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An afternoon in Belgium learning how to improve CCTV images for digital investigations

Fifty Minutes Flanders Forensics is an event taking place in Belgium on Thursday, May 4, 2017, organized by our partner DataExpert. Four speakers from four different innovative companies will each present a fifty-minute presentation on important topics in digital forensics and investigations.

Agenda: 

12:30 to 13:00 – Welcome coffee

13:00 to 13:50 – Johann Hofmann – Griffeye
How to Handle Large Volumes of Images and Videos (EN)

13:50 to 14:40 – Martino Jerian – Amped Software
How to Improve CCTV Images for Digital Investigations (EN)

14:40 to 15:00 – Break & Networking

15:00 to 15:50 – Peter Smitskam – Cellebrite
The Cellebrite Analysis Platform and Cloud Analyzer (NL)

15:50 to 16:40 – Hans Henseler – Tracks Inspector
Digital Research by Non-Technical Investigators, is That Possible? (NL)

16:40 to 17:30 – Networking reception

You must be from a law enforcement or government agency in Belgium to attend this afternoon event held at:
Van der Valk hotel – Antwerpen
Luitenant Lippenslaan 66
Antwerpen
Belgium

To register or for more information contact DataExpert or visit the event website.

How do you handle digital multimedia evidence to be trusted in court? Visit us at Forensics Europe Expo to find out!

Forensics Europe Expo is the only international exhibition & conference that showcases the latest equipment and services as well as providing the definitive source of education, best practice, training and networking.

Visitor registration is free and allows you access to the exhibition, seminar and networking drinks reception. Essential for any forensics professional, Forensics Europe Expo is the must-attend event to learn about the very latest technology and connect with leading suppliers.

Visit the Amped team at Stand 1-D21 for your personalized demo and attend our seminars to learn how to properly handle digital multimedia evidence for it to be relied upon and trusted in court.

Amped Software Seminars

03 May 2017, Seminar Theatre

09:45 10:10
Scientific analysis, processing, enhancement, and presentation of video and images with Amped FIVE
David Spreadborough, International Trainer, and Certified Forensic Video Analyst – Amped Software

For evidence to be relied upon and trusted by a courtroom, it must be dealt with correctly. We must ensure that all work is reproducible and repeatable with any image or video submitted, portraying fact, and not fiction.

13:55 14:20
Image forgery detection and fast camera-image identification with Amped Authenticate
David Spreadborough, International Trainer, and Certified Forensic Video Analyst – Amped Software

Image manipulation can be performed on a standard smartphone. Thus, when images are submitted as evidence we must be able to validate that they are a true and accurate representation of what they purport to show. Manipulation may have been necessary, but malicious manipulation may change the interpretation of the image and therefore the evidential meaning.

Click here for more information and to register.

Why not contact us to book a one-to-one meeting with the Amped team while we are in London!

Setting the Standard for Image and Video Forensics in Poland

The Ogólnopolskie Wiosenne Spotkania z Informatyką Śledczą event (engl. The Polish Spring Session with Computer Forensics) held in Warszawa, on April 28, 2017, is dedicated to Polish law enforcement units and independent specialists, analysts, and IT security personnel using forensic tools.

This year the event will focus on topics related to the establishment of computer forensics laboratories, data extraction in the cloud, new solutions against cybercrime and the effectiveness of forensic analysis for mobile devices.

Marcin Grzywacz from Amped Software will be presenting a seminar entitled: Wyznaczanie standardów technik śledczych dla obrazów i nagrań wideo (engl. Setting the Standard for Image and Video Forensics)  from 12:20 – 13:00.

Location:
Centrum Konferencyjne Zielna, Zielna 37, building C, Warsaw, Poland
Click here for more information.

Our Next Stop: Milipol Asia-Pacific

Amped Software is being featured at the upcoming Milipol Asia-Pacific event, held from 4-6 April 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Milipol Asia-Pacific is the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is focused on serving the Asia Pacific’s Counter Terrorism, Law Enforcement and Civil Defence communities. The show presents opportunities for Governments and Security professionals to meet, interact and build relationships in order to develop the required solutions to protect their borders, infrastructure and their national sovereignty against acts of terrorism, natural and man-made disasters and organized crime. The 3-day Exhibition runs concurrently with a homeland security themed conference with leading international speakers to present their experiences, current practice and information in their specific fields of expertise.

Visit us, together with our partner Omni-Integer, at Stand 1514 in the Singapore Pavilion, to learn how to increase your efficiency and reliability in the use of multimedia evidence and for a personal demo of our products.

