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October 14
2020

Lafayette Polygraph Q2 Newsletter: Online Training Event!

October 14
2020

Lafayette Polygraph held an online training event up on May 28th, 2020. Our Q2 Newsletter contains the details of our event as well as more information about new online training available from PEAK CATC.

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April 6
2020

Tech Talk: Understanding the Lafayette ESS-M Narrative Summary

April 6
2020

We want you to have as much information as possible about the Narrative Summary available in the Lafayette ESS-M located in our LXSoftware. Raymond Nelson has written this extensive article on each section of the summary.

December 16
2019

Tech Talk: An Activity Sensor for the Masseter Muscle

December 16
2019

Check out the paper we recently submitted on using an activity sensor for the Masseter muscle!

August 6
2019

Lafayette Polygraph Fall Newsletter: APA in Orlando!

August 6
2019

APA in Orlando is quickly approaching!

Our fall newsletter is now available with details about our August 29th APA training and many other subjects. Be sure to sign up to receive these newsletters directly to your inbox!

June 17
2019

Cleve Backster Special Collection Is Now Complete!

June 17
2019

Lafayette Instrument Co. Announces the Completion of the Cleve Backster Special Collection

Cleve's decades of research are now archived and accessible to the public.

Lafayette, IN, June 17, 2019 - Lafayette Instrument Company (LIC) today announced the completion of the Cleve Backster papers Special Collection at the University of West Georgia.

Cleve Backster was a renowned biocommunication researcher, polygraph examiner, and educator. After he passed away on June 24, 2013, Lafayette Instrument was honored to become the caretaker of his life’s work. However, Lafayette Instrument’s warehouse is not ideally suited for archiving or searching documents.

In 2018, Lafayette Instrument had the good fortune of being introduced to Blynne Olivieri, Head of Special Collections and Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia. Ms. Olivieri indicated the Backster papers would complement others at the University and she agreed to visit LIC to sort and pack the files so they could be well-preserved and eventually accessible to others.

Nearly 8 months after collecting the materials from Lafayette, Indiana, Ms. Olivieri contacted LIC because the indexing of the 46 boxes of files is complete and the Index can be found here: http://uwg.galileo.usg.edu/uwg/view?docId=ead/MS-0079-ead.xml.

"UWG's Special Collections is open for use by anyone. We have scholars, faculty members, students, and members of the general public use our collections.

We have massive psychology collections, both archival collections and printed materials, particularly pertaining to humanistic & parapsychology. The great thing is the intersections - for example, we have Stanley Krippner's papers who corresponded with Cleve Backster.

We have secure, temperature & humidity-controlled storage, and use acid-free containers to ensure the longtime preservation of the materials."
-Blynne Olivieri, University of West Georgia

For more information, contact: Jennifer Rider, President, at info@lafayetteinstrument.com

October 3
2018

Introduction to Handheld Dynamometry and the Lafayette MMT

October 3
2018

Special thanks to Dr. Jaimie Harrow for his work with the Lafayette Hand Held Dynamometer!
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December 28
2017

Lafayette Instrument Anniversaries

December 28
2017

At the end of another year, we would like to share some interesting things about the history of Lafayette Instrument and a couple of special anniversaries.

Lafayette Instrument Company was established in 1947 with one employee and an 8 x 10 foot shed for a workshop. That one employee was our founder, Max Wastl. Max was a German immigrant who studied Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.

The first catalog was printed in 1954, and a message on the front read, in part:
"We are always open to constructive criticism and suggestions from our customers. It is our aim to build instruments of high quality and at a reasonable cost."
-Max Wastl

Through Max's leadership and with this goal in mind, Lafayette Instrument quickly became the market leader in psychophysiological instrumentation for schools and university laboratories. As a result, sales growth required multiple expansions to accommodate new products and employees.

A smart and capable young man named Tom Smith joined the company in 1967, and he would later become the longest tenured employee in the company's history.

In 1972, expertise in physiological testing was used to produce Lafayette's first polygraph instrument. Since then, Lafayette Instrument has been the world's leading manufacturer of Polygraph instrumentation and equipment, having distributed more credibility assessment instruments to private examiners, government, and military organizations around the world than any other manufacturer.

