SmartID barcode system uses surface texture to create unique, offline verification

At Interpack 2023, the Fraunhofer team will present a demonstrator for a counterfeit-proof barcode system called SmartID. In the SmartID project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Secure Information Technology (SIT) and Open Communication Systems are developing a novel labelling system to uniquely verify and authenticate products via smartphone, they say.

Counterfeits of high-quality products such as medicines, cosmetics, watches, or even food and beverages circulate in large numbers, especially in online retail. Consumers have little chance to verify the authenticity of a product in this marketplace...


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