For those of you who cannot make it to Singapore, but will be in Dubai, why not meet us there? On April 2 we will be stopping in at the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition. Contact us to set up some time to talk with us.

We look forward to seeing you!

More Amped Software Demos at Security & Policing Event

The Amped team hits the road again. This time we are heading back to Farnborough in the United Kingdom to attend once again the Security & Policing Home Office Event, taking place from Tuesday 7 – Thursday 9 March 2017. Visit us at STAND B23 to see for yourself why Amped FIVE, Amped Authenticate and Amped DVRConv are the global standard tools for image and video forensics.

Attend Amped Software’s presentation entitled: “Video Authentication – It’s a question of reliability”
Date: Wednesday 8 March
Location: Cyber Briefing Zone
Time: 15:15 – 15:30pm

EVENT OPENING TIMES
Tuesday 7 March – 09:00-16:30
Wednesday 8 March – 09:00-16:30
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New Amped Training schedule. Book your seat now!

We provide complete hands-on training courses on the use of our products at our Amped Software Training Labs in Italy and in the USA. For some countries, we can also arrange for in-house training at your organization. The purpose of the Amped Software training is to:

  • Provide students with the theory and the basics of image processing
  • Understand different issues affecting images and videos in an investigative context
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of all product features
  • Work effectively on real cases and be able to testify on the results

Below is a list of some of the next scheduled classes. For more details and to register for any of these classes please click here.

Upcoming Classes

Amped FIVE

January 24-26, 2017 / Henderson, NV, USA
Instructor: Jim Hoerricks

February 27-March 01, 2017 / Henderson, NV, USA
Instructor: Jim Hoerricks

March 02-03, 2017 / Henderson, NV, USA
Instructor: Jim Hoerricks

March 14-17, 2017 / Trieste, Italy
Instructor: Stefano Bianchi

March 27-29, 2017 / Garland (TX) Police Department, USA
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2016 Year in Review: new product, new partnerships, and more

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We’ve had an incredible year and we hope you have too. 2016 was filled with exciting news and adventures for Amped Software.

We launched our new product called Amped DVRConv. This new tool has generated so much excitement and praise for being the quickest and easiest way to convert unplayable video files.

Our team also did such a fantastic job this year working on some new and very cool features as well as improving existing features in Amped FIVE and Amped Authenticate. You can read about all these updates in our many blog posts.

We added more people to our team this year and we’ve been doing a lot of travel. We’ve been on so many flights to attend numerous industry events and to train our users in so many beautiful countries.

We entered into new partnerships with industry leading companies like TASER and Griffeye and added many new resellers to our large global sales channel.

We are looking forward to 2017 as it looks like it’s going to be another awesome year for us. We have a lot of great things planned!

Until then, we would like to thank all our users and partners for an amazing 2016 and wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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Amped Advent Calendar: useful tips and tricks in Amped FIVE

This year, our great trainer Spready got into the holiday season by creating a special Amped Advent Calendar.

Every day, over the month of December, he opened one door on the calendar. Hidden behind each door was, not a small piece of chocolate, but an Amped FIVE top tip!

We hope you enjoyed these tips and found them useful. For those of you who missed them, we thought we would wrap them into one big blog post to put under the tree and open on December 25th. Let us know which door was your favourite. Enjoy!

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From the entire team at Amped Software, we wish all of you a safe and very happy holiday season!

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Griffeye has a chat with Martino Jerian, Founder and CEO of Amped

We recently announced our partnership with Griffeye, the world’s premier intelligence and visual big data platform. The Griffeye team had a chat with our Founder and CEO, Martino Jerian, to address questions about the challenges and opportunities in image and video forensics, what the partnership means for customers, and what the future holds for Amped Software. Read the full interview below.

Martino, please introduce us to Amped and what sparked the idea for your company initially?

The inspiration for Amped Software came when I was doing my masters in Electronic Engineering at the University of Trieste in 2005. While working on my thesis in Digital Image Processing at the University of Trieste, in collaboration with the Scientific Investigation Department of Carabinieri (Italian Military Police) I realised there was a big opportunity to create software specifically for processing images and videos related to security and investigations. Amped Software was officially created in 2008 and my ultimate aim has been to create tools that are the world standard for the investigation of images and videos.

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What need does Amped Software fill in the market?

When I started there were already several other image and video forensic companies in the market but as a forensic scientist, I realized that not one single product met all of the needs of a forensic analyst. Product functionality was limited, very pricey for the features on offer and did not deliver what users needed. I saw that there was an opportunity to a single tool that is the defacto standard for successfully handling all the forensic tasks needed on images and video for forensics and investigations. Continue reading