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Payne Security awarded Queen's Award for Enterprise

Published on: 31st August 2011

Payne Security has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its covert product authentication system.

DCA has worked closely with Payne Security over several years to help develop the hardware and software for the optical design used by this new security technology which delivers a robust and cost-effective means of differentiating between genuine and illicit products or documents.

We have carried out the design and development of a number of different reader versions based on the customer's covert taggent authentication technology in which an invisible chemical marker is incorporated into the inks and lacquers used to print product packaging. The most recent of these is a handheld reader that forms part of the anti-counterfeiting solution selected by one of the ten largest wine producers in the US to protect its finest high-value wine range, retailing at over $150 a bottle.