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2014 News


DataWorks Plus

2/4/2014 Website Launch

DataWorks Plus launches its new website today! Product information sitewide has been updated including the addition of new products such as Face Plus, Tattoo Plus, and Iris Plus. We hope you enjoy learning more about our company and what has made us a leader in Law Enforcement Technology.

 

We will continue to update the information on our site, so be sure to check back regularly. Information about the 2014 InterConnect Conference has been added and conference registration will begin soon, so be sure to secure your spot at this year's conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

 

2013 News


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (AL)

December, 2013 - LiveScan Plus

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has added an additional live scan from DataWorks Plus to their recently re-opened Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer, AL. In addition to capturing palm prints and fingerprints for state/FBI submission, DataWorks Plus has enabled the live scan to act as a single finger identification device. The single finger identification verifies the individual's identity against the county-wide repository housed at the Birmingham PD. There are approximately 250k arrest records from agencies across the county, which include mugshots and fingerprints.

 

Pennsylvania Chiefs Of Police Association (PA)

2013 – Digital PhotoManager

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association has continued to expand the Commonwealth Photo Imaging Network (CPIN) system in 2013 with the purchase of 6 Central Booking Capture Workstations utilizing the Digital PhotoManager mugshot system. The CPIN system now includes more than 250 CPIN capture workstations. The new Central Booking workstations include Ellwood City Police, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Sheriff’s, Lehigh Township Police, Hermitage Township Police, and Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. This was a sole source purchase.

 

Kent County Sheriff’s Office (MI)

September 2013 – LiveScan Plus

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has expanded their suite of DataWorks Plus products by adding five LiveScan Plus workstations. Their existing suite of products includes Digital PhotoManager, NIST Manager Plus, Digital CrimeScene, and SAF-ID. The Sheriff’s Department replaced their end-of-life live scan system at the Detention Facility for Inmate Processing and added a new LiveScan Plus Capture Workstation at the 63rd District Court.

 

Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Police Department (IL)

August 2013 – Facial Recognition with Case Management

The Chicago Transit Authority purchased a Facial Recognition System for Trains and Platforms to utilize Real Time Screening on the Transit System. The system uses the Chicago Police Departments mugshot database comprised of over 3 million records with a real time database update feed. The purchase also included Client Licensing for Facial Recognition Case Management allowing investigative searches of probe photos against the database.

 

Pennsylvania Chiefs Of Police Association (PA)

2013 – cNet RMS

Eight new police departments and law enforcement agencies within Pennsylvania have been added to the cNet (CrimeNet) Records Management System (RMS) managed and administered by DataWorks Plus. There are now over 50 Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies subscribed to cNet. Additionally, over 20 new enhancements have been added to the cNet RMS in 2013 including an interface to an evidence management system.

 

cNet is a web based RMS system that allows agencies to connect and utilize the system through an annual subscription based model. There is no capital expenditure required by the participating agencies and cNet provides secure sharing of information in a single agency or among multiple agencies. The system provides advanced data queries, enhanced reporting, and integration with multiple existing state systems. Data and images can be viewed from the RMS, which features customizable screens and more than 3,500 user-defined searchable fields. cNET also includes incident-based and uniform crime reporting for seamless submission of data to the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

San Diego County Sheriff's Department (CA)

March, 2013 - Tattoo Plus

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has purchased the Tattoo Plus Generation II matching system from DataWorks Plus. The Tattoo Plus system is a module of the Digital PhotoManager product suite and will allow the county to submit tattoos against the county database for matching purposes. This is the second deployment in California that DataWorks Plus has had for Tattoo matching, the other system in use is at the LA County Sheriff's Department.

