Monthly Archives: May 2015

Digital Media Evidence Summit

TechShare

Devices aren’t compatible. Files are encrypted. Transcoding is difficult. And storage is costly.

The second annual DME summit will address these unique challenges. Attending the summit will be subject matter experts, including storage vendors and participating counties giving talks centered on DVR conversion.

On day 1, the summit will tackle current industry issues including:

  • Formatting
  • Playback
  • Originals vs. Proxies
  • Storage
  • Transcoding
  • Retention policies
  • Transporting
  • Standard operating procedures

On day 2 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Amped FIVE will be showcased, preceded by a talk from MediaSolv/Taser.

Where is it?
TechShare Development Center
3300 Duval Road Suite 250
Austin, TX 78759

Click Here to Register for this Event

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Mediafax Reports on How Amped FIVE is Used in Romania

Mediafax posted a nice article about our software, but since it is in Romanian, we have translated it in English for you. You can find the original here.

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Cluj Police Can Identify Criminals Caught on Camera Easier with Amped Software

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Cluj County Police Department, Romania uses Amped FIVE, allowing them to identify criminals or motor-vehicle license plates, in video, captured from surveillance cameras easily and quickly. Amped software is used by police officers from 50 countries, from Europe to the US.
Cluj County Police Inspectorate (IPJ)  displayed the software at Cluj Napoca City Hall, after Mayor Emil Boc said the software has made processing images from surveillance cameras and identifying criminals or licence plates, easier and faster in Romania. 

The software, developed by an Italian company, is now used by police officers from more than 50 countries in Europe and the US. Before purchasing the new software, Cluj forensics were working with a system that was adapted to improve videos, but only for simple corrections such as brightness, contrast and color.  One of Cluj police criminalist experts explained to Mediafax how the new software works and what results can be achieved.

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What are the Filters in the Group “Extract” for?

In Amped FIVE you may have noticed a bunch of filters in the “Extract” category, but their use may not be so obvious like other tools. The general idea is to have all the filters there which try to extract some relevant details from the image, attenuating elements not of interests. In this category there are various edge detection algorithms and other tools which aim to separate different signals which are overlapped in an image.

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When to Use Them?

In general thess filters are especially useful for tasks such as document examination, fingerprint analysis and ballistics. I know most of our users use Amped FIVE for improving license plates and faces from CCTV, but our focus is to give you one complete set of tools for any need related to images and videos during investigations. And we are finding a growing interest in these other tasks which traditionally needed specialized hardware and tools.  Users start to see that many times they can get better and easier results by using purpose-built image processing software. Continue reading

Security Safety Korea 2015

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Visit our partner Mediacube at booth number SA117 at the 15th annual Security Safety Korea Exhibition from the 27th to 30th of May in Seoul for a personalized demo of Amped Software products.

SECURITY KOREA 2015 has been writing the history of Korean security industry since its first exhibition back in 2001. It will definitely serve as the most successful marketplace for both suppliers and buyers that can further serve as the most efficient promotional tool for finding new markets.

There will be 300 booths and an estimated 35,000 visitors involving 25 countries.

The event runs concurrently with the following;

  • Security Technical Seminar
  • New Products, Solutions Seminar
  • IoT technology trends Seminar
  • World IT Show 2015
  • RIM KOREA 2015

For more information visit: www.securitykorea.org

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IISFA Forum & Cybercop Challenge

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On May 15, Martino Jerian from Amped Software, together with  Professor Sebastiano Battiato, from the University of Catania, will present a workshop titled “Video Forensics Potential: from Fiction to ISIS” at the IISFA Forum & Cybercop Challenge event that is held in Rome, Italy this year.

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International Forensics Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

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Amped Software will be attending an International Forensics Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on May 13 to 15, organized by the Romanian Body of Forensic Experts “Aurel Boia”, Romanian Society of Criminology, Criminology and Penology (Transylvania Branch), Cluj County Police Inspectorate, the University  of “Babeş-Bolyai” Faculty of Law, University Bucharest Faculty of Law, the Prosecutor of the Court of Apel Cluj, the National Institute of Forensics I.G.P.R, the National Institute of Forensic Experts Bucharest, the Prosecutor of the Court of Apel Alba, the International Police Association – Secţia Română .

Over 200 guests: forensic experts, prosecutors, judges, lawyers, police officers and other specialists from Romania, USA, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Israel and Hungary, will attend training sessions and debates.

Amped Software has been invited to present a seminar on May 14 on the latest techniques in video and image analysis and enhancement as well as image and video authentication.

For more info visit: http://cj.politiaromana.ro/ro/comunicate/conferinta-internationala-de-criminalistica-organizata-la-cluj-napoca