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November 2012 Technical Bulletin - Innovative Technology

SMART Data 1.1.1 released
The free SMART Data software programme has been updated to 1.1.1. SMART Data allows you, the customer, to update or create ITL datasets with locally sourced notes. Created in response to the Industry requirements of overcoming the difficulty of sourcing notes and combating the turnaround time of fraudulent and bad acceptance issues SMART Data is based around a free on-line software program that gives end users the ability to manage, create or customise currency dataset files for ITL products. Full details, instructions and the software programme are available through the dedicated SMART Data website. NB: All existing ITL dataset files are available to download for free from the Technical Support / Currency Download section of our website.

SMART Product training
A free morning SMART Product training course will be held at Innovative Technology’s UK Head Office in Oldham, the morning of Thursday 17th January.

The course will cover:-
- The NV200
- SMART Payout mixed note recycler
- SMART Hopper multi coin hopper & recycler

Places are free but limited so to reserve your place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas Closure
Please note our European Offices (in the UK, Germany & Spain) will all close Friday 21st December and re-open Wednesday 2nd January 2013. If you need any assistance during this time please refer to our website Technical Support Section or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newly released datasets - November 2012


CanadaCAD01/02New 20 dollar note addedNV200 / SMART Payout

GBPAll NV9 / USBImproved acceptance (Bank of England notes)All NV9 / USB

MoldovaMDL01Improved securityNV10 / USBBV20

NorwayNOK02New datasetSMART Hopper

Sierra LeoneSLL01New datasetNV9 USB

SwedenSEK01, S0001, E001Improved acceptance (50 Kronor)NV200 / SMART Payout

UK- NIGBP09Improved SecurityAll products

New Euro bank notes to be introduced from 2013

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks (NCBs) of the Eurosystem are to introduce a second series of euro banknotes. Called the “Europa” series, it will include a portrait of Europa – a figure from Greek mythology and the origin of the name of the continent Europe – in the watermark and the hologram. The new banknotes will be introduced gradually over several years, starting with the €5 banknote in May 2013.

The first Euro bank notes were introduced over ten years ago and a number of security features have been enhanced to help make the banknotes even more secure. Three new features, the portrait watermark, portrait hologram and emerald number have been unveiled by the ECB and like the first series, they will have the “ages and styles” design and the same dominant colours but will be easily distinguishable from the first series. The Europa series will have the same denominations as its predecessor, i.e. €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500, and they will be introduced in ascending order. ie. the new €10 banknote will follow the €5.

The existing Euro bank notes will stay in circulation alongside the new issue notes, but will gradually be withdrawn and eventually cease to be legal tender. The date when this occurs will be announced well in advance. The Europa series €5 banknote will be unveiled in full on 10 January 2013 and will be in general circulation from May next year. Source: European Central Bank Press & Information Division

To make sure you are ready to accept the new style €5 euro notes the Innovative Technology datasets department will update all applicable Euro currency datasets for the NV9, NV10, NV9 USB, NV10 USB, NV11, NV200, BV20 & BV100 and make them available for download before the new €5 note is released. Please take this time to ensure you have the necessary DA2 or DA3 programming kits and data flash memory cards to easily reprogramme your ITL validators. These programming tools are available from your local office or on-line through our Web-Store.

The next Technical Bulletin will focus on the support tools available to reprogramme our validator range. In the mean time a video guide to using the DA3 can be found on our You Tube channel or instructions are available on our website within Technical Support - FAQs.

On behalf of everyone at Innovative Technology Ltd
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year