CI Tech modules receive Bank of England’s new Gold Standard certification

CI Note Line “C” and BIM 2020 CR 90 “C” received Bank of England’s (BoE) new Gold Standard certification on July 17, 2019 with the latest test deck.


The following products and templates were successfully certified:

Gold Standard

Product: CI Note Line "C" version
Template: 89-GB-00 & 08-GB-02

Product: BIM 2020 Sensor CR 90 C
Template: 89-GB-00 & 08-GB-02

Silver Standard

Product: BIM 2020 Sensor CR 90 S
Template: 89-GB-00 & 08-GB-0


BoE introduced the new “Framework for testing automatic banknote handling machines” with higher authentication standards in July 2019. The framework includes the following three levels:

Minimum Sensor Standard

The machine is capable of meeting a Minimum Sensor Standard by checking the number and type of sensors used in the machine against a standard laid down by the Bank.

Silver Standard

Machines which are able to identify 100% of the circulation and artificial counterfeits and treat them accordingly as described in this Framework are considered to have met the Silver standard. This is mandatory for all machines from January 2024.

Gold Standard

Machines which meet the Silver standard plus the Minimum Sensor Standard are considered to have met the Gold standard. This is mandatory for all existing machines from January 2029. For new models not previously sold into the UK market prior to 2024 it is mandatory from January 2024.

Manufacturers need to transition to the new standard to remain certified by the Bank of England.
 

CI Tech’s successfully certified modules are listed here.

The new framework can be viewed here.