We use a variety of methods backed by blockchain technology to be able to provide an unbreakable encrypted authentication to protect items of high-value and long-lifecycle products. We also have solutions for items of lesser value and shorter lifecycles which use the same principles but at a more cost-effective manner.
For items of lesser value and shorter lifecycles, we can provide the similar levels of authentication by placing a QR code either on the packaging or on the product. This enables your customer to:
NFC enables information to be exchanged between two NFC chips – one contained in the NFC smartphone and the other in the item
NFC requires a transmitter (in this case the item) and a receiver (in this case the smartphone)
The transmitter generates a short-range radio frequency of about 4 cm or 1.5 inches
The receiver intercepts this radio frequency and the data contained in it
QR codes are similar to bar codes that currently appear on most consumer products but have the capacity for more data embedded in them. Almost all smartphones come enabled with a QR code reader and is the easiest way for consumers to know more about the product they are purchasing.
Point your device at a QR code in order to scan it
The QR code is decoded and translated into a URL
The URL is opened in a browser to display a mobile landing page