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Sale of Projectina to Heligan Group
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Sale of Projectina to Heligan Group

Ultra Forensic Technology (UFT) today announces that it has agreed to sell its Projectina AG busi...

Forensic Technology Signs Five-Year US$85 million Contract with ATF
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Forensic Technology Signs Five-Year US$85 million Contract with ATF

Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology announced today that it has been awarded a five-year frame...

Uganda police use IBIS to complement National Firearms Registration initiatives
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Uganda police use IBIS to complement National Firearms Registration initiatives

New Federal Grants Seek to Boost Prosecutions of Gun Ballistics Cases
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New Federal Grants Seek to Boost Prosecutions of Gun Ballistics Cases

Accidental shooting, new technology help police crack metro crimes
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Accidental shooting, new technology help police crack metro crimes

Lexington Police expands use of high-tech database to solve violent crime
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Lexington Police expands use of high-tech database to solve violent crime

ATF bullet matching mobile lab helps fight Houston gun violence
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ATF bullet matching mobile lab helps fight Houston gun violence

Winston-Salem police get new database resource to solve firearms cases
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Winston-Salem police get new database resource to solve firearms cases

Inside gun range to show how agents test firearms to solve gun violence cases
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Inside gun range to show how agents test firearms to solve gun violence cases

‘It’s personal’ | ATF takes KHOU 11 News inside gun range to show how agents test firearms to sol...

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Ultra Forensic Technology and ANDE Corporation announce their Strategic Alliance with the common goal of reducing firearm violence
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Ultra Forensic Technology and ANDE Corporation announce their Strategic Alliance with the common goal of reducing firearm violence

Partnership focuses on technology and processes to more effectively include Rapid DNA and improve...

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Standardized Training and Testing
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Standardized Training and Testing

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A Defendable Error Rate Has Arrived!
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A Defendable Error Rate Has Arrived!

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Reinforcing Individuality
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Reinforcing Individuality

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More Efficient Processing: Reducing Backlog and Achieving Greater Objectivity
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More Efficient Processing: Reducing Backlog and Achieving Greater Objectivity

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Moving Toward Greater Objectivity
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Moving Toward Greater Objectivity

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Making NIBIN an organizational lifestyle
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Making NIBIN an organizational lifestyle

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To Glock or not to Glock? Update on firing pin shapes
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To Glock or not to Glock? Update on firing pin shapes

Andrew Boyle

3 Key Developments in the Evolution of Bullet Acquisition Technology
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3 Key Developments in the Evolution of Bullet Acquisition Technology

Michel Paradis, Product Manager – IBIS

Best Practices for Creating a “High-Hit” IBIS Database
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Best Practices for Creating a “High-Hit” IBIS Database

When planning the integration of IBIS® into your policing of a city, state/province and/or countr...

Developing an Effective Strategy to Review Correlation Results: a Lesson in Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Developing an Effective Strategy to Review Correlation Results: a Lesson in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Ron Nichols

The Importance of Interdependence
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The Importance of Interdependence

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Hiring the right people for IBIS: sometimes, finding the best person means going against your best instincts
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Hiring the right people for IBIS: sometimes, finding the best person means going against your best instincts

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Cast firing pins: what to look out for
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Cast firing pins: what to look out for

Andrew Boyle

Making Ghost Guns a Little Less Scary
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Making Ghost Guns a Little Less Scary

Andrew Boyle

Tastes great! Solves homicides! Prevents shootings!
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Tastes great! Solves homicides! Prevents shootings!

Ron Nichols

Are you cutting off the ends of the ham?
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Are you cutting off the ends of the ham?

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Decreasing the Backlog to meet the needs of Law Enforcement
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Decreasing the Backlog to meet the needs of Law Enforcement

An interview with Forensics Services Chief Pam Hofsass.

Exhibit Acquisitions: Double Dipping is Bad (Except When It’s Good)
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Exhibit Acquisitions: Double Dipping is Bad (Except When It’s Good)

Andrew Boyle

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A Brief 30-Year History of IBIS
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A Brief 30-Year History of IBIS

Forensic Technology (FT) is the pioneer of automated ballistic identification, and the creator of...

