Solutions for a Safer Society

All About Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology

Forensic Technology pioneered automated ballistics identification and analysis nearly 25 years ago and continues to be a leader in forensic ballistics and firearms identification technologies that promote a safer society.

Forensic Technology created the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) in 1991. IBIS technology can find the “needle in the haystack”, suggesting possible matches between pairs of spent bullets and cartridge cases, at speeds well beyond human capacity, in order to help forensic experts give detectives more timely information about crimes, guns, and suspects.

We partner with hundreds of public safety agencies in over 120 countries, providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions. With vast experience in scalable-networked solutions, we employ a dedicated team of engineering, forensic, and law enforcement professionals around the world. Forensic Technology is customer-driven, with a worldwide 24/7-customer support network and dedicated training facilities.

We offer a solid corporate infrastructure that governments depend upon for ballistics and firearms identification. When used independently, our products are powerful law enforcement tools. When these components are connected to form seamless systems and networks they can take crime fighting to new levels of performance.

In 2011, Forensic Technology acquired Projectina Ltd. a specialized Swiss company in the field of computation, development and manufacture of optical and opto-electronical components and systems for demanding technical areas.

Ultra Electronics

Ultra_logo_colourIn 2014, Forensic Technology was acquired by Ultra Electronics. The acquisition  is an excellent opportunity for both companies to leverage each other’s strengths by ensuring continued investment in emerging technologies and building on the existing relationships and support our customers have come to expect.

Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. Ultra businesses constantly innovate to create solutions to customer requirements that are different from and better than those of the Group’s competitors. The Group has a broad range of distinct market or technology niches within its twenty nine businesses. The diversity of niches enables Ultra to contribute to a large number of platforms and programmes and provides resilience to the Group’s financial performance.


Our vision

To be a leader in providing innovative solutions that make the world a safer place.

Our mission

To protect the public by providing innovative technology and sustainable solutions that help prevent and solve crime.

In addition, Forensic Technology is a proud supporter of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Commitment to quality

At Forensic Technology we take great pride in what we do. Quality is vital to the successful application of our technology and our customers' ability to use our solutions to combat crime. As an ISO 9001 registered company, our quality assurance management procedures ensure that we are meeting the needs of our customers and providing them the best tools possible. Superior quality, unparalleled support services, and a passion for problem solving, make Forensic Technology the solutions provider of choice for many law enforcement and public safety agencies around the world.

Our technology

At Forensic Technology, we steadfastly believe that technology is critical to winning the war on crime and are committed to research and development that aid in the creation of new crime-fighting solutions. We pride ourselves on the fact that our award-winning technological innovations have aided public safety agencies in solving thousands of crimes worldwide.


INTERPOL and Forensic Technology have launched a  public-private partnership that will allow INTERPOL to act as the world’s first international hub for the cross-border exchange of ballistic data.

In an effort to give INTERPOL’s member countries access to essential investigative tools, INTERPOL is providing the network through which any INTERPOL member country can share and compare ballistic data. 

The INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network (IBIN) takes the proven concept of searching and comparing ballistic signatures on fired ammunition and expands it to an international level.  Through the shared use of the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) Correlation Server located at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat in Lyon, France, IBIN-member countries have the ability to extend their reach beyond their domestic borders and combat illegal arms trafficking on a global scale.

Click here for information on INTERPOL’s IBIN program


Our Clients


Our Team

  • René Bélanger - President

    Mr. Bélanger joined the company in 1994. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of Forensic Technology. As one of Forensic Technology’s original team members, he draws on over 26 years of broad business experience in consulting and has held various technical and leadership roles. His knowledge of the worldwide forensic science community makes him a key asset to the company. Mr. Bélanger earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique of the University of Montreal (1986) and he is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.

  • Robert Walsh - Founder + Consultant

    As the founder of Forensic Technology’s predecessor company 44 years ago, and with his entrepreneurial vision and vast technical experience, Mr. Walsh launched Forensic Technology in 1991. Mr. Walsh’s innovations have led to a worldwide revolution in the way that firearm crimes are investigated and solved, which in turn has led to a significant increase in the prosecution and incarceration of the most violent types of criminals. Today, in addition to participating in the overall strategic direction of the company, he acts as a corporate ambassador and is involved in sustaining customer relationships. Mr. Walsh earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University (1965) and is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.

