AlpVision adds to iPhone app capabilities

iPhone4AlpVision's iPhone 4 authentication app for plastic-moulded materials is now compatible with its Varnish Cryptoglyph technology thanks to a new update.

The Genuine or Fake app was launched last year to be used alongside AlpVision's Fingerprint technology for authenticating moulded components, including containers for liquids, powders and tablets and medical devices.

Now, the app can be used to authenticate products protected by the Swiss company's Varnish Cryptoglyph, a pseudo-random pattern of invisible micro-holes embedded in the standard varnish coating applied to packaging and labelling.

"Using an iPhone 4-like device, brand owners can … perform instant product  authentication on any Varnish Cryptoglyph secured packaging (e.g. folding boxes, blister packs, and labels) without changing the flow, speed or cost of production," says the firm in its latest newsletter.

AlpVision says it has installed more than 100 Cryptoglyph secured packaging printers and converters worldwide.

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