Detector C3A

Detector C3A

Professional medium detector

Professional medium portable detector with 3´ full color LCD screen is able to magnify 3.5x and 10x inspected object under various lights. Detector C3A has an additionally enhanced functionality for image capture and saving to the internal memory. All images are automatically saved to the detector's internal memory with the capacity of 2 GB. These images can be viewed directly on the device or they can be moved into the PC via USB cable for further processing.

Basic functions:

  • Detail view 3,5x/10x
  • White direct light
  • White sidelight 2x
  • IR light (850nm)
  • IR blink (850nm/940nm)
  • IR sidelight
  • UV-A light (365nm)
  • Anti-Stokes (980nm)

Types of detectors: C3A C380
Magnification: 3,5x & 10x 3,5x & 10x
White direct light: X X
White sidelight, two directions: X X
IR light (850nm): X X
IR Blink (850/940nm): X
IR sidelight (850nm), two directions: X X
UV A - 365 nm: X X
UV C - 254 nm: X
Anti-Stokes (980 nm): X X
Blue light (470nm) X

Technical specification:

  • Dimensions: 85 x 65 x 85 mm
  • Weight: 200g
  • LCD screen size:3´
  • Mini USB 2.0:YES
  • Photo function:YES
  • Internal memory:2GB
  • ON/OFF switch:YES
  • Build in rechargeable battery(3,7V)


Authentication by C3A detector:

Checking mode using IR light:

Image fragments made by infrared metameric inks (relative in color, but with different reflecting ability in IR range)

Checking mode using UV A light:

Absence of background luminescence of note paper, luminescence of different parts of notes (marks, fibers, pattern fragments) due to the presence of special luminescent inks

Checking mode using white transmitted light:

Watermarks, security threads, safety fibers, corresponding images and marks as well as their relative position on the banknotes front and back sides, micro-perforation, micro-perforation

Checking mode using white reflected light:

Printing techniques and its flaws, presence of micro-lettering patterns and its flaws, possible erasures

Checking mode using side incident light:

Possible erasures, printing techniques, presence of MVC security features, presence of security features with latent effects

Checking mode using Anti-Stokes (980 nm):

Uncovering Anti-Stokes protection