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Authentix Secures Patent for Multispectral Imaging Sensor

Authentication specialist, Authentix has received Patent 8,194,237 for multispectral sensor technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This patent is a part of the company’s strong intellectual property portfolio, which includes more than 95 patents, copyrights and trademarks across the globe.

The sensor technology from Authentix enables creation of high optical resolution images of banknotes at tremendous speed. The technology has been specifically developed to meet the authentication requirements of Central Banks. It can also be utilized for several authentication and quality control applications, where high importance is given to quality of image and color.

The multispectral sensor enables a more precise analysis of the machine-readable security attributes on re-issued banknotes. This helps Central Banks to save money via enhanced accuracy by minimizing the false note shredding rates. Though the technology was developed for high speed sensing, it can also be used for low speed sensing applications, such as helping bill validators and ATMs to work more efficiently.

Jeff Conroy, VP of Technology Development at Authentix, stated that they develop solutions to meet the commercial needs of their customers, and thus their multispectral imaging sensor with enhanced capabilities has been developed based on the request from their Central Bank customers.

Authentix is now under contract with five major Central Banks and delivers an entire banknote sensor solution, which includes high-speed sensors, security taggants and security inks. The solution helps evaluate banknote authenticity and suitability for ensuring the quality of every note that is in circulation.


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