August 27, 2012
Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, NJ has implemented the PictureLink Mugshot System as an integrated part of their existing Global Tel Link (GTL, formally DSI-ITI) Offender Management System (OMS). GTL proposes Dynamic Imaging Systems’ PictureLink Solution to their customers as an upgrade from the DSI-ITI Imaging System.
The County was seeking to improve their mugshot capabilities to speed up the booking process and provide consistent photos across multiple booking areas. They elected to coincide their implementation with an upgrade to the new Evolution Offender Management System that supports seamless photo capture using the PictureLink Mugshot System. The County’s implementation of PictureLink included five mugshot booking stations and the conversion of the agency’s historical data and images from the OMS. One booking station was configured at the Hackensack Police Department so officers at this neighboring location can take photos and access arrest records using the jails database. Historical data and images from the conversion are also available for investigative functions like photo lineups and mugbooks using PictureLink.
The PictureLink Mugshot System and the OMS are tightly integrated with a simple user interface. Once booking data is entered into the OMS, officers choose the subject’s record from a queue within PictureLink. This opens the record and allows officers to take advantage of the advanced mugshot capabilities of the PictureLink system including Auto Capture which directs the camera to pan, tilt, zoom and crop the photo without any user intervention. PictureLink also performs quality checks on face front photos to ensure that images have consistent brightness, background color and head size. Once front, side and tattoo photos are captured, photos are sent back to the OMS system and made available within the subjects booking record.
In addition to the primary booking database Bergen County Sheriff’s Office required standalone databases to be used for summons, Megan’s law, visitors and employees. Each database included custom built forms used for photo and data print outs as well as ID card badges.
To learn more about how our products and services can be provided as an integrated solution with your existing system, please contact us.
August 17, 2012
Lately, facial recognition has been a hot topic for the media as well as members of the law enforcement community. To dispel the most popular myths about facial recognition we have outlined a list of misconceptions below.
Myth: Facial recognition doesn’t work and is unreliable
Truth: Many skeptics have suggested that facial recognition error rates are as high as 40% without any substantiated data to back up their claims. According to a 2006 study by the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), facial recognition technology has a false error rate of less than 1%. In fact, the ITL’s 2006 results indicate that improved facial recognition algorithms have improved performance and reliability up to 6X since their previous study in 2002.
Myth: Facial recognition leads to false arrests
Truth: Facial recognition is just another tool available to officers to assist them with the identification of suspects who may be providing false identification or misinformation. Combine this tool with the officer’s experience and training and it can increase officer safety while keeping communities safe. Facial recognition algorithms are intentionally designed to ignore race, skin color and hair color which can vary greatly over a subject’s lifetime. Instead, facial features are used for face mapping that are less likely to change and provide a higher degree of accuracy.
Myth: Facial recognition technology is in its infancy
Facial recognition technology is a mature technology that has been around for more than two decades and has improved drastically since its inception. The ITL’s first study in 1993 and subsequent studies in 1997, 2002 and 2006 demonstrate that facial recognition algorithm accuracy has improved dramatically over the course of its evaluation. The rapid reduction of the error rate from 0.79 in 1993 to 0.01 in 2006 is proof of technical progress and advancement for facial recognition technology.
For more information about facial recognition technology including references for the above myths please visit the following resources.
Facial Recognition Vendor Test 2006 (FRVT): National Institute of Standards and Technology
August 3, 2012
Dynamic Imaging Systems is proud to announce PositiveID+ with fully integrated iris biometric technology. Set for general release in the first half of 2013, PositiveID+ Iris will add to our already successful fingerprint identification and facial recognition products offering an alternative to more traditional biometric identification methods.
Iris biometrics is known for its high accuracy and reliability by utilizing unique patterns found within the iris. Unlike fingerprints that can degrade over time or faces that change as a person gets older, the iris remains stable throughout a human’s lifetime. The human iris is also relatively flat making its shape more predictable for recognition and less prone to damage because it is well protected by the cornea. This is why many experts consider iris an “enroll once” biometric technology that can be used for the lifetime of the individual. Iris technology is also “contactless”, which means it doesn’t require the individual to touch anything in order to be processed into the system. This increases officer safety and reduces the spread of germs and disease.
