The Success of Innovation

During the last 18 years, we have secured billions of products using our Cryptoglyph technology. In the beginning, the solution worked only on paper. Over the years, we found solutions to enable its application to many other substrates: cartons, plastic, aluminum, tin, etc. (more…)

BMS Spring Release

We are only a few weeks away from releasing the Version 2.0 of the Brand Monitoring System ( BMS), our online platform which allows brands to control and monitor brand protection activities. (more…)

IACC Spring Conference

Boston, Massachusetts, will be hosting the IACC’s 2019 Annual Spring Conference! The year 2019 is very special for the IACC as it is the organization’s 40th anniversary! 40 years is a very impressive achievement for an organization in the anticounterfeiting fields, and this is especially true in today’s fast changing world. (more…)

Full Android Compatibility

Historically, the AlpVision authentication applications for Cryptoglyph and Fingerprint were released for the iPhone. We developed our first Android version back in 2014. Since then, we have seen a growing interest for the Android version. (more…)

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, including at AlpVision. In the last few years, we have developed several machine learning approaches for our authentication software. For specific problems, AI substantially increases the performance of our apps. (more…)

AlpVision Joins IACC

We are pleased to announce that starting in January 2019 AlpVision is an active member of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy. (more…)

New Offices in Shanghai

Since the opening of our office in Shanghai, AlpVision has recorded excellent sales results in China. By the end of December, we will relocate to the Swiss Center in Hongquio which features ultra-modern offices in the heart of Shanghai. (more…)

New Website Live

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to visit our new website dedicated to Cryptoglyph, our flagship anticounterfeit technology for the protection of printed products and documents. Cryptoglyph’s story started in 2001 when Dr. Fred Jordan and Dr. Martin Kutter took the theoretical fundamentals of their digital watermarking solution and invented a new concept for the protection of printed products. (more…)

Join us in Frankfurt!

On the 4th and 5th of December 2018, AlpVision will participate in the 2nd Brand Protection Congress in Frankfurt, Germany. 120 attendees are expected with representatives of more than 25 countries. (more…)

CBC Anti-Counterfeit Committee

A new user group bringing together over 10,000 members of the Chinese cosmetic industry has been created. This group named “CBC Anti-Counterfeit Committee”will run under the presidency of Lucien Zhao from AlpVision China. (more…)

Don’t miss AlpVision at IACC and GBPS

With events in the US and in Europe, October is going to be a busy month for AlpVision. The first event is GBPS - 9th Annual Global Brand Protection Summit - in Amsterdam on October 10th and 11th, 2018. (more…)

Two new patents have been granted to AlpVision!

The first one is titled “Method intended for preventing forgery or alteration of a printed or engraved surface”. This patent, granted on July 30th, covers European countries and reinforces the protection coverage of our Cryptoglyph technology, which enables printing of invisible authentication markings using standard inks and varnishes. (more…)

Iphone authentication on solid color

We have just completed the successful deployment of a new security feature inspired by both the Cryptoglyph and the Secured QR-Code technology. (more…)

New US patent 10,019,627 B2

It is our great pleasure to announce that as of July 3rd, 2018, AlpVision SA is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The certification was performed by SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance SA), known as the global leader in certification. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). (more…)

AlpVision is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

AlpVision is proud to announce the granting of a new patent. This US patent 10,019,627 B2 was granted on July 18, 2018 and describes a new digital authentication technology based on the analysis of two images. (more…)

Authentication Solutions for Bottles

In the past few years, AlpVision has developed an entire family of solutions to authenticate bottles. In particular for automotive lubricants and the distilled spirits industry, we adapted the Cryptoglyph technology so that it would work successfully with labels, plastic shrink sleeves, aluminum seal liners, tin capsules, polymer capsules and metal caps. (more…)

Fingerprint Technology Improvement

One of our flagship authentication solutions is the AlpVision Fingerprint. It enables consumers to instantly authenticate a product just using the micro-imperfections made during its manufacturing. Only a smartphone is needed, without any additional devices like lights or lenses. (more…)

