While ultra-violet responsive features such as fibres, inks and specific content have been used for some time to make secure documents difficult to counterfeit, the fragile UV tube traditionally used to detect them is too dim to enable them to be seen in broad daylight or under normal office lighting.
To address this, Rogue DNA has introduced a range of unique high-powered LED-based UV lights. Illuminating power is around five to thirty times that of a conventional UV lamp, so UV features in a document can be easily seen in broad daylight or bright lighting.
A key feature of the Highlighter is that it need take no desk space at all Ė it can be attached to the underside of a computer screen, cash drawer, counter, etc. Where space is at an absolute premium, for example in a vehicle, it can be fitted under the dashboard. If UV images are included in the document, these images will also be clearly visible.
Rogue DNA UV Cube
Four models are available. The first is a bar which incorporates two LEDs. These are generally either UV (365nm) and white or UV and near-IR (940nm). These are powered through a 5v USB2 port, 12v car socket, rechargeable battery pack, or 110/220v power supply. The other three models are based on a UV Cube which is approximately double the luminosity of the bar. The Cube is available either as a single unit or in an array of two or three Cubes, with the Triple Cube offering around 30 times the luminosity of a traditional UV lamp. The arrays are generally employed for forensic use and can be mounted on a tripod and bracket, enabling them to be used hands-free.
Rogue DNA UV Highlighters require no training to install or use.
These include currency authentication at banks, retail outlets, casinos, and sports stadiums, as well as aiding the verification of secure documents such as passports, driverís licenses, ID cards, passes, credit cards, etc. The bars have already been installed in police cars. They can also be integrated into printers such as passport and visa printers to confirm that any UV content has been printed correctly.