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Benefits of Solutions and Services
Effective Against Counterfeiting: Cryptoglyph & Fingerprint
- Covert brand protection solutions are very effective against counterfeiting
- Because they are invisible, they are highly secure against copying
- Likewise, because they do not require any additional consumables, they can be simple and low cost to implement
- Finally, because they do not impact product design, they do not require any regulatory approval and can be applied in-house
- AlpVision’s product authentication and counterfeit protection solutions are developed with brand owners’ existing operations and facilities in mind, and customized to meet their unique anti-counterfeiting needs
- As AlpVision’s digital authentication solutions require no visible markings, no additional consumables, no special reading devices, and no changes to the production process, they are designed to seamlessly integrate manufacturers’ existing production lines and thus have the best security to price ratio on the market.
- 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 through market studies, product releases and news, promotional discounts and upcoming events
AlpVision is a leading supplier of digital anti-counterfeiting solutions that are ideal to protect large volumes of primary and secondary packaging and labels. Regular smartphones are used to authenticate products instantly and without network connection.
AlpVision’s solutions are used to protect each year more than ten billion branded products for fast-moving consumer goods (FMGC) manufacturers, in particular for the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries.
Invisible marking technology using standard varnish: Cryptoglyph
Cryptoglyph in an invisible security feature using only standard varnish and standard industrial printing processes (rotogravure, flexography, offset). Applied during the normal printing process, this technology can be used on packaging, label, blister, flexible, seal liner and metal.
Patterns of micro-dots, invisible to the naked eye can also be generated on the whole surface of the packaging or labelling using standard visible ink.
Invisible on-product technology: Fingerprint
Fingerprint invisible technology uses the microstructure of the product itself as security feature. No extra implementation or production costs are added. This technology can be used on plastic or metal products, for example flip off caps.
Visible security technology for packaging and tamper-evident labels
Smart Embossing is a visible security feature with a metallic look. It can be directly integrated in the packaging or added in form of a normal or tamper-evident label.
Cost-effective covert security for packaged goods
The covert security feature is produced without any change in the production process or any alteration of the production speed, resulting in no extra production costs.
Under the Krypsos™ brand, AlpVision provides licences for a comprehensive range of software solutions that help combat counterfeiting on a worldwide scale, uncovering any signs of market diversion and allowing the product manufacturer full access to monitor activities. In addition, anti-counterfeiting solutions from AlpVision meet US health authority regulations for pharmaceutical products.
Covert marking detection using software and standard imaging devices
Detection of covert marking can be carried out by a standard office scanner or a smartphone. A ‘genuine or fake’ reading can be achieved from capturing a small sample of the label.
This is a simple security procedure that can be performed anywhere by an authorised party without requiring any specific training.
About AlpVision’s anti-counterfeiting business
AlpVision is the world’s leader in digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection. In 2001, AlpVision invented a breakthrough authentication technology, widely used today by Forbes 2000 companies. AlpVision reached profitability in 2003 and has grown steadily ever since.
On April 3 2014, the European Commission published an updated version of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/ EU), effectively repealing 2001/37/EC.
AlpVision has announced the release of its first overt, consumer verifiable, security feature.
AlpVision has announced the release of its first overt, consumer verifiable, security feature.
AlpVision has signed a distribution contract for its Cryptoglyph® technology with Japanese IT and consulting service provider, Information Services International-Dentsu Ltd (ISID).
The World Customs Organization (WCO) was host to the 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 24-26 April.
Members of the media are invited to a briefing on AlpVision's breakthrough mobile authentication solution for pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting at INTERPHEX 2013.
AlpVision to Demonstrate Mobile Authentication Solution for Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting at INTERPHEX 2013
Named one of Global Identification's Top 25 Suppliers of anti-counterfeiting and product security technologies, AlpVision will participate for a fifth consecutive year in INTERPHEX 2013, the leading annual pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical trade show.
AlpVision recently joined the Petroleum Packaging Council, an association providing technical leadership and education to the petroleum packaging industry.
AlpVision is to participate for a second year in IP Protect Expo, an annual networking space for the worldwide intellectual property and brand protection community.
AlpVision will exhibit at PACK EXPO 2012 and showcase its iPhone application for instant product authentication and counterfeit protection.
AlpVision to Introduce Multilayer Brand Protection Solution at Imaging Supplies Coalition Anti-Counterfeiting Conference
The Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC) estimates that the worldwide distribution of counterfeit consumable supplies, such as toner and inkjet cartridges, amounts to approximately 4% to 5% of total revenue or between $3.5bn and $4bn annually.
AlpVision and Nolato Medical announce a new partnership to establish collaborative activities to protect primary plastic packaging against counterfeiting.
According to the world customs organisation, the impact of the counterfeit goods traffic on the global economy is becoming greater every year.
AlpVision World Premiere: Instant Genuine-Or-Fake Authentication of Moulded Parts with an Iphone4 Application
AlpVision 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.