Artwork Fingerprint, a new authentication technology

AlpVision has been securing billions of products for many years using invisible features. Those features are either created on the packaging (Cryptoglyph) or are already existing on the product (Fingerprint). There is a third class of feature, the most obvious one, which consists of all the visual differences between the genuine and the counterfeit products. (more…)

AlpVision Compatible with WCO IPM Version 2.0

Some time ago the world customs organization released API Version 2.0 of IPM, their web and mobile platform. This platform allows rights holders to share relevant product information and facilitates online verification of product authenticity. (more…)

Meet us in London

Do not miss an opportunity to meet with AlpVision this spring and discover our brand-new solution to protect QR Codes and bar codes. (more…)


We are happy to announce that we have successfully completed the qualification of a new type of packaging that can now be protected with our technologies. Indeed, we adapted our solution to the so-called “shrink-sleeve”, which are flexible plastic films used to wrap both a bottle and its cap. (more…)

New! Fake & Genuine Detection

All the AlpVision authentication applications automatically detect authentic products by analyzing in real-time the video stream coming from the camera of the smartphone, giving the user instant authentication of the product. (more…)

Patent Granted for Unique AlpVision Technology

AlpVision had a new patent granted in the US for its Fingerprint technology. Entitled “Mean for using microstructure of materials surface as a unique identifier”, this patent covers the latest Fingerprint technology advances while building upon the unique imaging and signal processing know-how developed by Alpvision in the past 15 years. (more…)

Novel QR Code for Authentication

At the Brand Protection Congress on Nov. 22, 2017, AlpVision announced the release of a QR Code that can be used for authentication. This solution instantly detects when a QR Code has been copied. (more…)

Anti-Counterfeiting Reports

On 15th of November, QyResearchReport published a detailed report addressing anti-counterfeit packaging solutions for electronics. It examined top players supplying anti-counterfeit solutions, including AlpVision’s Cryptoglyph. (more…)

iPhone 8 Full Compatibility

Historically, AlpVision has always supported the Apple iPhone series since the iPhone 4. Therefore, all our applications are carefully tested on each hardware model version as well as each main iOS release. (more…)

Meet AlpVision in November

This coming November will be a busy month. 30 days and 3 opportunities to meet AlpVision and experience our solutions first hand. The first two opportunities take place in London, UK, and the third one in Munich, Germany. The first event is the Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Summit which brings together the most innovative brands and enforcement agencies in Europe. (more…)

In the News

Our company has been active with authentication technologies for over 15 years, and billions of products are protected with our solutions each year, produced by over a hundred suppliers worldwide. As a result, there are numerous articles on the internet mentioning our company. Although many of those references are made by robots or automatic listings from conferences we attended, a number of those articles are sometimes written totally independently from us. (more…)

Discover AlpVision’s Brand Monitoring System

Implementing an authentication solution is a necessary but insufficient step to effectively protect brands against counterfeiting. Once a solution has been put in place, it is extremely important to use it, collect its results and monitor its effectiveness. During the past 15 years, we have observed that the monitoring of authentication solutions is not being used effectively and effort is concentrated on solution deployment. (more…)

8th Global Brand Protection Summit

If you have not met with us for some time, the 8th Global Brand Protection Summit would be the perfect place. The talks take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 3rd and 4th October 2017, the Global Brand Protection Summit provides a unique platform for executive level attendees from a range of industries including: Automotive, apparel, entertainment and luxury. (more…)

European Union Tobacco Packaging Directive

The 2nd Stakeholder Meeting on the Implementation of the European Union Tobacco Packaging Directive was held on the 15th of May 2017. The purpose of this directive is to define solutions on tobacco products in order to be able to perform their traceability and authentication. (more…)

Meet us at EPHJ/EPMT/SMT in Geneva

As every year around this time, we invite you to visit us at the EPHJ event, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20 to 23rd, 2017. EPHJ (Professional Watchmaking and Jewelry Environment) takes place together with the EPMT (Microtechnology Professional Environment) and the SMT (Swiss Medical Technologies) event. (more…)

