New Polycarbonate Film Solution with Integrated Hologram Provides Increased Security and Simplified Manufacturing for Makers of Identity Documents
Milpitas, Calif. and Stockholm, Sweden, May 13, 2009 – JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) today introduced HoloFuseTMpolycarbonate film, a new highly integrated product that helps protect government- issued identity documents such as passports, national identity documents and driver’s licenses against counterfeiting and tampering.
HoloFuse is the first solution that includes a hologram that is integrated into a polycarbonate film without the use of adhesives. This film in turn becomes the clear outer layer of identity documents, helping to reduce the ability of counterfeiters to separate card layers and tamper with their security. In addition, providing an integrated solution simplifies the manufacturing process for card and identity document makers.
The partially transparent and customized hologram within the polycarbonate film includes overt, covert and forensic security features that make it difficult to reproduce. JDSU’s patented technology also better preserves the hologram, making it brighter and easier to identify.
The risks associated with an individual using an altered identity document can include gaining illegitimate access to secure military facilities, qualifying for government benefits, defrauding credit companies or making illegal purchases of firearms or alcohol.
"The new HoloFuse product is based on JDSU's years of expertise in optical science and provides a whole new way to protect the integrity of high security identity documents, while simplifying the manufacturing process for card makers," said Garth Zambory, Document Authentication product manager for the Advanced Optical Technologies business segment at JDSU.
The polycarbonate material is also more environmentally friendly than plastics typically used for the creation of cards such as PET or PVC.
JDSU has filed a patent for the new solution and expects to be shipping it in volume during the second half of calendar year 2009.
To see a sample of the new solution, please visit JDSU booth #86 during the Intergraf Conference in Stockholm, Sweden from May 13 – 15 at the Stockholm International Fairs center. For more event information, please go to: http://www.intergraf.eu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Security_Printers_Conference.
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at http://www.jdsu.com/.
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