WASHINGTON -- LTU Technologies, the global leader in image search and recognition solutions, announced today the release of LTU Image-Seeker for Encase® (ISE), an integration enhancing image analysis capabilities for the market-leading computer forensics tool used by law enforcement and government investigators. Delivered as a plug-in for the industry-standard Encase® platform, ISE boosts investigators ability to quickly analyze and index images while in the field and away from the lab. Ultimately, even first responders to an investigation site can immediately determine whether a computer has been used to facilitate a crime.
LTU works with law enforcement customers around the world to develop technical solutions that address the daily challenges facing forensic examiners and first responders. In this case, by enabling the immediate analysis of images seized from suspects computers, LTU Image-Seeker for Encase provides a way to eliminate the long backlogs in todays computer forensic labs currently creating multi-month delays in case resolution.
Image-Seeker for Encase (ISE), one of LTUs powerful field & lab triage tools, determines in real time whether a computer has been used to facilitate a crime, unobtrusively extracting conclusive evidence on-site. ISE enables investigators to more quickly uncover previously unknown photographs associated with a recent crime or current case in progress. For investigators, identifying known images on a suspects hard drive is the most urgent task as it helps to reveal unknown images that may represent evidence of a new crime. ISE speeds the image sorting process, enabling field officers to quickly identify, and compare known seized images; while enabling the secure sharing of these materials by state, local, federal and even international law enforcement authorities.
This is a great example of how image recognition technology is enabling local, national, and international agencies to collaborate to more effectively enforce the law, commented P. Kevin Smith, VP of Sales North America LTU Technologies. The fact that were helping law enforcement stop crimes, including those committed against children, makes us even more proud of our work.