New Jane Austin £10 polymer banknote to be launched next week

New Jane Austin £10 polymer banknote to be launched next week

New Jane Austin £10 polymer banknote to be launched next week The new polymer £10 note, featuring a portrait of 19th Century author Jane Austin, is to be launched on July 18 despite concerns over the use of rendered animal fats in its production. Printed on the same durable, water resistant polymer as the current £5 banknote, more than 275 million...

July 2017

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04-01-16
Applications in Wildlife Forensics Reveals Versatility of New VSC8000
Applications in Wildlife Forensics Reveals Versatility of New VSC8000

Applications in Wildlife Forensics Reveals Versatility of New VSC8000 A unique fish and wildlife forensics laboratory in Oregon, USA, is using a VSC8000 document imaging system for the comparison and identification...

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04-01-16
NIR-NIR Fingerprint Powder Reveals High Contrast Fingerprints on Previously Difficult Surfaces
NIR-NIR Fingerprint Powder Reveals High Contrast Fingerprints on Previously Difficult Surfaces

NIR-NIR Fingerprint Powder Reveals High Contrast Fingerprints on Previously Difficult Surfaces Developed by researchers at Foster + Freeman, one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, fpNATURAL®2 is...

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04-01-16
New £5 polymer banknote introduces state-of-the-art security features
New £5 polymer banknote introduces state-of-the-art security features

Examining the new fiver, a polymer banknote that introduces state-of-the-art security features Printed on durable, water resistant polymer, the new Bank of England five pound banknote is set to become the...

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04-11-15
Fingerprint Experts: Are you ready for Polymer banknotes?
Fingerprint Experts: Are you ready for Polymer banknotes?

Fingerprint Experts: Are you ready for Polymer banknotes? As the factory line producing the base layer material for the UK’s first plastic banknotes is officially opened, we ask ‘are the nations...

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04-11-15
Are your eyes ready to search a crime scene?

  ''' Are Your Eyes Ready to Search a Crime Scene?   Locating fluorescent evidence at a crime scene doesn’t just require a good ALS and goggles; it also relies on the perception of...

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04-11-15
You suspect a document to be… but can you prove it?
You suspect a document to be… but can you prove it?

  You suspect a document to be... but can you prove it?   Discovering evidence of a document being fraudulent or genuine in the forensic document laboratory doesn’t just rely on the un-aided eye...

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04-11-15
New UK Passport introduces state-of-the-art security features
New UK Passport introduces state-of-the-art security features

New UK Passport introduces state-of-the-art security features Its colourful new design, celebrating 500 years of the ‘Creative United Kingdom’, has received widespread criticism for “airbrushing” women out of history, but is...

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04-11-15
Local Currencies Under Examination
Local Currencies Under Examination

 Local Currencies Under Examination There are more than 250 local currencies being used worldwide. In the UK, schemes such as the Brixton Pound are being introduced to promote local sustainability but...

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02-11-15
SoleMate 58 footwear database released
SoleMate 58 footwear database released

   SoleMate 58 Footwear Reference Database Released The latest edition of the SoleMate shoeprint database has now been released to subscribers. SoleMate 58 includes 411 new records bringing the total number of records...

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02-11-15
SoleMate 60 footwear database released
SoleMate 60 footwear database released

   SoleMate 60 Footwear Reference Database Released The latest edition of the SoleMate shoeprint database has now been released to subscribers. SoleMate 60 includes 316 new records bringing the total number of records...

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13-07-15
Introducing the VSC8000
Introducing the VSC8000

  Foster + Freeman Ltd, innovators in the design and manufacture of forensic science equipment, have today announced the worldwide launch of the VSC®8000 document imaging workstation, a new flagship Video...

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28-04-15
foster + freeman host forensic industry/academia meeting
foster + freeman host forensic industry/academia meeting

  As part of a UK Home Office initiative to promote closer engagement between industry and academia in the field of forensic science, Foster + Freeman are to host a one-day...

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19-03-15
UK unveils winning design for worlds’ most secure coin
UK unveils winning design for worlds’ most secure coin

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has revealed the winning design for the new one pound coin following a public design competition launched in 2014. The winning design was based on the...

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13-03-15
New Techniques Examined at Finger Mark Development Conference
New Techniques Examined at Finger Mark Development Conference

Some of the UK’s foremost experts on finger mark identification and enhancement were in attendance as Foster + Freeman played host to the first formal meeting of the National Fingerprint...

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09-12-14
Crime-lite technology solves World’s End case
Crime-lite technology solves World’s End case

A criminal investigation into the murder of two teenage girls that took place almost 40 years ago has finally been closed following the re-examination of evidence using modern Crime-lite forensic...

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02-10-14
Foster + Freeman announce further innovations in fingerprint detection
Foster + Freeman announce further innovations in fingerprint detection

  A novel fingerprint dusting powder developed by Foster & Freeman is proving to have successful applications where existing treatments produce less than adequate results. Developed using a substance extracted from...

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17-09-14
Study: Discrimination of methamphetamine precursors
Study: Discrimination of methamphetamine precursors

Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine have long been available in cold remedies as a decongestant. They are also common precursor materials from which illicit methamphetamine may be synthesized. On a global scale,...

