4 Key Authentication Effects for Optimal Banknote Security
Banknote security features are an important element that helps central banks protect the public and governments from counterfeiters and counterfeit-related economic losses. Unique, novel security features, together with their memorable visual authentication effects, not only serve to distinguish genuine banknotes from counterfeit ones but also facilitate a rapid and intuitive currency verification process for the general public.
KolourOptik®: Nano-optic Display Technology for Banknote Security and Government Document Authentication
KolourOptik®, a technology developed by Meta Materials Inc. (META®), offers limitless design flexibility that enables the creation of a unique combination of distinctive and captivating visual effects, while ensuring uncompromising banknote security and sustainability. KolourOptik® originations are developed in a Class 100 cleanroom environment using the world’s most advanced electron-beam lithography and proprietary nanofabrication techniques. This process affords unparalleled overt and covert banknote security and document authentication solutions in the market. With a thickness of under 10 microns, KolourOptik® products can be seamlessly integrated into banknotes and government documents without requiring specialized equipment or processes.
KolourOptik® Stripe: Optimal Banknote Security with Engaging and Intuitive Authentication Effects
Renowned for its innovative banknote security features, Meta Materials Inc. (META®) now offers KolourOptik® Stripe (KOS)—a next-generation plasmonic banknote security feature based on its award-winning nano-optic display technology. Exclusive to governments and central banks, the KOS delivers a unique combination of omnidirectional (“always-on”) movement, 3D stereoscopic depth, and multicolor effects in an ultrathin form factor. With a toolkit of highly customizable authentication effects, the KOS enables new dimensions of security and storytelling.
The uniquely interactive multicolor movement captures the attention of users, providing a secure, memorable, and intuitive currency authentication experience. Effect, colors, shapes, and movement can be tailored to complement any banknote design theme.
The amalgamation of these individual visual authentication effects provides a comprehensive range of features, conferring significant flexibility and modularity in developing more sophisticated optical variable devices, which in turn opens up numerous possibilities for creating customized security features. The KOS provides a pioneering banknote security solution that integrates movement, 3D stereoscopic depth, and multicolor effects in a synergistic fashion, resulting in an easy and interactive authentication experience. Its single-layer, monometallic architecture ensures durability while inhibiting counterfeiting.
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