Overt technologies are designed to be easily recognizable to the public and difficult for counterfeiters to simulate. These features are generally authenticated visually without the aid of a special device or high level training. Color-shifting technologies are widely used overt authentication technology that provide the first layer of protection against the fraudulent use of a product. For example, color-shifting inks and other printed authentication features can play an important role in overt authentication; because multiple features can be combined into a single device they can deliver a level of complexity that addresses branding, authentication and even covert security all at once.
JDSU’s overt technology platform is built around its expertise in the use of optical and material technologies and its decades of experience in authentication to manage light and color to create unique overt and covert effects that cannot be easily replicated or simulated using conventional technologies. These effects deliver multilayer overt and covert security features. The strength of JDSU’s value proposition is borne out by the range of valuable products and documents that rely on JDSU technology for authentication.