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Holographic Innovations Shine at CES 2024

Each year, the CES conference in Las Vegas unveils cutting-edge holographic technologies, and CES 2024 was no exception. The exhibition, which is probably the most influential tech event of the year, took place 9-12 January, in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Events - February 20, 2024 midnight

IQ Structures Gets Some Help From AI

IQ Structures, a research and manufacturing organisation focused on controlled nanostructures, has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to support its creative staff during the design of its DOVIDs (diffractive optically variable image device).

Technical Features - February 20, 2024 midnight

China Celebrates Year of the Dragon

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) has issued a 20 yuan commemorative legal tender banknote to celebrate 2024’s Lunar Year of the Long (Chinese Dragon), which began on 10 February. 100 million notes have been printed, with purchasers limited to 20 notes each.

Banknotes - February 20, 2024 midnight

Packaging Solutions from India Point to More Sustainable Holography

Uflex is India’s largest multinational working in flexible packaging materials. It is a global polymer science company with a turnover of $1.7 billion, and is one of India’s leading providers of holographic solutions used in brand protection, brand enhancement and anti-counterfeiting across a range of industries.

Free - February 20, 2024 midnight

SIR Webinar Announced

Following the expansion of the secure registry of holographic images and its relaunch as the Security Image Register (SIR) last month, the IHMA has announced it will be holding a webinar focusing on the SIR and its benefits for suppliers and their customers on 17 April.

IHMA - February 20, 2024 midnight

Holography Gives New Depth to Fingerprint Analysis

In a ground-breaking departure from conventional fingerprint analysis, recent research introduces a shift in thinking through the collaboration between Penn State and Prof Partha Banerjee of the University of Dayton.

Technical Features - February 20, 2024 midnight

The Holographic Lecture Theatre

In a previous article covering the use of holography in teaching and education (see The Holographic Classroom, HN June 2023), we followed the technology’s early applications in representing 3D objects to its integration into mixed reality. In this article, we delve deeper into one particular application, AI holographic avatars in the lecture theatre.

Technical Features - February 20, 2024 midnight

VividQ Launches Retina Resolution Holograms

Cambridge-based 3D tech start-up VividQ has announced the launch of real holograms projected through high-performance 4K display hardware. The ability to deliver ‘retina resolution’ type computer- generated holograms means that next-generation VR headsets will be able to offer unparalleled levels of immersion and realism to users.

Virtual Reality - February 20, 2024 midnight

Meta’s New Sustainable Brand Protection Label

Hot from successes in the ‘Best Origination’ and ‘Best in Show’ categories at the recent International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) awards, Meta Materials is bringing its expertise in advanced materials and nanotechnology to the field of brand protection labelling, with its new product – NANO™ protect.

Company - January 17, 2024 midnight

Holograms on Banknotes

In this episode of the Holograms on Banknotes series, we report on the latest issues from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), East Caribbean and Tonga.

Banknotes - January 17, 2024 midnight

Researchers Develop 360-Degree AR Holographic Automotive Display

Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and University College London have developed an advanced augmented reality (AR) holographic system that projects 4K video using LiDAR point clouds, specifically designed for automotive head-up displays.

Augmented Reality - January 17, 2024 midnight

Then and Now – Financial Cards

In this series of articles using source material from historical and current issues of Holography News® (HN), along with a few other contextual sources, I have so far covered the development of commercial holography for use on banknotes, ID cards, head-up displays and the graphics arts industry. This month, I turn my attention to its use on financial cards.

Technical Features - January 17, 2024 midnight

Plasmonic Metasurfaces Produce Print and Holograms Simultaneously

In the realm of optical technology, a new process is emerging that uses ultrathin plasmonic metasurfaces, capable of simultaneously enabling full-colour printing and holography on a centimetre scale. These metasurfaces leverage photonic spin– orbit interactions excited by surface plasmon polaritons (SPP), opening the door to a new era of high-security applications and mass-produced optical devices.

Technical Features - January 17, 2024 midnight

OpSec and Investcorp Europe Acquisition Corp I Secure Investment

OpSec, provider of holographic foils, IP management and brand protection solutions, and Investcorp Europe Acquisition Corp I, a special purpose acquisition company, have announced a strategic investment from SAKATA INX Corporation in the form of unsecured convertible loan notes issued by OpSec.

Company - January 17, 2024 midnight