|[April 18, 2012]
SST, Inc. Receives 26th U.S. Patent for ShotSpotter™ Gunfire Location, Alert and Analysis Technology
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the world leader in wide-area acoustic surveillance and gunfire
location and alert technology and developer of ShotSpotter™,
today announced the issuance of its 26th U.S. patent. Issued
March 13, 2012, United States Patent Number 8,134,889 relates to
enhancing the location accuracy of a gunshot through the use of a
reflected signal to create a virtual sensor at the point of reflection.
The patent expands the company's existing deep patent portfolio in the
areas of echo rejection and reflected signal identification, thus
permitting greater location accuracy. Such techniques are critical in
the complex, urban acoustic environments in which ShotSpotter
technologies are deployed.
Since its inception in 1995, SST has built the deepest intellectual
property portfolio relating to wide-area gunshot detection, location and
analysis. The company's ShotSpotter technology is the only wide-area
acoustic surveillance gunshot
detection, alert and analysis solution in the world and delivers the
critical data and actionable information that public
and law enforcement agencies need not only to respond efficiently to
gunfire incidents faster and more safely, but also to enable them to
proactively develop effective problem-oriented, data-driven
policing strategies and tactical operations using the real-time
intelligence and data provided by ShotSpotter.
SST has advanced gunshot detection to the forefront as a critical tool
in combating gun
violence in cities and communities, and the company has established
itselfas the unquestioned worldwide leader in gunfire alert and
analysis technology. SST solutions currently protect cities and
countries around the world, with more than 80 installations in four
countries and in more than 65 U.S. cities.
"This new patent reinforces our commitment to the ongoing advancement
and evolution of gunshot location and analysis technology and
underscores our capability as the world leader in this technology," said
Ralph A. Clark, President & CEO of SST. "We're very proud of our
extensive and formidable intellectual property portfolio. As more and
more cities integrate our solution with their strategic policing
initiatives, we'll continue to leverage our technological advancements
to deliver solutions that enable law enforcement to strengthen the fight
violence and help make communities and cities safer."
ShotSpotter Flex?, SST's cloud-based, subscription service offering,
helps law enforcement agencies leverage the intelligence and real-time gunshot
location data to support their gun
violence reduction initiatives and community-based, data-driven
policing strategies and deployments. Its primary benefits include:
Instant, Accurate Situational Awareness - Precise
gunfire incident information enables informed decisions for
response while also improving situational intelligence and
Enhanced Forensics Analysis & Crime Analysis - Detailed
forensic data and intelligence improves the investigative process,
enhances prosecutions for gun
crime, and helps create proactive data-driven strategies to
address hotspots and problem areas for targeted deployments.
Incident Qualification - A highly trained team of gunfire and
acoustic experts at the SST Incident Review Center assess and qualify
all incidents immediately and send valuable, actionable gunfire
incident data to 9-1-1 dispatch centers and mobile police units.
Long-Term Crime Deterrence - Awareness of all gunfire
incidents and cumulative data enables proactive crime
analysis, trending and strategic deterrence.
Affordable and Easy to Use - With reduced city and police
budgets and limited resources, ShotSpotter supports agencies as a
force multiplier without the significant costs of software licensing,
IT support and resources, and maintenance fees.
About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. is the world leader in gunshot detection, and its ShotSpotter
solutions are the leading gunfire alert and analysis solutions. Its public
safety technology solutions are focused on improving public and community
safety by locating gunfire and other explosive events, and
ultimately, helping reduce and prevent gun violence and improving intelligence-led
policing and community
policing initiatives. SST solutions protect cities and countries
around the world, with more than 80 installations in four countries and
in more than 65 U.S. cities. Privately held, the company possesses a
multitude of patents that are the result of nearly two decades of
innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology.
Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at www.sst-inc.com
You can also follow SST and ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter,
and YouTube (News - Alert).
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