Digital Evidence Box – DEB

Digital Evidence camera being used by a Police officer

A Police officer shows a video camera worn by officers to record anything from a traffic stop to a violent crime in progress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Digital Evidence Box is an innovative solution by 6xW.

The solution is built upon the Ooyala video media platform that facilitates ingestion, management and syndication of digital evidence and related digital content from multiple sources. This includes body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras and video submitted by the public (e.g. You Tube) or any digital media that may constitute evidence.

Digital Evidence Box

This solution provides the ability to manage and analyse huge amounts of video data and to securely control its workflow and distribution. The burden on law enforcement organisations is mounting rapidly. Public pressure is increasing on these organisations to implement more video-based crime detection methods, or, to use video to ensure accountability and compliance.

The DEB Digital Evidence modules and workflow diagram

Applications

  • Media Management – Securely ingest, store and classify media from variety of sources, such as; body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras and video submitted by the public.
  • Media Syndication – Securely distribute & publish media to a variety of sources,such as; mobile applications, web sites or distribute video to other law enforcement bodies e.g. courts, CPS etc.
  • Media Searching and Integration – Integrates stored media with other systems especially text-based evidence systems. Allows advanced and deep search of stored media whether standalone or integrated into other applications.
  • Case Management – Develop media cases, which can be shared for collaboration

Media

  • Multiple sources such as body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras, video submitted by the public, audio (e.g. interview files) and images.
  • Integration of inbound syndicated media e.g. from public transport authorities.
  • Ability to ingest legacy media (including digitising of analogue video footage).
  • Multiple transcoding for different file formats required to be distributed.  Media can be distributed across many touch points, such as, web, mobile and TV.

Content Management

  • Media management workflow – provides control of entire process from ingestion to distribution.
  • Ability to add metadata during ingestion phase and post ingestion.
  • Media publishing and content management – provides easy mechanism to build and publish to video orientated web sites (e.g. Crimestoppers). Automated online channel updates.
  • Live event capability e.g. for crime appeal web broadcasts.

Video Management

  • Integrated video enhancement capability.
  • Multiple streaming platforms and protocols.
  • Variety of video players that can be embedded across different platforms.
  • Video editing and chapter points creation (linked to unedited video).