Friday, February 01, 2013

Toshiba to Enter Contact Image-Sensor Module Market for Banknote Recognition

Business Wire: Toshiba announces that it will enter the linear image-sensor market for banknote recognition applications, a high growth business (counting and sorting machines, ATM, etc.). 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 has already had linear image-sensor 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 of customers.

Key Features
  1. Integrated high-sensitive linear sensors (Approximately four times the IR sensitivity of existing Toshiba products.)
  2. Effective scanning length suitable for Chinese banknotes (183mm)
  3. Resolution suitable for banknote recognition (200dpi and 100dpi, selectable)
Toshiba Contact Image-Sensor Module for Banknote Recognition


  1. Is this a high volume market?

    1. It appears to be targeting Chinese market. In China, almost everything is high volume.

  2. Can we get this module in India?

    If yes, please contact me urgently. we are in need of this in large volume.


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