Welcome to the Fingerprint Detection & Enhancement Website!
Syntronics Forensic Systems Division develops and
manufactures equipment for detecting and enhancing latent fingerprints
and blood samples —LatentMaster.
The detection of Latent fingerprints is enhanced by the ability to use a
variety of light sources spanning the optical spectrum. LatentMaster is
the only workstation which has a proprietary, high sensitivity solid
state video camera (not a CCD camera) with all quartz optics that spans
the spectrum from infrared (1100 nm) to deep ultra-violet (200 nm) . The
camera sees what the human eye cannot, and the image is displayed, in
real time, on a high resolution computer monitor. In many cases latent
fingerprints can be detected and lifted without chemical treatment,
using ultra-violet absorption, ultra-violet reflection, or ultra-violet
LatentMaster lifts latent fingerprints with the press
of a button! Unlike conventional photography, you see displayed on the
computer monitor exactly what you will lift so that optimum results are
obtained every time. Not only does LatentMaster save time, but in many
cases, a better lift is obtained than can be achieved with photography.
Latent fingerprints which can be seen by the eye, or seen after dusting
or chemical treatment can be immediately and non-destructively lifted.
The lifted prints are stored on a disk file in the computer for later
viewing, image enhancement or hardcopy printout.
The latent fingerprint below is from an
actual case, deposited on electrical tape used in constructing a
letter bomb. The latent was lifted with UV illumination and
enhanced using LatentMaster Fingerprint Software.