Regula has announced that its compact video spectral comparator Regula 4306 has been relaunched with new features for document verification.
The company highlights that the new features enhance document examination capabilities to reveal the use of counterfeits and forgeries and fight identity fraud even more effectively.
The update of the Regula 4306 is centered around light sources for thorough document examination, including relief and various security features, especially those invisible to the naked eye.
The redesigned device includes a new light source for the analysis of anti-Stokes luminescence, as well as the possibility to regulate the angle of oblique light, which is vital for certain tasks.
Regula says that anti-Stokes luminescence is a special effect of anti-Stokes inks used in various identity documents and banknotes as a security feature. Such inks glow when exposed to infrared light of high intensity.
Adding a special light source into the Regula 4306 to enable the document verification of anti-Stokes luminescence enhances the capabilities of the device and makes this compact video spectral comparator more powerful, Regula highlights.
Moreover, the new light source for anti-Stokes verification operates in live mode, which means experts are able to find the appropriate security elements, especially the tiniest ones, much faster, since they tend to elude detection in static mode.
The company also says that the revamped oblique light in the Regula 4306 is now manually regulated. This type of light helps forensic experts and document examinators visualize the relief of a document and its security features.
When an expert can regulate the angle of oblique light, the document verification process becomes more precise and efficient.
“Regula 4306 has long been one of our most iconic devices, widely used in forensic laboratories, at border control points and customs, in banks and financial institutions and in many other organizations,” said Alex Lewanowicz, Director of Hardware Engineering at Regula.
“Being equipped with a high-resolution camera, a range of light sources and filters and providing broad opportunities for document examination, including hyperspectral imaging and 3D visualization, this device still has a compact size and appealing price.
“We keep updating and redesigning it since we know it’s in high demand. Throughout the design process, we are driven by our customers’ needs and this update is no exception.”