TEKLYNX and Data Support Announce Evidence Tracking Software Built on BACKTRACK

09 June 2008

Custom application helps ensure law enforcement chain-of-custody for evidence...

MILWAUKEE and NANUET, N.Y. – June 10, 2008

TEKLYNX® International, the world’s leading developer of software products for the AIDC marketplace, and Data Support Inc. today jointly announced Evidence Hound, an evidence tracking software solution. Built on TEKLYNX BACKTRACK® Asset and Inventory Tracking Software, the application is custom-designed to document law enforcement evidence chain-of-custody.

"Evidence Hound leverages BACKTRACK’s outstanding asset tracking capabilities and focuses them specifically on logging, storing and controlling the movement of evidence," explained Tom McDonald, Data Support president."We researched evidence handling best practices and built the fields and interface to be easy and intuitive for law enforcement officers, while always keeping chain-of-custody in mind."

Simplified entry – Secure tracking
Evidence Hound presents an easy-to-use on-screen form to enter evidence information into the database. The evidence can be grouped into a case or multiple cases to associate the item with other evidence or even other investigations. Several fields offer drop-down menus so the user can simply select the desired entry rather than type in the information – this speeds the process and improves accuracy. The record can also include a photo of the item and can be further customized to meet specific customer requests.
Each item is assigned a unique bar code and is labeled, making the evidence easy to locate on the shelf. When investigators, law enforcement or court personnel access evidence, the attendant scans his/her own authorized bar code and a bar code corresponding to the officer who is receiving the evidence, and enters the destination and other relevant information. The Evidence Hound/BACKTRACK system automatically adds the date, time and other standard fields and prints a receipt. Evidence returns are handled in the same way.

Flexible labeling and reporting
BACKTRACK includes a label designer so users can design and print their own barcode and human-readable tags. Evidence Hound also offers major advances in reporting with many pre-formatted reports and the flexibility to quickly and easily design additional reports. It eliminates manual report writing and reduces errors since tracking reports are printed instantly directly from the system.
"Evidence Hound is one of the best vertical BACKTRACK applications that we’ve seen," said David Pettiford, TEKLYNX global product marketing manager. "It presents BACTRACK’s capabilities in a form that is intuitive to law enforcement users while controlling and documenting evidence custody from check-in to disposal."

Evidence Hound is available immediately directly from Data Support. It includes BACKTRACK Asset and Inventory Tracking Software, which also provides the label design/print engine, multi-level password security and backup capabilities.

Additional information on Evidence Hound is available at: http://www.barcodebook.com

Additional information on BACKTRACK is available at: backtrack

About TEKLYNX
TEKLYNX International is the leading software developer of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) products including software for label design, server-side printing, tracking and mobility. Its software products feature the widest range of device and driver support in the industry. TEKLYNX is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has connectivity relationships with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software providers. Over 500,000 companies in 120 countries rely on its integrated software solutions for supply chain automation, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, inventory control and asset management. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee with operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore. More information on TEKLYNX International is available at www.teklynx.com.

About Data Support
Founded in 1987, Data Support Inc. provides industry-proven solutions for today's business needs. These solutions are designed to be cost effective and compatible with current and emerging trends in bar code data collection. Headquartered in Nanuet, New York, with distribution points throughout the United States, Data Support has a customer list that includes the New York Stock Exchange, AIG, Liz Claiborne and Lockheed Martin, among many others.
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