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Advanced Forensic Inspection Kit Provides Unsurpassed Light Uniformity

on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:26

Spectronics Corporation, a renowned leader in ultraviolet light technology, produces state-of-the-art lamps and kits to aid law enforcement personnel and forensic technicians in solving criminal investigations worldwide.

One such product is the Spectroline® OFK-8000A OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ LED Forensic Inspection Kit. It features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight Quik-Connect™ interchangeable LED heads, the first of its kind. Each head has an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It offers the greatest versatility in crime-scene investigation and the gathering of potential evidence, and it’s especially effective for forensic photography.

The eight LED lamp heads provide single-wave illumination in UV-A, violet, blue, green, cyan, amber, red and white light. The built-in internal dome lens eliminates the need for an additional diffusing filter attachment.

The OFK-8000A kit enhances the detection, inspection and photography of biological stains and latent fingerprints, untreated blood, bodily fluids and processed blood samples, bruises/bite marks/pattern wounds, hair and fibers, grease, oil and other petroleum-based stains, and questionable documents.

The lightweight flashlight (only 15 oz) has a rugged, corrosion-resistant aluminum body that allows it to stand up to heavy use in the field or laboratory. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. Its Electronic Intensity Stabilizer ensures consistent performance; the flashlight’s output will not weaken between charges.

Also included in the kit are three snap-on contrast filters (yellow, orange and red), smart AC and DC chargers and four pairs of spectacles, all conveniently packed in a padded carrying case.

 

 

Mini Viewing Cabinet Produces BIG Results

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:38


Crime scene investigators and forensic specialists rely on Spectronics Corporation’s super-powerful, high-intensity, versatile light sources for gathering potential evidence and tedious laboratory inspection.
 
Spectroline® CM-10MP compact, lightweight mini viewing cabinet is perfect for high-contrast fluorescence analysis of forensic evidence.
 
Weighing only 4 lbs. (1.8 kg), the cabinet can be conveniently carried from one location to another, making it ideal for both laboratory and field analysis. With its compact dimensions of 8.75W x 10L x 4.5”H (22.2W x 25.4L x 11.4 cm H), this space-saving unit easily fits into cramped areas.
 
The CM-10MP is made of molded, high-impact plastic for rugged durability. It features a contoured eyepiece with a built-in UV-absorbing window for safe viewing.
 
Openings on top of the cabinet accommodate one or two MiniMAX™ Series UV lamps. Simply place the cabinet over the forensic samples being examined, turn on the UV lamp(s) and observe the bright fluorescent response. MiniMAX lamps are available in three models—UV-5A for long-wave UV (365 nm), UV-5F for short-wave
UV (254 nm) and UV-5NF for a combination of both long- and short-wave UV emissions.

 

 

Multi-LED, Broad-Beam UV-A Lamp Ideal for Forensic Inspection

on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:37


Spectronics Corporation manufactures a multitude of reliable, versatile ultraviolet lamps and kits that aid crime scene investigators in the gathering of potential evidence.
 

One such lamp is Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 (P/N TRI-365HB). This powerful light source is an ultra-high intensity, broad-beam, hand-held, multi-LED UV/white light lamp that is perfect for forensic investigation and laboratory work. It enhances the detection, inspection and photography of biological stains, latent fingerprints, untreated blood, bodily fluids, processed blood samples and much more.
 

The TRITAN 365 features three ultra-high-flux UV LEDs for a wide range of forensic inspection applications, plus a white light LED to illuminate dimly lit areas. The unit is compact and lightweight, weighing just 16 ounces (454 g). A convenient three-way rocker switch allows easy control of the light sources, while its lightweight, angled lamp body ensures fatigue-free inspections. Just a push of a button turns the lamp on instantly at full power.
 

A rubber bumper with a Borofloat™ glass lens protects the LEDs from damage in high-risk situations. A built-in fan keeps the LEDs cool, providing optimum light output during lengthy use. The lamp provides twice the output of conventional 150 watt lamps and has a 100,000-hour LED service life.
 

The TRITAN 365 includes UV-absorbing glasses and is packed in a soft carrying case.

