ID-Ultra Vacuum Metal Deposition systems for forensic fingermark development
HHV's ID-Ultra systems are designed for Police forensic laboratories. They use the Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) technique to detect fingermarks on difficult substrates such as plastic bags, bottles and sheeting, plus cartridge cases and knives.
All HHV ID-Ultra systems feature touch screen control with selectable and editable metal deposition process recipes. Chambers incorporate large observation windows and LED interior lighting. A chamber CCTV system is available on the ID500 Ultra and ID750 Ultra. HHV ID-series systems can evaporate any metal currently used in VMD casework or reported in development papers.
The Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) technique was developed in the 1960s/70s by the UK Home Office in collaboration with Edwards High Vacuum leading to the first Edwards FP and Identicoat systems from 1980 onwards. The original UK Home Office specification for VMD systems was written around that early work.
New-builds and support for existing systems
HHV has held the exclusive licence to build and supply the former Edwards Identicoat series systems since 2008. We continue to provide support for the installed base of Edwards Auto Series and HHV ID500 and ID750 systems.