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AlpVision Fingerprint

AlpVision Fingerprint is a unique and breakthrough covert anti-counterfeit solution that tracks and authenticates mass produced objects manufactured by molding.

AlpVision's exclusive product authentication features

 
Uses the object 'as is' - only software required
No additional markings
No production changes
Instant product authentication - no special reading devices required
Highly secure and industry proven
  What is AlpVision Fingerprint?

AlpVision Fingerprint is a unique and breakthrough covert anti-counterfeit solution that tracks and authenticates mass produced objects manufactured by processes such as molding, stamping, rolling, and tooling.

This solution applies to a wide variety of molded parts, including bottles and caps, electrical appliances, mechanical parts, imaging supplies, most plastic molded products available on the market today and watches.

How it works

 

With no changes to the standard molding practices, AlpVision Fingerprint leverages the intrinsic microscopic surface irregularities found in a mold and uses these unique characteristics as the means of authentication (as opposed to adding safety features.)

The process requires capturing a digital image of the matte-finished surface of a molded part and storing it in a database. This image is then used as a reference to perform product authentication.

It follows that one image per mold is sufficient to authenticate an entire line of objects produced by the same mold cavity.

  Anti-counterfeiting & Traceability

AlpVision Fingerprint provides instant authentication, which not only helps confirm the authenticity of the object, but also increases the reliability of other safety features.

While AlpVision Fingerprint cannot provide a complete track and trace system, this software solution can identify the original mold cavity, help locate the equipment manufacturer, and determine the approximate production date. As a consequence, agents in the supply chain will be less likely to smuggle molded parts to counterfeiters.

Detection devices

 

Unlike most covert anti-counterfeit features available on the market today, AlpVision Fingerprint does not require highly specialized equipment to be detected.

A standard office scanner can be used for a "genuine-or-fake" verification. For local authentication, install AlpVision's exclusive authentication application on your computer, along with an updated list of digital reference images. For remote authentication, upload the scanned image to your secured server. Whether local or remote, the "genuine-or-fake" result will be displayed within seconds on your computer screen.

A regular smartphone equipped with AlpVision's custom product authentication application can also be used to verify the authenticity of a molded part. Working in real-time, verification usually takes less than 3 seconds, including time to pick up the product and position the smartphone over it.

  Think Marketing!

Combine your product authentication objectives with marketing and consumer interaction! In addition to providing instant positive authentication, AlpVision's mobile authentication solution allows brand owners to connect with and market directly to experts in the field, supply chain agents, and consumers. The application is therefore a powerful interactive tool to perform market studies, announce product releases, promotional discounts, and upcoming news and events.

Turnkey solution

 

To manage the various digital reference images, AlpVision provides an entirely customizable pre-configured turnkey solution that can either run on AlpVision's IT infrastructure or on the client's own platforms. As part of its standard services, AlpVision also provides staff training and support.

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Step-by-step deployment

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Deployment is a simple and flawless 3-step process:

  • Configure the customer's detection device (scanner or smartphone)
  • Acquire reference images
  • Distribute software application
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