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07-07-14
Study: Hyperspectral imaging for the discrimination of gel pen inks
Study: Hyperspectral imaging for the discrimination of gel pen inks

    The growing popularity of gel ink pens has, over the past 15 years, presented questioned document examiners with a unique challenge as existing techniques, developed for the analysis of traditional...

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26-06-14
Introducing PD2000 Ultra-High Resolution Questioned Document Imaging System
Introducing PD2000 Ultra-High Resolution Questioned Document Imaging System

  The PD2000 is a unique new imaging system capable of capturing exceptionally high quality images of documents under a selection of illumination wavebands for on-the-spot examination, database creation, or transfer...

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11-06-14
Study: Discrimination of microscopic paint samples
Study: Discrimination of microscopic paint samples

In a short study of 45 automotive paint samples, the Foster + Freeman ffTA with UV-Visible micro-spectrophotometer (MSP) module provided a means of objective colour measurement for the discrimination of...

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04-06-14
SoleMate FPX the fastest way to identify footwear marks at the crime scene
SoleMate FPX the fastest way to identify footwear marks at the crime scene

SoleMate FPX is a new and improved system that combines an extensive footwear reference database with a streamlined search interface for the rapid identification of shoe prints discovered at the...

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14-05-14
Philatelists call on VSC6000 to examine ‘unique’ One-Cent Magenta stamp
Philatelists call on VSC6000 to examine ‘unique’ One-Cent Magenta stamp

  One of the world’s rarest postage stamps has been examined using a VSC6000 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Post Museum before going to auction at Sothebys Manhattan where it is...

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29-04-14
VSC6000 plays vital role in INTERPOL crackdown on South American criminal counterfeiting networks.
VSC6000 plays vital role in INTERPOL crackdown on South American criminal counterfeiting networks.

Large numbers of counterfeit novels and text books uncovered by police in the Coquimbo region of Chile, are amongst the latest items to be seized as part of Operation Jupiter,...

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09-04-14
LIBS proves an effective technique for the rapid non-destructive analytical examination of writing inks
LIBS proves an effective technique for the rapid non-destructive analytical examination of writing inks

Questioned Document Examiners seeking to compare or identify writing inks have been urged to consider Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as a method of rapid chemical analysis after researchers from...

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31-03-14
See More with updated Crime-lite 82 & 42S light sources
See More with updated Crime-lite 82 & 42S light sources

  Updated Crime-lites provide up to 10-hours constant output from a single battery charge Following a complete re-design of the Crime-lite 82 & 42 LED driver board and the addition of a...

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17-02-14
New high specification external microscopes for the VSC range
New high specification external microscopes for the VSC range

  By combining the document examination capabilities of a VSC system with one of our selected microscopes, users can achieve the ideal interaction of multi-spectral imaging and advanced image processing with...

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20-12-13
Foster + Freeman VSC systems ready for polymer banknote security features
Foster + Freeman VSC systems ready for polymer banknote security features

Following a three year public consultation program, The Bank of England has announced plans to introduce polymer banknotes, starting with the new Sir Winston Churchill £5 note in 2016. The...

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18-11-13
Foster + Freeman announce 2014 Training Program
Foster + Freeman announce 2014 Training Program

    Foster + Freeman is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 training program, featuring new questioned document examination and crime scene investigation courses alongside a series of product specific...

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07-10-13
ffTA Microscope updated with integral LED light source
ffTA Microscope updated with integral LED light source

    The ffTA, multi-examination system for the analysis of trace evidence, has been updated through the addition of a new Leica DM2700M microscope.   Providing a high quality optical input to the ffTA...

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07-10-13
Crime-lite 8x4MK2 software allows users to take Control
Crime-lite 8x4MK2 software allows users to take Control

    A new software application for the Crime-lite 8x4MK2 allows users to take complete control of the versatile multi-wavelength light source via a Windows PC.   A free download for existing Crime-lite 8x4MK2...

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19-09-13
VSC6000 assists Dubai Police in fight against passport fraud
VSC6000 assists Dubai Police in fight against passport fraud

    Would be immigrants travelling on counterfeit passports are having their journey’s cut short while attempting to transit through Dubai where forensic examiners are using Foster + Freeman QDE equipment to...

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13-05-13
New Product: Crime-lite 42S
New Product: Crime-lite 42S

    Crime-lite 42S, the first dual-colour forensic Crime-lite for crime scene and laboratory applications   Designed to meet the needs of the forensic examiner the Crime-lite 42S is the first forensic Crime-lite...

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20-02-13
New Infrared LED module extends the effectiveness of the Crime-lite ML2 laboratory light source
New Infrared LED module extends the effectiveness of the Crime-lite ML2 laboratory light source

    As a versatile bench top examination tool, the Crime-lite ML2 provides the forensic examiner with high intensity white light and up to 4 additional narrow band LED wavebands for the...

