JUNE 10--The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in British Columbia has purchased law-enforcement software, the Computerized Arrest and Booking System (CABS), from Imagis Technologies Inc. (Vancouver, Canada; www.imagistechnologies.com), a developer and marketer of biometrics-based software. "This order from the RCMP brings a total of more than 50 installations of CABS in Canadian police departments and in Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachments in Canada," said Iain Drummond, Imagis president and CEO. "We are also launching the Canadian Version 8.2 of CABS that will have embedded ID-2000, allowing our law-enforcement customers the additional functionality of facial recognition."
The CABS and ID-2000 provide a faster and more accurate system for identifying felons or suspects with increased efficiency of surveillance and investigation activities," stated Drummond. The CABS is an integrated imaging and offender-management system developed specifically for law-enforcement agencies. The system streamlines the offender "booking" process by capturing all necessary images, including faces, scars, tattoos, and other distinguishing characteristics, along with all data and offense information. It provides quick access for forensic lineup identification and investigations and substantially increases efficiency by producing all jurisdictional reports.
Imagis ID-2000 image-analysis algorithms use more than 200 facial descriptors to capture and compare an individual's face against a database, quickly identifying individuals who could pose a potential threat. Features and functions include the ability to identify an individual within very large databases of images in seconds with increased accuracy, extract increased levels of 3-D facial information from standard digital photographs, and protect, secure, and synchronize image and data across a network, an intranet, or the Internet.