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Elevating Community Engagement and Relationships to Reduce Gun Violence

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The Wichita Crime Gun Intelligence Center: a Unique Law Enforcement University Partnership Approach

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Preserving and Enhancing Your Violent Crime Reduction Program in the Era of “De-funding’’

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Incorporating the Minimum Required Operating Standards Into Your Agency’s NIBIN Organizational Lifestyle

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Establishing a Crime Gun Intelligence Program Within Your Agency Region

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Making Gun Crime a Priority in Your Region – Enforcing the Laws on the Books

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An Innovative Strategy for Managing Firearm Related Casework

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Forensics at the Speed of Crime

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Writing Winning Grant Proposals For A Regional Preventative Crime Gun Strategy

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Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps

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IBIS TRAX-HD3D Introducing New Features

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Perform a Proficiency Test using IBIS TRAX-HD3D | BRASSTRAX

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Set the Outlines with an Elliptical type Cartridge Case using IBIS TRAX-HD3D | BRASSTRAX

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Acquire an Ejector Mark out the field of view using IBIS TRAX-HD3D | BRASSTRAX

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Working at The Speed of Crime

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Using RapidDNA during Criminal Investigations

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Technology and Gun Crime

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Quantum 3D Microscope Benchmark Study

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What to Expect from the Arrival of the Quantum 3D Microscope

The 13 Critical Tasks: An Inside Out Approach to Solving More Gun Crime, 3rd Edition
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The 13 Critical Tasks: An Inside Out Approach to Solving More Gun Crime, 3rd Edition

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Building a Preventive Crime Gun Strategy: A Playbook for Success
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Building a Preventive Crime Gun Strategy: A Playbook for Success

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Tips for Writing Successful Grant Proposals

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Seeking Interoperability of Ballistic Identification Systems

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IBIS – GunOps – ShotSpotter: The Spears of the Trident

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Link and Solve More Gun Crime

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What’s more important than solving a homicide?

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Regional Crime Gun Processing Protocols

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Braga report

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Research Paper on Bullets Fired from 10 Consecutively Rifled Pistol Barrels

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White Paper: Transnational Organized Crime and Gun Violence: A Case for Ballistic Intelligence Sharing

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IBIN Handbook (2nd Edition)

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The International Trade in Endangered Species and the Firearm Nexus

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Objective Identification of Bullets Based on 3D Pattern Matching and Line Counting Scores

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INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network: Police Link Crimes, Guns & Suspects Across National Borders

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Boston Case Study

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No Gun Left Behind : New Jersey’s Inside-Out Approach to Gun Crime

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NIBIN Glendale Church Shooting

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Introduction to Forensic Firearms Identification
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Introduction to Forensic Firearms Identification

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Quantum 3D Microscope | Introducing a game changer for firearm and toolmark examiners

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Multi-Caliber Quantitative Analysis

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Q3M vs. CCM

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Examining Damaged Bullets with the Quantum 3D Microscope

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The Primer: Episode 8

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The Primer: Episode 10

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The Primer: Episode 11

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Cutting-edge Technology Helps Solve Canadian Gun Crime
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Cutting-edge Technology Helps Solve Canadian Gun Crime

Canadian law enforcement agencies are grappling with a surge in gun violence, and are turning to...

A look at the tech used to solve Albuquerque shootings
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A look at the tech used to solve Albuquerque shootings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department credits technology with helping dete...

President Biden Announces New Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer
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President Biden Announces New Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer

Forensic ballistics analysis and data sharing – and NIBIN in particular – are critical in helping...

A Collaborative Approach to Solving Firearm-Related Crimes Nationwide
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A Collaborative Approach to Solving Firearm-Related Crimes Nationwide

Major law enforcement leaders agree - ballistics data sharing networks are the most useful tool a...

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The Primer: Episode 12

Inside IBIS: The Technology Helping Law Enforcement Solve Crimes Worldwide
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Inside IBIS: The Technology Helping Law Enforcement Solve Crimes Worldwide

Introduction As the world’s most advanced ballistic identification solution, Ultra Forensics' In...

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NIBIN Toolkit for Prosecutors

President Biden issues executive order to tackle gun violence with national program that leverages Canadian technology
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President Biden issues executive order to tackle gun violence with national program that leverages Canadian technology

On March 14, 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order instructing federal law enf...

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The Primer: Episode 13

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4 Essential features of the modern comparison microscope
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4 Essential features of the modern comparison microscope

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The Primer: Episode 14

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The Primer: Episode 15

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Model of the Behavior of the IBIS Correlation Scores in a Large Database of Cartridge Cases

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The Primer: Episode 16

LeadsOnline Acquires Forensic Technology Inc. from Ultra Electronics
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LeadsOnline Acquires Forensic Technology Inc. from Ultra Electronics

The combined company provides industry-leading technologies to help local, federal and internatio...

