Document Security Systems, a prominent developer of anti-counterfeiting, anti-fraud, and authentication technologies for governments, corporations, and financial institutions, announced that its patented iPhone application for authentication, AuthentiGuard®, will enter the Beta testing phase. The target market for the application is major pharmaceutical and other companies worldwide. Later this year, testing on other platforms, such as Android, is expected to take place.
DSS' innovative, cloud enabled app will greatly reduce the use of expensive proprietary authentication hardware and the need for complex training. It allows for the efficient and cost effective authentication for packaging, documents, and credentials. Customizable AuthentiGuard® Prism Technology is embedded within the solution and it resists duplication on copiers and scanners in a product's packaging. Using the iPhone application for product verification creates real-time, accurate authentication results that can be integrated into existing information management systems by brand owners.
"Competing solutions for reading covert authentication features rely on proprietary devices such as readers that can cost as much as $1500 a unit and typically require tracking of the device and extensive operator training," said Robert Bzdick, DSS interim CEO. "DSS's AuthentiGuard® solution permits real-time authentication and reading of other information such as bar codes, while allowing the brand owner access control over users of the application. This solution is designed for ease of use with intuitive functions and is ideal for major manufacturers, such as pharmaceutical companies."
AuthentiGuard is designed to continuously evolve and adapt to respond to constantly shifting gray market and counterfeit strategies. Standard features include: concurrent authentication and reading of 2D barcodes; and providing GPS tracking information, integration with cloud based security servers or local databases, and reporting of results via a response messaging system.
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