AlpVision Included in New Anti-counterfeiting Reports

MarketsandMarkets just published their global forecast for the worldwide anti-counterfeit market. This report predicts that the main market territories in 2021 are expected to be dominated by Asia, followed by Europe and Norh America. (more…)

Smartphone Offers Point-and-Authenticate Capability

Product authentication has been, and still is, logistically very challenging. For example, banknotes require both robust, yet easy-to-use anti-counterfeiting and security measures to promote counterfeit deterrence and consumer adoption. Together with a steady rise in the number of sophisticated counterfeiters, this challenge is increasingly harder to tackle. (more…)

Meet us in Europe and China

Two continents, two opportunities to discover our product authentication services before the summer. The IACC 2017 Annual Spring Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, May 17-19 this year. The IACC conference combines the industry's most up-to-date information and best practices with its top leaders in the frontlines in law, security, government and business. (more…)

Two Opportunities to meet AlpVision

March 2017 will be a very busy month for AlpVision commercial team with two events in Germany. The first event will take place in Munich on March 16th and 17th. Called the Brand Protection Excellence Forum, this event is a business gathering that creates an environment for senior level executives to privately network during scheduled face to face business meetings. (more…)

New US Fingerprint Patent Granted

AlpVision Fingerprint is being used worldwide to protect molded products against counterfeiting. For example, this technology protects such diverse items as flip-off caps of vials, precious metals, and bottle closures. Using intrinsic features of the product, AlpVision Fingerprint is one of the most cost effective and secure solutions available on the market today. (more…)

Blister Pack Authentication with mobile phones

Authenticating secondary packaging, such as folding boxes, is very often a first choice for a brand as one is not required to open the box to authenticate the product. However, in addition to the multi-layer paradigm, pharmaceutical companies have realized that security can be significantly increased if the security solutions get closer (more…)

2016 A Look Back

As the year comes slowly to an end, it is time to have a brief look at an exciting period. With over 10 billion products protected per year with our security features, we are very proud to hold our position as the leading supplier of invisible, digital security features. A key achievement this year was that we were approached by several printing machine manufacturers who asked us to help them render their equipment Cryptoglyph compliant. This is an amazing request which clearly indicates that slowly but surely our solutions are becoming a de-facto standard in the field. After working on this for many years, we have reached this very important milestone. With this good news in mind, we would like to express our gratitude to all our customers and partners who made this possible and we wish all our readers very Happy and Successful New Year!

The Success of the Smart Embossing

The launch of our Smart Embossing technology last month has generated an impressive amount of interest among our customers and prospects. Initiatives such as the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive and Tobacco Products Directive highlight the need for authentication and track and trace solutions. (more…)

Cryptoglyph on Seal Liner

The Cryptoglyph technology is an invisible marking that has been used for many years to authenticate boxes and labels. (more…)

AlpVision in China – The experience of a new market

One year ago, in October 2015, AlpVision set up its new offices in Shanghai with the intent to expand the brand protection business. Compared to our marketing experience in Western countries, we have been happily surprised by the immediate brand owner interest in new authentication solutions. (more…)

AlpVision Announces Smart Embossing – New Overt Security Technology

Smart Embossing is a totally new security technology dedicated to product authentication by consumers. This new solution builds on the key features of our current offerings: user friendliness, security, simple deployment and affordability. (more…)

Meet AlpVision in Europe/USA/Asia

Don’t miss the three upcoming opportunities to meet with AlpVision and discover our new security feature Smart Embossing. The first occasion is at the IACC's 2016 Annual Fall Conference which will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, October 19 to October 21, 2016. The IACC event is followed by our participation at the Canadean Spirits Strategies Congress 2016, held in London, UK, November 1 and 2, 2016. (more…)

New patent granted in Hong Kong

AlpVision SA has obtained a new patent protecting the Fingerprint technology in Hong Kong. The patent, ID 09102325.3, is accessible online at the Hong Kong patent office using publication number 1122887. This patent is based on the earlier European filing titled “Means for (more…)

AlpVision celebrates its 15th year anniversary

AlpVision is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary in June 2016. When we founded AlpVision in 2001, the company was a very early-stage startup in a garage. We had theoretical background related to steganography based on the Ph.D. work of Dr. Kutter (more…)