At World Tobacco Expo 2011 in Munich, 8-10 November, AlpVision, the world's leader in digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection, will showcase its Cryptoglyph® invisible marking
AlpVision's president, Dr Martin Kutter, presented a conference on 24 Febuary entitled 'Managing a worldwide anti-counterfeiting program using an Internet Web application' in front of about 200 delegates at Pharmapack 2011. The now well-mature covert digital security features patented b
Following Debiopharm's decision to rely on AlpVision anti-counterfeiting solutions to protect their products against counterfeits, which was reported back in January 2011, two other main pharmaceutical producers of branded medicines have signed licences for roll-out of AlpVision's covert digital
To increase its presence in North America AlpVision will be exhibiting at Interphex 2011 in New York, 29-31 March, and speaking at the 3rd Pharma Packaging and Labeling USA 2011, 12-13 April in Washington D.C. AlpVision (booth 1939 at Interphex and table top exhibit in Washington) will
An important patent, part of AlpVision's portfolio of 35 patents, has been granted in India (No. 243454, application 502/DELNP/2003) as well as in Indonesia (ID P0025514B, WO00200702597), covering the AlpVision proprietary Cryptoglyph® invisible marking applied to various packaging (carton
AlpVision is pleased to announce that it will be attending Pharmapack 2011, taking place on 23-24 February in Paris, France. The company will present a complete range of covert product authentication solutions applicable to various packaging components as well as dose items at their booth #234. <
Debiopharm Group, a leader in the field of drug development and innovative drug delivery processes, has decided to use an AlpVision digital solution for product authentication. This strategic decision will involve the setup and implementation of a tool to protect against potential pharmaceutical
AlpVision is very proud to announce that its Cryptoglyph anti-counterfeiting and document protection solution has been included in a major training platform, which offers a certified computer hacking and forensic investigator training course. This five-day training course includes the C
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 authe
The PackExpo 2010 edition in Chicago, US, on 31 October - 3 November 2010 was the opportunity for AlpVision to launch its North American sales activities based at its newly opened regional office, located in the Sears Tower (Willis Tower), 84th floor. The stand was manned by the newly
AlpVision, the world leader in invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection, has selected Chicago, Illinois, as the location for its North American regional office. The office opened on 13 September 2010, with the mission to better support the US and Canadian branc
AlpVision will be exhibiting at Pack Expo 2010, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, 31 October - 3 November 2010. AlpVision will be at booth #4471 in the North Hall, McCormick Place. Visit our stand to find out more about our invisible anti-counterfeiting systems.
Digimarc Corporation, a leading supplier of digital watermarking technologies and solutions, and AlpVision, an emerging leader in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions headquartered in Switzerland, are joining forces with a worldwide strategic licence agreement. The agreement enables
AlpVision, a leader in the supply of invisible solutions for protection against counterfeiting, will be exhibiting at INTERPHEX 2010 in New York, at stand 725, showing the full range of its solutions applied to pharmaceutical packaging and products commercialised under the trade names of Cryptogl
Dr Fred Jordan, AlpVision's CEO, will present 'An Example of the Authentication and Security Solutions Offered by In-Mold Technologies' this Friday 26 March 2010, 12pm-12.30pm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In-mold technologies are gaining more and more visibility in the pharmaceutica
An important patent, part of AlpVision's portfolio of 35 patents, has been granted in the US, applying to the use of low-resolution office document scanners for detection of high-security Cryptoglyph based on extremely small dots invisible to the naked eye, printed with regular visible ink.
AlpVision will exhibit at Interphex 2010 in New York, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. AlpVision will be at booth 725, 20-22 April, where it will demonstrate its low-cost, invisible anti-counterfeiting solutions for protection of pharmaceutical products, suitable for various packaging
AlpVision will showcase Fingerprint™, a world-leading technology for authentication of genuine medicine tablets without any markings, at the Pharmapack exhibition in Paris, to be held on the 1-2 February 2010. Roland Meylan, AlpVision's co-founder, will feature in a session on
Despite a weak global economy affecting businesses, who were faced with the need to shrink expenses and investments, AlpVision was able to maintain its profitability in 2009 for the fifth consecutive year. This was achieved even while increasing the company's headcount and office space by 25%
New White Paper from AlpVision Outlines How to Prevent Counterfeiting Using Standard Packaging and Labelling
AlpVision is an industry leader in the development of covert solutions to protect products and brands against counterfeiting. AlpVision's new whitepaper, 'Low-Cost, Effective, Invisible Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions to Protect Various Layers of Packaging and Labelling at No Extra Produc
Pharmapack 2010 will be held 1-2 February at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France. AlpVision will exhibit at stand number B04, where it will showcase its cost-effective invisible anti-counterfeiting solutions to protect off-product (primary, secondary and tertiary packaging) and on-pr
AlpVision, a leader in developing invisible solutions for brand and counterfeit protection, will present its full range of invisible security solutions at PackExpo 2009 (5-7 October 2009 at stand S-5149). These solutions provide the highest security without any extra production cost. Th
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