The Hicof Alpha software uses the fact that in each print of a barcode micro tolerances appear naturally, making each code individual. By identifying these tolerances for each printed barcode, the Hicof Alpha software creates a unique copy detection key that is stored in the Hicof Cloud.
By using a smartphone camera, we can check if a printed barcode has the same properties as the original by comparing with the copy detection key that was saved in the cloud. Consequentially, the supply chain becomes more secure and the consumer’s interests are better protected.
Hicof finally offers a integrated brand protection system, that is very simple to integrate into existing serialization installations. Additionally, the creation of the copy detection keys does not imply any change to the existing IT infrastructures, product artworks, printers and cameras. To summarize, the Hicof brand protection solution includes:
• a highly protected, cloud database for managing the copy detection keys
• a management interface to get real time information about your supply chain status
• and smartphone apps to deploy the system to whoever you want