Regula is the first to cover every country and area with it

RESTON, Va., May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Regula’s digital collections containing specimens of identity and vehicle documents, as well as banknotes and coins, known as the Information Reference System (IRS), have recently received a major update. With the addition of Liberia’s passport, this system is now the only one in the world that fully covers all countries and territories. In total, Regula’s IRS contains detailed descriptions and more than 337,000 images of more than 12,000 unique document specimens from 225 states, dependent territories and international organizations to aid in their examination.

Regulas Information reference system is designed to assist border control officers, forensic experts, law enforcement authorities, employees of financial organizations and other document examination specialists in examining and verifying the authenticity of a document through manual examination. Regula’s IRS consists of carefully researched samples of passports, ID cards, visas, banknotes, coins, driver’s licenses and vehicle documents from all over the world, providing an indispensable and reliable reference for comparison, even for the rarest documents.

Regula's IRS: a unique collection of ID copies

Capture: Regula makes special efforts to achieve high-resolution capture and accurate description of up to 80 security features in each document in its Information Reference System. Here’s one general view and detailed fragments of a passport of the Republic of Seychelles issued in 2022.

The most detailed and comprehensive database

Since it is impossible for anyone to know all the security features of all identity documents and banknotes currently circulating around the world, Regula makes special efforts to achieve high-resolution inclusion and accurate description of up to 80 security features in each document. his tax authorities.

All images of document pages, as well as close-ups, are captured in perfect laboratory conditions using advanced forensic devices such as the high-resolution photospectral scanner Regulation 8880. This enables an optical resolution of 2400 DPI or higher (for some document areas) in the captured images (the maximum for existing reference systems) to emphasize even the smallest nuances of document security features and their printing techniques. For holograms and other optically variable features, Regula’s IRS includes animated GIFs to show how they change visually.

It is also important that all images are captured in different light sources: white (incident and transmitted), ultraviolet (365, 313, 254 nm), infrared (870 nm) and IR and anti-Stokes luminescence, so that an expert can document under check different lamps thoroughly. In addition, Regula’s IRS is the only database that contains magnetic ink cartridges with images and descriptions.

All more than 337,000 images of document security features have been enhanced with detailed descriptions including information about type, location, printing technique, etc.

Non-stop updates and transparency

Regula’s IRS is constantly updated. Normally it takes about two weeks to research, record and describe a new document before it is added to the collection.

The company’s experts add new documents, banknotes and coins as they come into their possession. In some cases, new versions of documents, such as a US visa or a Korean passport, become part of the IRS before they are officially released.

Regula prevents the duplication of identical IDs for a specific country and its dependent territories, as they share the same layout and security features. Furthermore, the company allows users to track the exact number of documents in the reference system in real time.

Easy to use

Regula’s Information Reference System provides convenient search mechanisms. Users can find a specific reference by document type, issuing country, ICAO code, printing techniques, security element, light source and more.

The IRS integrates with standard Regula’s advanced forensic devices, border control solutionsAnd readers of identity documents. This enables quick and easy visual comparison of a disputed document with the relevant reference, streamlining and improving the entire document examination process.

“We are extremely proud to announce that our Information Reference System now includes an unparalleled global range, with more than 12,000 documents and banknotes from all corners of the world. This achievement not only sets a new standard in the industry, but also reinforces our commitment to support the critical work of border control officials, forensic experts and other specialists around the world. By providing the most comprehensive and detailed data available, we ensure these experts have the tools they need to accurately review documents. identify and verify, further improving global security measures,” said Arif A. Mamedov, president and CEO of Regula Forensics, Inc.

If you would like to learn more about how Regula creates its information reference system, find the details in this blog article.

About Regula

Regula is a global developer of forensic devices and identity verification solutions. With our more than 30 years of experience in forensics and the largest library of document templates in the world, we create breakthrough technologies in document and biometric verification. Our hardware and software solutions enable more than 1,000 organizations and 80 border control authorities worldwide to provide world-class customer service without compromising safety, security or speed. Regula was repeatedly named as a representative vendor in the Gartner® Market Guide for Identity Verification.

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