Hunter Systems Group Releases Upgrade of Hunter SmartShot® to Meet Massachusetts Mandate for Uniform Police Officer IDs

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Hunter SmartShot’s added functionality now allows municipalities to conform to the mandated Massachusetts statewide police officer ID badge requirements, while still taking exact, NIST-compliant mug shot photos. The new legislation requires very specific guidelines for ID's, but not all police departments are able to easily meet these guidelines on their own.

If not for Hunter SmartShot, this would be a much more manual and time consuming process.

Hunter Systems Group, Inc. today announced an upgrade to its already renowned Hunter SmartShot System, which now enables the standardized capturing of all state and local police ID’s, as required by a recently passed Senate bill. Hunter SmartShot is a mug shot capturing system that uses biometric identification features and exacting calibrations to take NIST-compliant mug shots, that otherwise would be impossible with hand-held digital cameras. Hunter SmartShot is in operation at the Massachusetts State Police and in 40 municipalities across the state.

With this latest upgrade, police departments are now able to easily conform to the uniform photographic specifications required for officer ID badges. This initiative was started by The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in order to curb impersonation by implementing one authorized and recognizable method of identifying police officers. Those standards call for a specific aspect ratio, background, position and photo-crop. Hunter SmartShot ensures that each photo taken adheres to these specifications, and then automatically uploads each image for fast, easy transfer to the applicable state production facility.

“This is a great value-added tool for our existing Hunter SmartShot customers,” says Hunter Systems Group president and CEO Mark Thompson. “Not only do officers take NIST-compliant mug shot photographs, but now they are also able to easily comply with the new mandate that requires all officers carry standardized ID’s. If not for Hunter SmartShot, this would be a much more manual and time consuming process. This is just one example of the types of upgrades and value-added services Hunter Systems Group consistently provides to our customers.”

Going forward, all new Hunter SmartShot systems will include this peripheral ID package. Additional upgrades and enhancements are being developed as well, so that Hunter Systems Group continues to offer customers the most innovative and advanced law enforcement products possible.

About Hunter Systems Group

Based in Scituate, Massachusetts, Hunter Systems Group provides flexible, scalable and necessary tools to make safety application more controlled and predictable. Hunter Systems Group’s software and hardware products and consulting services make targeting, apprehending and processing criminals more timely and effective than ever before. Hunter Systems Group’s goal is to enhance the management of its client’s particular organization and improve its effectiveness.

Our staff of law enforcement personnel, software developers and business professionals gives our clients the comprehensive attention and our products the edge needed to excel in this demanding marketplace. Hunter Smartshot® is a trademark of Hunter Systems Group, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used to identify, products or services of their respective

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