Contact: Julie Steeper
Education & Marketing Administrative Assistant SDFI®-TeleMedicine, LLC
806 Buchanan Blvd, STE 115-299 Boulder City, NV 89005
310-492-5372, Extension 715 Marketing@SDFI.com
BOULDER CITY, NV – September 21, 2016 – Don’t be surprised if you should happen to spot a forensic nurse frantically blasting colposcopes on a computer at the SDFI booth during the International Association of Forensic Nurse’s (IAFN) Conference, September 29th through October 1st at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
Although “Colposcope Blasters” – an “Asteroids”-type of arcade-style game – is all in the spirit of light-hearted fun, it is merely the medium behind a more serious message.
Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) make up the majority of IAFN Conference attendees. Historically, many have utilized and still utilize the colposcope to perform forensic exams. The colposcope is 91 years old, now; it was developed in 1925 by Hans Hinselmann - a German doctor - to detect cervical cancer in women.
“Many people don't know that colposcopes were never designed for forensic use. Thirty-five millimeter video cameras and even good-quality digital cameras have been mounted on colposcopes in an effort to capture forensic photographic evidence. The results have been exceptionally poor for many reasons, including the fact that the light, lens and camera are not in sync. Additionally, colposcopes are difficult to learn and to use, difficult to move, position and extremely limited in their use,” SDFI Forensic Imaging Consultant, Ward Allen states.
Hence, SDFI’s mission: to educate and demonstrate their forensic “Shoot, Store and Send” antidote to the colposcope.
“As many FNEs and SANEs throughout the country have already discovered, SDFI®-TeleMedicine’s forensic photodocumentation products have become their sole-source colposcope replacements - in portability, superior image quality and SDFI’s added benefits of secure storing and sending their files,” Marketing Assistant, Julie Steeper says.
The Boulder City, Nevada-based company also provides their forensic photodocumentation products, education, services and support to the FBI, crime labs, child protective services and law enforcement professionals throughout the country.
Besides blasting colposcopes on a screen, conference attendees will also have the opportunity to try SDFI’s products first-hand, as they discover the ultraviolet light-capturing capabilities of The Contrast SDFI® Camera System, which just had its debut in April, 2015. To get a good idea of how SDFI’s Contrast Camera System works, a contrast light (included with the System) is shined into a black box, lighting up pre-drawn, ultraviolet ink images. Armed with SDFI’s surgically altered camera system, designed to capture images in the ultraviolet spectrum, participants will photograph and video record them. In real life, this exercise allows professionals who work on a patient’s behalf to capture court-ready, high-resolution pictures and video in the Ultraviolet Dark®.
The Contrast SDFI Camera System is a companion to The Standard SDFI® Camera System. Both systems offer the ability to take high-resolution, RAW and JPG forensic still photos and MOV/MP4 video, encrypt them using AES 256-bit encryption in order to store them on their computer or network, then electronically send them securely to recipients anywhere in the world. Recipients only need a Windows-based computer and a connection to the Internet to acquire the sent SDFI secured files and videos.
Besides the Contrast and Standard SDFI Camera Systems, SDFI also offers a “Store and Send System”, where users encrypt and store documents, photos and other digital content on their own networks and computers, then electronically send them to recipients. Additionally, they also offer Standard and Contrast “Add-On” options, allowing current SDFI clients to customize their own SDFI System environments. SDFI’s Image Management Software allows users to view their photos with SDFI forensic software tools like the SDFI Negative Invert Filter. When utilized, this filter helps to see subtle details in an image that would otherwise be missed.
The SDFI software’s Loupe Tool, enables the user to see an area of interest at one-hundred percent, allowing for incredible detailed viewing.
For more information, visit https://www.sdfi.com. Alternatively, call us at 310-492-5372 with any questions, or to schedule a Remote Live Demo of our products.