Best-in-Class Fingerprint Imaging Technology
Used by fingerprint experts across the globe, DCS is a comprehensive imaging system for the visualisation, photography, and enhancement of almost any type of fingerprint on any surface or background to ensure that maximum detail is revealed.
Built around a custom-modified flagship Nikon camera, fitted with application-specific macro lenses, DCS 5 includes a comprehensive selection of imaging and illumination modules capable of revealing fingermarks of exceptional quality. Advanced digital enhancement, applied simply, maximizes print detail to further improve the value of evidence.
The Complete Fingerprint Photography Solution
In order to achieve excellent image quality, the DCS 5 has been built around a pro-grade DSLR camera customised by Foster+Freeman for UV-Vis-IR imaging applications.
Nikon’s full-frame flagship camera, the D6 takes advantage of huge advancements in sensor design to deliver images of exceptional clarity across the spectrum.
A choice of specialist lens provides greater control of the image captured by the camera.
Accurate, repeatable image alignment
Professional photographic copy stand includes a 1.2m column and transmitted light base. Accessories include camera lens bellows and variable friction light source mounts
Precise wavebands of illumination from UV through the visible to IR are provided to improve the visualisation of every type of fingerprint whether it be latent, contaminated or chemically treated.
Visible Fluorescence Imaging
Generate the maximum intensity of fluorescence when photographing latent fingerprint treatments including, Ardrox, DFO, BY40 and fluorescent powders.
Suppress interfering backgrounds by imaging marks in the IR region of the spectrum.
Improve the visibility of both treated and untreated latent prints by imaging the UV light that reflects back from the subject.
For Incredible Fingerprints
& Audit Trail
Encryption software protects all original fingerprints captured by the system. Images that are enhanced or processed in any way automatically lose their status of authenticity with full details of each process being recorded in a detailed Audit Trail.
Essential when presenting courtroom evidence, audit trails detail every step taken during the capture and enhancement process together with information about the operator, computer, and software used to perform enhancements. Audit Trail descriptions are in simple-to-follow language to aid presentation.
An integral part of DCS 5 is the easy-to-use software that provides sophisticated image processing and enhancement tools to uncover hidden detail within images.
Operated via a simple drop-down menu system, DCS 5 enhancement software enables the operator to remove textured or ‘difficult’ backgrounds as well as enhance prints developed using a variety of chemical treatments, dyes, stains, and dusting powders including the new IR powder.
Each toolbox offers the operator ‘tried & trusted’ enhancement programs that enable complex processing routines to be performed with a single button press.
DCS Wizard provides an interactive step-by-step guide to achieving consistently high-quality images of fingerprints.
By following intuitive steps to select the exhibit type, surface type chemical processes, and background data the user will be presented with suggestions on the lighting, filters, excitation wavelengths, and camera settings required to achieve the optimum print definition and contrast every time.