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VSC8000 Document Examination Workstation



For the examination of all Questioned Documents   

 VSC8000 features




System Features









Introducing the essential VSC

forensic document workstation


The VSC8000 combines sophisticated digital imaging and multi-wavelength LED technology with a clear and efficient software interface, to provide a complete solution to the examination of all questioned documents.

Infrared, hyper-spectral imaging and the systems integral spectrometer may all be used to detect the use of multiple inks on a document, and in many cases, establish the order in which different inks were added to a page.


Examine and authenticate documents

  • With advanced technology used and trusted by forensic examiners and immigration authorities worldwide


Reveal hidden details and evidence of counterfeiting

  • Using an array of examination facilities to inspect security features and detect irregularities


Capture and observe UltraHD images

  • Using Super-Resolution Imaging to capture sharp, bright images of documents







Super-Resolution Imaging

Unique to the VSC8000, Super-Resolution Imaging (SRI) is an optical system providing excellent clarity and image resolution of documents up to A4/Letter size.



Precision XY Stage

A motorized XY translation stage, with simple on-screen controls, allows fast and precise positioning of documents at high magnification.



Non-destructive spectral analysis of documents to identify differences in inks and paper formulation. 






multi-spectral illumination

Multi-spectral illumination

Directional, multi-spectral light sources from UV through the visible spectrum, to IR can reveal details that are normally invisible to the eye, increase image contrast and excite document security features.



Hyper-Spectral Imaging

An advanced technique for the discrimination of inks. Incremental images of documents are captured across a broad spectrum. A false-color overlay highlights spectral differences.


user centred system design

User-Centered Design

At each stage of the VSC8000 design process, attention has been given to the requirements of the end user. Many of the system's new features come as a direct result of user feedback.





System Features







examine & authenticate
all types of questioned document


Designed to meet the requirements of immigration authorities, government agencies and forensic science laboratories, the VSC8000 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.

VSC8000 Document Inspection System 



passport examination

Mouseover to reveal passport under UV illumination

banknote examination

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

ID & Travel Documents

Banknotes & Cheques


Valuable Artefacts

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. 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.


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.


Authenticate Document Security Features


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


Select a security feature from below to view examples






System Features










Intelligent Software

Introducing VSC Suite 7.0


At the heart of the VSC8000 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

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.






System Features











System Accessories



VSC8000 Calibration Tool


Optional Software Accessories

A reference database showing the security features in Passports, ID cards and Driving Licences from 197 countries, comprising images and data.

  • Contains information on the security features of over 1,100 security documents
  • Information and full-color images of over 10,000 pages of security documents
  • Archive edition and annual updates subscription available


A reference database showing the security features found on banknotes from over 180 countries, comprising images and data.

  • Contains information and full-color images of over 4,500 banknotes
  • Archive edition and annual updates subscription available


A software plug-in to display embedded invisible information on passports and ID cards

  • Uses Scrambled Indicia Technology supplied under license from Graphic Security System Corp (GSSC), USA


LetterScreen++ verification by special algorithm based on personal data in MRZ

  • Machine Readable LetterScreen++ Technology is supplied under license from Jura, Hungary


Optional Hardware Accessories

  • Calibrate the VSC8000 spectrometer using NIST traceable standards
  • Calibrated didymium oxide glass filter
  • Calibrated fluorilon white reference tile
  • UV test wedge


  • Choose one of three compact RFID and CARD readers 


  • Compact USB device for the examination and advanced verificcation of magnetic security features on banknotes and other secure documents





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