foster+freeman, the leading manufacturer of advanced technology for the examination of questioned documents, is pleased to announce the launch of the VSC900, the first in a new generation of hybrid VSC document examination systems for the physical and digital examination of Passports, Identity Cards and Visas as well as any other documents which may come under scrutiny when crossing international borders.
Offering an extensive selection of traditional and advanced examination features, the VSC900 provides examiners with the tools required to differentiate between genuine and counterfeit documents. Using multi-modal UV-Vis-IR illumination, in combination with biometric and Extended Access Control (EAC) software tools, the system can authenticate genuine documents as well as reveal evidence of tampering that includes alterations that would otherwise be undetectable.
Unlike other document examination technologies, the foster+freeman VSC900 has been designed to meet the complex demands of modern border security/immigration settings. VSC900 document interrogations can reveal and authenticate printed and embedded security features, decode encrypted data (including ePassport biometric data), compare side-by-side suspect and genuine documents, and build up a forensic profile of fraudulent documents to aid in the fight against the serious and organised crime of document fraud*.
Available for pre-order in Q2 2023, the VSC900 sets a new standard for the hybrid physical/digital examination of documents for the prevention of fraud, identity theft, or illegal entry of persons or goods.
*Europol’s 2017 SOCTA report identifies document fraud as one of three “cross-cutting crime threats” that SOCTA says “enable or enhance all types of serious and organized crime”.