DeltaSphere 3D Scene Digitizer Demonstrated at Forensic Science Conference

3rdTech and Quincy Technologies Team to Promote New Crime and Accident Scene Investigation Technology

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 12, 2002 – 3rdTech Inc. demonstrated the DeltaSphere-3000 3D Scene Digitizer at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), which took place February 11-16 in Atlanta. Teaming with Quincy Technologies (www.quincytech.com), a leading software and Internet communications company specializing in the forensic science industry, 3rdTech presented a new system for crime and accident scene measurement, reconstruction and display, to leading forensic scientists and crime scene investigators – and the response was overwhelming.

The DeltaSphere-3000 3D Color Scene Digitizer can scan a crime or accident scene, capturing the measurements of all objects visible from a single position, in about 20 minutes. Corresponding color data can be captured in a just a few minutes more. This data can be used to find the distance between any two points in the scene, to view the scene from any vantage point (including directly overhead), and can create a full-color, 3D model for use in the investigation and in court. And it’s all captured from a portable device on a standard photographer’s tripod. Currently, gathering measurements and images at a crime scene requires several people for several hours – and produces only a small subset of the measurements of the objects at the scene. It also requires moving throughout the scene with tape measures and cameras, possibly disturbing the very scene being measured. Using the DeltaSphere-3000 Digitizer at an accident scene produces more complete data, with greater accuracy in a fraction of the time and in a less-invasive manner.

“Quincy Technologies is always looking to integrate the latest technologies into our portfolio of products and services for the forensic science market,” said Denise Brooks Keith, Founder and CEO of Quincy Technologies. “We invited 3rdTech into our booth to see the reaction of the potential customers to this new technology, and the reaction exceeded our expectations.” The newly formed alliance between 3rdTech and Quincy Technologies will facilitate the availability of the next generation of 3D scanning technology within and for the forensic science community.

A reconstruction of a staged “murder scene” in 3D on a laptop PC was demonstrated to attendees at the AAFS conference. The ability to zoom in and out and view the scene from any vantage point seemed like an actual video to those visiting the booth. 3D laser scanners have been used primarily for “as-built measurements” in construction and industrial applications. “The speed, portability, and ease-of-use of the of the DeltaSphere-3000, as well as its ability to capture color along with geometry, open the door for use in a wider range of applications,” said Nick England, Founder and CEO of 3rdTech, “ – especially in forensic science.”

About Quincy Technologies

Quincy Technologies is a leading software and Internet communications company specializing in the forensic science industry. Our experience in forensic science and software engineering resulted in the next generation of medicolegal digital and Internet technology products. Our commitment to customer service and support is a significant component to Quincy Technologies' success. Our mission is to provide our clients with high quality Internet and computer software and hardware based products tailored to meet the needs of the forensic community. “Our pledge is to listen to your needs and to offer products and services that will enable you, our customers, to do your jobs more effectively and efficiently”.  Visit the company’s web site (http://www.quincytech.com) for more information.