug Room™ is large enough to heat treat bed bug infested:

  • couches
  • mattress
  • tables
  • chairs
  • shoes
  • books
  • files
  • papers
  • clothes
  • bedding
  • electronics
  • and much more

This large bed bug heater lets you heat treat more items at once, thus reducing your time spent killing bed bugs. Easily transport and store the ZappBug Room™ with the included carry bags.

The temperature typically ranges between 120 F and 155 F, which will kill all bed bugs and is safe for most belongings. The heaters are designed with safety in mind and have a tip-over safety feature. The ZappBug Room™ is designed to operate in residential or commercial locations using four separate 120v, 1500w power sources, and comes with included extension cords. The ZappBug Room™ is extremely easy to use. One person can assemble the Room in less than 10 minutes.

Operate the Room unattended with included timers that automatically shut off. Also included is a wireless digital thermometer with three wireless probes to ensure that temperatures reach above 120 F in your items (bed bugs die rapidly at 120 F and above.)

Additional information

Kills 100% of Bed Bugs in All Life Stages ZappBug kills 100% of all bed bugs in all life stage, including eggs, nymphs and adults. Scientific evidence shows that bed bugs die in one minute at temperatures above 120F. The temperature inside ZappBug ranges from 120F to 145F. The ZappBug Room is easy to transport and can be assembled by one person in under 10 minutes. Use the ZappBug Room to save your belonging and furniture. Easy to Use The ZappBug Room is extremely easy to use. One person can assemble the Room in less than 10 minutes. The ZappBug Room is designed to operate in residential or commercial locations using one separate 120v, 1500w power source. Operate the Room unattended with the included timer that automatically shuts off the Room. Also included is a wireless digital thermometer with a wireless probe to ensure that temperatures reach above 120 F in your items (bed bugs die rapidly at 120 F and above.) Safe ZappBug is designed with safety in mind. It uses no hazardous chemicals or pesticides. Instead, ZappBug uses only heat, which is the deadliest enemy of bed bugs. The temperature typically ranges between 120 F and 155 F, which will kill all bed bugs, but is safe for most belongings. In addition, the heating unit is external to the box and has a tip-over safety switch to prevent fire hazard. Insulated for Efficiency ZappBug uses heat reflective insulation material, which increases efficiency and reduces treatment time. Use & Operation Check out the user manual


Miller STN


Mechanical drive simplicity and efficiency

The all-new Condor GC Series sets a new standard for refined productivity. Step up the new front mounted ladder and into your new comfort zone. Once settled into the stylish new SprayView cab, you’ll have a command view of your entire operation and convenient fingertip controls at hand on the new armrest console. Keep an eye on the machine’s operation with the new Miller Systems Monitor, and power up a wide range of electronics with the multiple 12 volt access points situated throughout the cab.

The rugged commercial-grade Condor GC is a simple, yet highly efficient mechanical drive. You’ll enjoy fast productivity without draining your pocketbook with low fuel consumption and minimal maintenance costs. The mechanical drive train delivers tremendous horse power to the ground where you need it, when you need it most. Choose the Condor that’s right for you. A 1000 or 1200 gallon sprayer, with the optional cutting-edge Miller Spray-Air air boom technology, or a 255 cubic foot dry box spreader; the choice is yours.

  • Cab
  • Engine
  • Drive System
  • Suspension
  • Application System
  • Precision Options


Quiet, comfortable, and all operator controls within easy reach

The new Condor GC features the brand new, roomier SprayView or Premium SprayView Cab, with easy-to-use operator controls and enhanced visibility. Ease of operation and operator comfort are a top priority, which is why you will find the cab is quiet, comfortable, and the ride is smooth with the full air-bag suspension. The standard features include air-ride, pressurization, charcoal filtration, heat/AC, AM/FM/WX w/CD, 2 way tilt/telescope steering wheel, sun visor, and cloth air-ride seat with folding instructional seat. Miller Chassis Systems Monitor is also a new standard feature.

The Premium SprayView cab offers all of the standard features, plus a Grammer Evolution suede leather seat with active suspension, heating and cooling. It also includes a leather wrap steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Bluetooth XM stereo with 4 speakers, lighted cup holder, deluxe dome lights, X grip for cell phone and rear camera wrapping you in quiet comfort and sophistication.


To tackle the most challenging conditions, you have to start with the right engine

To power the new Condor Series sprayers, we knew we’d need an engine specifically tailored to meet your demanding requirements for reliability, high torque rise, and good fuel economy and quite running. The Cummins QSB 6.7 Liter Tier 4B engine does that through the use of a full authority electronic control, High-Pressure Common Rail fuel system.

