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DOVIDS for identity.

The penultimate session focussed on the ID sector. Michael van Gestel from Keesing Technologies presented trends in OVDs for passports and ID documents. Between 1990 and 1999 only 31 % of ID documents issued incorporated an OVD, whereas between 2010 and 2016 81% of documents incorporated an OVD. The presenter ended with the question--will OVDs ever become a basic security feature in ICAO Document 9303?

'Embedded DOVIDs: a 'Must Have' Security Feature for Plastic ID Documents' was the paper presented by Hugues Souparis from SURYS. Hugues outlined how polycarbonate ID documents now have a predominant position but cannot fulfil the anti-counterfeiting promise on their own and require embedded DOVIDs.

A number of major countries are now using embedded DOVIDs. Their 'efficiency' will improve as new DOVID technologies are adopted.

The final paper of the session was from Stanislovas Zacharovas of Geola, who showed that embossed holograms containing deep 3D images can be used as public security features. The 3D images are created using direct write digital holograms and image matrix and/or dot-matrix to produce deep 3D images with optical security features.

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Publication:Holography News
Date:Dec 1, 2016
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