TranTech, Inc.

September 23, 2005 11:45 ET

Chicago Police Department Launches TranTech's Innovative Video Interrogation System - CLEARView™

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 23, 2005) -

Industrial Strength CLEARView™ System Satisfies Legislative Compliance, Digital Asset Management, Scalability, and Collar-to-Conviction Integrity Issues

TranTech, Inc., in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and RMS Business Systems, has implemented the first digital Video Interrogation System (VIS) designed exclusively for the Law Enforcement community. Based on TranTech's CLEARView™ system, the VIS complies with Illinois state law mandating audio/video recording of all homicide interrogations by ensuring a collar-to-conviction chain of custody.

Designed and created specifically to meet the CPD's detailed requirements, TranTech's CLEARView™ VIS is a robust and scalable system that accommodates the physical and functional needs of small, medium, or large law enforcement agencies. To meet the CPD's needs, TranTech built a system that accommodates fifty (50) interrogation rooms within six (6) precincts around the Chicago metropolitan area, providing continuous audio/video recording for as long as forty-eight (48) continuous hours, and guarantees high speed digital media transmission to the CPD headquarters for permanent storage into its proprietary case management system, I-CLEAR.

TranTech's design incorporates a workflow process that is "officer friendly" and accommodates the CPD's standard operating procedures which mandate a design that:

-- is easy to use;

-- has fail-safe on/off controls; and

-- insures a chain of custody.

TranTech's CLEARView™ VIS also provides an interrogation room control panel with a digital display; an attorney/client privilege switch that temporarily stops audio/video recording yet monitors the time clock; and a night vision camera that continues to record a video, even if the lights have been turned off.

"Law enforcement agencies across the country are looking to digital recording to solve a range of issues, from compliance with new laws, to employing more efficient and effective interrogation and evidence collection processes. They realize that a properly designed system eliminates headaches associated with creating, tracking, and storing CDs or VHS cartridges. They also understand that metadata (details about the recording) are critical to detectives, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and others to ensure the content is accurate and tamper-proof. Finally, they expect the solution to be budget friendly. Our system meets every expectation," said Mark Wells, TranTech's Director of Technology.

About TranTech, Inc.

TranTech Inc., a woman-owned business, is the premier provider of visual information management solutions to the Department of Defense. Founded in 1989 in Alexandria, Virginia, TranTech has created and is patenting a suite of Digital Asset Management products that use innovative technologies to ingest (capture), edit, index, store, search, retrieve, distribute, and manage rich media digital assets, including still images, video, audio, graphics, and textual documents for the federal government and several law enforcement agencies. TranTech also provides a wide variety of management and IT services and solutions to federal, state, and local agencies. Visit TranTech's web site at or Contact: Mr. John Guenther, (703) 671-9873,

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