QUESTIONED DOCUMENT EXAMINATION

Since the introduction of the ESDA in 1978 Foster + Freeman have been recognised as world leaders in the field of questioned document examination.
Foster + Freeman systems can be found in airports, border crossings, immigration controls, banks and forensic laboratories worldwide.

 

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Document Examination Workstations

For over 30 years Foster+Freeman VSC workstations have been recognised as the premier range of imaging systems for the forensic-level examination of questioned documents.

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VSC®8000

The essential document examination system

VSC®400

A compact full-featured QDE system

VSC®40/HD Range

A selection of modular QDE systems

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2nd Line Document Examination

The second line of document examination requires users of varying levels of expertise to be able to quickly and easily detect and authenticate covert security features that cannot otherwise be discerned by the naked eye.

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Ultra high resolution imaging

VSC®QC1+

A rapid, semi-automatic document scanner for the frontline verification of passports and ID cards

eye-D®

Compact, lightweight system for checking security features of travel documents

PD2000

Ultra-high resolution questioned document imaging system.

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Advanced Document Analysis

Beyond the visual examination of documents and their security features, it is possible to probe deeper into the chemical makeup of a document and to reveal information about the origins and elemental composition of different paper and ink types and to reveal the latest generation of embedded microscopic security taggants.

ECCO LIBS for document analysis

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DVM security taggant detection and examination microscope

ECCO®

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for documents

Foram®

Raman spectrometers for the examination of ink, toners and other materials attached to documents

DVM

Digital Video Microscope for the detection and examination of security micro-taggants

 

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Reveal Indented Writing

The ESDA process was originally discovered by Foster + Freeman more than 35 years ago and resulted in the founding of the company.

Used by police forces and document examiners worldwide, ESDA instruments remain the systems of choice for the chemical-free and completely non-destructive detection of indented writing.

ESDA electrostatic detection apparatus

ESDA-lite portable ESDA device

 

ESDA® 2

The industry standard method of revealing indentations or impressions on paper.

ESDA®lite

Designed for travelling and supplied complete with accessories in a robust padded carrying case.

 

 

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QDE TECHNOLOGY 

DOCUMENT SECURITY FEATURES

QDE APPLICATIONS (PDF)

DOCUMENT EXAMINATION TRAINING 

  > Hyper-spectral imaging > OVDs, Holograms & Kinegrams > VSC: Sequence determination of intersecting lines  > Modern QDE Techniques
  > Multi-spectral imaging > Invisible Personal Information (IPI) > VSC: Polarisation features on banknotes Handwriting Examination
  > UV activated security features > Security Taggants > VSC: Decoding LetterScreen++ > Immigration & Border Control
  > IR fluoresecence  > ePassports / Biometric passports > ECCO: Discrimination of printer toners > Using VSC Workstations
  > IR Absorption > Third level security features    
  > High magnification examination > Retroreflective laminates    
  > Super Resolution Imaging (SRI) > Ink Stamps