Global Brand Protection Summit in Amsterdam

AlpVision will again exhibit at the coming Global Brand Protection Summit event in September 21-22 to be held in Amsterdam. This event specifically addresses issues related to brand protection across a wide range of industries including food, beverages, automotive, cigarettes, (more…)

President Schneider-Ammann Visits AlpVision China

President Johann Schneider-Ammann, along with a high-ranking delegation of 60 people, recently participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly created “Machinery, Trade and Business Center”, a member of the Swiss Center Shanghai (SCS) family located in (more…)

AlpVision’s Anti-counterfeiting Technology Focuses on Tin Capsules

In 2015, AlpVision released a new solution to protect metallic closures. In this time of counterfeit wine bottles, AlpVision adapted its Cryptoglyph technology to pure tin capsules. Tin capsules are typically found on a small, but top-notch collection of wines. (more…)

AlpVision Expands Activities in Japan with ISID

AlpVision is proud to announce the signature of a distribution contract for its authentication technology with the Japanese company ISID. (more…)

AlpVision’s Fingerprint Technology Sustains Wear and Time

Fingerprint, developed by AlpVision, leverages the naturally occurring surface irregularities found in a mold and uses these unique characteristics to authenticate a variety of molded materials, including plastic and metal. The solution has been deployed successfully at industrial (more…)

Let’s Meet!

Join us this spring for the New International Anti-counterfeiting Technology Forum & Exhibition on April 21-23 in Shanghai, China. On May 18-20, head over to Orlando, (more…)

Package Wrapping Is No Barrier to Cryptoglyph Detection

Today, many products are wrapped in protective plastic, such as see-through shrink-wrap and protective polypropylene film, to safeguard and cushion them. Without taking the contents of the package out, authentication of wrapped products becomes a real challenge. (more…)

AlpVision Granted New European Patent for Fingerprint

On November 4, 2015, AlpVision was granted a new European patent EP2024899B1 protecting the core innovation of our Fingerprint technology. This patent protects the key characteristic of AlpVision’s Fingerprint technology, which is leveraging the microstructure that naturally (more…)

AlpVision Gains Clout in 2015 ACF Reports

Over the past year, AlpVision was often published in some of the leading reports addressing the anti-counterfeiting (ACF) industry. Written by experts, these independent and insightful reports review current technologies and solution providers, and make market forecasts. (more…)

AlpVision Launches New Smartphone Server Solution

When AlpVision was first founded, our solutions were deployed on PC and product authentication was performed using document scanners. Today, our product authentication systems run on smartphones, using the device’s camera, flash and onboard processing power. (more…)

European Commission Innovation Report

The Business Innovation Observatory of the European Commission released this year a study on “Traceability Across the Value Chain: (more…)

AlpVision Opens New Office in China

When it comes to product counterfeiting, China is considered as one of the world’s hotspots. According to the WTO, 2% of all world trade accounts for counterfeit goods, and this number is steadily increasing. As the world's leader in digital invisible technologies for product (more…)

New US Patent Granted

AlpVision is proud to announce that a new US patent was granted, entitled “Means for using microstructure of materials surface as a unique identifier”. The new patent US 8180174 B2 protects the core processes that make up AlpVision’s Fingerprint solution. The underlying technology leverages the intrinsic microscopic surface irregularities that naturally occur in a mold and uses these unique characteristics as the means of authentication. (more…)

AlpVision Fingerprint Ventures Into New Territory

AlpVision Fingerprint has experienced more revenue growth than any of our technologies over the past few years. The reason behind this trend lies in its simplicity. Instead of applying a marking, this authentication method relies on the imperfections that naturally occur in molded products. We have deployed this technology with great success on plastic parts (pharmaceutical flip-off tops) and on metallic ones. In the watch industry, so far, we have been limited to parts that are either molded or die-stamped. However, we are now able to propose a fingerprint that is unique for each watch and still detectable with an iPhone. The detection process performs a serial number lookup, followed by a one-to-one match with the micro-defects of the watch under inspection. As with our other technologies, a regular iPhone can be used to perform instant product authentication.