  • Gregory Field - Vice President, Finance

    Mr. Field leads a team of accounting and business professionals who oversee all financial activities of the company. He has over 20 years of business experience working as a chartered accountant in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec, and has 15 plus years of experience with the Walsh Group of companies. Mr. Field received his CA designation in 1978 in Nova Scotia, left Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in 1992, and joined Walsh Automation shortly thereafter. Mr. Field transferred from the Walsh Group to Forensic Technology in 1999.

  • Brian Sinnott - Vice President, Product Development and Operations

    Mr. Sinnott leads a team of over 80 researchers, engineers, and specialists dedicated to designing and building innovative products. He brings Forensic Technology his 25 years of experience in electronics and software development at CAE, both domestically and internationally. Also at CAE, he acted as the technical expert during many of their acquisitions. In a high-performance context, he successfully led large groups in product and project development. Mr. Sinnott earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal (1980).

  • Timothy Heaney - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Mr. Heaney heads the sales and business development efforts at Forensic Technology. His experience lies in the development, marketing, and sales of advanced hardware and software technology. For over 30 years he has had a successful career marketing products and services to international government agencies and corporations. Mr. Heaney has held a number of senior level positions with leading technology companies such as Honeywell, SR Telecom, and Unisys. Since joining Forensic Technology in 2003, he instated and structured a world-class sales force and was instrumental in increasing the company’s revenues from $31M to over $54M (Canadian). Mr. Heaney earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal (1983).

  • Nathalie Belzile - Vice President, Human Resources

    Mrs. Belzile leads human resources activities, in addition to initiatives related to its corporate culture. She is surrounded by a team of professionals who ensure that leading-edge policies, practices and workplace environment are conducive to making Forensic Technology a high-performing and results-driven organization with a clear focus on employee engagement. She has over 20 years’ experience in which merges & acquisitions, transformation and organizational development, talent management and working relations were opportunities she have been involved closely.  Prior to joining Forensic Technology, Mrs. Belzile held human resources executive and management positions with Intact, ING, Via Rail, Microcell Solution, and Canada Bread.  She is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec and she earned a Bachelor of Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal (1989).

  • Serge Labrecque - Director of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer 

    In 1992, Mr. Labrecque started working at Walsh Automation Inc. in the pulp and paper plant automation sector before transferring to Forensic Technology as the software developer expert for the next generation, Windows® based version of IBIS®. In 2000, he decided to take on the role of IBIS® TRAX™ Product Manager in the Marketing group, which led to the creation of the IBIS TRAX product family. He left the Marketing group in 2004 to head the development effort as the Director of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer, which resulted in the evolution of IBIS into today’s high-definition 3D platform—IBIS® TRAX-HD3D™. Mr. Labrecque received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique of the University of Montreal (1990).

  • Michel Marleau - Director, Global Customer Services

    Mr. Marleau leads a team of over 50 engineers and specialists dedicated to supporting all Forensic Technology and Projectina products. He has over 30 years of experience in management and customer service in the petroleum industry and scientific laboratory environments, and in software development entrepreneurship in both the domestic and international arenas. Mr. Marleau earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa (1977).

  • Michel Bellavance - Director, Quality and Security

    Mr. Bellavance leads a team of 25 engineers, technicians and specialists dedicated to managing quality control, quality assurance, and security activities across the company. He has over 35 years of professional experience including 23 years with the Walsh Group of companies and Forensic Technology. Mr. Bellavance earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Laval in Quebec City (1977) and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Montreal (1978).

  • Fernando Carreiro - Director, Marketing

    Mr. Carreiro leads a team of marketing professionals responsible for product planning and management, market analysis and strategy, channel support, marketing communications and go-to-market activities. He has over 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing of high-technology products and services. He kicked off his career as a technical writer and advanced to roles in marketing, business development, sales operations and now, senior management. Mr. Carreiro made significant contributions and gained his experience at such companies as AES Data, SR Telecom and Nortel Networks.

