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Foster + Freeman are innovators in the design and manufacture of systems for the examination of questioned documents, latent fingerprints, trace evidence and shoe prints.
Established in 1978, Foster + Freeman has become one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market leading, and in many cases unique products to more than 140 countries.
The new Crime-lite 42S UV/IR crime scene search kit provides investigators with a powerful search tool for the detection of blood, fingerprints, body fluids and other forensic evidence on difficult backgrounds that may be difficult to see in the visible. A fully portable battery powered system, the Crime-lite 42S UV/IR uses reflected ultraviolet and near infrared light, imaged with a...Read more
The MVC1000/D2 bench-top fingerprint fuming cabinet is the latest and most advanced cyanoacrylate fuming system from foster + freeman and includes many new features to improve the development of latent ﬁngerprints, reduce cycle times and increase the throughput of evidence. The smallest system in the MVC range of self-contained fuming chambers, the MVC1000/D2 has been designed to achieve consistently high quality...Read more
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 ink pens and the ubiquitous biro, fail to discriminate between the complex gel polymer/dye mixtures used in gel pens. A Japanese innovation introduced in the late 1990s, the significant difference between...Read more
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 via the internet to an experienced document examiner. The fully integrated system includes a high quality digital camera, a selection of high intensity multi-spectral light sources, and a large touch...Read more
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 visually similar automotive paint samples. Completed in-house by Foster + Freeman application specialists, the study sought to distinguish, by spectral analysis, samples of blue, green and red paints as well...Read more
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 crime scene. Using a simple technique of selecting shapes, text and logos from the crime scene print, users are able to search against a database of over 31,000 individual footwear records...Read more
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 expected to sell for up to $20 million USD. First discovered in 1873 by a 12-year-old schoolboy as he sorted through a pile of his uncles letters, the One-Cent Magenta is...Read more
This year’s annual Foster + Freeman Global Distributor meeting took place at the Strand Palace Hotel in London and was attended by more than 75 of the companies key distribution partners from around the world. The 2-day event, being held in London for the first time, included a full agenda of product demonstrations, open discussion sessions and, most importantly, introductions...Read more
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, a long-term operation by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO), spanning 13 countries and targeting the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit products including sports clothes, sunglasses, mobile phones, car...Read more
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 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, demonstrated the robust and effective performance of LIBS as a method for the comparative analysis of inks. Published by the Laboratory for Forensic Chemistry at Jagellonian Universitys...Read more