AlpVision has developed a new tool to rapidly verify the presence or the absence of Cryptoglyph invisible marking on packaging. This new system enables instant authentication of a folding box secured with the Cryptoglyph technology at a speed of up to 15 detections per second.

The authentication system includes a standard PC and an imaging device. The device is a simple USB camera which can be bought on the internet for less than $400, including a black adapter ($20).

The authentication operation itself is intuitive: just pass the ‘Black Horn’ over the box and the software will beep to indicate that authentication has occurred. The speed and ease of this operation is similar to the reading of a barcode with a laser reader. In addition, the system also recovers the printer and batch information hidden in Cryptoglyph.