Nanotech Security Provides Technology to Authenticate Admission Tickets at UEFA EURO 2016® Football Championship
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – April 7, 2016 – Nanotech Security Corp. (TSXV: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF), today announced it has provided authentication and brand-protection technology for admission tickets to the UEFA Euro 2016® Football Championship. The prestigious sporting event is being held in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016.
Nanotech’s KolourOptik® technology was chosen for admission tickets, due to its intense high definition (iHD) full colour imaging capabilities and anti-counterfeiting security features – replacing older hologram technology used at past events. KolourOptik® technology accurately controls the wavelengths of light at nano-scale, producing an ultra-high resolution image that can only be seen from specifically engineered viewing angles. For an example of the image used on the UEFA Euro 2016® admission tickets see the UEFA website: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=2347529.html.
Billions of Holes Create Intense High Definition (iHD) Image
Nanotech’s engineers used a complex mathematical algorithm and advanced manufacturing technologies to accurately embed over two billion nano-sized holes on each UEFA Euro 2016® admission ticket produced. Only using the reflection of light and no ink, the nano-sized holes create the famous event mascot “Super Victor” in a photonic intense high resolution image. Together with other ticket features, KolourOptik® brand-authentication technology helps secure the authenticity of each ticket and protects against ticket fraud.
Nanotech CEO Doug Blakeway said, “The Super Victor image demonstrates the extensive commercial application of our KolourOptik® technology, which provides a more secure, vivid image for authenticity and branding purposes than any other commercial technology. This advanced authentication feature will be instantly recognizable while adding to the visual aesthetics of the ticket. Nanotech’s KolourOptik® technology creates intense, high-definition images that exhibit unmatched colour, brightness and definition.”
KolourOptik® Technology Provides Unsurpassed Visual Security Features
Nanotech Security’s technology was developed for use in the banknote and security documents industry to counter ever-advancing threats from modern scanning, photocopying or photography based counterfeiting techniques. Today KolourOptik® technology can be applied to consumer and industrial goods on various surfaces including paper, foil, metal, plastics, glass and textiles. It complements tamper-evidence technologies and modern mass serialization and other advanced track-and-trace solutions.
The patented arrays of nano-holes can create fully customizable images that help easily authenticate merchandize as original. Mr. Blakeway added, “In the fight against growing threats to brand authenticity, product falsification and grey-market trade, KolourOptik® technology has established a new benchmark for overt authentication.” Due to the confidential nature of the contract, specific financial details cannot be disclosed.
UEFA EURO 2016® and the Super Victor logo are registered trademarks of the Union des Associations Européennes de Football.
About Nanotech Security
Nanotech Security Corp. is a leading innovator in the design and production of advanced security products and law enforcement solutions. Nanotech’s KolourOptik® and Plasmogram™ products are nanotechnology-based product platforms originally inspired by the unique optical properties of the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly. The company’s security products produce intense, high definition optical variable images and colour shift optical thin films. Activated by a simple tilt or rotation, with higher resolutions than the best LED-displays, they are ideal for authentication of currency, passports, identification cards, and help easily distinguish quality goods from counterfeits.
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