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: GonioLabs engaged in PhD course

Optical Document Security the biannual Conference on Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques focuses on technical and scientific developments in optical security for valuable documents and products. Some of the most significant developments in banknote and identity document security and production technology in recent years have been first described in public at these conferences.

GonioLabs will present a paper - take the opportunity to meet us at this occation.

Lindstrand M., Forensic DOVID reader, bridging 1st, 2nd and 3rd line inspection GonioLabs’ DOVID Reader (GDR) provides a spatially resolved trichromatic goniophotometric characterization. The present work discusses how the GDR quantifies optical features and differences between them (defects), as appreciated by perceptual evaluation. GDR Advantages are a) evaluating different DOVID suppliers, b) gaining more detailed understanding of deterioration due to circulation, c) forensic evaluation of different groups of counterfeits potentially originating from the same production equipment.

Optical Document Security 2010, San Francisco, California 20-22 January 2010

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

Euro-Atlantic Stakeholder Conference, Stockholm, Sweden on 1-2 October 2009, organised by The Swedish governmental agency "Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency" (MSB) in cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate was part of a bilateral agreement between US and Sweden on cooperation in science and technology for homeland security matters. See http://www.easc09.se.

Lindstrand, M., A Novel Security Hologram General Purpose Optical Scanner
Diffractive Optically Variable Image Devices (DOVIDs), or "security holograms", is increasingly often a vital component of security documents e.g. passport documents. Despite being a cornerstone security component, the DOVIDs lack one important feature: a meaningful characterization. As DOVIDs are primarily used to facilitate first line (human) inspection, the principal components of a meaningful characterization would ideally include the principal components gained by visual perception. Unfortunately instruments have been unable to capture the perceptually important characteristics of DOVIDs.
The recent development of a new DOVID general purpose scanner by gonioLabs of Sweden effectively reduces this shortcoming. The gonioLabs' DOVID Reader (GDR) is based on a spatially, angularly and chromatically resolved high dynamic range of reflectance measurement principle. The GDR is able to in detail and quantitatively capture the perceptually most important characteristics of DOVIDs. The close link between the principal components of information gained by the GDR and the ditto gained by visual perception motivates the GDR to be of unique relevance for the mutually significant first, second and third line inspection modes.

The ability to perceptually relevant characterization of DOVIDs opens the door to technology-neutral product standards, facilitates unambiguous forensic communication, and greatly enhances detailed visual inspection. In short: improved security.
See http://www.easc09.se/abstracts, 2 October 11.15-12.15, session ”Technology for critical infrastructure protection”

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

In September 2009, Mikael Lindstrand gave lectures in optical document security, as part of the PhD course “Packaging as an Interactive and Communicating Service Product”, at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

See further the course description, FPIRC @ KTH, Royal Institute of Technology 

See also the course schedule

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

The novel scanner developed by gonioLabs is recognized by the Swedish technology magazine “Metro Teknik”

Metro Teknik,18 March 2009. [In Swedish]

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

GonioLabs’ services described in Journal of Document & Identity, an authoritative magazine for professionals active in the document security and identity verification sectors.

Lindstrand M Towards a technology-neutral standard - Novel DOVID reader paves the way to DOVID standard

Despite their critical contribution to document security, Diffractive Optically Variable Image Devices (DOVIDs) lack one important feature: it is impossible to characterize them in a meaningful manner. As DOVIDs are primarily used to facilitate first line (human) inspection, a meaningful characterization must resemble the information gained by visual perception. Unfortunately instruments are unable to capture the perceptually important characteristics of DOVIDs. The recent development of a new DOVID scanner by gonioLabs of Sweden effectively reduces this shortcoming. Moreover, the ability to characterise DOVIDs in detail opens the door to a technology-neutral standard, facilitates unambiguous forensic communication, and greatly enhances detailed visual inspection. In short: improved security.

Reference to the full article: Lindstrand, M. “Towards a technology-neutral standard - Novel DOVID reader paves the way to DOVID standard”, Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity, (27):21-25 (2008). Journal order page

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

GonioLabs’ services and its potential described in the authoritative security document newsletter Holography News

At the 2008 Optical Document Security conference in San Francisco in January, Mikael Lindstrand of gonioLabs (Sweden) unveiled the company’s scanning equipment in his presentation entitled “Spatially and Angularly Resolved High Dynamic Range Reflectance Measurements for Forensic Document Inspection”, which provided a detailed graphical description of the optical characteristics of DOVIDs. In this article, conference chairman Rudolf van Renesse reviews the system and its potential applications.

Reference to the full article: Van Renesse, R. “GonioLabs' Novel DOVID Reader”, Holography News, 22(4), 4-5, 2008. Holography News

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

GonioLabs at SPCI 2008 – World Pulp & Paper Week May 27 – 29 Stockholm

GonioLabs will take part in the exhibition “Innovation Theatre”, which will look at future research visions within the Pulp & Paper Industry.

Take the opportunity to meet gonioLabs at this occation.
http://www.spci2008.com/

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

Mikael Lindstrand at gonioLabs receives scholarship from the Swedish research foundation KAMI.

- The scholarship opens new possibilities for me to continue my strive for the Docorate in Technology, and I am both honored and grateful to KAMI for giving me this opportunity.

The evaluation of the applications was conducted by the Global CONNECT’s partner in Sweden. The CONNECT membership network links individuals and organizations committed to building international technology-based enterprises.

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

Meet gonioLabs at the Packaging Mid Sweden Exhibition

GonioLabs will participate in an exhibition arranged by Packaging Mid Sweden, on the 29th January 2008, 4 – 7 pm, Sundsvall City Hall, Sweden.

Delegates will besides the Packaging Industry also include Research Institutes, Universities, Nutek – the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) and ISA (Invest in Sweden Agency) representatives from China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand

Meet gonioLabs at Optical Document Security – Counterfeit Deterrence

GonioLabs will present a paper (see titel and link below) and attend a table-top exhibition. Take the opportunity to meet gonioLabs at this occation.

Lindstrand M. Spatially and Angularly Resolved High Dynamic Range Reflectance Measurements for Forensic Document Inspection.

Optical Document Security 2008, San Francisco, California 23-25 January 2008

Posted    by  Mikael Lindstrand