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    Banco de México’s New House Note Puts MOTION SURFACE® to the Test

    General Director Alegre described the Bank’s latest innovation, the new Jalisco Printing Works commissioned in 2018 – a model of efficiency and security and a driving force behind future series of Mexican banknotes.

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    Intense Liquid-Kinetic Movement at the Micron Level

    RAPID® Vision – the latest innovative micro-optic security thread for banknotes. Like many technology breakthroughs, Vision benefitted hugely from prior work. In this case by a micro-optics team of designers, software engineers and scientists who were involved with the creation of the very first RAPID security thread launched in 2014.

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    RAPID® Vision Meets High Demand for Intelligent Banknote Security

    Crane Currency today presents RAPID® Vision, a new and innovative micro-optic security thread for banknotes that brings high-contrast color movement to a new level.  

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    The Intelligent Evolution House Note by Crane Currency

    To showcase the new feature and customization process of RAPID® Vision, Crane Currency has produced the “Intelligent Evolution” house note. With a giant Pacific octopus as its portrait, the note speaks to purposive beauty and adaptation.

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    Technology

    How Designing for Movement With RAPID® HD Aims to Revolutionize How the World Checks its Money

    The more the world and technology advance and impact how we pay for things, the more important it is to create banknotes that make use of next-generation technology to keep them functional and secure with designs and features that are appealing and intuitive to the public.

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    The Fusion Between Art and Engineering

    The chance to develop and explore technology attracted Kara Zona, who has been at Crane Currency for five years. She is the Design Team Lead for a small, but growing team of experts creating micro-optic designs using Crane’s award-winning, micro-lens-based security technology.

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    New MOTION SURFACE® Secures It All

    Crane’s MOTION® micro-optics have an unrivalled record of performance in protecting some of the world’s most valuable banknotes – and is scientifically proven to enable banknotes to be authenticated by the public’s untrained eye within a fraction of a second. The new MOTION SURFACE on polymer underscores Crane’s commitment to customer choice.

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    BEMs Speak for the Public

    The ability to recognize very quickly the denominations of banknotes, in just a glance, belies the complexity of the act. Common banknote validators or “bill acceptors” perform the same act of recognition and authentication impressively when one considers these machines, even top performers, cost less than $900 and are expected to reject 100% of forgeries while still accepting 100% of all genuine banknotes

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