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2017-07-13 14:28:32

Anti-counterfeit protection for 20 million personal documents delivered in H1

Optaglio, the global leader in high-resolution security holograms, today announced it delivered security elements for 20 million polycarbonate ID cards, passports and driving licenses in the first half of this year. It means more than 30% growth in comparison with the same period of 2016. OPTAGLIO thus strengthened its position of a leader in polycarbonate focused solutions.

 A trend towards polycarbonate documents with machine-readable biometric data now prevails around the world.  More and more governments issue either polycarbonate cards or paper documents with polycarbonate page. Most of the market analysts say that up to 2022, only a few nations will insist on entirely paper-based documents.

The full article is available here.

2017-06-16 10:53:46

OPTAGLIO at SDW 2017 in London

The global leader in high-resolution e-beam lithography security holograms OPTAGLIO will be present at Security Document World exhibition (SDW 2017) on 27th – 28th June in Westminster, London.

SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.

On its stand, OPTAGLIO will show the latest innovations produced by OPTAGLIO LABS, mostly focused on polycarbonate ID cards anti-counterfeit protection. Products which have been already recognized as the market standard, as microholograms, will be demonstrated as well.

Free exposition is open from 27th 9 a.m. to 28th 5. p.m. OPTAGLIO´s stand is in the main hall, position M75.

2017-05-09 15:47:02

Government news about an OPTAGLIO´s innovation

OPTAGLIO is the global leader in e-beam lithography, using this technology mainly for document anticounterfeit protection. It also runs a consulting practice focused on document security and ID processes. However, OPTAGLIO Labs research occasionally results in an application of e-beam lithography in other sectors. It is the case also for the latest smart city application, informed Government Security News in their recent article.

This article informs about smart traffic signs which can focus most of their luminance to a particular passage of a street. It is expected to accelerate drivers reaction and enhance traffic security.

Interactive traffic signing is an important feature of a smart city concept, says Government Security News. It can direct car streams and control their speed according to the momentary traffic density, environmental situation, schools timetable, shifts in factories, etc. This interactivity brings strong benefits but creates new demands on drivers. It will not be possible to rely on memory and knowledge of a place anymore. A smart sign with an ability to increase shining on a particular car at a particular moment can be very helpful.

This innovation is a product of OPTAGLIO research center in Lochovice, Czech Republic. It focuses on optical nanotechnologies, with the primary interest in anti-counterfeiting protection. Although this center has produced many product innovations and patents, an important part of activities is focused on scientific research. The culture and strategy of OPTAGLIO are still shaped by the fact that the company was founded by a group of scientists from Czech Academy of Science. Therefore the company has invested into research massively and cooperated with universities, mainly in areas of optics and document protection.

The full article is available here.

2017-03-15 12:28:26

OPTAGLIO transforms to a joint-stock company to accelerate its growth

LOCHOVICE (March 15, 2017) – OPTAGLIO, a provider of advanced security holograms and the global market leader in e-beam lithography, today announced it transformation into a joint-stock company. This change is to support the company’s further growth, attracting investment and possibly also a future entrance of a stock exchange.

 OPTAGLIO was founded in 1994 as Czech Holography, s.r.o. The company is now among key global players in security holograms and has no competition in some solution segments such as microholograms. OPTAGLIO’s holograms are preferred especially in the markets where a very strong anti-counterfeit protection is mission critical issue: ID cards, passports, banknotes, securities and luxury brands. They are used in more than 50 countries around the world. During last several years, OPTAGLIO has significantly strengthened its position in fast-growing Indian and southeast Asia markets and has built a very strong position in passports and tax stamps. 

Full version of press release is available here.

2017-03-06 09:23:20

Interest in "document´s fingerprint" is growing

OPTAGLIO today announced several new negotiated contracts on its new product, OPTAGLIO OVImage which fully protects against counterfeiting and also enables to identify a particular document. The document can be identified even if it has been tampered.

 Security holograms are generally accepted as the strongest available anti-counterfeit protection measure. Imitation of advanced security holograms is impossible or close to impossible. However, the holograms offer no tools for particular documents identification. This limitation is based on the very basic principle of hologram production (mass production using the same master).

