Cognitech, Inc. Donates Forensic Software Systems to 10 Japanese Government and Law Enforcement Agencies to assist with the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery

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Cognitech, Inc. donates forensic software systems to 10 Japanese agencies to aid with the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery

Due to the one year anniversary of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, Cognitech, Inc. has announced the continuation of the related donation of 10 Cognitech Forensic Video Investigator Tri-Suite software systems with Cognitech’s proprietary lossless video acquisition hardware to 10 Japanese Government and Law Enforcement Agencies in order to assist with Japan’s continuing recovery. The 10 recipient agencies are the Fukushima Prefectural Police, Japan’s National Research Institute of Political Science, the National Police Academy, the Ibaraki Prefectural Police, the Japanese Coast Guard, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, the Chiba Prefectural Police, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the Miyagi Prefectural Police and the Metropolitan Police Department. Cognitech’s software systems are assisting the Japanese authorities with Emergency Preparedness and Nuclear Safety, Search and Rescue, and missing persons search efforts.

Cognitech’s Forensic Video Investigator Tri-Suite software system is comprised of three interoperable, comprehensive software tool sets: the Video Investigator® software, the VideoActive® software and the AutoMeasure™ software. Cognitech's Video Investigator tool-set is the most comprehensive forensic video/image processing software environment in the world. In the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, the specific ability of Cognitech’s software to enhance images of faces and license plates is useful to Japan’s civil, Law Enforcement, Coast Guard, and Self-Defense authorities.    Cognitech's VideoActive tool-set is the first real-time forensic video processing software for patented lossless video capture with encoding that doubles video storage, and the upcoming added ability to perform a video search and GPS localization of people and vehicles in the video – Cognitech’s PixL2GPS, the crucial computational step to assist Search and Rescue in future natural calamities. Cognitech's AutoMeasure tool-set is the world’s first automatic forensic photogrammetry software that allows the user to perform accurate bio-metric measurements of people in the video for the purpose of identification. AutoMeasure can accurately do 3D scene measurements from video surveillance and photos of inaccessible remote sites, such as areas around the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, etc.

Law Enforcement Sales Representative Kaga Solution Network Co. Ltd., CEO Shoji Seki told Cognitech in regards to the donation, “I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Cognitech team for the generous contribution towards the donation of the Cognitech Forensic Video Tri-Suite software and video acquisition hardware to 10 Law Enforcement and Government Agencies in Japan. It was the tragic earthquake and tsunami, which struck Japan on March 11, 2011, and the ensuing accidents in the atomic power plant in Fukushima. Through such encouragement and support from overseas, Japan will be better able to cope with the suffering and challenges ahead.”

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