Forensic Products Featured on CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
of the DeltaSphere 3D Crime Scene Digitizer Mirrors Adoption by Actual Law Enforcement Agencies
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 29, 2005 – 3rdTech announced today that their DeltaSphere 3D Scene Digitizer and SceneVision software will be featured on the next episode of CBS’ popular TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, airing March 31st. The DeltaSphere is a 3D Scanner that quickly and accurately captures scenes and objects in 3D and color. The captured data can be displayed as a 3D computer graphics model and viewed from any perspective. Investigators in the show use the products, and the computer graphics model produced, to explore the murder of a suburban family in the episode called “Spark of Life”.
“The CSI writers are always looking for the latest technology being applied to crime scene investigation”, said Nick England, President of 3rdTech. “It might seem like science fiction, but the script accurately portrays what our products can do.”
The DeltaSphere replaces the tedious work of manually making dozens of measurements at a crime scene by automatically making thousands of measurements per second. SceneVision combines these millions of laser measurements with professional-quality, calibrated digital photographs to create accurate, photo-realistic models of real-world scenes that can be viewed, measured, analyzed, and presented.
In the past year, the DeltaSphere and SceneVision have been acquired by a number of law enforcement agencies and training institutes, including:
- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
- The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science
- The American Academy of Applied Forensics (Huntersville, NC)