For the Expert Analysis of All Questioned Documents

VSC8000/HS QDE Workstation





Super resolution imaging 

 Detect Fraud


Super Resolution

Document Imaging

Detect Fakes, Counterfeits

& Evidence of Tampering

The Essential

QDE Workstation

Unique to the VSC8000/HS, Super-Resolution Imaging (SRI) is an optical/digital hybrid imaging technology that provides incredible on-screen images of documents under examination.

Using a high-precision 12MP camera in combination with dedicated examination tools to observe covert security features, confirm document authenticity, or reveal evidence of forgery.

The VSC®8000/HS’s advanced design is foster+freeman technology at its best, trusted by immigration authorities, government agencies, and forensic examiners worldwide.








the essential VSC
forensic document workstation


Our most advanced QDE workstation to date, the VSC8000/HS combines sophisticated digital imaging and multi-wavelength illumination technology with a clear and efficient software interface, to provide a complete solution to the examination of all questioned documents.


Cutting-edge examination techniques including, multi-spectral imaging (from UV through the visible to IR); 3D topographical imaging; hyper-spectral imaging; and full-spectrum color analysis; may all be used to authenticate questioned documents, detect evidence of tampering, and to identify counterfeits and frauds.





Any Document 







Using a comprehensive selection of QDE facilities to inspect document security features and to detect irregularities.   Identify fakes and evidence of tampering through the multi-spectral analysis of documents.   In production for more than 40-years, VSC technology is tried and trusted by QDE professionals worldwide.

VSC8000HS with 4K UHD monitor 







Incredible Image Quality
SRI Super-Resolution Imaging


Designed to meet the requirements of immigration authorities, government agencies, and forensic science laboratories, the VSC8000/HS includes advanced features for the examination, comparison, and authentication of documents including passports and travel documents, official letters and breeder documents, banknotes and cheques, works of art and valuable artifacts through the detection of irregularities.



ID and Travel Documents

Visual examinations of a document under high magnification can quickly reveal physical evidence of tampering while examinations under various wavebands of illumination can expose alterations.


Banknotes & Cheques

The VSC8000 is capable of revealing all levels of security features including covert features such as anti-Stokes inks, latent images, UV security threads, and taggants.


Valuable Artefacts

Non-destructive VSC examination makes it possible to establish the authenticity of an item, detect changes that have been made and to see beneath the surface of an artifact revealing its history.


passport examination

Mouseover to reveal passport under UV illumination

Mouseover to view examination of a UK £20 banknote


analysis of unique one-cent magenta stamp

Mouseover to reveal IR image of the One-Cent Magenta stamp

VSC8000 Document Inspection System 








Intelligent Software
Introducing VSC Suite


At the heart of the VSC8000/HS is sophisticated software that maximizes the effectiveness of document examinations by providing the user with complete control of all VSC functions via a quick-access toolbar.



Document Specific Workspaces

A range of application focussed workspaces provides tools and functions specific to the type of document being examined. Pre-set workspaces include Passports, ID cards, banknotes, and handwriting analysis.


Automated Examinations

Predefined procedures greatly increase both the speed and efficiency of examinations. Results are displayed and stored together with VSC examination settings.


Calibration & Diagnostics

To ensure accurate and repeatable results, the system can be calibrated using NIST traceable standards. Reliable system performance can be verified using simple, automated diagnostics to check the status of motors, light sources, and filters.


Document specific workspaces




VSC8000/HS Software



For the Expert Analysis of

All Questioned Documents





3D Document Imaging


VSC8000/HS: 3D Imaging of Documents

Ink stamps and pen strokes - using the VSC8000/HS to determine the order in which marks were added to a document.

Using the VSC8000/HS to isolate ink stamps, suppressing complicated backgrounds, and to image pen strokes in 3D.


Launch Webinar

VSC QDE Technology


New Developments in Document Examination

Foster+Freeman invests heavily in the research and design of new and improved technologies for the examination of questioned documents.

New developments include future-proofing hardware components and software developments such as 3D imaging.


Launch Webinar

Remote document Examination


VSC8000/HS: Remote Document Examination

Using VSC's to examine Questioned Documents over a secure network.

Demonstrating how the current range of VSC instruments may be used to share examination-quality digitized documents across a network.


Launch Webinar






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