Snowfish® Counterfeit Analysis

Ultimate tool for Counterfeit Analysis of banknotes - Official Launch at Anti Counterfeit & Currency Expo, Las Vegas, November 2018

IGT and PNO Global co-operate in the production, sales and services of the range of ‘Snowfish® products. Mr. Tom Buitelaar, former Dutch National Bank (DNB) and European Central Bank (ECB) employee, invented the ‘Snowfish®.

The Snowfish CA is developed to analyse counterfeit banknotes and to provide input for a database.

  • Detailed analyses of counterfeited banknote
  • Unique database for statistical analyses
  • The results of the analysis lead to unique and specific detailed information of origin and production methods and this contributes to the tracing of counterfeiters.
  • Practical size and ease of operation that make it possible to use the Snowfish® CA at regional locations like police stations.
  • Image of complete note in RGB per side
  • Images in reflection in up to 10 wave-lengths
  • Image of IR reflection in at least two wave-lengths
  • Images in transmission in IR
  • Images in UV-A wave-length plus UV-B or UV-C wave-length
  • Images in (semi) 3D
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  • Height & width
  • Separate landscape per print technology
  • Substrate analysis (in 3D)
  • L*A*B* measurement of paper white
  • Watermark analysis
  • Transparent window analysis
  • Coloured UV-fibre presence, counted, size, location
  • Thread analysis (presence, magnetism, de-metallisation, optical changes)
  • Foil analysis (patch, thread, registration)
  • OVMI analysis
  • Magnetism detection
  • Intaglio presence (in 3D)
  • Tactile pattern detection
  • OCR number registration
  • Microprint analysis
  • Half-tone print analysis
  • De-inking
  • Gloss profile measurement
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  • PNO Global has 20 years of experience in sorting banknotes and optimizing sorting quality and efficiency in a central bank environment.
  • PNO Global knows your environment and can support you in realizing a good quality and cost efficient sorting output.
  • IGT is a well known and respected manufacturer of a range of testing tools for the Currency Industry.
  • IGT stands for quality, reliability and continuity.
  • Warranty and service are executed by IGT.