Appriss(R) Partners with Visual Analytics Inc.

Exclusive partnership provides access to offender data and analytic capabilities

Jul 22, 2009, 14:30 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Appriss, Inc. and Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) have entered into an agreement that will allow criminal justice agencies to enhance their analytical capabilities. Users of the VAI technologies VisuaLinks and Digital Information Gateway (DIG,) will now be able to access Appriss' OffenderNet, the national offender-booking database. The partnership will offer users access to OffenderNet through the VAI Data Center, available as a value-added service to VAI's VisuaLinks and DIG customers.

OffenderNet contains more than 40 million booking records as well as six million booking photos. VAI customers will now be able to directly query the OffenderNet data through a connection to the VAI Data Center using their existing DIG Server. In addition, VAI's VisuaLinks technology can be used to graphically display the data to discover patterns, trends, associations, and hidden networks.

"This teaming agreement is a tremendous step forward in our efforts to make important data available to law enforcement agencies across the country," said Brian Oldham, Appriss' executive vice president of Information Services. "By expanding the options available to investigators, they can move swiftly and efficiently to bring a criminal case to a successful conclusion. VAI brings an important element to our mission to serve and protect."

"We are pleased to be partnering with Appriss to expand our offerings to the criminal justice community," said Bennett McPhatter, chief operations officer and co-owner of VAI. "Their long history of serving the needs of law enforcement perfectly compliments our commitment to delivering technologies that enable fast, accurate, and reliably actionable data analysis. The OffenderNet offering will provide our customer base with yet another significant resource in achieving their investigative goals."

About Appriss

Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that help thousands of local, state, and federal government agencies serve and protect their citizens. Other innovative services include JusticeXchange, which helps locate offenders in a number of states across the country; VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), an automated service that notifies crime victims and other concerned citizens when an offender is released from custody or scheduled to appear in court; VINE Protective Order(R), which automatically notifies petitioners when protective orders are served on respondents; and Sex Offender Solutions, which keep communities informed on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders. Appriss is also a member of the IJIS Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, that represents the industry's leading companies that collaborate with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to provide technical assistance, training, and support services for information exchange and technology initiatives.

About Visual Analytics

Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) is a leading provider of data analytics, decision support, and information sharing solutions for investigating money laundering, financial crimes, narcotics trafficking, terrorism, border security, embezzlement, and fraud in domestic and international commercial and government markets. The Visual Analytics Data Clarity Suite is the gold standard for unparalleled, enterprise-level analytics for organizations requiring the ability to integrate, access, or analyze any size and type of internal, shared, and/or public data stores. VAI's tools are delivering unprecedented results to the analytical community and satisfying the need for better and faster technologies for data analysis and investigative support around the globe. More information on Visual Analytics can be found at

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