PositiveID+ Iris Features:
- Dual Iris auto capture
- Audio voice prompting in multiple languages
- 1-1 (Verification) and 1-to-many (Identification)
- Biometric Standards Support: ISO/IEC 19794-6:2005, ANSI/INCITS 379-2004
To learn more about PositiveID+ Iris, or to request a free demonstration, please contact Client Services at 856-988-1545.
July 18, 2012
Today we are excited to announce updated versions of PictureLink and PositiveID+ for immediate release to our customers. This release is the culmination of six months of development and testing to further position our Mugshot Imaging and Biometrics solutions offerings to better meet the needs of the law enforcement community.
Significant developments were made to our service-oriented architecture that will serve as the platform for future enhancements in current and future solutions. This includes expanded functionality for our extensions framework, new shared web services and centralized configuration for all applications. In addition, many of our most popular modules have been completely re-written with modernized user interfaces and increased performance. This further positions our law enforcement solutions to be more easily deployed by administrators and adopted by our end users.
New photo imaging module
- Up to 4x faster when using Auto Capture to locate and crop mugshots to NIST standards.
- Supports web based capture using PictureLink Web Edition
- Updated user interface
- Improved interface for users, rights, roles and host management
- Remote license installation
- Remote machine level settings management
- Supports new dual fingerprint reader
- New fingerprint and face PDF reports
- Advanced filtering for facial recognition results
To learn more about our latest release, or to request a free demonstration, please contact Client Services at 856-988-1545.
June 25, 2012
Dynamic Imaging Systems is proud to announce that the SCORE South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Misdemeanant Jail (WA) has purchased and implemented PictureLink Web Edition for a multi agency shared repository.
The SCORE facility houses inmates for seven member cities across King County and needed a way to easily share their arrest photos and data in a centralized web accessible application. To accomplish this goal, an interface was implemented between their Spillman jail management system and Dynamic Imaging Systems PictureLink Web Edition. The interface synchronizes Spillman arrest photos and data in a central repository accessible by investigators and patrol personnel from participating member cities. New arrests are visible in PictureLink Web Edition within minutes of booking and include subject information, charges, SMT’s as well as alerts.
In addition to SCORE’s arrest photos, a conversion was completed using Auburn Police Departments historical arrest data. Auburn Police Department has used Dynamic Imaging Systems PictureLink Mugshot System for over 8 years. The inclusion of their existing database proved beneficial to all SCORE member cities, as it immediately added thousands of PictureLink’s high quality mugshot photos to the central repository
To learn more about multi-agency integrations and jail management system interfaces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-988-1545.
March 13, 2012
We are excited to announce that Dynamic Imaging Systems is moving. Effective April 1, 2012 the address to our new office will be:
1000 Atrium Way, Suite 203
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
We will be physically moving on Friday, March 30th and expect our phone lines to be down from 3:00 PM EST till 4:30 PM EST. During this timeframe, please email all support issues to email@example.com. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience during our move.
March 6, 2012
Dynamic Imaging Systems is proud to announce that the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (AZ) has purchased and implemented the PositiveID+ biometrics application for use in the Jail, Sheriff’s Office and three remote substations.
The agency already uses Dynamic Imaging Systems’ PictureLink Mugshot System so adding PositiveID+ for identification purposes was a natural add on to their existing system. The County jail is prepared to use PositiveID+ to reduce the chance of misidentification during booking as well as positive identification during the release process.
Mohave County Sheriff’s existing PictureLink mugshot images were enrolled into the PositiveID+ database during implementation giving the agency a considerable base of biometric templates available for facial recognition searches. New faces captured during the booking process are automatically enrolled into the PositiveID+ database. In addition, searches can be performed using multiple sources including their existing PictureLink mugshot system, digital cameras or from an imported image file.
