The University of New Haven Chooses Regula’s Device to Train Future Forensic Experts
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, has chosen the dual-video spectral comparator Regula 4308S to enable a proper practical education in the field of forensic research. With the advanced capabilities of Regula’s device, the university plans to teach criminologists to meticulously examine all sorts of documents, as well as fingerprints, fibers, and other pieces of evidence.
The University of New Haven offers a range of National Security and Public Service programs, some of which were the first of their kind when launched decades ago. Having such a sturdy academic background, the university searched for the proper equipment to let the students practice and polish their knowledge. After thorough market research, the choice was made in favor of Regula 4308S, which is already being used in educational forensic research.
Regula 4308S enables truly advanced examination of any crime evidence, from all kinds of documents, to fingerprints, blood stains, and more. The highest optical magnification (320x) and camera resolution (14 MP), over 40 light sources, and more than 20 light filters, as well as 3D visualization capabilities and the ability to examine large objects, make Regula 4308S a powerful tool for forensic research.
For the purpose of identity document examination, the device has modules for reading MRZs, RFID chips, hidden images (IPI), and 1D and 2D barcodes. Plus, Regula 4308S has a unique motorized oblique lighting system, which makes it possible to change the light source's angle of incidence, and thus gives a wide range of opportunities for examining the microrelief of a document in the visible and infrared spectrum range.
Regula’s device provides us with wide capabilities for forensic research, so our students can be easily trained on the basics they need to use. We also liked the good balance between the device’s functionality and its price. So far, I must say that our experience of using Regula 4308S is very positive.
With fraud being so sophisticated these days, it’s really crucial to equip forensic experts with not only powerful tools, but, what is probably more important, fundamental knowledge. We are honored that the University of New Haven decided to rely on the capabilities of our device in their educational programs.