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Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap


Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

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Salient Stills Brings Video Forensics to the United Kingdom

October 27, 2008  | 

Salient Stills, a leading video forensics and image enhancement software company, today announced a partnership with Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd. (FTS), a leader in the extraction, analysis, and presentation of forensic evidence. Under the terms of the partnership, FTS is distributing and supporting Salient Stills' video forensics software, VideoFOCUS Pro, throughout the United Kingdom. As in the United States, crime scene video is becoming a major source of evidence for law enforcement in the UK.

In the 1990s, Europe, and specifically the UK, saw tremendous growth in the use of surveillance cameras by both public and private organizations, totaling more than 4 million cameras in use today. Further, there has been a similar increase in video recorded by cellular phones, while it is estimated that around 500,000 surveillance cameras are in use by private residences around London. However, video recorded during a criminal act is often damaged, noisy, poorly exposed, multiplexed, low-resolution, or shaky. Even worse, sometimes this video comes in a proprietary digital file format not easily extracted by law enforcement. Few video forensics systems address these issues, or to the level required for criminal investigation and prosecution.

"This exciting new partnership with Salient Stills, which is an acknowledged technology leader in video and imaging forensic software, is adding a prestigious video processing suite to FTS's growing forensic software portfolio in the UK," said Shaun Hipgrave, commercial director at FTS. "Fundamental to FTS's ongoing success is a significant and continued dedication to expanding our capabilities with appropriate and complementary forensic technologies. The VideoFOCUS Pro suite directly assists already heavily stretched video analysis departments to process and manage the huge volumes of CCTV and video evidence being processed every day. As the largest independent provider of cellular and e-forensics solutions in the UK, moving into the field of video and digital imaging forensics is an obvious next step."

FTS delivers specialist technical services and unique data extraction tools to a wide range of security services, police forces, legal services, and corporate clients. Through the provision of highly specialized software, hardware, and training solutions, the company also supports the activities of law enforcement and internal security agencies all over the world.

As the amount of video and image media extracted from mobile devices is expanding dramatically, FTS has also taken this opportunity to add a forensic processing service for mobile device derived and digital video evidence as an obvious partner to the company's rapidly expanding audio forensics division.

"Video forensics and video image enhancement are often viewed as complex, technically difficult processes requiring expensive hardware and specially trained personnel – none of which suits the fast-paced law enforcement and security officers who strive to work through investigations quickly and accurately," said Laura Teodosio, president and CEO of Salient Stills. "By adding video forensics and image enhancement to its arsenal of forensic evidence technology, FTS is helping UK law enforcement agencies efficiently process video evidence and leads. Salient Stills is actively expanding its dealer network and soliciting new dealers, around the world, to likewise assist their law enforcement clients."

VideoFOCUS Pro processes large amounts of video for viewing, sharing, analysis, and archiving in an efficient surveillance video analysis, forensics, and enhancement solution. Using innovative processing algorithms, VideoFOCUS Pro is an import, capture, enhancement, and editing system while preserving video integrity.

About FTS

Founded in 2000 in response to a growing need within the Law Enforcement community to access potential digital evidence which can be recovered from all telecommunications devices, Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd. (FTS) is a world leader in the extraction, analysis and presentation of forensic evidence from mobile telephones, cellular networks and all forms of computing and mobile communications technology. For more information visit

About Salient Stills

Founded in 1997, Salient Stills is a leading video forensics and image enhancement software company. Salient Stills introduced its technology to answer the need for an efficient and effective video image enhancement solution. VideoFOCUS Pro and VF Source are video forensics solutions in use by law enforcement, security and military and intelligence agencies. For more information on Salient Stills visit

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