Signature Scope

For Forensic Examiners

Available exclusively to qualified Forensic Document examiners, the Signature Scope application is the go-to tool for authenticating electronic handwritten signatures for legal purposes.

Better than ink on paper

The specialist Signature Scope application has been designed to ensure that the electronic data captured is superior to inked signatures on paper from a forensic perspective. The forensic strength of the data is of paramount importance, making this data-collection approach different from that of many other competing signature analysis technologies.

Uncompromising accuracy

Signature Scope leverages the fact that during signature capture, Wacom software stores the data exactly as it is supplied by the device. Each data type (i.e. pen positions, signature times, pen pressures, etc.) is collected with metric information which describes the units being used by the device. This is stored together with the raw point data to allow conversion to true units when required. The advantage of this method is that the accuracy of the information is determined by the device, and cannot be compromised by the conversion process.

Comprehensive contextual data

In addition to the pen data, Wacom’s signature capture software ensures contextual data is collected and stored with the signature. This additional data includes:

  • The name of the signatory
  • The date and time at which the signature was given
  • The reason for signing
  • The make and type of digitizer being used
  • The type and version of the digitizer driver being used
  • The type and version of the operating system of the client PC being used
  • The Network Interface Card (NIC) address of the PC
  • The hash type and data used for the document being signed (if used)
  • The hash type and data used to control the integrity of the signature data

Some of this forensic data can be accessed and displayed using the published API provided with the signature tools.

For more information about accessing the Signature Scope application for use within your forensic analysis practice, please contact us.