InkSure and Demax take IHMA award
InkSure Technologies in conjunction with Demax-Holograms has been commended by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) for the Best Applied Security Product of 2011.
The two firms received the commendation for their joint offering, supplying machine-readable holograms for the Bulgarian Road Infrastructure Agency’s vignette (window sticker).
The hologram in the vignette is read using invisible chemical markers known as taggants. According to InkSure, using taggant technology to read documents through car windows was previously thought impossible. The product is a technological breakthrough for machine readable taggant technology, nano technology and holography. It says using taggant technology to make holograms machine-readable through car windshields provides a cheaper alternative to the current RFID - based offerings in the market.
“InkSure is pleased to provide governments with a solution to improve motor vehicle regulation and ensure that all revenues are collected from the issuing of car window documents,” says Tal Gilat, president & CEO of InkSure. “Car window documents issued by governments are counterfeited regularly which not only deprives governments of revenues, it also puts the public in danger.”
Valentin Monovsky, CEO of Demax says: “Holograms are an important component of the anti-counterfeiting security used in Bulgaria’s vignettes. We are proud to be working with InkSure to enhance this security offering.”