I MICRO OPTICS
MOTION™ is a new entrant in the field of optical security technology and represents the first micro-optic based material ever used in banknotes. MOTION images appear to move in a fascinating and counter-intuitive way, as if floating on a liquid surface. This striking effect is caused by a micro-lens array interacting with a pre-programmed image array. The lens array causes the striking image effects that are both novel and unique, immediately capturing the public’s attention and fascination. The magnified images move in response to changes in the viewing angle, making the MOTION features simple to recognize according to the look-and-tilt practices that the public has become familiar with. MOTION is not dependent on a point-source of light and remains functional under very dull illumination.
The limits of this new field of optics are only now being fully explored and MOTION is destined to be the first in a family of materials and effects dependent on the interplay between micro lenses and micro images.
In 2009 CRANE CURRENCY acquired control of MOTION by acquiring the company who developed the original technology. Today MOTION technology is entirely owned and controlled by CRANE CURRENCY enabling us to guarantee absolute supply chain integrity and non-proliferation into undesirable markets. The new company, CRANE MICRO OPTIC SOLUTIONS, is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.