|By Business Wire||
|February 8, 2013 07:00 AM EST||
Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS; "DSS"), a leading developer of anti-counterfeiting, anti-fraud and authentication technologies for governments, corporations and financial institutions, announced today that it will begin testing AuthentiGuard®, a patented iPhone application for authentication, targeted to major pharmaceutical and other companies worldwide. Testing on other platforms including Android is expected to take place during this year.
DSS’ cloud-enabled, next generation solution can reduce the need for costly proprietary authentication hardware and complex training. It permits efficient and cost effective authentication for packaging, documents and credentials. The solution embeds customizable, covert AuthentiGuard® Prism technology that resists duplication on copiers and scanners in a product's packaging. Product verification using the iPhone application creates real-time, accurate authentication results for brand owners that can be integrated into existing information systems
“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.
The DSS Digital Solutions Division can provide any level of integration or customization that may be required by a particular customer or brand.
Document Security Systems develops and provides patented anti-counterfeiting, anti-fraud, authentication and brand protection technologies that are employed by governments, leading corporations and financial institutions. DSS works closely with clients, including Fortune 500 companies, to design proprietary technology solutions that deter unauthorized scanning and copying, and facilitate authentication of printed documents and packaging. DSS helps to reduce fraud in drug prescription redemptions and health insurance documents. The company deters counterfeiting of valuable documents, coupons and packaging, including those associated with credit and identity cards. DSS’ technology is specified by a United States government agency for identity documents. DSS product solutions are protected under United States and foreign patent law and under trade secrets. For more information please visit www.DSSsecure.com
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