Development of Mass Production Technology for manufacturing Highly-secure Holograms for Storing Unique Identification Codes by SONY
Sales of counterfeit products as well as imitations is a fact of life, it ranges form credit cards to ID cards as well as bank notes , smart cards and authentication stickers which violates intellectual property, not to mention the irrecoverable damages to the merchant as well as other related industries. The current method to counter this treat is the introduction of holographic images, which is usually printed on these items. The conventional Lippmann holograms were mass produced through contact copy , where the master forms of these holograms were optically replicated, allowing for the simple mass production of identical holograms, however, it does not allow for the mass production of holograms containing individually variable information. To overcome this issue, Sony Disc and Digital Solutions (SDAD) has developed a new mass production technology capable of adding an additional layer of security to Lippmann holograms by recording individually distinct identification codes.
SDAD will mass produce Lippmann holograms with up to 21 encrypted digits all in a single hologram. Through this process, SDAD will use master forms of holograms which are made by holographic stereogram technology with digital image processing capable of recording more than one hundred images onto a single hologram sheet, storing such things as flying logos (three-dimensional computer graphics) and moving animation. The new technology will display smooth three dimensional motion pictures horizontally and numerical codes vertically, making the newly featured holograms extremely difficult to replicate. The SDAD is planning to operate an authentication server to identify individually coded holograms, while exploring new business opportunities for CRM as well as “Trace-and-Track” services.