ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inventors of eTWIST®, a barcode/RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)-based software which allows law enforcement officers to record & enter evidence data from a crime scene in the field, U.S. Patent US 8,220,711, effective July 17, 2012, have been awarded 2 new U.S. Patents. These patents are held by Primary Marking Systems Inc., a leading provider of product-tracking equipment for clients, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Watch eTWIST in action!
"eTWIST® enables officers to automate evidence collection, increase operational efficiency, help increase conviction rates. Using eTWIST®'s Win Mobile, Android, HTML5 technology platforms, enables officers to automate evidence collection, including all information respective to a case; names of the suspects & victims; evidence, NCIC/UCR & remarks; testimonies; photographs; producing & scanning the associated bar codes all while at the crime scene," says Tim McIntyre, eTWIST® inventor. Using a handheld mobile device, officers electronically track & accurately record the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, & disposition of criminal evidence. Everything is stored on the handheld & the data can be imported into a computer or database for network visibility in a matter of seconds, instantly loading into centralized computer systems, eliminating "double processing" of the information.
Ensuring that properly documented evidence collection is & remains the cornerstone of public safety.
eTWIST® technology allows an officer to identify evidence with high resolution photography & video, supported by a GPS. The use of a GPS location stamp helps evidence hold up in court, because it undisputedly verifies the location where & when the images were taken. "For example, a weapon can be photographed, the time, date, GPS position & the investigator's I.D. number are recorded electronically," adds McIntyre. "That information is associated with a bar code, which is attached to an evidence container, thereby reducing the possibility of human error & increasing the chances of prosecution." The labels & text are extremely durable, & weather proof. They can also be pre-printed with a precinct or crime unit name, so that the evidence source can be seen at a glance.
PD's throughout the U.S. & Internationally have been utilizing this high-tech tracking system with outstanding results. eTWIST® is also part of the teaching curriculum of the DHS's sponsored National Center for Bio-Medical Research & Training at LSU Counter-Terrorism School. Scientists are currently evaluating the potential interface of eTWIST® with robots to investigate hazardous chemical or nuclear emergencies. eTWIST® is equipped to collect CBRNE data (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, & explosive information).
State & Local agencies are able to apply for federal funding through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program or others to assist with purchasing technology. Using eTWIST®, the return on investment is estimated at 8 weeks.
eTWIST® = Saved tax $$$ & Better Protected Citizens = Increased Public TRUST
Primary Marking Systems, Inc.
A St. Louis-based company since 1997, Primary Marking Systems, Inc. has been defying boundaries as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of data collection systems, accelerating & optimizing cross-business processes within & among companies & policing agencies throughout the United States. Using its sophisticated data collection capabilities, Primary Marking has provided leadership to help institutions transform fundamental business processes into collaborative businesses – enabling interactions inside & outside the company or agency to deliver a strategic advantage. Primary Marking System's software, hardware & services are the catalyst for moving to this new dynamic collaborative dimension.
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