MACHINE-READABLE SECURITY FEATURES
MOTION®, RAPID® HD & BREEZE® with Detect
The addition of Detect to MOTION ®, RAPID ® HD and BREEZE® security threads is a natural complement to human authentication of banknotes. They build on a modern, IR-based approach for machine verification that takes banknote security to the next level.
Crane Currency’s micro-optics with Detect represent a new class of banknote security feature that delivers compelling solutions for central banks. They simultaneously provide the public with the highest level of overt, customizable security, and the banknote equipment manufacturers (BEMs) with cost-effective and secure machine authentication.
The new products are an extension of Crane Currency’s award winning micro-optic technology and have been developed jointly with Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a world leader in automated cash acceptance.
SECURITY THAT IS INVISIBLE TO THE COUNTERFEITER
The transparent structure of micro-optics combined with machine-readable materials create a wholly new category of public-machine security feature. MOTION, RAPID HD & BREEZE with Detect use secure materials available only to the currency industry. These materials are invisible and do not alter the appearance of the micro-optic thread or its customized visual effects.
These features use a modern, IR-based approach for machine verification that looks for data outside of the range of human vision. This is the experts’ proposed route for future development – moving away from magnetic detectors and increasingly using visible and near infrared sensors.
UNIVERSAL MACHINE COMPATIBILITY
Banknote equipment manufacturers (BEMs) face a daily challenge to accept 100 percent of genuine banknotes and to reject all counterfeits.
Crane Currency’s micro-optics with Detect make this process easier by using materials the BEMs today already use for banknote authentication.
• The banknote sensors for transmitting and detecting in the near-IR are widely used
• Near-IR machine authentication is less costly and more secure than magnetic detection
• Wider adoption means higher security, service and satisfaction for all cash users
The machine-detectable materials of MOTION, RAPID HD & BREEZE with Detect are compatible with numerous types of BEMs and detectable by a large, installed base of cash processing equipment.
The IR-based secure material also guarantees future compatibility and it is the dominant sensing method for most BEMs. Magnetic material is quickly falling out of use, especially in ATMs, cash acceptance terminals and automated POS systems, and IR-based secure material help guarantee future compatibility.
INFRARED SECURITY AND MOTION MICRO-OPTICS
Crane Currency’s micro-optics with Detect create the highly secure combination of an IR ‘light’ or transparent feature (the micro-optics) hiding an IR ‘dark’ material. It is this unexpected combination – invisible to the eye and visible in IR – that underpins its security and novelty.
In contrast, color-shift films are metallized, opaque and IR dark, material properties easily simulated by the knowledgeable counterfeiter.
HIGH TOLERANCE TO SOILING LOWERS THE COST
The machine-detectable and secure material in MOTION, RAPID HD & BREEZE with Detect is integral to the feature and cannot be removed. The result is a very high tolerance to soiling which increases the lifespan and lowers the overall cost for the issuer.
Since the security materials remain functional throughout the entire lifetime of the banknote, they are fully detectable even in very worn out and soiled banknotes.