Optional download kits are available to permit departments to access the encrypted deployment information in the X26 memory.
The X26 ECD has a highly advanced download function that can help protect a user from claims of excessive use of force by providing documentation of the time and date for each firing. The dataport also provides law enforcement with a powerful management tool to track usage patterns and prevent misuse.
The data download record includes the following information for the last 2,000+ discharges:
- Date, time, and duration of each discharge in both GMT and local time.
- Temperature and DPM battery percentage remaining at each discharge.
- Record of any time changes made to the ECD memory.
- ECD serial number and current software version.
The X26 download interface uses a USB adapter to connect to any Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 (32-bit) computer. The simplicity of USB makes using the dataport an easy, fast process. The cable connects to the X26 ECD through the DPM compartment.
The X26 ECD is programmed to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) at the factory. The conversion to local time, including adjustments to daylight savings time, are all computed in the PC-based software. There is no need to program the weapon to local time or to reprogram the weapon to daylight savings time.
Secure “.x26”data files: The data downloads are saved in encrypted .x26 data files that are more secure than a Word document. This preserves the integrity of X26 dataport download reports for court admissibility.