  • Othmar-Remo Buschor — President, Projectina AG

    Mr. Buschor joined Projectina over 30 years ago and he is currently in charge of worldwide sales for the complete forensic portfolio. He has a broad base of international sales and business development experience, and a proven track record of enhancing business performance. Mr. Buschor transformed Projectina from an electronics business into one of the market leaders in the field of Document Examination and CSI products, and he was instrumental in the installation a global distribution network. Complementary to his responsibility for key accounts, he is a member of the Austrian CSI Association.

  • Wolfgang Stefanelli – General Manager, Projectina AG

    Mr. Stefanelli has a proven record of business successes having held several senior positions over the past 20 years. He joined Projectina in May 2012 as General Manager. With his broad and international experience in the New Business, Project Management, R&D, and Business Development fields, combined with his strong team leadership skills, he orchestrated Projectina’s return to profitable growth. Together with the Director of Projectina, he is responsible for the strategic planning and development. Mr. Stefanelli holds a Master’s Degree in Mechatronics from the City University London and a Graduate Engineer Degree in Automation Technologies from Dornbirn University.

Our Offices

Headquarters - Canada
Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology Inc.
5757 Cavendish Blvd., Suite 200
Côte St-Luc, Quebec
H4W 2W8

Tel: +1 514-489-4247
Fax: +1 514-485-9336
Toll Free Number: 1-888-984-4247
(U.S. and Canada only)
Support & Training - Europe
Forensic Technology (Europe) Ltd.
9 The Courtyard
Kilcarbery Business Park
Nangor Road, Dublin 22 Ireland
Tel: +353-1-690-9100
Fax: +353-1-457-1822

Registered in Ireland, No. 258539
Registered Office: 25/28 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Projectina AG - Switzerland
Projectina AG
Dammstrasse 2

P.O Box CH-9435 Heerbrugg

Tel:+41 (0)71 727 28 00
Fax: +41 (0)71 727 28 28

Support & Training - U.S.A.
Forensic Technology, Inc.
7975 114th Ave. North, Suite 200
Largo , FL 33773-5028
Tel: +1 727-826-7235
Fax: +1 727-826-7254
Field Office - Asia
Forensic Technology AEC (Thailand)
Unit 303, 3rd Floor, 1 Zuellig House
No. 1-7 Silom Road, Bangrak
Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-636-2898
Fax: +66-2-636-2899
Field Office - Africa
Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology, Inc.
41 General Van Ryneveld Street, Persequor Plaza, Silverton, Pretoria, 0125 South Africa
Tel:+2712 349 5119
Fax: +2712 349 5117
Field Office - México
Forensic Technology, Inc.
Tel: 001-877-822-6551

Our Awards

Countless Awards. One Goal.

Since the early 90's Forensic Technology has been garnering awards for innovation, technology, management and business success. We are pleased to say that 2011 has been one of our most recognized years to date. Although very proud of each laurel, we remain committed to developing solutions for a safer society.

50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies  (Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)

HSBC International Business Award
HSBC International Business of the Year – Large Enterprise

Winner of the Proactive Workforce Management

50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

Canada's Best 50 Managed Companies
(Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)                                                                                

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
(Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
(Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)

Advanced Imaging Solution of the Year Award
Advanced Imaging magazine

Canada's Best 50 Managed Companies
(Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)

Prix Performance PME (Technology Category)
Journal Les Affaires

Canada Export Award
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Personnalité de L'Année, Secteur Affaires
(Personality of the Year, Business Category)
La Presse

Personnalité de la Semaine
(Personality of the Week, November 10, 2002)
La Presse

Palmarès 2002, Top 35 Employers in Quebec
Affaires Plus and Watson Wyatt

Canada's Best 50 Managed Companies
(Deloitte and Touche and CIBC)

The Ernst & Young 2002 Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year,
Industry Segment for Information
Ernst & Young

The Ernst & Young 2002 Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award
Ernst & Young

Ranked #10 in "Les 50 Leaders de la Croissance"
(Top 50 Leaders of Business Growth)
PME Magazine

The Mercuriades Award for Innovation and Design
Fédération of the Chamber of Commerce of Quebec

Prix Performance PME
(Small and Medium Enterprises Performance Prize)
Journal Les Affaires

The Mercuriades Award for Export
Fédération of the Chamber of Commerce of Quebec

R & D Award Winner: Top 100 Inventions of the Year
R & D Magazine