Regula’s development center has recently changed location. It’s still in Daugavpils, Latvia, but it has moved to a new, larger office. Since the company’s business keeps growing, we need to intensify and expand our software and hardware R&D, as well as our forensic device manufacturing line. With this move, the Regula’s development center in Europe is as large as 3800 square meters, and the office building is twice as big as the former one.
New space—new capacity
We call our Latvian office the development center for a reason. Our full production cycle is 100% in-house—we create both our software and hardware solutions from scratch. And we’ve been doing it for over 30 years. This is our philosophy, and it allows us to guarantee quality at every stage.
As a global company, we provide ID verification and forensic solutions to more than 1,000 organizations and 80 border control authorities worldwide. This definitely encourages us, and at the same time, sets the bar high. So, to keep growing and helping businesses and government entities fight identity crime and create frictionless verification processes, we need to give our researchers, engineers, and developers more room for pioneering ideas. Both metaphorically and literally.
At Regula, we value and cherish our team of trusted experts and eager disruptors. We believe that true innovation comes from being open to the ideas of everyone in the company. And while designing our new development center, we stuck to that point.
Not only does Regula’s new Latvian office give more space for R&D and more opportunities for the exchange of ideas, it also reflects our new look, which was introduced at the end of 2022. This fresh brand identity is the metaphor of Regula’s invisible identity verification technologies, as well as the quality and unmatched accuracy that are embodied in our software and hardware solutions.
Come on in
Let us give you a little tour around our brand-new office and show how Regula’s software and hardware solutions for ID verification and forensic research are developed.
“Our solutions help make justified decisions for thousands of law enforcement agencies and border control authorities, as well as large and not-so-large businesses throughout the world when it comes to identity verification and document authentication. The expansion of our European R&D and production facility will definitely allow us to meet the needs of our customers more relevantly and rapidly,” adds Ihar Kliashchou, Chief Technology Officer at Regula.
A sneak peek at forensic device production
The office in Daugavpils is also Regula’s production facility. Right here, all sorts of forensic devices for express and advanced document authentication come to life. Starting with the smallest forensic tools, like portable magnifiers or compact devices such as the Regula 1031, to full-size video spectral comparators like the Regula 4306, to high-resolution photospectral scanners such as the Regula 8880, the forensic equipment is 100% designed and assembled in this very development center.
If you have ever wondered how Regula high-precision forensic devices are manufactured, this is your chance to sneak into our production facilities. Let’s have a look at how a device is made.
Our example model will be the Regula 4205D, a desktop unit that enables thorough examination of all the security features of a document, as well as printing methods, and its luminescence in different light sources (ultraviolet, infrared, etc.). It’s a handy and user-friendly solution for first-line authentication of documents and banknotes.
First, the whole manufacturing process of the Regula 4205D is modeled on a computer to make it as precise as possible.
Only after that do we move on to assembling, which starts with detail manufacturing that will make the future device. Metal cutting, lathe machining, milling, drilling, grinding and polishing, plastics processing—all this is the first step towards the completed Regula 4205D.
Alongside manufacturing the device’s body details, electronic details are also made: electronics boards, cables and wires, LEDs, and all the other internal parts that make the Regula 4205D so powerful.
Then, it’s time to assemble it all together. For the Regula 4205D, it’s done manually.
The final step is tuning. To make sure the device will function impeccably, our experts check every detail and tune all the light sources and camera in accordance with industry standards.
And here it is—a freshly made Regula 4205D.
“We have always been passionate about researching, inventing, digging deeper, and continuing to work when everyone else has given up. We create every single device close to perfection, tuning each detail so that altogether they perform flawlessly, and we never stop innovating so that people’s journey into identity verification is easy, but with no compromise on safety or speed at the same time,” says Alex Lewanowicz, Director of Hardware Engineering at Regula.