(PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Forensic Technology Inc. is honored to have been selected by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as the service provider for the U.S. National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) program.
The US$73.4 million contract, awarded on October 11, 2013, ensures that the NIBIN program will continue to receive dedicated support services from the Forensic Technology Global Customer Services and Training Center in Florida. In addition, the contract also includes the timely maintenance of NIBIN and the provision of the most up-to-date software for the NIBIN program until 2018.
The NIBIN program uses IBIS® (the Integrated Ballistics Identification System) which is designed, manufactured and sold by Montreal-based company Forensic Technology Inc. IBIS compares images of ballistic evidence (bullets and cartridge casings) obtained from crime scenes and recovered firearms.
“Since 1991 we have had a strong partnership with ATF, but the relationship extends beyond that of vendor and buyer. Working closely together, we ensure that deployments and services are as streamlined as possible and that efforts and dollars are put where they will do the most good,” explains Robert Walsh, president of Forensic Technology Inc. “Because the leadership and management at ATF is strongly focused on fighting crime, our company and NIBIN can look forward to a future where the United States has the most advanced, efficient, and effective automated ballistics identification system at their disposal.”
Networked across the U.S. at over 130 locations, IBIS systems form the NIBIN network that enables investigators to link crime scenes, suspects, and firearms locally, state-wide, and across the nation. IBIS is also able to communicate with systems outside a country’s borders, thus allowing law enforcement agencies to share ballistic information internationally.
About Forensic Technology
Forensic Technology pioneered automated ballistics identification more than 20 years ago and continues to be a leader in ballistics and firearm identification technologies that promote a safer society. We partner with hundreds of law enforcement agencies in nearly 70 countries and territories, providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions.
Launched in 2013, IBIS® TRAX-HD3D™ is the latest generation of IBIS technology which incorporates all of the benefits of IBIS and raises them to an entirely new dimension of crime solving value. Using increased automation and new high-definition 3D imaging, IBIS TRAX-HD3D has the ability to capture crucial data at the nanometer level for better correlation accuracy. And its legacy 2D imaging leverages visualization and ensures backward compatibility with earlier IBIS systems.