 

Pennsylvania State Police (PA)

March, 2013 - Digital PhotoManager
The Pennsylvania State Police has purchased a Digital PhotoManager Capture Workstation for the purpose of adding Commonwealth Photo Imaging Network (CPIN) booking as well as processing background checks and Employment Applications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board at the Isle of Capri Casino in the Woodlands Resort in Nemacolin, PA. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

 

King County Sheriff's Department

March, 2013 - Digital CrimeScene
The King County Sheriff's Department has purchased the Digital CrimeScene system to encompass their forensic evidence. The system consists of both the CrimeWorks Web Based clients and the Digital CrimeScene full station licenses to cover all of the department’s needs. The server architecture and workstation hardware is being provided by the customer and DataWorks Plus will be doing the software integration. The system was awarded to DataWorks Plus by sole source.

 

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department

February, 2013 - NIST Manager Plus
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has given DataWorks Plus a purchase order to add the NIST Manager fingerprint archive system to their existing Digital PhotoManager system and convert about 95,000 records to the NIST Manager system from the existing archive system. The system was awarded to DataWorks Plus through a sole source award.

 

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2012 News


Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA)

December, 2012 - Digital PhotoManager
The PA DOC has purchased 3 new mugshot capture workstations for two state correctional institutions at Benner PA and Waymart PA as a system expansion. This brings the total number of workstations on the DOC mugshot system to 31 facilities throughout Pennsylvania. This was a sole source purchase.

 

Riverside & San Bernardino County Sheriff's Departments (CA)

September, 2012 - Facial Recognition Case Management and IRIS Capture
Jointly, the Riverside and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Departments are sharing a central mugshot repository with the Digital PhotoManager WebWorks Plus as the core application deployment. Further the counties have newly acquired the NEC Facial Recognition system in addition to their current Cognitec product. They will be using the new DataWorks Plus Facial Recognition Case Management suite that includes the Animetrics Pose Correction software for even higher accuracy facial matching. The counties have also acquired IRIS cameras from AOptix that allow for simultaneous front facial and IRIS capture from up to 6 feet from the camera. DataWorks Plus has provided custom integration to allow for controlling the AOptix camera from a Digital PhotoManager capture station.

 

Michigan State Police (MI)

2012 - Digital PhotoManager
Michigan State Police has initiated a system upgrade to their State Network of Agency Photographs (SNAP) mugshot repository built on DataWorks Plus PhotoManager system. The SNAP system currently has FACE Plus installed on the arrest database with a Cognitec search engine. The initiative will add an additional database of Michigan driver’s licenses photo images with an NEC search engine. The NEC search engine will also be added to the arrest database so that criminal investigations will have the two engine solution. The SNAP system is set up so that probe images are also submitted to the FBI facial recognition system. Michigan is taking part in an FBI pilot program and is the first state to have this submission set up for testing. The Michigan State Police SNAP system facial recognition also accepts probe images from the FBI.

 

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PA)

2012 - Digital PhotoManager
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association has continued to expand the Commonwealth Photo Imaging Network (CPIN) system in 2012 with the purchase of 11Central Booking Capture Workstations utilizing the Digital PhotoManager mugshot system. The CPIN system now includes more than 240 CPIN capture workstations.

 

Linked to a central primary server and backup server at the Pennsylvania State Police, the database includes all the arrests captured electronically throughout Pennsylvania. The system has regional redundancy with clones of the database at the three main regional backup servers in Pennsylvania. The combined database is accessed through the Pennsylvania Justice Network (PA JNet) by more than 30,000 law enforcement officials via web clients. The new Central Booking workstations include Clearfield County Jail, Franklin County Courthouse, Blair County Prison, Cambria County Prison, Sharon Police Department, Old Lycoming Township Police, Millcreek Township Police, Northern Lancaster County Regional Police, Latrobe Police, Jefferson County Jail, and the Horsham Township Police. This was a sole source purchase.

 

Riverside County Sheriff's Department (CA)

May, 2012 - Digital CrimeScene
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has purchased the Digital CrimeScene system to encompass their entire department, including police departments within the county. The system consists of both the CrimeWorks Web Based clients and the Digital CrimeScene full station licenses to cover all of the department’s needs. The server architecture supports a fully mirrored and fault tolerant fail over strategy ensuring no images can ever be lost and a high availability of system access. The system was awarded to DataWorks Plus through a sole source award.

