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OVDs Shine at Global Forums

Optical technologies, including holograms, continue to garner global accolades of , recently winning several awards at different events. From high-security applications to packaging, the technology is once again demonstrating its diverse range and colour in securing the world’s best brands, documents and banknotes.

Free - June 13, 2024 midnight

Holographic Displays Offer a Glimpse of How We Will See the World

Researchers are one step closer to a new era of immersive displays as they use holography to blend the real and virtual worlds that can be viewed through ordinary eyeglasses. This advance, spearheaded by Princeton University researchers and reported on the university website, promises to revolutionise how we experience visual media.

Augmented Reality - June 13, 2024 midnight

Snapshot CHIMERA™ Holographic Portraits

For 60 years, high-energy pulsed lasers have made it possible to create incredibly lifelike portraits of living individuals in just a few nanoseconds. The original transmission master hologram (H1) was then replicated to produce a second reflection hologram (H2) at a 1:1 scale, offering limited full parallax and visible with white light.

Technical Features - June 13, 2024 midnight

New Authentication Contract for De La Rue; Sale on the Cards

De La Rue, a longstanding Microsoft partner, has recently signed a five- year renewal contract to provide authentication products to Microsoft’s OEM, Retail, and Xbox channels. The company has been fulfilling this role for several years. Under the agreement, De La Rue will continue to deliver solutions to Microsoft’s partners worldwide.

Company - June 13, 2024 midnight

Holographic Sustainable Innovations Showcase at LuxePack

Market experts say the demand for sustainable solutions in the US is growing because of regulatory pressures and brands looking to reduce packaging weight while keeping the product secure and aesthetically appealing. Experts see high demand for cold foil in the US market, as the technology enables them to be competitive and deliver good results regarding metallised décor.

Technical Features - June 13, 2024 midnight

A Moon Landing Launch of Nanoswitch™

On 20 July 1969, more than 500 million people worldwide watched the Moon landing, the ‘great leap for mankind’ – a technical feat that opened new horizons for humanity.

Banknotes - June 13, 2024 midnight

Kerala Introduces Hologram for Certificate Attestation

Following the increasing incidence of fake certificate attestation, NoRKA-Roots, the field agency of the Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NoRKA), which acts as an interface between the Non-Residents of Keralites (NoRKs) and the Government of Kerala, has introduced a new hologram-embedded adhesive label for the attestation of certificates of candidates from the Indian state.

Secure Documents - June 13, 2024 midnight

Meta Materials Layoff 80% Workforce, Seeks New Capital or Buyer

Meta Materials, a materials and nanotechnology specialist that acquired the security features company Nanotech Security Corp in 2021, has announced an 80% workforce reduction, citing challenges with liquidity and securing additional financing. It is understood that most of the workforce of over 100 has already been let go.

Company - June 13, 2024 midnight

Improved SLMs Make for Better Holographic Displays

Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs), devices that convert electrical signals into modulated light, enable a range of applications in optical imaging, information processing and communications. Now, improvements in the technology are leading a company based in Leuven, Belgium to new applications in holography.

Technical Features - May 21, 2024 midnight

Hologram Journey with Vehicle Security in India

The Karnataka State Transport Department will enforce hologram- based high-security registration plates (HSRPs) on over 14 million vehicles, starting 1 June 2024, after missing two initial deadlines.

Technical Features - May 21, 2024 midnight

Nitto Announces Strategic Investment in TruLife Optics

Global materials manufacturer Nitto Denko Corp (headquartered in Japan) has announced the acquisition of an undisclosed stake in TruLife Optics (headquartered in the UK), which specialises in the design, prototyping, mass production, and integration of holographic optical elements (HOEs) for wearable augmented reality devices.

Company - May 21, 2024 midnight