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10-10-12
Crime-lite 8x4 photographic ring light updated to include UV illumination
Crime-lite 8x4 photographic ring light updated to include UV illumination

  Designed to meet the varying demands of forensic photography providing optimum shadow-free illumination for the enhancement of all types of evidence against any background, the Crime-lite 8x4MK2 has been updated...

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12-09-12
New Product: MVC lite
New Product: MVC lite

  Foster + Freeman’s new fingerprint fuming chamber, the MVC lite is a fully portable system, mounted within a rugged weatherproof case, for the safe treatment and rapid visualisation of fingerprints...

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10-09-12
ASQDE presents Foster + Freeman with prestigious awards
ASQDE presents Foster + Freeman with prestigious awards

  During this year’s 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, held in Charleston SC, Foster + Freeman’s founding partners, Doug Foster and Bob Freeman were awarded...

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10-09-12
Investment in VSC technology places Saudi Arabian border security amongst worlds best
Investment in VSC technology places Saudi Arabian border security amongst worlds best

  Document examination experts from Foster + Freeman travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide advanced  training on a large number of VSC document examination systems purchased earlier this...

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10-09-12
Russian officials impressed with Foster + Freeman technology
Russian officials impressed with Foster + Freeman technology

  Head of the Russian Ministry Of the Interior Forensic Centre, Vladimir Martynov was amongst the high ranking officials to show an interest in Foster + Freeman crime scene technology at...

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29-08-12
Advanced document training proves a success with Malaysian experts
Advanced document training proves a success with Malaysian experts

  A delegation of Malaysia Immigration Department document examination professionals have successfully completed two-weeks intensive questioned document examination training with Foster + Freeman.   In order to tackle the rapidly escalating use of...

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10-08-12
August 2012 Newsletter
August 2012 Newsletter

  As a leading innovator in the fields of  Forensic Investigation and Questioned Document Examination Foster + Freeman are committed to the ongoing development and manufacture of new products, technologies and...

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06-08-12
New Product: Crime-lite Imager
New Product: Crime-lite Imager

    Crime-lite Imager, an evidence recording system designed to meet the varying demands of forensic photography, providing optimum illumination for all types of evidence and backgrounds. Combining high sensitivity image capture and...

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26-07-12
Application Note: Sequential treatment of evidence using ESDA2 and TFD-2
Application Note: Sequential treatment of evidence using ESDA2 and TFD-2

When a document is encountered at a crime scene it will typically be provided to Questioned Document Examiners and Fingerprint experts for analysis. Due to the different techniques used by...

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19-07-12
Jamaican Document Examination Lab opens after 20 year wait

Following a twenty year wait forensic experts in Kingston, Jamaica have cut the ribbon on the countries first dedicated document examination laboratory complete with Foster + Freeman hardware.   The new...

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04-07-12
Work Experience Students create new advert for Foster + Freeman
Work Experience Students create new advert for Foster + Freeman

   Students from Evesham High School and Warwick boys school, visiting Foster + Freeman as part of their year 10 work experience, spent an afternoon creating a new advertisement for the...

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04-07-12
Independent review highlights benefits of TFD-2 Thermal Fingerprint Developer
Independent review highlights benefits of TFD-2 Thermal Fingerprint Developer

  Research conducted at the Fremont (California, USA) Police Department Crime Laboratory has been used as the basis of a comprehensive review of the TFD-2 to be published in the July-August...

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11-06-12
Foster + Freeman invited to present new fingerprint technologies at INTERPOL International Symposium
Foster + Freeman invited to present new fingerprint technologies at INTERPOL International Symposium

  As a leading manufacturer of forensic science equipment and recognized innovator within the field of fingerprint technology, Foster + Freeman were invited by INTERPOL to present at the 7th International...

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04-06-12
45th SoleMate Footwear Database Released
45th SoleMate Footwear Database Released

The latest edition of the SoleMate shoeprint database has now been released to subscribers. SoleMate 45 includes 707 new records bringing the total number of records in SoleMate to 29,362. Each...

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29-05-12
Foster + Freeman training course gains certification from UK Forensic Science Society
Foster + Freeman training course gains certification from UK Forensic Science Society

  Foster + Freeman are pleased to announce that their training course Modern Techniques of Forensic Document Examination has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification by the UK Forensic...

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23-04-12
New distributor appointed in Australia
New distributor appointed in Australia

    Foster + Freeman is pleased to announce the appointment of Pathtech Pty Ltd as the exclusive distributor, of its industry leading forensic science and questioned document examination equipment, in Australia.   For...

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12-04-12
Raman spectra libraries now available for Foram & ffTA
Raman spectra libraries now available for Foram & ffTA

  Users of the Foster + Freeman Foram (all models) and ffTA (with Raman module fitted) can now further enhance the capabilities of their instruments through the purchase of additional Raman Spectra...

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03-04-12
Foster + Freeman visit National Police of Peru to demonstrate new developments in fingerprint technology.
Foster + Freeman visit National Police of Peru to demonstrate new developments in fingerprint technology.

  Richard Evans and Andrew Bliss, regional sales managers for Foster + Freeman, travelled over 6000 miles to Lima the capital city of Peru to introduce officials from the National Police...

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