For 6 years the SceneScope has been the cutting edge of latent fingerprint detection technology. First marketed by SPEX in 1997, the SceneScope has been sold to dozens of U.S. law enforcement agencies at all levels. It has been sold worldwide to most national Police Agencies. In 2002, SPEX Forensics took the next step in the Evolution of RUVIS with the release of our Second Generation Unit. The SceneScope imager uses intensified UV reflectance instead of fluorescence as in Forensic Light Sources. The System can detect fingerprints on most non-porous surfaces prior to any treatment or after a cyanoacrylate (Superglue) fuming. Fuming is required when preliminary examination yields no results. After purchasing 5 units a few years ago, the Italian Carabinieri, purchased 30 SceneScopes in 2002.
For Crime Scene and Lab Work The 2 main RUVIS applications are untreated prints on non porous surfaces, and cyanoacrylate (CA) fumed prints. Untreated Oily Prints show as strong black ridges on shiny background. Untreated Sweaty Prints show as white reflective ridges on black background. Cyanoacrylate (CA) Fumed Prints look very sharp, as shiny prints (Green in eyepiece) on black background. You can avoid overfuming thanks to RUVIS. A slight fuming is fine, and usually the right amount for the next step of the examination with a forensic light source. Bite Marks (254-313-365-450) Shoe impressions on tile and other smooth surfaces Explosive residues Luminol Enhancement