Cylindrical Surface Un-wrapper for DCS and Crime-lite Imager

“Un-wrap” 2D images of fingerprints on 3D objects including bullets, pens, tools & syringes etc.

An innovative new accessory for use with the Crime-lite Imager and DCS fingerprint imaging systems, the Cylindrical Surface Un-wrapper (CSU)enables the forensic examiner to extract 2D images of fingerprints from a 3D cylindrical surface.

Designed to capture high-quality images of fingerprints from the cylindrical surfaces of bullet casings, pens, and hand tools etc., the CSU uniformly rotates items of evidence while the attached Crime-lite Imager or DCS workstation captures, stitches and blends a series of images together to create a single 2D image of the fingermark.

Using the CSU, items of evidence that had previously presented a significant challenge to forensic photographers can now be quickly and easily ‘unwrapped’ for examination and enhancement.

The Foster+Freeman CSU is a quick and easy solution to the problem of imaging fingermarks on narrow cylindrical items including bullets, pens, batteries, glass vials, bottles, syringes, hand tools and other similarly shaped objects.

It is common for fingerprints to be found on curved or cylindrical surfaces. These surfaces may pose a significant challenge to the fingerprint photographer. The Cylindrical Surface Un-wrapper (CSU) is a plug-in accessory for DCS and Crime-lite Imager systems that enables the examiner to digitally un-wrap fingerprints.