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Jan 2004
Physical Optics Corp. (POC)Request Info
Optical Authenticity Verification System
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 22 -- Physical Optics Corp. (POC), a leader in opto-electronic solutions for OEM, government/military and commercial applications, introduces OptiKey, an optical authenticity verification system. The revolutionary verification technology has a real-time capability to precisely match an optical signature of an ID card or document to a perfectly matched structure found in the optical reader/correlator. With the OptiKey system, optical ID labels, identification cards, media and documents are impossible to successfully counterfeit, copy or duplicate.
"OptiKey offers a new solution to the mounting counterfeiting and identity theft problems that are plaguing not only our country, but the rest of the world," said Rick Shie, senior vice president of Physical Optics Corp. "With over 27 million Americans reporting identity theft in the past five years, the need for secure ID validation is critical. True optical authentication can now be achieved without the need for a central database or the need for human interaction, making our authentication system affordable and accessible to industry."
The OptiKey analog authentication process creates a unique signature in a submicron optical master. The optical master signature is embedded in the ID label, which is then verified in real time by a perfectly matched optical structure found in the optical reader.
Portable and affordable, the optical reader is available as a hand-held or swipe card system. Applications for the new OptiKey system include: credit cards, driver's licenses, ID labels, employee security cards, passports, currency and product authentication, such as CDs and DVDs.
For more information, visit:; e-mail: Rich Shie,

Physical Optics Corp.
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501 USA
Phone: 310-320-3088
Fax: 310-320-5961


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