Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will enter the
linear image-sensor market for banknote recognition applications, a high
growth business. The company has developed a contact image-sensor module
(CISM) for banknote recognition as its first product, and mass
production is scheduled for June 2013.
Toshiba Contact Image-Sensor Module for Banknote Recognition (Photo: Business Wire)
Toshiba has cultivated a linear image-sensor business with products for
scanning applications, such as MFPs and text and image scanners, and
sensing applications, such as barcode readers. The company has now
broadened its portfolio in the sensing field with a linear image-sensor
that offers approximately four times the infrared sensitivity of
existing Toshiba products. The new linear sensor is a CISM integrated
with the new sensors and it will be promoted as a solution that meets
the Chinese government's enhanced requirements for banknote recognition
systems, under the national standard "GB16999-2010".
Following the initial product, "CIPS183BS200" (effective scanning
length: 183mm; resolution: 200dpi and 100dpi (selectable); data rate:
8MHz), products with thinner module cases, variations in effective
scanning length and improved data rates are scheduled to follow.
Customized module cases will be considered as an option, at the request
Integrated high-sensitive linear sensors (Approximately four times
the infrared sensitivity of existing Toshiba products.)
Effective scanning length suitable for Chinese banknotes (183mm)
Resolution suitable for banknote recognition (200dpi and 100dpi,
Banknote recognition systems, such as counting and sorting machines,
automated teller machines (ATM), etc.
Effective Scanning Length
200dpi / 100dpi (selectable)
81,s x 4 /line (at 200dpi)
41s x 4 /line (at 100dpi)
200(L) x 18(W) x 11.7(H) mm
Mass Production Schedule
Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is
current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change
without prior notice.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more
than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit
Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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