Meet AlpVision in Amsterdam and Denver, CO

Learn first-hand about AlpVision's instant product authentication solutions at two upcoming events this fall! AlpVision will be participating in the 6th Annual Global Brand Protection Summit (GBPS) on September 16-17, 2015, in Amsterdam. GBPS runs under the motto "Developing a robust brand protection strategy to encompass all areas of IP concern" and has an exciting 2-day program with expert speakers. (more…)

AlpVision Cryptoglyph Now Applicable to Metallic Closures

The vast majority of our customers print AlpVision’s Cryptoglyph technology on paper or carton. And so far, our solution has been remarkably successful protecting packaging and labeling. In recent months, we have made great strides in testing and (more…)

AlpVision Exhibits in Shanghai

From April 23-25, 2015, the International New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Exhibition took place in Shanghai, China. The event was held together with the CSITF-China Shanghai International Technology Fair, a gathering of over 900 exhibitors and 38’000 visitors. (more…)

iPhone QC Tool Update

Although Cryptoglyph is invisible to the naked eye, AlpVision’s authentication feature can be instantly detected with a smartphone and a proprietary application. (more…)

AlpVision: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

2014 was an extremely interesting year for AlpVision, not only from a technological perspective, but also from a financial one. (more…)

Cryptoglyph & Innovation

AlpVision is proud to announce the first roll out of a Cryptoglyph-based product authentication and printing quality control system using the iPhone. (more…)

Embedded QA Software Update Released

AlpVision’s Embedded QA (EQA) is a printing quality measurement device used by hundreds of Cryptoglyph-qualified printers worldwide. Portable, lightweight and user-friendly, (more…)

AlpVision application, seamless compatibility with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

On September 9, 2014, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Apple’s press release, the two new devices are “ … the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design”. AlpVision has tested the two new models (more…)

Three new AlpVision partners serving Asia

AlpVision is proud to announce three new partnerships to help commercialize its anti-counterfeiting and product authentication solutions in the Asian markets. AlpVision will be working with swiss bridge consulting (Switzerland, Hong Kong, Vietnam), an independent company with a (more…)

Two market studies list AlpVision among leading anti-counterfeiting companies

At the beginning of 2014, visiongain published a new report on “Anti-counterfeit packaging technologies market forecast 2014-2024”. The report identifies trends and segments with high revenue potential, analyzes submarkets, and reviews solution and technology providers. AlpVision is extremely pleased to be listed in the report as one of the 15 leading companies providing services (more…)

AlpVision solutions now run on Android Smartphones

AlpVision provides two covert authentication solutions. Although invisible to the naked eye, both solutions can be detected instantly using an iPhone running on our dedicated application. In 2001, we started offering product authentication using document scanners and PC software. (more…)

Meet us at AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas, November 3-6

AAPEX – Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo – is one of the largest automotive aftermarket products expos in the US. During the three days (more…)

New AlpVision Anti-Counterfeiting Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Anti-Counterfeiting Blog, a space where AlpVision co-founders Fred Jordan and Martin Kutter will cover and share opinions about anti-counterfeiting and brand protection news. The blog, which can be found here, will provide unique insights into (more…)

Multiple printers successfully complete Cryptoglyph printing qualification progrAM

AlpVision is glad to welcome three more folding box and label suppliers among its qualified printers. Protecting printed packaging components with AlpVision Cryptoglyph technology is very easy and does not change the printing process. (more…)

iPhone based quality control tool

AlpVision has released the first version of a new system for quality control for the Cryptoglyph printed in varnish. The new tool enables a real-time and user-friendly assessment of the printing quality of AlpVision’s invisible marking flagship. The marking is typically printed in flexography and integrated directly into the varnish layer. The system comprises an iPhone and a custom box which is open on one side. (more…)

Meet us at EastPack, New York, June 10-12, 2014

EastPack, the East Coast Packaging Industry Event, returns to New York on June 10-12, 2014. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with Quincy Mattingly, regional manager, to get a first-hand demonstration of instant product authentication using an iPhone. (more…)

