15x or 22x magnification
15x or 22x magnification with quality glass lenses.
If you have to scan whole documents to see as many features as possible in minimum time, you would prefer 15x magnification.
22x magnification allows you to see finest details, but the area of sight is smaller due to the necessary lens construction.
If you have to go into detail and would like to see things like paper fibers, printing artefacts and even finest deviations of the surface, you would prefer 22x – especially when you are in the office and have enough time for a deep analysis.
Do you need a chinese 60x magnification to check optaglio elements? No! 22x Doculus Lumus® is sufficient.
- The pictures were taken with Doculus Lumus® 15x and 22x and a smartphone to show the different field of view. This happened without zooming to show the difference as good as possible – when you take a picture combining your device and a smartphone you can additionally use the digital zoom of your smartphone to see more details.
- please note: digital zoom never replaces an optical lens system!
4 UV LED’s 365 nm extra strong
The UV light mode with its 4 strong UV LEDs (365 nm) allows an optimal depiction of UV security inks through the lens as well as from the side from short distance.
Check nanotext and several fibers on passports and bank notes. Also ideal for effortless detecting of UV features on polycarbonate cards.
You can use your Doculus Lumus® also as a small UV torchlight so you don’t need an extra torchlight.
4 LED incident light
Incident light with 4 strong LEDs (bright field illumination) allows you to check even the finest printed details like microtext or nanotext.
Recognize with which printing technology a document was printed. (laserprint, inkjet, offset, etc.)
Many people want to activate the incident light with their thumbs, so there is the possibility to switch from right-handed mode to left-handed mode. How this works exactly, can be found in the user manual.
8 LED rotating oblique light
The oblique light mode allows you to identify intaglios, embossing and colour changing Kinegrams or holograms. With the aid of 8 LEDs that successively shine on the document in 45° steps, shadows are created at heightened or deepened features (dark field illumination). Colour changing elements look different depending on the angle of light incidence. So you have the possibility of a 3D realistic detection of various sublime security features and holograms.
You can also detect injured paper fibers (especially with 22x magnification) or distinguish real from printed signatures.
Steady light mode for photo documentation
The steady light function is very useful if you want to take a snapshot through the lens with your cell phone or smartphone camera or you do not want to keep the button pressed with your finger.
Click the battery cover to the documentation position and you can lay your mobile phone flat on the Doculus Lumus®.
There is no extra app necessary for photo documentation. Simply use the camera application on your smartphone.
Torchlight burst mode
In certain situations, e.g. at bright sunshine, the normal incident light mode may be too dark. You will need a higher light intensity to shine through water marks as well. The torchlight mode allows an optimal illumination even in a very bright surrounding. In dark environment use this mode as a torch replacement for illuminating close objects.
RFID reader for ePassport check (optional)
The RFID transponder check allows verifying of the transponders that are integrated in passports or ID cards. Therefore you can check authenticity, proper function and transponder type in a very short time. Please keep in mind that in some passports a shielding prevents reading from outside. Just open the document to check it from the inside.
The RFID transponder check applies to all RFID transponder types worldwide (e.g. Type A / Type B).
Ultra low energy consumption
One set of batteries (2 pcs. AAA) lasts for 3 – 5 months.
If battery is low, the red LED blinks three time slowly after releasing a button.
The device turns off after 1 minute to save energy (if some button is pressed inadvertently or the steady light function has been activated e.g. in a case)
Doculus Lumus® is specially designed for outdoor use.
Whether it falls down or you hit it somewhere, Doculus Lumus® can handle it! The housing is splash-proof but not waterproof. Please also don’t drown it in coffee (sugar has a conductive effect).
There was a user, who accidentally drove by car over it, even our Doculus Lumus® has endured that – but we recommend not to try this at home!