BANKNOTE SECURITY FEATURES
Spectra’s sophisticated technological capabilities allow us to invent, develop, and manufacture integrated solutions comprised of systems of taggant materials and sensor equipment to authenticate banknotes at high speed.
LEVEL I AUTHENTICATION
Providing unique overt, luminescent visual effects, including gas sensitive materials that fluoresce under UV illumination when a gas is introduced to a substrate which contains the material.
Our materials are designed to meet the industry’s requirements of chemical and physical hazard resistance.
LEVEL II AUTHENTICATION
Designed to provide the public with a smartphone-based solution to examine banknotes for authenticity, as well as a denomination for the sight impaired, our TruNote™ technology is comprised of a physical material for reliable detection and software algorithms running on secure servers for quick response to the user.
LEVEL III AUTHENTICATION
Implemented by 20 central banks, including two G7 banks, our covert materials, high-speed authentication sensor systems, and quality control systems provide the highest level of banknote security worldwide.
As central banks increasingly transition to polymer banknotes, Spectra Systems’ Fusion™ polymer substrate with embedded level III material protects against counterfeiters who have easy access to commercially available polymer films. Fusion is delivered to banknote printing facilities in print-ready sheet form to the specifications of the central bank. Finished banknotes printed on Fusion substrate can be authenticated on a single note detector, or at high speeds on the industry’s fastest banknote sorting systems.