AlpVision hands-on lab at the Petroleum Packaging Council

AlpVision is glad to announce the first official authentication hands-on lab at one of our qualified printer partners exhibit during the Petroleum Packaging Council (PPC) Spring Meeting 2014 & Tradeshow, March 17th, in Tampa, Florida. (more…)

AlpVision to Exhibit and Present at IP Protect Expo 2014, March 11-12 in London

AlpVision is set to participate for a third year in IP Protect Expo 2014 (, an annual networking space for the worldwide intellectual property and brand protection community, scheduled to take place March 11-12, 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, UK. Exhibiting in Stand #11, AlpVision will showcase its iPhone authentication application, (more…)

AlpVision Fingerprint compatible with iPhone macro lenses

The Fingerprint AlpVision technology enables to authenticate molded or die stamped parts using just an iPhone. This authentication solution covers for instance plastic parts obtained by injection molding like caps, circuit breakers, flip-off caps, (more…)

AlpVision Fingerprint Deployment Effortless Thanks to Charmille Surface Finish Chart

AlpVision’s Fingerprint technology authenticates molded or stamped parts by automatically recognizing naturally occurring microscopic features found in a mold. Interesting and convenient, this solution allows brand owners and experts in the field to identify genuine from counterfeit products using an iPhone at any given time, without modifying anything in (more…)

iPod Authentication? Yes, it Works!

Just a few months after the release of the first iPhone, Apple launched the iPod touch. Essentially, an iPod touch is an iPhone without phone capabilities that targets the gaming and music user segments. As AlpVision’s Cryptoglyph and Fingerprint technologies are compatible with iPhones 3 and up, we are frequently asked if we also support iPods. The short answer is “yes, it works”, starting with the (more…)

AlpVision Deploys its Mobile Authentication Solution on US Pharmaceutical Products

AlpVision has just successfully completed implementing its Cryptoglyph authentication solution for a large US based pharmaceutical company. Printing the Cryptoglyph did not alter in any way the printing process, which was printed in classic flexography using standard overprint varnish. The durability of the Cryptoglyph marking was successfully tested (more…)

AlpVision to Exhibit at 2013 IACC Annual Fall Conference

Based on the success of the Spring conference, AlpVision will exhibit again at the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) 2013 Fall Annual Conference to be held on October 16-18 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The Fall edition will give AlpVision an opportunity to present its latest mobile authentication solution applicable to packaging, labeling and molded products. AlpVision will also be available to demonstrate product authentication using WCO’s Interface Public-Members (IPM) tool. (more…)

MobileIron: A Secure Alternative to Deploying AlpVision’s Mobile Authentication Application

Because AlpVision’s brand protection and product authentication solutions are covert, AlpVision does not make its mobile authentication application available on the App Store. In addition, because each application is customized to meet brand owners’ unique authentication needs, customers prefer to manage application deployment internally. In answer to (more…)

AlpVision’s Mobile Authentication Application Now Authenticates Footwear

According to the National Chamber Foundation, the estimated annual industry loss due to footwear counterfeiting in the U.S. is $12 billion. To combat counterfeit shoes, AlpVision offers the footwear industry its patented Fingerprint technology, a breakthrough covert anti-counterfeit solution that tracks and authenticates mass produced objects manufactured by molding. (more…)

AlpVision Featured in July Issue of Labels & Labeling: Smart Technology

AlpVision is featured in the July issue of Labels & Labeling in an article entitled, Smart Fight Against Counterfeits by Carol Houghton. The piece discusses improvements made to AlpVision's iPhone application now capable (more…)

AlpVision Presents at PP&LC’s Spring 2013 Meeting at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA

AlpVision was recently invited to speak at the IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) PP&LC (Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labeling Committee) spring 2013 meeting at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA. Under the theme of Serialization & Anti-Counterfeiting, Quincy Mattingly, Regional Manager, presented Digital Authentication Solutions for Pharmaceutical Products (more…)

AlpVision Marks World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2013

Established in 1988 by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG), World Anti-Counterfeiting Day gives us a chance to show you how you can help combat counterfeiting.

