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Keeping bulky documents
tucked away in their appointed folders can be difficult when they tend to spill out, slide around, or snag in the filing drawer. The new SMEAD Spill Proof Secure Pocket available through Ancom solves these problems. Elastic straps fit snugly around and over the top of a filing pocket, allowing snag-free drawer storage and preventing papers from falling out when the file is moved. These are ideal for anyone who uses bulky documents.


Expand and enhance the view from your workstation by incorporating support for up to six monitors on a single system. DualHead2Go (up to four monitors) and TripleHead2Go (up to six monitors) Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) allow you to do just that. The new multi-GXM support from Matrox Graphics “offers a tremendous amount of flexibility by simply having to connect the GXMs externally to your system,” a Matrox spokesperson explained. Multiple monitors can be useful when working with more than one application at once, or when working with video-editing or video-analysis applications.



Some items of evidence may be sensitive to radio freqencies: cell phones, explosive devices, or remote-controlled objects, for example. To help law enforcement protect this kind of evidence, BKForensics develolped the RF Tent, a portable, light-weight structure that can be erected inside or outdoors in less than 30 seconds. Made from nylon, the RF Tent offers shielding effectiveness of 30 Mhz to 3 Ghz. This tent has room for more than one examiner, plus a workbench and other materials.



This mobile power system provides six to eight hours of mobile computing time to operate laptop-style computers, flat-panel monitors, and small peripherals such as printers and barcode scanners. The PowerSpot Mobile Power Unit from InterMetro Industries feature a heavy-duty 304 stainless-steel enclosure, a power inverter that delivers 150 watts of True Sine Wave AC power, and a 52 amp-hour battery that provides a rapid recharge cycle. The cart has a small footprint and is highly maneuverable—ideal for setting up fully featured computer workstation anywhere you need it. For more details, go to:



Create 3D video in high-def with the Model FHDX4 3D Camera from Colby Systems. The camera lets you capture up to 10 hours of full, HD-quality, 1080p video with a 16:9 aspect ratio. An external microphone jack allows you to record sound in stereo. A 4:1 digital zoom allows you to get close to your subject. The patent-pending Colby Auto-Align System and I-R Sync System allow you to take 5 MP, 16:9, widescreen 3D HD still photographs. Colby states that this is the world’s smallest and lowest-cost full HD 3D video camera.



A new mobile technology allows users to view live aerial surveillance-video feeds on a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device. Created by Helinet Technologies, HT 4Sight followed the company’s work deploying aerial surveillance solutions for law enforcement and government agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department and the DEA. HT 4Sight works on all commercial networks, including cellular, Wi-Fi, and satellite. The new capability provides ground personnel with anywhere, anytime access to real-time video of unfolding situations or ongoing surveillance.


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March-April 2010 (Volume 8, Number 2)
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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.