The Condor GC260 features a 260 horse power engine with a power bulge to 270 HP, while the GC300 boasts 300 horse power with a power bulge to 310 HP.

You’ll benefit from better performance, higher productivity, improved fuel efficiency, less downtime, and lower operating costs.

Drive System

Simple, rugged mechanical drive train design

To efficiently deliver power to the ground, the Miller Condor Series sprayers use a mechanical drive system, ensuring better performance, higher productivity, improved fuel efficiency, less downtime, and lower operating costs.

The Condor GC260 features an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission with speeds up to 40 miles per hour, while the GC300 features an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission with speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

The heavy duty differential is tucked up into the rear axle, and features a foot-operated hydraulic differential lock on the GC260, transferring power to both rear wheels during adverse conditions. The GC300 has a limited slip differential. Both models feature rear disc brakes and the GC300 includes standard front disc brakes (optional on the GC260).

The final drive options include:

  • GC260 Angle Drive — 42″ clearance
  • GC260 Drop Box — 48″ clearance
  • GC300 Drop Box — 48″ clearance

Smart Drive® 4 Wheel Assist is available on the GC300 and GC300 Combo chassis. This innovative design combines a hydrostatic drive pump system with time tested Poclain front wheel drive motors. The system is designed to supply power to the front wheels only when needed or can be disengaged.


The Condor suspension is comprised of long travel air springs on both the front and rear floating axles, designed to cushion and absorb rough and challenging field conditions.

To ensure uniform wheel contact with the ground, the frame rails of the Condor are made of flexible high strength steel, designed to provide up to 30 degrees of axial twist. This works in concert with the floating axles and air spring suspension to ensure a smooth ride and firm contact with the ground for excellent drive traction.

Application System

Choice of booms, tank sizes, and dry box configuration allows you to taylor to your needs

GC260 and GC300: Choose from two tank sizes, 1000 and 1200 gallons in either poly or stainless steel, and you will have a size to match your productivity. Customize your Condor as you see fit with a broad range of boom options. The mono-beam style boom offers simple, unique ruggedness, while the truss style boom provides outstanding strength for large 120 foot boom sizes in the toughest conditions.

Spray-Air: For a superior return on investment, consider equipping your Condor GC260 or GC300 with Miller’s Spray-Air air boom system, and enjoy unsurpassed plant canopy penetration and coverage with the most efficient application rates possible. With Miller’s Spray-Air technology, you have fingertip control over your droplet sizes, enabling you to dial-in the optimum spray pattern for a wide range of application types and changing environmental conditions on the fly.

GC300 Combo: The GC300 Combo can be ordered with a Dry Spinner Box, Liquid Spray system or both! To maximize your asset utilization, the Condor GC300 can be ordered in an optional Combo Configuration. The unique centralized quick-connect panel and attachment points allow a 1200 gallon self contained spray system to quickly be removed and swapped for a 255 cubic foot New Leader dry box. With the proper equipment, a crew should be able to swap the liquid and dry systems in less than an hour.

Dry Spinner Box Option: The Condor GC300 Combo is available with a factory installed New Leader® G4 dry spinner box system. The New Leader® dry spinner box is built of 409 stainless steel, the box is painted Miller red, is MultApplier ready, and has a struck capacity of 255 cubic feet, or 8.29 tons @ 65 lbs/cubic foot. The New Leader® G4 dry spinner box can spread consistent patterns in excess of 90 feet! (depending on material be spread)

1200 Gallon Liquid System: The Condor GC300 Combo is also available with a 1200 gallon liquid system. The tank can be Poly or Stainless Steel with boom widths up to 120′ (36 m). The complete spray unit is contained in one structure and can be installed or removed all in one piece!

Precision Options

Precision options to maximize your productivity

Your new Condor can be factory equipped with a variety of Raven® Field Computers and precision farming equipment to help you maximize your application efficiency.

If you require professional precision controls, the Raven® Envizio Pro and Viper 4+ field computers are the platforms of choice for expanding into multiple product controlling, full mapping and datalogging, AccuBoom automatic boom section control, and AutoBoom automatic boom height control, as well as SmarTrax AutoSteer.

Miller also offers Raven®’s DGPS receivers with sub-meter to sub-inch accuracy options.


Why I love ARM and PowerPC

How one student’s search for a powerful, energy-efficient workstation grew into a passion for open systems.

