SPEX Forensics Group employees celebrating the shipment of seventy-one 400W Forensic Light Sources to the FBI (for all Evidence Response Teams) in December 1998. A new, light-weight, carrying case was designed to allow agents to fly anywhere with the Mini-CrimeScope MCS-400 as a carry-on or checked-in luggage. The MCS-400 configuration included White light, UV, a high power filter for crime scene searching and several other filters for specific applications. This order made all SPEX employees proud of having the FBI as a major customer as the award of this contract proves the reliability, performance and proper pricing of our instruments. A sample product was first evaluated for many criteria and compared with other brands.
2002, the FBI purchased another 70 Mini-CrimeScopes for their Evidence
(Note: The FBI is a federal agency: It can not and will not endorse any particular brand.)
In 2002, the Italian Carabinieri purchased 107 Mini-CrimeScope 400's and 30 SceneScope UV Imagers. Below, some of the team members responsible for the shipment pose with the first batch of Mini-CrimeScopes before shipment.
Also in 2002:
The Mini-CrimeScope 400 became the standard crime scene forensic light source for the state of Illinois with their purchase of 38 units.
The Kentucky State Police purchased 17 MCS-400 for use in and out of their state labs.
In 2001 the French Gendarmerie purchased 26 of the MCS-400 Crime Scene units after another long process of competitive comparison.
The NEW MCS-400 rugged case allows easy transport of the unit and all accessories, including a spare bulb, to the crime scene. Starting in December 1998 with the FBI shipment, this new case was shipping with every Mini-CrimeScope MCS-400. In 2002, we updated the look with the inclusion of our patch logo. As before, the bag was tested with a one-meter drop onto a concrete surface. As with the original bag the unit survived unscathed.
SPEX Forensics Group won another major contract in Japan and shipped 48 CrimeScope's CS-16 (our larger unit with 24 filters) to the National Japanese police to equip all their major laboratories.
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