Forensic Technology Inc.

Forensic Technology Inc.

July 27, 2009 05:00 ET

Forensic Technology Expands Into South Africa

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2009) - Forensic Technology, the world's leader in automated ballistics technology systems, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Pretoria, South Africa. The South African Police rely upon Forensic Technology's Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS®) to help them solve firearm related crimes. SAPS stands out as one of the world's most successful users of the IBIS technology.

"The South African Police Service (SAPS) is not only one of our largest clients, they are one of the most skilled and proficient users of IBIS in the world. Over the last few years, they have achieved an amazing level of success in linking crimes, guns and suspects," explains Forensic Technology's General Manager, Rene Belanger. "And because of this, we want to ensure that we can provide the most efficient and effective service in-country," he adds.

The facility, located in the Persequor Plaza, in Silverton, Pretoria, will enable Forensic Technology to provide a superior level of support to one its major clients; the South African Police Service. SAPS currently operates 28 IBIS systems across South Africa and houses servers in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth. "IBIS has the potential to become the greatest asset in the fight against firearm crime in any country," stated Niel Van Niekerk, Senior Superintendent of the South African Police Service.

How IBIS Technology Works

IBIS technology can find the "needle in the haystack"; it suggests possible matches between pairs of spent bullets and cartridge cases at speeds that are well beyond human capacity. This enables forensic experts to provide detectives with valuable and timely information about crimes, guns, and suspects.

Field proven and time tested since 1991, IBIS has generated over 50,000 hits worldwide which, in turn, have linked over 100,000 gun related crimes. These links have provided police with crime solving leads that would not have been attainable through other means.

About Forensic Technology

Forensic Technology pioneered automated ballistics identification more than fifteen years ago and continues to be a leader in ballistic and firearm identification technologies that promote a safer society. We partner with hundreds of public safety agencies, in over 45 countries and territories, to provide cost-effective and sustainable solutions. With vast experience in scalable, networked solutions, we employ a dedicated team of engineering, forensic, and law enforcement professionals around the world.

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