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Fujitsu Frontech Develops “BV100” Bill Validator That Can Simultaneously Validate 256 Denominations – a World's Best – in High-speed Handling of 15 Banknotes per Second

Fujitsu Frontech Limited (hereinafter, FTEC) today announced the development and commercial release of the "BV100" bill validator with a feature capable of controlling the dispensing and depositing of banknotes by serial number. The technology of the feature is based on the concept of "Do not dispense or deposit any counterfeit notes." The BV100 helps users minimize the probability of finding counterfeit notes in their transactions with currency handling equipment.

In addition, the BV100 achieves a world's best by simultaneously validating 256 denominations, with high-speed handling of 15 banknotes per second.

FTEC will equip currency handling products (GBRU/GBNA) with the BV100 and promote them around the world.

April 28, 2011

Business potential

新紙幣鑑別ユニット「BV100」

In various regions around the world Central Banks regulates currency handling equipment with a banknote deposit function. The equipment must have banknote authentication devices to detect counterfeit notes in order to conform to the regulation.

However, with the increasing number of highly deceptive counterfeit notes in the world, the devices must have much greater accuracy of authentication. With this rising market need, even currency handling equipment that only dispenses banknotes is also expected to have banknote authentication devices, authenticating banknotes before dispensing them so as not to circulate counterfeit notes.

FTEC has released the BV100 equipped with the following four state-of-the-art technologies.

Outline of the technologies

  1. Counterfeit note detection and deposit and dispensing control by comparing banknote serial numbers
  2. Simultaneous validation of 256 denominations, a world's best
  3. New sensors and new image-processing algorithm(*1), achieving significantly better banknote authentication
  4. Quick tracing of banknote handling problems through the recording of banknote serial numbers as scanned image data through all transactions

Features

  1. Simultaneous validation of 256 denominations, a world's best
    In worldwide markets, ATMs are sometimes expected to handle denominations of currencies from multiple nations. The BV100's capacity to simultaneously validate banknotes has been improved from 80 denominations to 256 denominations, handling the most denominations in the world.
  2. New sensors and new image-processing algorithm, achieving significantly better banknote authentication
    All the new sensors, such as the optical and magnetic sensors, are configured as inline sensors(*2). In particular, the high-performance optical sensor detects over 10 kinds of wavelength simultaneously.
    The new image-processing algorithm achieves greater accuracy in banknote and counterfeit note authentication, with high-speed handling of 15 banknotes per second.
  3. Quick tracing of banknote handling problems through the recording of banknote serial numbers as scanned image data through all transactions
    The BV100 scans banknote serial numbers through all transactions and stores the image data in different text and image formats. With the banknote information recorded as scanned image data, transaction information can be traced to determine when each banknote was handled.
  4. Counterfeit note detection and deposit and dispensing control by comparing banknote serial numbers
    The BV100 can register up to 500 records of designated banknote serial numbers in a database and compare serial numbers against the database through all transactions. Once the unit finds a counterfeit note, the withdrawal, retracting, alarm and other routine procedures can be completed according to predetermined settings.
    In ATMs with only the dispensing function, the BV100 can drastically reduce the pre-authentication process before the replenishing of banknotes in the ATMs.
    This counterfeit detection by comparing banknote serial numbers is the world's first such function.

*1 The new image-processing algorithm executes advanced image-processing on converted image data from banknotes and drastically improves accuracy in banknote authentication.
*2 In the image scanning technology, the inline sensors are positioned in a line for reading each transported banknote to authenticate the banknote as a whole from pieces of an image.

About Fujitsu Frontech

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/frontech/en/


Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 28 April, 2011
Company: Fujitsu Frontech Limited

Contacts

Fujitsu Frontech Limited
Global Business Development Department
Inquiry : http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/frontech/en/contact/