Forensic Light Source Kits Offer Searchlight Power

on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 16:51

MAXIMA™ MFK-3500 Series Forensic Light Source KitsSpectronics Corporation manufactures a line of effective, versatile, multiple-wavelength forensic light source kits that crime scene specialists find essential to gather and analyze potential evidence.

Spectroline® MAXIMA™ MFK-3500 Series Forensic Light Source Kits are available with either a UV spot beam (MFK-3500S) or UV diffused beam (MFK-3500D). These kits utilize the latest Micro Discharge Light (MDL) technology to produce an ultra-powerful forensic inspection lamp.

The MAXIMA lamp’s searchlight-type power allows for long-range, wide-area coverage. Working on either AC or DC voltage, it enables forensic specialists to view potential crime scene evidence in the field or in the laboratory. Its ultra- high intensity, 35-watt MDL bulb/reflector easily illuminates bodily fluids, fibers, fingerprints and other fluorescent samples, even in daylight.

The lamp is lightweight and features a solid-state ballast and 8 foot (2.4 m) primary and secondary cords. It’s constructed with a hard, heat-resistant, space-age polymer for heavy use. A DC battery pack attaches easily to the ballast housing for easy transport.

Five interchangeable, twist-lock forensic filters (UV, clear, general, blue and green) provide a maximum range of individual spectrums for enhanced detection of forensic samples.  

Both kits also include four pairs of UV-absorbing contrast spectacles (clear, yellow, orange and red) and an AC charger. The chargers are available in 120V, 230V, 240V and 100V versions. The lamp is stored in a rugged, plastic carrying case and a soft case is provided for the filters and spectacles.

 

 

 

 

 

Super-Compact UV-A LED Flashlight Perfect for Crime-Scene Investigation

on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 13:10


 Law enforcement officials and forensic technicians depend on effective, reliable, lightweight inspection lamps for a wide variety of criminal investigations. The Spectroline® OPTI-LUX™ 365 UV-A LED flashlight is an economical, rechargeable unit with a powerful UV-A (365 nm) LED light source perfect for crime-scene investigation and gathering potential evidence for forensic analysis.

 

Engineered with a lightweight and compact aluminum body, the OPTI-LUX 365 greatly reduces user fatigue. It gets into tight, cramped places that larger lamps can’t. The flashlight has a coverage area of up to 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) in diameter at a distance of 15 inches (38.1 cm). This versatile unit produces an extremely uniform beam profile for both sample viewing and photography.

 

Powered by one rechargeable lithium-ion battery (extra battery included in kit), the OPTI-LUX 365 provides four hours of continuous inspection time. The rugged, anodized aluminum lamp body minimizes corrosion and stands up to years of heavy use. It has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

 

The flashlight comes complete with a lanyard, belt holster, two rechargeable batteries, smart 2-position charging cradle with AC and DC power cords, and UV-absorbing spectacles, all conveniently packaged in a padded carrying case.

 

Super-Powerful Blue Light Inspection Kit Ideal for Crime-Scene Investigation

on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:52


At a crime scene, an investigator must be equipped with the proper tools for fast, accurate analysis of potential evidence. Spectronics Corporation manufactures technologically-advanced, effective light sources that law enforcement personnel rely upon.  

The Spectroline® OFK-450A Blue Light LED Forensic Inspection Kit features the super-powerful, portable and rechargeable OPTIMAX™ 450 LED flashlight perfect for crime-scene investigation, gathering potential evidence and laboratory work.

The super-high intensity, 450 nm blue light LED lamp easily reveals bodily fluids, biological stains and latent fingerprints, as well as pattern wounds, bone fragments, teeth, hair and fibers. When the light source is blue, an orange filter is used (the contrasting spectacles) to block the visible light from the light source to allow the weak fluorescence to be seen. Its internal dome lens ensures optimum light uniformity, which is especially beneficial for forensic photography.

The lamp features “instant-on” operation, reaching full power immediately. Its corrosion-resistant, black-anodized aluminum body stands up to heavy use in the field or laboratory. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. Its Electronic Intensity Stabilizer ensures consistent performance of beam strength and will not weaken between charges.

Also included in the kit are smart AC and DC chargers, orange contrasting spectacles and a belt holster. All components are packed in a padded carrying case.

