SST, Inc. Receives 25th U.S. Patent for Gunfire Location, Alert and Analysis Technology

Company Continues to Advance World Leading Gunshot Technology and Strengthen Intellectual Property Portfolio with Latest U.S. Patent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SST, Inc., the world leader and innovator in wide-area acoustic surveillance and gunfire location and alert technology and developer of ShotSpotter™, today announced the issuance of its 25th U.S. patent. Issued October 11, 2011, United States Patent Number 8,036,065 relates to a ‘gunshot detection sensor with display.’ This proprietary technology is applicable to a system that employs wearable acoustic sensors with an integrated GPS receiver for detecting gunfire; a host processor; and a bi-directional communication network adapted to deliver information between the sensors and host server. Associated with each sensor is a display configured to receive data from the sensor allowing for view by the person wearing the sensor.

Since its inception 1995, SST has established a strong intellectual property portfolio applying to gunshot location and analysis technology. SST has leveraged its technological advancements to market under the ShotSpotter brand, the world’s most trusted, most scalable, and most powerful gunfire alert and analysis solutions to local, state and federal agencies, governments and businesses worldwide

“Our latest patent is indicative of our commitment to the ongoing advancement and evolution of gunshot location and analysis technology and our capability as a pioneer in this industry,” said Ralph A. Clark, president and CEO of SST. “This new patent further enhances our formidable intellectual property portfolio. As public safety agencies integrate our solutions with their strategic policing initiatives, we’ll continue to leverage our technological advancements to deliver solutions that enable law enforcement to strengthen the fight against gun violence and help make communities and cities safer.”

Beginning with its very first deployment, SST has advanced gunshot detection to the forefront as a critical tool in the fight against gun violence and the company has established itself as the unquestioned worldwide leader in gunfire alert and analysis technology. SST solutions currently protect cities and countries around the world, with more than 80 installations in four countries and in 60 United States cities.

About SST, Inc.

SST, Inc. is the world leader in gunshot detection, and its ShotSpotter solutions are the leading gunfire alert and analysis solutions. Its public safety technology solutions are focused on improving public and community safety by locating gunfire and other explosive events, and ultimately, helping reduce and prevent gun violence and improving intelligence-led policing and community policing initiatives. SST solutions protect cities and countries around the world, with more than 80 installations in four countries and in 60 US cities. Privately held, the company possesses a multitude of patents that are the result of nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at or You can also follow SST and ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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