Tips for Brand Owners

AlpVision's product authentication and counterfeit protection solutions are developed with your existing operations and facilities in mind, and customized to meet your unique anti-counterfeiting needs. (more…)

The WCO announces that AlpVision is now IPM Connected

The World Customs Organization (WCO) was host to the 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from April 24-26. On this occasion, the WCO introduced the new mobile version of the Interface Public-Members (IPM), (more…)

AlpVision’s Mobile Authentication Solution Improved to Detect Standard Cryptoglyph-secured (dots) Packaging and Labeling

Offset printers, rejoice! Until now, AlpVision's iPhone authentication application detected varnish Cryptoglyph, a pseudo-random pattern of invisible micro-holes (40-80 microns) (more…)

AlpVision’s CEO Presents – Instant and Secure Brand Authentication Using a Smartphone at IP Protect Expo 2013

AlpVision participated for a second year in IP Protect Expo on February 5-6, 2013 in London, UK. Exhibiting in Stand #11, AlpVision showcased its iPhone authentication application, (more…)

AlpVision iPhone Authentication App Improved to Authenticate Vial Labels and Other Curved Surfaces

AlpVision has given its iPhone authentication app a welcomed update, (more…)

AlpVision in Anti-Counterfeiting Top 25

AlpVision is among Global Identification's Top 25 Suppliers of anti-counterfeiting & product security technologies! (more…)

New! AlpVision’s Authentication App Now Available on iPhone 5

A year ago, AlpVision released an iPhone 4/4S application capable of authenticating AlpVision's digital invisible anti-counterfeit technologies. AlpVision's mobile authentication solution applies to a wide range of items, including packaging, labeling and plastic molded parts. Today, AlpVision has successfully ported the application to the iPhone 5 platform and delivered it to a customer. (more…)

AlpVision’s CEO Presents at Janoschka’s Innovation Day for Brand Security Solutions.

Dr. Fred Jordan, Co-founder and CEO of AlpVision, was invited to speak at Janoschka's Innovation Day for Brand Security Solutions on November 30, 2012, in Kippenheim, Germany. Janoschka is a global leader in prepress solutions. (more…)

AlpVision iPhone App Now Authenticates Blister Packs.

In response to industry needs, AlpVision has adapted its iPhone authentication application to blister packs with cavities as small as 5 mm in diameter and covered with dense artwork. Combined with a readily available and inexpensive macro lens (more…)

AlpVision Completes Successful Exhibition at Imaging Supplies Coalition Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Las Vegas.

AlpVision participated in the Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC) 14th International Anti-Counterfeiting Conference held on August 19 through 21 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference was attended by approximately 75 industry specialists and coalition members, including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Toshiba, and Xerox. (more…)

AlpVision Releases ScanHelper, No Installation Required.

AlpVision, a world leader in digital solutions for product authentication, is releasing ScanHelper, a standalone Microsoft Windows computer program that allows brand owners to easily scan AlpVision-secured packaging and products using a (more…)

AlpVision Granted U.S. Patent for Means for Using Microstructure of Materials Surface as a Unique Identifier.”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 8,180,174, covering AlpVision's Fingerprint technology or the use of material or document microstructures for tracking, tampering and (more…)

AlpVision Marks World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2012.

Established in 1988 by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG), World Anti-Counterfeiting Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the international costs of counterfeiting and piracy. On this day, AlpVision would like to call attention to the economic, social and, too often, adverse health and safety effects posed by counterfeiting. According to the International Intelligence Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce, counterfeiting accounts for between 5 - 7% of world trade, worth an estimated $600 billion a year. (more…)

AlpVision Founders Published in Esteemed Scientific Publications.

Dr. Martin Kutter, President, and Dr. Fred Jordan, CEO, were recently published in two esteemed scientific publications. The first article titled Industry-suitable Technologies to Protect Pharma Products against Counterfeiting appeared in the March 2012 edition of the peer-reviewed International Pharmaceutical Industry (IPI) magazine. The second titled Identifying Counterfeit (more…)

AlpVision and Nolato Medical Announce Joint Collaboration to Protect Primary Plastic Packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Coined the crime of the 21st century counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products accounts for an estimated $600 billion in global trade. Among other preventive measures, packaging can play an important role in deterring copying, tampering or package pilferage. In response, AlpVision, the world's leader in digital (more…)

AlpVision’s CEO Presents at Pro Carton Congress and at the 3rd University of Würzburg Anti-Counterfeit Conference in Germany.

