Serialization Track & Trace systems shall not only monitor the flow of goods through the supply chain but also ensure the integrity of branded products against criminal manipulations. Product coding is normally done with barcodes, containing a serial number. However, unauthorized reprint of such barcodes by criminals is easily possible, reducing the protection against product counterfeiting massively.
Based on 18 years of experience in securing branded products, Hicof developed a software solution which allows the unambiguous differentiation of original and reprinted fake codes. The system runs autonomous in the background of serialized Track & Trace systems. Originality checks can be made inline or by use of mobile devices as smartphones or tablets.