 

Forensic Inspection Kit Features Flashlight with Eight Interchangeable LED Heads That Provide Unsurpassed Light Uniformity

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:24


The Spectroline® OFK-8000A OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ LED Forensic Inspection Kit features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight Quik-Connect™ interchangeable LED heads. They each have an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It provides the greatest versatility in crime-scene investigation and gathering of potential evidence, and it’s especially effective for forensic photography.

 

The eight LED lamp heads provide single-wave illumination in UV-A, violet, blue, green, cyan, amber, red and white light. The built-in internal dome lens eliminates the need for an additional diffusing filter attachment.

 

The OFK-8000A kit enhances the detection, inspection and photography of biological stains and latent fingerprints, untreated blood, bodily fluids and processed blood samples, bruises/bite marks/pattern wounds, hair and fibers, grease, oil and other petroleum-based stains, and questionable documents.

 

The lightweight flashlight (only 15 oz) has a rugged, corrosion-resistant aluminum body that allows it to stand up to heavy use in the field or laboratory. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. Its Electronic Intensity Stabilizer ensures consistent performance and will not weaken between charges.

 

Also included in the kit are three snap-on contrast filters (yellow, orange and red), smart AC and DC charges and four pairs of spectacles, all conveniently packed in a padded carrying case.

 

Spectronics At The White House

on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:29

Jon Cooper, President of Spectronics Corporation had the honor of attending a White House briefing on international trade policy in Washington, DC. yesterday afternoon. He spent several hours meeting with numerous administration officials, including the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of the White House's National Economic Council, the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

These officials provided detailed information about a broad range of programs and services that are now available to assist small and medium size businesses. The goal of the federal government is to provide export assistance in order to help grow sales in overseas markets. After an extremely informative meeting, Spectronics Corporation is looking forward to getting involved and growing from the potential offered by these programs.

Spectronics Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of ultraviolet equipment and fluorescent materials, established in industries such as HVAC/R, forensics, industrial, and NDT.

 

For more information on our products visit our website or contact us here.

 

 

UV Crosslinker Ideal for Sanitizing Tools, Devices and Reagents in the Forensic Industry

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:13


The XL-1500 Spectrolinker™  UV crosslinker from Spectronics Corporation is ideal for UV surface sanitization of forensic tools and devices. The unit’s short wave UV (254 nm) tubes also provide efficient reagent decontamination, including carryover contamination, while preserving PCR amplification of minute quantities of DNA.

 

The Spectrolinker is equipped with a programmable, “smart,” user-friendly microprocessor controller. It also features an auto-repeat function, four operation modes, an LED-function indicator and a color-coded keypad. Numerous built-in “help” messages provide tremendous benefits to the user, including an indication of when UV tubes need to be replaced, when an operation has been interrupted, and the completion of a sanitizing cycle. It will also advise if the door is open during a run, which protects the user from accidental UV radiation exposure.

 

The XL-1500 Spectrolinker UV crosslinker has six 15-watt, short-wave UV (254 nm) tubes.

 

 

Spectronics Corporation Promotes Debra Hammond to Global Customer Service Manager

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:08

Spectronics Corporation has announced the promotion of Debra Hammond to Global Customer Service Manager.

Debbie started her career at Spectronics more than 20 years ago as an International Customer Service Specialist, eventually moving on to Department Manager in 1998. Her positive, “can-do” attitude and outstanding work ethic made her a perfect choice for the Global Customer Service Manager position.

In her new role, Debbie will be responsible for streamlining the daily work flow of both the International and Domestic customer service departments, which in the future will be referred to as the Global Customer Service Department. “My primary focus will be to continue to maintain, nurture and strengthen the customer relationships our sales team creates worldwide. These relationships are critical, since our customers will continually come back to us when their needs are satisfactorily addressed,” says Debbie.

Spectronics Corporation is committed to the same ideals today as when it was founded 60 years ago ─ to produce top-quality, competitively-priced products that are on the cutting edge of today’s technology.

