The simple answer is: An Internet connected device with a web browser, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. A 2D bar code scanner, like the Zebra DS4308, or a wireless version like the DS8178, help you make the most of PDEVIDENCE. A label printer, including the Brother QL-720NW and the QL-820NWB, will handle your evidence labeling. A more detailed look: There is no special hardware required, beyond an Internet connected device and web browser, to access PDEVIDENCE. To complete the package you’ll want to have a bar code scanner and a label printer available. Any bar code scanner capable of reading Code128 bar codes will work with PDEVIDENCE. We recommend a scanner that can also read 2D bar codes including QR and PDF417, the latter of which is the type of bar code found on the back of US driver’s licenses.
Nothing. PDEVIDENCE runs entirely within your web browser.
We have tested and use PDEVIDENCE with Windows, Mac and Linux. We have used these operating systems in combination with the Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers. Please note, Microsoft Internet Explorer is no longer under active development and therefore will not support new web application features. While Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 works for many aspects of PDEVIDENCE, it's compatibility is not guaranteed because we employ the latest in web technologies to make our applications faster, smarter and more efficient.
Yes. As long as you have an Internet connection and a web browser, you’re ready to go.
PD Evidence LLC is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Standard Technology Partner. PDEVIDENCE databases and digital evidence live in an encrypted state within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud platform. "AWS GovCloud is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements". The platform handles hosting, update deployment and automated backups. “Data centers are staffed 24×7 by trained security guards, and access is authorized strictly on a least privileged basis. Environmental systems are designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations. Multiple geographic regions and Availability Zones allow you to remain resilient in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures”.
Very Secure. PDEVIDENCE encrypts data in motion and at rest to provide end-to-end security. Our delivery method provides the best availability from any device class anywhere Internet access is available. PD Evidence LLC is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Standard Technology Partner and our services reside within the AWS GovCloud. "AWS GovCloud is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements".
PDEVIDENCE is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), meaning it's under constant development and securely hosted by us on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud. We handle all maintenance, backups, updates, upgrades and digital evidence storage. PDEVIDENCE incorporates the latest advances in law enforcement while taking advantage of modern web technologies. Enhancements and new features are delivered seamlessly and automatically to all of our users. PDEVIDENCE is not like legacy software that you must install on each computer and pay licensing fees. Take PDEVIDENCE anywhere you have an Internet connection and on any device without worry of maintenance, update or licensing!
The PDEVIDENCE Evidence Management System currently has an interface with the Pennsylvania cNET project as a partner of DataWorks Plus, Inc. We are a web-based solution under active development so partnering with your records management system is easily within reach via Application Programming Interface (API). In the mean time, we offer the ability to have supplemental narratives e-mailed to you for inclusion in your records management system, if desirable. The PDEVIDENCE Laboratory Information Management System further employs API's to allow query and response for laboratory assignment status.
PDEVIDENCE has been tested with the Brother QL-720NW (end-of-life) and the Brother QL-820NWB, both using the Brother DK-2205 labels. The DK-2205 is a 2.4″ x 100′ roll. See below for detailed configuration settings. Your screen may vary depending upon operating system, driver version and specific printer model. While you will find similar settings in multiple places within the Windows Printer Properties, the settings inherited by the browser will be found here:
  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click Devices and Printers
  3. Right Click on the Brother Label Printer
  4. Click Printer Properties
  5. Suggestion: Change the name of the printer to Evidence Label Printer, or something similar to help users select the right printer for labels and avoid sending standard print jobs to the label printer.
  6. Click the Advanced Tab at the top of the Printer Properties screen
  7. Click the Printing Defaults button at the bottom of the Advanced tab
Out of the box, your compatible bar code scanner should be able to scan PDEVIDENCE bar code labels. You’ll want to configure the bar code scanner to automatically send the ENTER key after each scan to make life easier scanning multiple items in the PDEVIDENCE Evidence Management System. Following the Quick Reference Guide for your compatible scanner and follow the directions to "ADD ENTER KEY". Example: Sample Zebra Quick Reference Guide
We've seen this one before, particularly when the scanner suffers a configuration snafu or is used in conjunction with other evidence management applications. Start by resetting the scanner to factory defaults.
Reset
Next, you’ll need to scan the configuration codes to program the scanner to add the ENTER key after each scan. Add-Enter
Yes. You’ll just need a few utilities from Topaz to make it all work.

PLEASE NOTE: You must run the Topaz utilities as an Administrator.

  1. Overview:

    Chrome: Install SigWeb, SigPlusExtLite and add the Topaz browser extension to the Chrome web browser. The extension download link is https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/topaz-sigplusextlite-back/dhcpobccjkdnmibckgpejmbpmpembgco?hl=en-US

    Edge: Install SigWeb, SixPlusExtLite, and SigPlusExtLiteEdge

    Firefox: Install SigWeb, SixPlusExtLite


  2. Consult the SigWeb documentation to identify the right download based on the model of Topaz signature pad you have. The documentation can be found at http://www.topazsystems.com/Software/sigweb_install.pdf


  3. Consult the Topaz SigPlusExtLite Installation Guide to download the right version of this utility based on the model of Topaz signature pad you have.