Laser Spectral Brightness Superior to LED
Green (532nm wavelength) and Blue (450nm wavelength) lasers have been repeatedly tested and proven to be superior to LED light sources as a tool for the detection & imaging of biological & print evidence in the field and in the lab. Superior spectral brightness provides the operator with a powerful and narrow wavelength band to excite or fluoresce biological evidence for further investigation and photography. Special operator glasses and/or cameras then filter & translate this narrow wavelength light source into high contrast images – the evidence more easily developed and studied than with a less effective LED lamp based source.
Man-Portable, Adaptable, Affordable
Z-Bolt® C-PRINT Lasers are similar in dimensions to a small-size flashlight. a feather-light 10 ounces. Easy to transport, carry, and operate, the C-PRINT's capabilities compare favorably to the Coherent TracER at 45 pounds. The TracER is marketed as delivering “ultimate portability”, but is too heavy to effectively accompany LE, SOF, NSW, EOD, or CID teams into the field. Transported in a large hard case, the TracER is too unwieldy for rotary wing or vehicle transport. The Z-Bolt® C-PRINT is truly “man-portable”. MOLLE or belt mounted for on site, on the battlefield forensic detection and quality imaging at expeditionary forensic labs; at crime scenes; at remote, isolated FOBs.
Use the C-PRINT for Field Work . . .
AND as an Effective, Portable, & Affordable Forensic Lab Laser Replacement
The C-PRINT is revolutionary in many ways. The C-PRINT employs an extremely bright 300mW green laser diode for superior lab and field fluorescence of prints and biologicals. Features include digital variable power; beam-spot size control; an internal variable sealed zoom lens system; battery "Low-Power" indicator; and easy access power interlock. The pristine flat-top green beam brightness & surface diameter can de “dialed” to match the individual requirements or preferences of the crime lab or bomb technician, or to enhance and augment the capabilities of the specific type of camera imaging system used. "Dial" the C-PRINT to the particular lighting conditions and environment in the lab or field.
C-PRINT Pricing is Affordable
C-PRINT pricing is reasonable - allowing for wider field deployment; expanding AO coverage; increasing collection opportunities. Approx. $6,500 ~ $8,500 vs. Coherent TracER at $28,000. LED forensic lights are currently the only portable, low-priced alternative to Coherent lasers, but lack the intense spectral brightness required for effective evidence imaging. Z-Bolt® Forensic Lasers are designed to replace these less effective LED lights, sustain budget viability, and deliver increased field portability & effectiveness. The C-PRINT Green Forensic Laser ships with orange 22 filter laser safety glasses; rechargeable battery system; nylon pack pouch for field use. All in a hard case for stowage & transport.
Blue Forensic LED Light in Development
Contact John Mueller with questions about our Forensic Blue Light development program. The 450nm LED we have running in the lab is producing 2,100mW @ 450nm = +/- 1nm. The power spec would come in at about 100mW/cm2 when the optical design is completed, and will produce a nice, clean TOP-HAT profile (see image left). This performance may be sufficient to match blue laser quality luminance in some cases. 450nm HB LEDs are far more optimized vs.the past. Industry is now making LED chips as efficient and bright as lasers. HB = High Brightness. In the past, filters were used to scrub out longer wavelengths which the LEDs produced. Companies would use HB Cool White LEDs, then filter out everything above 470nm We are testing a 450nm LED. We hope to achieve blue light imaging that is portable, mobile, and extremely affordable.
CONTACT US: Email John Mueller to stay informed on the C-PRINT Green Forensic Laser, to receive product launch dates, request pricing, etc.