Redmond, Washington (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
SIRAS, the Redmond-based subsidiary of Nintendo of America Inc. that provides retailers and manufacturers cloud-based services for tracking and authorizing sales and returns of products sold through major retail stores and Web sites, announced today that over 5,000 law enforcement agencies, including local, state and federal departments, have subscribed to the SIRAS Active Recovery Network service for identifying and tracking misappropriated retail goods. SIRAS provides the secure online database at no charge to authorized law enforcement professionals, who use the service to determine if products recovered in their investigations have been stolen or purchased with fraudulent tender. Active Recovery Network has aided in the arrest and successful prosecution of many criminals, including a multi-million dollar credit-card fraud ring.
Active Recovery Network (formerly SIRAS P.I.) is a secure cloud portal that provides retailers, manufacturers, and law enforcement with secure access to the SIRAS database for discovering the purchase history of any SIRAS-tracked item. Upon receiving an authenticated inquiry, the Active Recovery Network service provides detailed transaction information about an item’s purchase-lifecycle history, including the retailer to which the item was shipped and/or from where the item sold, if it has a recorded sale transaction. These details, provided by SIRAS in real time, save law enforcement agencies valuable time and lead to stronger cases.
“The SIRAS Active Recovery Network instantly provides law enforcement agencies with information about potentially stolen goods or fraudulent transactions that it would be difficult or impossible to get any other way,” said Peter Junger, SIRAS’s president. “To serve our community, we’re honored to offer this service for free to law enforcement agencies as well as to retailer investigators. And we’re pleased that the number of agencies using the Active Recovery Network has more than doubled in the past two years, further demonstrating the value of the SIRAS solution for tracking serialized products.”
SIRAS (http://www.siras.com) is the pioneer in Electronic Product Registration and comprehensive return-validation methodology, which allows participating retailers and manufacturers to optimize their retail business operations, and to provide customers with a seamless omni-channel experience. SIRAS helps clients improve customer satisfaction, protect and elevate their brands, track products, reduce returns and fraud, protect inventory, recover stolen products, identify counterfeit goods, validate warrantees, and improve forward and reverse logistics operations. By tracking each product throughout its sales lifecycle by its unique “fingerprint” rather than by customer data, SIRAS respects and preserves consumer anonymity. SIRAS provides valuable tools for its manufacturing, retailer and law enforcement partners to optimize operations, resolve investigations, improve visibility, business intelligence and forecasting, and improve the consumer experience.
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