Our friends at Ocean Systems recently announced the release of their newest product, QuickDME™ - Digital Evidence Manager. According to Ocean Systems, "QuickDME™ is a secure end-to-end digital media evidence asset manager that is easy to integrate within or between Law Enforcement Agencies allowing them to streamline the (1) ingesting, (2) cataloging, (3) dissemination and (4) tracking of all their digital assets involved in a case."
This is an interesting move for Ocean Systems. This un-sourced quote from their page tells you a lot about this new product, "I’ve used the previous version named Downloader for years, so I was very pleased to learn that Ocean Systems acquired this product and did a major rewrite to now support Windows 7 while also expanding the features, speed and security options."
Asset management is a crowded space. For those with an existing solution, it's going to take a lot to pry them away from their existing provider. The pricing / licensing seems to indicate that Ocean Systems' is targeting the smaller agencies with this offering.
Here's wishing them all the best with this latest acquisition.