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The Primer: Episode 17

Who killed Sheila Wallace?
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Who killed Sheila Wallace?

Every night, Sheila Wallace would regularly walk her dog in McGowan Park not far from her home. W...

Research on a 15-Year Statewide Program to Generate Enhanced Investigative Leads on Crime Gun Violence
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Research on a 15-Year Statewide Program to Generate Enhanced Investigative Leads on Crime Gun Violence

Written by Glenn L. Pierce, David Lambert, Daniel Trovato, and Peter Gagliardi, this study examin...

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The Primer: Episode 18

Leading the Way: New Jersey's Revolutionary Strategy in Tackling Gun Violence
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Leading the Way: New Jersey's Revolutionary Strategy in Tackling Gun Violence

Introduction: In an era where gun violence remains a pressing concern, New Jersey has emerged as...

Firearm Forensics: Unwavering Truth in the Face of Scrutiny
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Firearm Forensics: Unwavering Truth in the Face of Scrutiny

Introduction: In a world where forensic science often faces skepticism, recent studies have reinf...

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The Primer: Episode 19

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Unity in Action: NJSP and Hackensack Police Lead the Charge Against Gun Violence - A Case Study
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Unity in Action: NJSP and Hackensack Police Lead the Charge Against Gun Violence - A Case Study

Atlantic City, New Jersey - In the heart of New Jersey, a narrative of loss, resilience, and coll...

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The Primer: Episode 25

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Green Bay Police Department's Success Story: Leveraging IBIS and NIBIN to Enhance Public Safety
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Green Bay Police Department's Success Story: Leveraging IBIS and NIBIN to Enhance Public Safety

Green Bay, Wisconsin. In a remarkable achievement for community safety, the Green Bay Police Depa...

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NIBIN and Video Unveil the Truth: Tampa's Homicide Suspect Apprehended
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NIBIN and Video Unveil the Truth: Tampa's Homicide Suspect Apprehended

Tampa, Florida – In a striking example of cutting-edge investigative techniques and relentless de...

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The Primer: Episode 26

Leveraging Technology to Combat Crime: The Success Story of the ATF's NIBIN Program in Baltimore
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Leveraging Technology to Combat Crime: The Success Story of the ATF's NIBIN Program in Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland - In a groundbreaking operation against the violent street gang known as the...

Leveraging Technology to Solve Crimes: A Case Study of Providence Police Department's Success
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Leveraging Technology to Solve Crimes: A Case Study of Providence Police Department's Success

Providence, Rhode Island - In a world where technology increasingly intersects with law enforceme...

The Cutting Edge of IBIS Technology: Solving the Robbery at Kwaggafontein Police Station
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The Cutting Edge of IBIS Technology: Solving the Robbery at Kwaggafontein Police Station

Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga (South Africa). In a remarkable demonstration of advanced technology's...

Houston-Soto Aggravated Robbery: Unveiling a Web of Crime
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Houston-Soto Aggravated Robbery: Unveiling a Web of Crime

Houston, Texas – The convergence of technology and relentless investigative efforts once again pr...

Innovative Technology Leads to Breakthrough in Firearm Trafficking Case
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Innovative Technology Leads to Breakthrough in Firearm Trafficking Case

Edmonton, Alberta (CANADA). In a remarkable display of technological prowess and investigative di...

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The Primer: Episode 27

IBIS Solution Overview
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IBIS Solution Overview

IBIS is a technological weapon in the fight against gun violence. The IBIS search engine extends...

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Cartridge Case Acquisition (BRASSTRAX)

The fastest, most accurate way to acquire cartridge case evidence.

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Bullet Acquisition (BULLETTRAX)

The world’s most advanced bullet acquisition station

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Identify matches (MATCHPOINT)

MATCHPOINT is the firearm expert’s analysis station for reviewing potential matches from IBIS cor...

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Firearm and Tool Mark Identification – IBIS®

Forensic Technology offers the world’s most advanced ballistic identification solution, IBIS® (In...

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Revolutionizing Gun Crime Investigations with Automated Ballistic Identification
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Revolutionizing Gun Crime Investigations with Automated Ballistic Identification

In an era where gun crime continues to pose significant challenges across the globe, law enforcem...

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Quantum 3D Microscope

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