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Firearms Database Services

NIBIN is a database-driven multimedia imaging system designed to capture the image of markings made by the firearm on fired components to increase the effectiveness of the forensic firearm examiner.

Capabilities include:

  • Digital image capturing of fired cartridge cases and shot shells that meet imaging criteria through a software program known as “BrassTRAX”
  • Sharing database information with other crime laboratories state and nationwide, if requested