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                                                                  What is UV Detection?

UV stands for Ultraviolet. UV is the most common type of Counterfeit Detection. Bills are made of 75% Cotton and 25% Linen. The US Federal Reserve adds ultraviolet (UV) ink with fluorescent phosphors to bills that cannot be seen in daylight but are clearly visible under UV light at an exact wavelength of 365 nanometers. If the UV printed images glow when subjected to the UV light, then the banknote is expected to be authentic. UV detectors like the Cassida Instacheck let you place a bill under a bulb emitting UV light at the correct wavelength and visually verify that it contains UV ink markings. In addition to paper currency, UV ink is also used to secure passports, credit cards, traveler's checks, Social Security cards, and casino chips, among many other important documents. Such UV security features are valued because the materials used are highly volatile and can get corrupted quickly when inexperienced counterfeiters use commercially available digital printers and inks to create fakes.


                                                                  What is MG Detection?

MG stands for Magnetic. When the US Federal Reserve prints money, they use ink that contains iron oxide which can be magnetized. Magnetic ink is used as a way to reduce counterfeiting. Every bill has its own magnetic signature that can be read by ATMs, money counters, and even vending machines. The magnetic sensors in Counterfeit Detectors that include magnetic ink detection, search for this magnetic property on the bill. If the magnetic properties in the ink are not detected, the counterfeit detector will flag it as a failed bill that is suspected of being counterfeit.


                                                                 What is MT & MR Detection?

Metal Thread detector (MT) and Magneto-Resistive sensor (MR). The MT detector is used to check certain metallic components (magnetism) on the passing banknotes. MR stands for Magneto-Resistive equipped with a long MR sensor which is an array of 4 MG heads into one. It scans most part of US bills to check for certain magnetic properties for suspect bill detection.


                                                                     What is IR Detection?

IR stands for Infrared. Currencies may be printed with IR inks that either reflect or absorb infrared light. Money counting machines with infrared technology use sensors that detect the presence of both types of IR inks, allowing them to identify legitimate currency by nation and denomination. And weed out the fakes.


                                                                      What is CIS Detection?

CIS (Contact Image Sensor) is a small flatbed scanner built into the bill counter.  The scanner enables the machine to recognize denominations by being able to "see" the bills that are passing by.  It also enables the machine to scan serial numbers if desired.  The CIS technology makes the bill counter much more accurate in regards to recognition of bills and denominations and is preferable over units only equipped with magnetic & infrared sensor recognition.