 In spite of this, OPTAGLIO’s researchers found a holographic solution for particular documents identification. It is based on microholograms, extremely small metallic particles of regular shape with a holographic surface. Seen by a naked eye, microholograms look as metallic dust. Under higher resolution, a complete hologram can be found on each “grain”. OPTAGLIO has invented microholograms and has patented them.

 OPTAGLIO OVImage product is based on random scattering of microholograms into a defined area of protected document such as ID card, passport, banknote, tax stamp etc. Microholograms are hot stamped on paper or sealed into plastic. Afterward, distribution of microholograms on a particular document is recorded into a database to enable identification of the document in future.

 “Once a document has been created, even we in OPTAGLIO cannot imitate it,” explains Igor Jermolajev, the research manager in OPTAGLIO.  “Anti-counterfeit protection is normally based on reliable recognition of a protective element. With OPTAGLIO OVImage you can go even further. You can exactly identify from what passport was removed the abused element. You can say when the passport was issued, who was its holder, if its stealing was correctly reported etc.”

Personal documents have their serial numbers but the falsifiers can tamper them. Identification based on an element that cannot be imitated thus brings a radical improvement in protection and forensic. This improvement is critical because weak points in document protection are often targeted by criminals and terrorist groups and because distrust towards some documents can impact their respectable owners.

 We are delighted to say that reaction of the market confirms strong interested in very advanced anti-counterfeit solutions. Security issues prevent us from announcing particular clients and contracts but the import thing is that several countries will be able to identify particular documents in the near future,” said the technical manager in OPTAGLIO Libor Šustr. 

2017-02-06 14:06:02

Entire Moon on a space of a post stamp

 

Optaglio announced it has created a holographic map of the Moon on the space of only 5x5 centimeters. All craters, sees and other impart places, including locations of expedition landings, are depicted in detail. For viewing this Moon map, you need a microscope. 
Creating this micromap, the company worked under 500 000 DPI resolution. Optaglio, the global leader in e-beam lithography, now can go up to 2,5 million DPI, which cannot be followed by anybody else. It is thus enabled to apply unique visual effects and to produce hologram, which are uncopiable simply because nobody else work under the same resolution.
In past, Optaglio had introduced roadmap of the Czech Republic, including street names, on the space of 4x2 centimeters. 

Optaglio announced it has created a holographic map of the Moon on the space of only 5x5 centimeters. All craters, sees and other impart places, including locations of expedition landings, are depicted in detail. For viewing this Moon map, you need a microscope.

 

Creating this micromap, the company worked under 500 000 DPI resolution. Optaglio, the global leader in e-beam lithography, now can go up to 2,5 million DPI, which cannot be followed by anybody else. It is thus enabled to apply unique visual effects and to produce hologram, which are uncopiable simply because nobody else work under the same resolution.

In past, Optaglio had introduced roadmap of the Czech Republic, including street names, on the space of 4x2 centimeters. 

2015-11-13 14:33:18

Cartes secure connexions

Optaglio will be actively taking part as exhibitor under the Stand 4G4G054 at the largest global event bringing together the key decision makers from around the world from the payments, identification and mobility ecosystem.
This year’s CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is expected to be with 400+ exhibitors and 20000+ attendees. The event gathers 3000 CEOs & General Managers, 675 financial institutions out of which 260 banks, 750 system integrators, 625 card manufacturers, 155 governmental bodies from 50 countries and 180 telecom operators.
Since 30 years, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS has been the world’s leading secure-connections trade event at the intersection of finance, mobile, retail, government, identity and access, telecommunications, transportation and data security sectors. 

Optaglio will be actively taking part as exhibitor under the Stand 4G 054 at the largest global event bringing together the key decision makers from around the world from the payments, identification and mobility ecosystem.

This year’s CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is expected to be with 400+ exhibitors and 20000+ attendees. The event gathers 3000 CEOs & General Managers, 675 financial institutions out of which 260 banks, 750 system integrators, 625 card manufacturers, 155 governmental bodies from 50 countries and 180 telecom operators.

Since 30 years, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS has been the world’s leading secure-connections trade event at the intersection of finance, mobile, retail, government, identity and access, telecommunications, transportation and data security sectors.