C-DITCenter for Development of Imaging Technology (Kerala, India)
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The department will seek C-DIT's aid for the preparation and installation of HRP.
Reminiscing on the war room-like operations of C-DIT at the height of the floods, P.V.
A particularly encouraging feature were the efforts of a team of youth from C-DIT, private companies and individual professionals who contributed their might to putting up the payments gateway for donations, with one of them who is fighting leukaemia working through several nights with the rest of his colleagues.
C-DIT has adapted biometrie pattern recognition and comparison systems to surface relief holograms.
The C-DIT method captures the 3D profile of the hologram, then converts it to a manageable 2D grayscale image, then further processes it to a black and white image.
C-DIT designed and has been producing the Kerala tax stamp since 2002 (which was commended in the 2013 Tax Stamp Awards), and the specification for the new tax stamp comprises elements first proposed by the Centre, but now claims it has been side-lined from the process by the state excise department (as reported in the Times of India).
According to the Times of India, a majority of these members favour including C-DIT in the tender process, but so far it is still excluded, for reasons that remain a mystery, especially given the success of its tax stamp in increasing liquor tax revenues.
This is a local hologram manufacturer set up by Dr Ajith Kumar, who formerly ran C-DIT's hologram department and was responsible for setting up its tax stamp production (see HN Vol 20 No 9).
At C-DIT, Kumar has worked on security holograms, where developments included encodable machine-readable polymer holograms (see HN Vol 19, No 11).
Holo-pack * Holo-print in Shenzhen is the most successful yet; De La Rue Holographics develops its own version of holographic magnetic stripes; IHMA recognises Eastern Europe as a separate area as membership reaches record levels; upward trend in sales and profits as companies report third quarter results; the successful outcome of the hologram-based authentication programme for the 2004 Olympics is reported; Spatial Imaging expands its Lightgate range of origination systems; the SilverCross colour hologram emulsion project receives EU funding; Idvac develops gold coatings; C-DIT reveals details of its photopolymer serialisation project.
Under the direction of Dr Ajith Kumar, the optical division of C-DIT has been producing embossed hologram tax banderols for the government of Kerala for several years, which are laser printed with a serial number.