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Poster Selected for International Conference

Congratulations to Julia Donaldson & Brenna Longacre, eTWIST interns whose research abstract was selected for inclusion in the 2018 End Violence Against Women International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Gender Bias conf. poster competition in Chicago, IL.

 

Conference details are available at www.evawintl.org/conferences.aspx

New Version of eTWIST to release in Spring 2018

  • Touch screen
  • Android OS and iOS
  • Truly mobile solution – operable in ANY climate regardless of connectivity
  • Open architecture solution providing seamless integration with existing databases
  • High-quality photos, videos, recordings
  • GPS location capture (crime scene location, evidence location, etc.)
  • Barcode scanning (for evidence tracking)
  • Driver’s License Reading (Auto-search available for wants/warrants, driver’s license parsing)
  • e-Signature capture
  • Automatic alert notifications

eTWIST® Mobile Evidence Tracking Software Granted 5th New U.S. Patent

eTWIST® Mobile Evidence Tracking Software Granted 5th U.S. Patent

Transparency to Protect the Truth & Ensure the Chain of Custody

St. Louis, Missouri (December 15, 2016) – 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 5th new U.S. Patent for “The Establishing Shot”.   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!

Ensuring that properly documented evidence collection remains the cornerstone of public safety. 

The Establishing Shot patent in the eTWIST® technology allows an officers, photographers, videographer’s, and/or operators/handlers, to determine at their discretion, where multiple pictures may be designated as an “establishing shot” and the establishing shot may be changed as warranted at the photographer/videographer’s choosing.  Incorporating the “Map View” and the GPS coordinates of the establishing shot helps to plot and view the scene, evidence location and the visual path of the evidence, (flow or dispersion path of natural disasters, shell casings, blood splattering or police chase), says Tim McIntyre, eTWIST® inventor.  Geo-Tracking of the Lat/Long/Alt/Satellites is captured and recorded out 9 decimal places after the decimal point (i.e. 158.100006104) providing a higher resolution and a more accurate enhancement of the evidence location/scene.

The establishing shot relates to evidence collection generally, by any means of accumulation, taken or gathered from many different and varying devices, such as, Unmanned Guided Vehicles, whether deployed in an aerial mode (UAV), a ground mode (UGV), a water mode (UWV), subsurface vehicles, K-9 (non-human) mounted, or vehicle mounted.

The establishing shot include multiple data points: time/date recordation, personal identification of photographers/videographers/operators/handlers (including non-human), an individual, unique or respective identification of the photograph or video recording or device(s), (i.e. picture numbering sequence, SD card serial no., camera serial no.) infrared depictions, thermal depictions, multi-spectral images, angles, altitudes/heights, distances, compass heading/location of the recording device, the compass heading in relation to where the photograph/video was taken, atmospherical readings, (i.e. barometric pressure, humidity, wind direction and speed, dew point and UV index) or other unique or respective data points as may be available to photographers/videographers/operators and to the photographic and/or video recording mobile device(s) or equipment.

External environmental attributes such as, precipitation, rain, standing, running, flowing water, snowing or snow/ice covering, cloudy/overcast or sunny day.  Internal environmental attributes such as, the physical state of the object being photographed or recorded, (burning/burnt, dull/shinny finish or texture, color of the object physical state of the internal location of where the evidence is found (i.e. painted, brick, plaster, glass walls), surface texture, physical makeup where the object was found (i.e. grassy areas, mountainous, desert, wooded/forested, regions, hard surfaces, rock drive or road, carpeted, tile or wood floor).  Surrounding backgrounds (i.e. the front of a crack house during a winter snowstorm, surveillance photo of a suspected drug boat on the ocean at night or 3rd floor office suite, amount of leaves on trees, flow of a body of water, remains of a body, aftermath of a manmade or natural disaster, a measurement device to establish or give reference to the scale/size of the object).

State & Local agencies are able to apply for federal funding through several available granting programs 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.

For More Information Contact:
PJ McIntyre @ pmcintyre@primarmarking.com, 314-344-9178 x208, 888-261-9178 or visit e-twist.com