Digital solutions provider AlpVision claims it has made a big step forward in providing mobility for on the fly ‘Genuine-or-Fake’ verification of moulded parts with an iPhone4 mobile device.
According to the company, using its patented technology, a regular Apple iPhone4 equipped with the AlpVision ‘Genuine-or-Fake’ detection application is sufficient to verify the authenticity of a moulded part anywhere anytime. It says this anti-counterfeiting solution does not need any additional marking of the moulded part and its use is very intuitive.
AlpVision says that after selection of a product type, such as a 300 ml container, and a mould cavity number which is visible on the item, an overlaid shape appears on the iPhone4 screen. The user then has to position the iPhone4 to match the overlaid shape with the item to be verified. If the item is genuine, a beep sounds and a message appears on screen. The company says a Genuine-or-Fake verification usually takes around three seconds, most of which is taken up by the time it takes to pick up the item and position the iPhone over it. This performance is achieved through the iPhone4 application working in real-time at a rate of 10 detections per second; similar to reading a barcode with a laser scanner.