In the middle of last year Jura has expanded its territory. Previously we acquired the neighbouring plot and completely renovated the building on it. Since then, we have been working in the beautiful new house as well, keeping the well-known headquarters in use. Please find a photo below from the snowy wintertime of 2018!
Late results from 2017
2017 brought some further success for Jura, as a provider of high security features for travel documents.
Jura became a subcontractor of the awarded prime-contractors for the next generation eID card and passports of Hong Kong. Same for the new passports of Finland, Norway and Portugal.
Jura continued to enhance the famous and popular IPI security feature. There has been a major progress in the reading and verification of IPI by Android-smart phones.
2018 is expected to welcome a couple of further new countries having Jura security features in their documents.
Happy Holidays 2017!
Jura wishes you Happy Holidays and a very happy and prosperous New Year!Jura will be closed from December 22 to January 2, the first working day is January 3. We look forward to working with you in 2018.
Cash Matters – a new video for a Pro-Cash Movement. For additional info visit www.cashmatters.org
Jura’s LetterScreen++® is patented
Press Release – Jura JSP GmbH introduced the original LetterScreen feature in 2000. It has been an attractive and secure ghost-image for Level-1 verification of passports. The portrait of the applicant was built up from personalized horizontal microtext lines. LetterScreen directly linked the portrait to the owner & document itself. The authentication necessitated a magnifier to compare the text in the LetterScreen to the readable personal data, or to the data on the screen, when OCR lines are read. Recently, Jura made some further development and created LetterScreen++®. The new machine-readable LetterScreen++® is verified automatically by passport readers. Each LetterScreen++® image is created along a unique wave-structure, created with a special algorithm based on personal data of the document holder. The personalized text lines fill the entire image. Slight differences in character size and thickness clearly showed the portrait. The Jura LetterScreen++® Verification Software Module re-generates the required waves (from the personal data) and matches the waves with the waves scanned by the passport reader. If the two wave-pattern match: a green light shows that the document is authentic. The red light shows that the LetterScreen++® image has been forged or manipulated. 'We expect that the newly patented feature (US Patent No : US 9.652.814 B2, May 16, 2017) helps Jura to have more and more new-generation passports carry this attractive and affordable feature', says Janos Friss, the sales director of the Jura Group. 'The current number of LetterScreen-protected documents is 11 and we are to double this within a reasonable time.'
In cooperation with Keesing Technologies, Jura offers an intensive workshop. This workshop has a duration of 30 hours, spread over 5 days. Our aim is to make the participants aware of the role, meaning, limits and advantages of a wide range of security features. During the workshop, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to verify ID documents effectively. Furthermore, the course promotes new ideas about developing efficient methods and knowhow for daily document checking.
Learning outcomes of the Security Document IDentification Workshop
By the end of the course participants are able to:
Distinguish various printing technologies and techniques
Identify different forgery methods
Understand the importance of security features
Make suggestions for effective improvements of security documents
Differentiate between document reading and document verification
Authenticate ID documents
Establish whether the person presenting the ID document is its rightful holder
The full course program is available in the Workshop Brochure on Keesing's website. Please, click here.
For more information about the Workshop and how you can register contact Keesing directly, clicking here.
Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. The objective of Keesing Technologies is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. Keesing serves more than 6,000 organisations, including government agencies, security printers, temporary employment agencies, insurance companies, banks, telecom providers, solicitors and airlines. Keesing has offices in The Netherlands, France, and the USA, and collaborates with distributors, strategic partners and agents all over the world.
The new International Currency Association (ICA)
Currency Industry Launches New Trade Association
Paris, April 11, 2016 – The currency industry has launched a new trade association today, the International Currency Association (ICA). The ICA is a not-for-profit organisation representing all suppliers of currency as well as all suppliers of products, technologies, Cash-in-Transit services and equipment used in the design, production, handling, and circulation of currency worldwide.
The new industry association will work to support and promote currencies worldwide, provide a framework that fosters innovation in the currency industry and work alongside other bodies to support business being conducted to the highest ethical standards.
“Currency is the most financially inclusive and secure of all payment types. It accounts for 85% of transactions worldwide, and the amount of currency in circulation continues to grow year on year by approximately 5%. There is a debate taking place around financial inclusion and the role emerging technologies can play. Until now, there has not been a single voice for the currency industry in this debate. The ICA will provide that voice, In addition, the ICA will identify and prioritise research and best practice sharing in order to drive the constant innovation needed to maintain and enhance the integrity of currency as a key payment mechanism ” stated Ralf Wintergerst of Giesecke & Devrient.
“The new association will support its members in building and in connecting a global community. The ICA will provide both virtual and real platforms for networking and for exchanging know-how and expertise’ he added.
Following the launch, the ICA is now inviting all industry participants to join, in order to promote the benefits of cash as an essential component of a modern payment landscape and further the core goals of innovation and best practice across the industry.
For more information about the ICA, please visit: www.currencyassociation.org. For media enquiries, contact Robin Mackenzie (De La Rue) on +44 (0)7469 378608
New website and company image
Jura has renewed its website and image. From October 2015 this new website is in effect together with the new company logo, shown here: