Omron- anti copying feature
In around two decades back the arrival of colour copiers into the market sent panic waves into the minds of the issuing authorities of Currencies and Bank Notes as the scope of counterfeiting of currencies not only increased but also made simpler the task of counterfeiters to forge the Currencies and Bank notes. Therefore in order to counter the menace,Interpol and banking authorities of Currencies and Bank notes in a joint appeal requested the manufacturers of colour copiers to incorporate some measures that would deter colour copying of the Bank Notes and Currencies.
The name OMRON feature could have been given as the pattern resembled that of group of stars akin to its design which were known as Omron rings or called EURion constellation. Also the possibilities of the name Omron deriving from the name of Omron Corporation cannot be ruled out as it was Omron who invented it. Omron originated in an area of Kyoto called Omuro as established by Kazuma Tateisi in the year 1933, and incorporated as registered company in the year 1948. However the firm itself who invented this mark as anti copying feature did not give the feature any official name.
The colour copiers are incorporated with a mechanism to recognize those marks, and leave a void while copying to classify them as security documents. The Omron feature as an anti copying security feature has been incorporated since 1996 in some of the world Currencies and Bank Notes issued by the Central Banking authorities. This feature is also incorporated in the Bank Notes issued by Reserve bank of India.