Lafayette Instrument acquired Campden Instruments in the United Kingdom in 1998. Campden serves as a dedicated European office and has incorporated complementary products into the exisiting life sciences product line. Campden has continued to provide expertise in the growing neuroscience research markets.

September 2016 brought the honor of being named the "Greater Lafayette Commerce Small Business of the Month." Lafayette Instrument is thankful for the award and the recognition from the community.

During 2016-2017 alone, Lafayette Instrument supported customers from over 80 countries and every US state. The company is proud to celebrate this accomplishment and 70 years of operation in 2017.

Lafayette Instrument would also like to congratulate that young man, Tom Smith, who started in 1967 on his 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with the company; it is a remarkable accomplishment and a blessing. The company is proud of its history and looks forward to many more years of growth locally and around the world.

September 12
2017

Interview Route Maps Section Added to Polygraph Guides

September 12
2017

Interview Route Maps are a simple visual aid representing topical coverage of relevant questions. Research has shown that usage of IRMs makes a statistically significant difference in new information and inconclusive results.

Learn more about IRMs here: Interview Route Maps Guide *

* Lafayette Instrument online account required for usage of our online guides.

September 5
2016

Lafayette Instrument awarded the Greater Lafayette Commerce Small Business of the Month

September 5
2016

Small Business of the Month Seal

We are proud of our employees and thankful to the GLC and our customers for making this honor possible.

April 5
2016

Lafayette Instrument Company Establishes PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center

April 5
2016

PEAK Logo

Vision: Benefit the credibility assessment profession and enhance security and safety worldwide.

PRESS RELEASE
April 4, 2016

Lafayette Instrument is pleased to announce the official launch of their newest polygraph endeavor. A new training facility, named Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center, is operational, effective immediately. The school is headquartered in Cape Coral, Florida under the guidance and leadership of Director Ben Blalock. Ben has a tremendous following and excellent credentials (Federally trained examiner and interrogator, published author, former military, Masters level education, and experienced teacher and guest lecturer). Tracey Stewart will be the school's Office Manager while continuing to provide polygraph support to Lafayette customers.

The first course offered is a Basic Examiner's Course which starts on April 25th, 2016. There are still seats available for this inaugural training class. All varieties of polygraph training will be available including classes hosted at offsite facilities.

To learn more about the school, or to register for a class, please visit www.peakcatc.com.

Lafayette Instrument will continue its partnerships with existing third-party schools by offering the same high level of support those directors, instructors, and students have come to expect.

For more information regarding this release, please contact:

Jennifer Rider, President and Chief Executive Officer
info@lafayetteinstrument.com
+1 (765) 423-1505

Press Release PDF

March 15
2016

Dr. Tim Bussey Giving Distinguished Lecture on Cognitive Translation

March 15
2016

Dr. Tim Bussey is giving a lecture on "Strategies for cognitive translation from animals to humans: neurogenesis, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease" for the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

For more information about this lecture and the Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series, visit the CPIN website.

February 5
2016

Webinar: Using Touchscreen Operant Systems to Study Cognitive Behaviors in Rodents

February 5
2016

Now Available on Demand!

In this webinar experts will discuss turnkey solutions, referred to as Bussey-Saksida Systems, in terms of the animal environment, various behavioral Tasks, data analysis, methodology and prescribed best practices. In addition, information on integrating the behavioral Tasks with video tracking, optogenetics and electrophysiology will be discussed.

Key Topics

  • Animal test environments: Turnkey systems with various configurations, hardware and software requirements explained.
  • Behavioral Tasks and their flexibility: Translational to primate and human, broad choice of Tasks for different neuronal targets.
  • Results and interpretation: Data analysis sets included with Tasks.
  • Integration with other systems: Electrophysiology, optogenetics, video tracking.