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Recently I’ve been asked why I mention ARM and PowerPC so often on my blogs and in my tweets. I have two answers: one is personal, the other technical.

The personal

Once upon a time, I studied environmental protection. While working on my PhD, I was looking for a new computer. As an environmentally aware person, I wanted a high-performing computer that was also efficient. That is how I first became interested in the PowerPC and discovered Pegasos, a PowerPC workstation created by Genesi.

I had already used RS/6000 (PowerPC), SGI (MIPS), HP-UX (PA-RISC), and VMS (Alpha) both as a server and a workstation, and on my PC I used Linux, not Windows, so using a different CPU architecture was not a barrier. Pegasos, which was small and efficient enough for home use, was my first workstation.

Soon I was working for Genesi, enabling openSUSE, Ubuntu, and various other Linux distributions on Pegasos and providing quality assurance and community support. Pegasos was followed by EFIKA, another PowerPC board. It felt strange at first to use an embedded system after using workstations. But as one of the first affordable developer boards, it was the start of a revolution.

I was working on some large-scale server projects when I received another interesting piece of hardware from Genesi: a Smarttop and a Smartbook based on ARM. My then-favorite Linux distribution, openSUSE, also received a dozen of these machines. This gave a big boost to ARM-related openSUSE developments at a time when very few ARM machines were available.

Although I have less time available these days, I try to stay up-to-date on ARM and PowerPC news. This helps me support syslog-ng users on non-x86 platforms. And when I have half an hour free, I hack one of my ARM machines. I did some benchmarks on the Raspberry Pi 2 with syslog-ng, and the results were quite surprising. Recently, I built a music player using a Raspberry Pi, a USB sound card, and the Music Player Daemon, and I use it regularly.

The technical

Diversity is good: It creates competition, and competition creates better products. While x86 is a solid generic workhorse, chips like ARM and PowerPC (and many others) are better suited in various situations.

If you have an Android mobile device or an Apple iPhone or iPad, there’s a good chance it is running on an ARM SoC (system on chip). Same with a network-attached storage server. The reason is quite simple: power efficiency. You don’t want to constantly recharge batteries or pay more for electricity than you did for your router.

ARM is also conquering the enterprise server world with its 64-bit ARMv8 chips. Many tasks require minimal computing capacity; on the other hand, power efficiency and fast I/O are key— think storage, static web content, email, and other storage- and network-intensive functions. A prime example is Ceph, a distributed object storage and file system. SoftIron, which uses CentOS as reference software on its ARMv8 developer hardware, is working on Ceph-based turnkey storage appliances.

Most people know PowerPC as the former CPU of Apple Mac machines. While it is no longer used as a generic desktop CPU, it still functions in routers, telecommunications equipment. And IBM continued to produce chips for high-performance servers. A few years ago, with the introduction of POWER8, IBM opened up the architecture under the aegis of the OpenPOWER Foundation. POWER8 is an ideal platform for HPC, big data, and analytics, where memory bandwidth is key. POWER9 is right around the corner.

These are all server applications, but there are plans for end-user devices. Raptor Engineering is working on a POWER9 workstation, and there is also an initiative to create a notebook based on a Freescale/NXP QorIQ e6500 chip. Of course, these machines are not for everybody—you can’t install your favorite Windows game or commercial application on them. But they are great for PowerPC developers and enthusiasts, or anyone wanting a fully open system, from hardware to firmware to applications.

The dream

My dream is a completely x86-free environment—not because I don’t like x86, but because I like diversity and always use the most suitable tool for the job. If you look at the graph on Raptor Engineering’s page, you will see that, depending on your use case, ARM and POWER can replace most of x86. Right now I compile, package, and test syslog-ng in x86 virtual machines running on my laptop. Using a strong enough ARMv8 or PowerPC machine, either as a workstation or a server, I could avoid x86 for this kind of tasks.

Right now I am waiting for the next generation of Pinebook to arrive, as I was told at FOSDEM in February that the next version is expected to offer much higher performance. Unlike Chromebooks, this ARM-powered laptop runs Linux by design, not as a hack. For a desktop, I am looking for ARMv8 workstation-class hardware. Some are already available—like the ThunderX Desktop from Avantek—but they do not yet feature the latest, fastest, and more importantly, most energy-efficient ARMv8 CPU generations. Until these arrive, I’ll use my Pixel C laptop running Android. It’s not as easy and flexible as Linux, but it has a powerful ARM SoC and a Linux kernel at its heart.


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Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 111 × 57.5 × 80 in
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