Additionally, Dynamic Imaging Systems configured an interface between their Sagem Morpho Livescan machine and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). Fingerprint files that are verified and validated by the DPS are sent back to the PositiveID+ system to be included in the PositiveID+ database.
To learn more PositiveID+ biometrics or to request a free demonstration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-988-1545.
December 28, 2011
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (AZ) implements Dynamic Imaging Systems latest biometrics application, PositiveID+. By upgrading from the older version, the agency increased search performance, improved accuracy and added additional functionality like facial recognition searches to their system. The agency’s 45,000 existing facial mugshot images were enrolled into PositiveID+ along with their 50,000 existing fingerprints, giving the agency a considerable base of biometric templates available for identification. The jails booking area is poised to use PositiveID+ fingerprint identification for both pre-booking and release areas. For subjects without a fingerprint in the local database, facial recognition searches can be performed from the agency’s existing PictureLink Mugshot capture station. Fingerprint and facial recognition searches return match results with accompanying photos in less than 10 seconds, providing booking officers with an immediate starting point in the identification process. In addition, County investigators can now perform facial recognition searches and enrollments of the jails photos from within their own department.
The PositiveID+ upgrade also coincided with the implementation of Dynamic Imaging Systems latest web application, PictureLink Web Edition. The application synchronizes data with the agency’s Spillman database to provide mugshot images and investigative functionality (lineups, digital witness mugbooks, searches, alerts) to a broader range of law enforcement personnel including the Nogales Police Department.
To learn more about PositiveID+ biometrics or to request a free demonstration, please contact email@example.com or call 856-988-1545.
December 15, 2011
Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park (MN) Police Departments implemented an interface between their PictureLink Mugshot System and their New World Systems Record Management System (RMS). The interface enables users to import a defined set of data into the PictureLink Mugshot System prior to beginning the image capture process. This reduces the chance of costly data entry mistakes, speeds up the booking process and eliminates the double data entry that booking users had previously been performing. Booking data is entered initially into the agency’s New World System records system, imported into PictureLink for the mugshot image capture process, and then exported to the Identix Livescan, where it is used for name/demographic import and completion of the criminal fingerprinting process.
The interface with New World Systems utilizes current web services technologies and XML data exchange architectures, making the interface program efficient, reliable and seamless for end users. In addition, once mugshots are captured in the PictureLink system, the agency’s New World System automatically imports the images and associates them with their respective record for use within that application.
The interface was a collaborative effort between Dynamic Imaging Systems (Marlton, NJ) and New World Systems (Troy, MI). To learn more about other successful Records or Jail Management System interfaces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-988-1545.
November 2, 2011
Asbury Park Police Department, NJ & Long Branch Police Department, NJ implement a shared image repository and facial recognition solution using PictureLink Web Edition and Positive ID+. Both agencies are able to perform mugshot data and image searches, generate lineups, and perform facial recognition searches on records submitted from either agency.
Asbury Park and Long Branch Police Departments experience frequent repeat offenders between their neighboring cities so they wanted a solution that would combine valuable local arrest data into a single centralized application for use by investigators and patrol personnel from either department. Both agencies use Dynamic Imaging Systems’ PictureLink image capture system, interfaced with their respective records management systems - Archonix XRMS application (Asbury Park PD) and TriTech’s IMC Law RMS (Long Branch PD). New arrest records captured at each agency are subsequently submitted to the shared system and made available to law enforcement personnel for searches, photo lineups, digital mugbooks, arrest summary printouts, and more.
In addition, arrest records from both cities are available for facial recognition searches using Dynamic Imaging Systems’ PositiveID+ biometrics application. Officers can perform mobile facial recognition searches directly from their cell phones or from their web browsers in order to quickly find potential suspects or identify uncooperative individuals while in the field.
During implementation, historical mugshot booking records and face images from both agencies were imported into the database. Thus, the system was rolled out with thousands of records and faces immediately available for investigative and facial recognition searches.
To learn more about our multi-agency integrations, please contact email@example.com or call 856-988-1545