Anti-counterfeiting and environmental friendliness are just words if a valid traceability system is missing
We have created a foil with a passive microchip that is activated only by a magnetic field and can transmit or receive information in the form of alphanumeric codes. In fact, it is equipped with two memories: the first one loaded by us, which cannot be modified and represents a sort of identity card of the single foil and a second virgin one that can be written with a predisposed code.
The second code could be secret and in this way we can combine a certain, protected code loaded in the system at the beginning of the shoe processing, with a code known only by those who have to. We are so sure that there will only be one existing combination that can identify my shoe for sure.
The system we propose is open source, i.e. it can be integrated with other systems, it needs hardware normally present on the market and, very important, it can “work” anywhere in the world.
That is, any end consumer anywhere in the world can verify the originality of the product by submitting the shoe to a simple test perhaps at the store of the brand itself that would have the opportunity to develop a marketing moment. It could advertise the system guaranteeing the consumer a certain and safe system by inviting the customer to verify at the predisposed points located in the stores themselves, thus increasing the perception of transparency.
Another very important effect is the deterrent factor: if a counterfeiter knows that a particular brand has a secure anti-counterfeiting system, he will shift his attention elsewhere!