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The SpectraScanner is a handheld imaging system that has all the functionality of the UVScanner, plus an additional near-infrared viewing capability. This dual-band imager uses two separate cameras, one tuned for longwave ultraviolet, the other for near-infrared. The operator toggles a selector switch on the top of the unit to change bands. As with the UVScanner, the SpectraScanner is not a recording device, but it does have an auxiliary SMA output that can be used to attach it to a recording device such as a DVR, or an external monitor.


The SpectraScanner is equipped with a 396nm longwave UV LED flashlight and a 830nm near-IR flashlight for scene illumination in the two wavebands. The useful range of the longwave-UV flashlight is approximately 10 feet for a typical scene with 40% longwave-UV reflectivity. The near-IR flashlight can illuminate scenes up to about 50 foot range, and the SpectraScanner can be used as a covert night vision device in the near-IR mode. The eyecups on the back of the SpectraScanner are designed to close off when the device is not pressed against the face. This keeps dust off the display lenses and also prevents light from the displays from illuminating the room when the SpectraScanner is momentarily not in use but is still powered on.


SpectraScanner™ Specifications at a Glance

UV camera:

  • Spectral Response: 320-420 nm
  • Sensor active area: 6.4 mm by 4.8 mm
  • Lens Interface: C-Mount

IR camera:

  • Spectral Response: 780-1100 nm
  • Sensor active area: 6.4 mm by 4.8 mm
  • Lens Interface: C-Mount

UV/IR Camera Fields of View:

  • 8mm lens: 43.6 by 33.4 degrees
  • 16mm lens: 22.6 by 17.1 degrees (comes standard)
  • 25mm lens: 14.6 by 11.0 degrees
  • 50mm lens: 7.4 by 5.5 degrees

Dual Displays:

  • 640×480 pixels, 32 degree FOV with 63.5mm interpupillary distance (IPD) with two auto-sealing rubber eyecups

UV/IR Illuminator :

  • 1 each 396 nm UV and 1 each 830 nm IR LED flashlights boresighted to camera

Battery Life:

  • 1 hour with standard EL1 Li-ion battery

Size and Weight:

  • 2.1 lbs.
  • 8.5″ long, 2.5″ high, 5″ wide
  • Total system weight with hard case: 14 lbs.


What is included:

  • SpectraScanner with chest harness
  • 2 each 16 mm, f/1.4 lens
  • 1 each 396 nm UV and 1 each 830 nm IR illuminators
  • 2 each EL1 batteries, EL1 battery charger
  • 1 each SMA to BNC video cable, 5 feet long
  • 1 each BNC to RCA male plug adapter
  • 1 each Waterproof carry case with foam inserts
  • 1 each User’s Guide on CD


Forensics applications

Examples of forensic evidence documented using reflected-UV imaging include:

  • Shoe impressions, scuffs and scrapes, tool marks and drag marks which are faint or non-evident to the eye
  • Repainted or touched up surfaces
  • Bite marks on human skin
  • Trace materials and substances on various surfaces
  • Altered documents


Examples of forensic evidence documented using Near-IR imaging include:

  • Bloodstains on dark clothing, carpets and furniture
  • Muzzle blast circles on dark clothing
  • Altered documents


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