Penlink Acquires Geotime
PenLink reaffirms its position as a leading developer and provider of communications and digital evidence collection and analysis software with this latest expansion of its geo-temporal analysis and visualization capabilities
LINCOLN, NE (September 12, 2022)—PenLink, Ltd., the leading developer and provider of mission critical communications and digital evidence software for law enforcement in the U.S. and internationally, has acquired the GeoTime product line from Uncharted Software, Inc, based in Toronto, Ontario.
“For decades, PenLink has been the first choice of law enforcement for communications and digital evidence software,” said Kevin Pope, PenLink CEO. “We are thrilled to continue to enhance our offerings with the acquisition of the best geo-temporal visualization and analysis tool on the market. GeoTime is unrivaled in its ability to show movement and patterns over time, which is vital to our customers success.”
The acquisition of GeoTime fits into PenLink’s strategy to support law enforcement across the world in fighting wrongdoing by providing state-of-the-art investigative solutions. With the purchase, PenLink will be able to expand its capabilities to meet the emerging technology demands of investigators. GeoTime’s technology offers unparalleled visualization and analysis capabilities which PenLink will combine with the power of PLX, PenLink’s flagship solution, to continue to provide customers with the most advanced investigative technology on the market.
“GeoTime and PenLink share a mission of supporting law enforcement and work tirelessly to meet the evolving needs of investigators and analysts. We are excited to better serve our customers with expanded and enhanced collection and analysis capabilities,” says Curtis Garton, Founding Partner at GeoTime.
Sean White, Managing Partner at Spire Capital, commented, “Spire is proud to partner with PenLink as they expand their geographic and product footprint. We look forward to continuing to accelerate the company’s growth by leveraging our combined experience in the mission-critical law enforcement software market.”
“The complexity and volume of data in today’s investigations can be overwhelming,” said Pope. “It is critical that law enforcement have access to tools that reduce the burden of analyzing data and identifying key insights. The combined power of PenLink and GeoTime’s solutions will provide law enforcement with the most innovative toolset on the market.”
Founded in 1986, PenLink (https://www.penlink.com/) is a leading developer and provider of mission critical communications and digital evidence collection and analysis software to federal, state, and regional law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to its flagship software platform, PLX, PenLink also offers enhanced add-on capabilities, including the PenPoint mobile app, the PLX Connect inter-agency data-exchange network, and artificial intelligence–driven advanced analytics. The company has a 35-year history of serving law enforcement agencies in their mission to fight wrongdoing.
About Spire Capital Partners
Spire Capital Partners (https://spirecapital.com/) is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in small market companies within the technology enabled business services, media, communications and education sectors. Spire Capital Partners was founded on the principle of partnering with management teams and founders to help effectuate the next stage of growth for their companies. Spire professionals have a broad array of past operating, investing and advisory experiences they leverage to help portfolio companies accelerate growth, guide strategic direction and execute their business plan. Spire Capital Partners is a New York-based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
GeoTime (https://www.geotime.com) is the industry leading geo-temporal visual analysis and mapping software for law enforcement, used primarily for investigative cases involving call detail records, mobile forensic data, GPS, location-tracking data, and social media data. GeoTime is currently used by law enforcement and public safety agencies in over 27 countries for criminal investigations, analysis, surveillance operations and courtroom presentation.