Dr. Fred Jordan, Co-founder and CEO of AlpVision, recently presented Digital Solutions for Packaging Authentication at the International Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Authenticating Medicines with an iPhone 4 App at the 3rd University of Würzburg Anti-Counterfeit Conference in Würzburg, Germany. (more…)

AlpVision Completes Successful Exhibition at Interphex 2012 in New York, USA.

AlpVision completed a successful three-day exhibition at Interphex 2012, from May 1-3, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Interphex is the leading trade event to create innovative solutions that improve manufacturing (more…)

AlpVision launches iPhone 4 instant product authentication of Varnish Cryptoglyph secured packaging and labeling.

AlpVision announces the launch of an iPhone 4 instant product authentication application capable of detecting its Varnish Cryptoglyph solution, an invisible marking (more…)

AlpVision Completes Successful Exhibition at IP Protect Expo in London, UK.

AlpVision completed a successful two-day exhibition at IP Protect Expo, from March 28-29, 2012, at the Business Design Centre in London, UK. IP Protect Expo is the definitive intellectual property and brand protection trade exhibition – by industry, for industry. AlpVision presented its digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit (more…)

New premiere at AlpVision: an iPhone4 application for identification of counterfeited molded parts on-the-fly.

AlpVision has made a big step forward in providing mobility for on-the-fly Genuine or Fake verification of molded parts. This applies to many items, for example for Fast Moving Consumer Goods containers, which are present in millions of stores worldwide. Using AlpVision's patented Fingerprint technology, a regular Apple iPhone4 equipped with the AlpVision Genuine or Fake" detection software is sufficient for verification of the authenticity of a plastic molded part anywhere anytime."

AlpVision, top finalist nominee at the Swiss Technology Award 2011.

According to INSEAD 2011 GII (Global Innovation Index), Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world. AlpVision is therefore especially proud to have been selected as a top 3 finalist from 70 innovative projects for the (more…)

AlpVision participated to the GSS – Global Secure Summit in Prague, Czech Republic.

Brand security is a worldwide problem that is increasing and affecting many successful companies across all industries. Today, more than ever, companies need to combat security risks before it is too late. (more…)

Embedded QA”: a new Quality Assessment device for Cryptoglyph printers.”

This new device developed by AlpVision will provide packaging printers and converters with a portable Quality Control device with the goal of verifying the presence of the Cryptoglyph® invisible marking. The (rechargeable) battery powered system enables testing of offset plates before printing and performance of sample testing of printed matter on the printing line. (more…)

AlpVision contributed to Chapter 21 of the newly edited (May 16, 2011) Handbook of nutraceuticals Volume II

Edited by Yashwant Pathak Ph.D., Chair and Professor at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, at the CRC Press, ISBN 9781439823682, this handbook describes various processes used in nutraceutical manufacturing. As for pharmaceutical products, branded nutraceuticals which are becoming more and more popular, are also targets for counterfeiters. (more…)

Big success for AlpVision at Interphex 2011 in New York, March 29-31.

Building on its North American presence through the recent opening of offices in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, AlpVision presented at Interphex 2011 its full range of digital on-packaging and on-dosage product authentication solutions. (more…)

Two more pharma manufacturers rely on AlpVision anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Two other main pharmaceutical producers of branded medicines have signed licenses for roll-out of AlpVision's covert digital solutions for product authentication. The worldwide deployment will take place in the course of 2011. (more…)

A new pharma manufacturer relies on AlpVision anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Debiopharm Group, a leader in the field of drug development and of innovative drug delivery processes, has decided to use an AlpVision digital solution for product authentication. This strategic decision will involve the setup and implementation of a tool to protect against potential pharmaceutical product counterfeiters at a worldwide level. (more…)