 

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2011 News


Placer County Sheriff's Department (CA)

October, 2011 - LiveScan Plus, Digital PhotoManager, and IRIS Capture
The Placer County Sheriff's Department has purchased the DataWorks Plus LiveScan Plus using the Cross Match L SCAN 1000PX fingerprint/palm print decks. They system also includes a hooded IRIS capture and matching system.

 

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police (PA)

August, 2011 - FACE Plus Facial Recognition System

The PA Chiefs of Police awarded DataWorks Plus a contract to replace the existing facial recognition system after a competitive RFP process. DataWorks Plus’ solution offered a new innovative approach to facial recognition. The Pennsylvania JNet Facial Recognition System (JFRS) was provided with two search engines, using the Cognitec algorithms and the NEC algorithms. As the algorithms differ, the results differ. The system displays each search engine result set separately and also shows a combined result set with the results common to both result sets. DataWorks Plus also built a customized Case Management client that incorporates the Animetrics 3-D modeling software for pose correction and light normalization of off-posed or poorly lighted images. It also includes additional edit options, such as contrast and brightness and allows for curtained side-by-side viewing of the probe and result photo. The JFRS system supports interfaces to external systems, including submission of probe photo to the PENN DOT driver’s license database. PENN DOT results are displayed within the facial recognition Case Management application. The system also accepts a probe photo from the PENN DOT system and sends back result images.

 

JFRS is linked to the Commonwealth Photo Imaging System (CPIN) and supports a watchlist, whereby images obtained of suspects wanted for any number of reasons can be placed on the watchlist by an investigator. Each new arrest processing image captured in CPIN, the statewide mugshot system, is run against the watchlist for a possible match. If a possible match is found, the system sends an email notification to the person submitting the photo image with the current location information. The watchlist monitor function also notifies the booking station that there is a possible match and that an investigator may be contacting the booking center for more information. The system is set up so that the submitting investigator views and evaluates the new arrest photo and the submitted photo for match possibilities. The booking station personnel do not have judgment responsibility. The facial recognition system also supports image submission from mobile devices for field investigations, returning results to a secure web page accessible from the device. This award is the result of a competitive bidding process.

 

Michigan State Police (MI)

September, 2011 - Digital CrimeScene

Michigan State Police has purchased the Digital CrimeScene system to add to their suite of DataWorks Plus products. This will be a statewide system allowing investigators and photographers to enter and view crime scene images into the secure Digital CrimeScene repository via web clients from workstations throughout the state, on the Michigan State MICJIN Portal. This purchase was sole source after customer review of various crime scene photograph and digital asset systems.

 

Seattle Police Department (WA)

July, 2011 - Digital CrimeScene

The Seattle Police Department has purchased the Digital CrimeScene system to encompass their entire department. The system consists of both the CrimeWorks Web Based clients and the Digital CrimeScene full station licenses to cover all of the department’s needs. The server architecture supports a fully mirrored and fault tolerant fail over strategy ensuring no images can ever be lost and a high availability of system access. The system was awarded to DataWorks Plus through a competitive bid process.

 

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2010 News


Dublin Police Department (OH)

October, 2010 - Digital PhotoManager, Digital CrimeScene
The Dublin Police Department awarded a contract to DataWorks Plus to implement its Digital CrimeScene and Digital PhotoManager systems. The Digital CrimeScene application securely manages Dublin’s digital assets including crime scene photos. The system includes a 5 concurrent user CrimeWorks web based license to be used for investigations, printing on demand and uploading photos through the new Web Kiosk. DataWorks Plus installed Digital PhotoManager to replace Dublin's mugshot system that included a NIST-compliant capture station with auto eye find. Also included was a 3 concurrent user WebWorks Plus license to be used for investigations and to create photo lineups.

 

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