Debra Hammond

 

 

 

 

 

Powerful, Multi-LED, Broad-Beam UV Lamp Is Battery-Operated for Forensic Inspection in the Field

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:28


 The Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 (P/N TRI-365MHB) is a powerful, battery-operated forensic inspection lamp. This ultra-high intensity, broad-beam, multi-LED UV lamp is perfect for forensic investigation in the field. It enhances the detection, inspection and photography of biological stains, latent fingerprints, untreated blood, bodily fluids, bruises, bite marks and much more.

 

The TRITAN 365 features three ultra-high-flux UV LEDs for a wide range of forensic inspection applications, plus a white light LED to illuminate dimly lit areas. The unit is compact and lightweight, weighing just 16 ounces (454 g). A convenient three-way rocker switch allows easy control of the light sources, while its lightweight, angled body ensures fatigue-free inspections. Just a push of a button turns the lamp on instantly at full power!

 

A rubber bumper with a Borofloat™ glass lens protects the LEDs from damage in high-risk situations. A built-in fan keeps the LEDs cool, providing optimum light output during lengthy use. The lamp provides twice the output of conventional 150-watt lamps and has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

 

In addition to the TRITAN 365 UV lamp, the kit includes a rechargeable NiMH battery pack, AC and DC cord sets, a smart AC charger and UV-absorbing glasses. All components are packed in a soft carrying case.

 

Multi-Lite Kit Perfect for Forensic Field Inspection

on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:00


The Spectroline® OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ Field Kit (P/N OFK-300A) enhances the detection, inspection, and photography of natural fluorescence found on bite marks, bruising, pattern wounds, biological stains, bone, blood, bodily fluids and more. It combines a rechargeable flashlight with three Qwik-Connect™ interchangeable LED heads that provide single wavelength illumination in UV-A, blue and white light. This is one such powerful light source that is important in the identification of forensic evidence.

The lightweight flashlight (only 15 oz) has a rugged, corrosion-resistant aluminum body that allows it to stand up to heavy use in the field. Powered by a rechargeable battery stick, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. Its Electronic Intensity Stabilizer ensures consistent performance; the beam strength will not weaken between charges.

Also included in the kit are UV-absorbing spectacles and orange contrast spectacles, along with smart AC and DC chargers, all conveniently packed in a padded carrying case.

Spectronics Corporation Promotes Daniel Chusid to Technical Sales & Regulatory Compliance Specialist

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:18

Spectronics Corporation has announced the promotion of Daniel Chusid to Technical Sales & Regulatory Compliance Specialist.

Dan joined Spectronics eight years ago as a Sales Administrator. He has also held the positions of International Customer Service Specialist and Technical Sales Specialist.

In his new role, Dan will be responsible for maintaining legal and regulatory compliance for the company. He will also provide direction to affected business areas regarding changes in operation required for compliance. Dan has expertise on current standards, industry best practices, regulatory requirements and company policies. In addition to his regulatory compliance duties, he will also respond to technical application inquiries from sales representatives, distributors and end-users.

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. His law background and extensive product knowledge combine to make him a perfect candidate for the position of Technical Sales & Regulatory Compliance Specialist.

Spectronics Corporation is committed to the same ideals today as when it was founded 60 years ago ─ to produce top-quality, competitively priced products that are on the cutting edge of today’s technology.

  Daniel Chusid

   

 

 

Spectronics Corporation Appoints Daniel Tristan as International Sales Manager

on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 17:15

Spectronics Corporation has announced the appointment of Daniel Tristan as its International Sales Manager for the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Before joining the company, Daniel was Director of Sales & Marketing at Dreyfus Global Trade, an export management company serving the automotive, heavy duty and industrial markets.

In his new role, Daniel’s responsibilities will be to support and increase sales by managing Spectronics’ existing distribution networks in these territories. He will also be instrumental in developing business by identifying new markets and establishing additional distributors where needed.

Daniel earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Economics and Spanish from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

“I am looking forward to hitting the road, growing existing distribution, and opening untapped markets in Latin America and Asia,” says Daniel.

Spectronics Corporation is committed to the same ideals today as when it was founded 60 years ago ─ to produce top-quality, competitively priced products that are on the cutting edge of today’s technology.

“I am looking forward to hitting the road, growing existing distribution, and opening untapped markets in Latin America and Asia,”

 

 

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