Speakers

  • Julie Gill, Ph.D. - Product Manager, Europe
  • Matt Croxall - Neuroscience Product/Technical Specialist, United States

January 27
2016

Bussey-Saksida Touch Screen Chambers in December 2015 Learning & Memory Journal

January 27
2016

Bussey-Saksida Touch Screen systems made the cover of the December 2015 Learning & Memory. The article is entitled: Deletion mice display cognitive deficits in touchscreen learning and novelty recognition tasks, and it is available in full text!

January 2
2016

Press Release: Lafayette Instrument Co. Announces Operational and Product Updates

January 2
2016

PRESS RELEASE

Lafayette Instrument Co. Announces Operational and Product Updates

New systems and products prepare LIC and customers for the future.

Lafayette, IN, December 30, 2015 - Lafayette Instrument Company (LIC) today announced equipment purchases made in 2015 to improve product quality and operational efficiency. These purchases include a 3D printer for making prototypes and small plastic parts, a flatbed UV LED printer to replace screen printing, and a Vapor Phase Soldering Oven to replace an older model.

The 3D printer allows LIC to prototype quickly and iterate on design ideas without waiting on materials or components from third party providers. The new UV LED printer allows greater speed, precision, and variety of printing. The finished product is also very durable. And finally, the new soldering oven is faster, more accurate, and it provides more even temperature distribution. All of the new equipment helps to ensure higher quality products while keeping the cost of manufacturing down. These investments show that while the company is nearly 69 years old, it is still an industry leader in terms of using the best and most current technology available.

Additionally, the company has undergone security updates, facility updates and reorganization to prepare for the new year, new customers, and new products as well as providing optimal support for existing customers and products.

In the first half of the year, Lafayette Instrument Company introduced Scurry Activity Monitoring Systems for Neuroscience and PI-DAS as a new credibility assessment tool in the Polygraph product line. In the second half of the year, LIC began making improvements to their various websites to make online ordering easier and the mobile experience better. This work will continue into the first half of 2016. New partnerships are also underway to develop custom product solutions, greater distribution of existing products and to bring new products to market in 2016.

The executive management team is very pleased to be able to reinvest in the great company in support of its mission to "Deliver robust and effective customer-driven instrumentation and software solutions to enable data collection and analysis."

For more information, contact: Jennifer Rider, President, at info@lafayetteinstrument.com

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January 6
2015

Lafayette Instrument Company unveils new Professional Hand Dynamometer

January 6
2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lafayette Instrument Company unveils new Professional Hand Dynamometer

Lafayette, IN - January 1, 2015 - After many years of experience manufacturing the JAMAR Hand Dynamometer for Patterson Medical, Lafayette Instrument Company is honored to unveil our next generation hydraulic hand dynamometer the Lafayette Professional Hand Dynamometer (PHD).

Lafayette PHD

The Lafayette PHD is made in the USA, and maintains a standard size and weight while upgrading the gauge to 1% accuracy. Many comparable hand dynamometers on the market provide users with no better than 3% accuracy.

We have also sought to improve the durability of the hand dynamometer, and are proud to say, unlike previous makes and models, we now offer a truly leak-proof hydraulic system.

Lafayette will continue to service and calibrate both the Lafayette and JAMAR families of hydraulic hand dynamometer. We also provide a hand dynamometer trade-in program toward a new Lafayette Professional Hand Dynamometer.

Contact:

Brian Brown
brian@lafayetteinstrument.com
3700 Sagamore Parkway North
Lafayette, IN 47904 USA
Tel: +1 (765) 423-1505

October 16
2014

Clegg at the Super Bowl

October 16
2014

Buffalo News details preparation for Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.
Big Game rides on WNY footing as Hamburg native gets call for stadium prep

June 10
2013

Acumar Inclinometer Range of Motion Training Course Now Available

June 10
2013

Lafayette Instrument Company is partnering with Metriks Education, Inc. to offer private LIVE video conference training for the Acumar Inclinometer. Save money and travel time by logging in from your home or office to receive one-on-one training from an industry expert. For more information about the course and our partnership, visit the Range of Motion Training area on our website.

October 19
2011

01128 Skinfold Caliper Comparison Study available for download

October 19
2011

Download 01128 Skinfold Caliper Comparison Study from our website!
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