National Footwear Database (NFD) - TreadMatch
TreadMatch is a client application developed by Bluestar which extends the functionality of the NFRC/NFD by providing integration with a physical scanner for gathering footwear impressions during the detention process. The application picks up any custody records automatically sent to the NFD which do not contain scans and presents these on a queue linked to the custody suite.
Detention officers then complete a simple process and submit the patterns to the NFD. These are automatically compared to the national collection (NFRC) to establish the type of pattern the footwear should be linked to. Once the pattern type is known, an intelligence pack is generated to offer an immediate view for the investigator.