QR codes in microscopic sizes will help stop counterfeiting

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A lab in Toulouse, France, have discovered a way to make a quick response code half a hair’s diameter. A company called Nanotech, out of Toulouse, France, has now revealed that they have developed QR codes that are invisible to the naked eye, but that can still be scanned and used for a number of purposes, primarily in the form of security. These micro tags use nano particles and are so small that 10,000 can be printed in one square centimeter. The Nanotech team was led by Laurence Ressier, have…

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QR codes to be further rolled out by Pernod Ricard

QR Codes on Wine

The success of the launch in China has led the company to expand the quick response codes program. Pernod Ricard has announced that it intends to broaden its existing program of QR codes used to fight the problem of counterfeit products, sending it into the African and South American Markets. The company has previously enjoyed considerable successes following the program launch in China. The French company’s spirits have been labeled in China in the first wave of the program that used QR codes on approximately 25 million bottles, so far.…

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QR codes will be invisible with the help of a USD professor

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University of South Dakota researchers are on their way to developing the technology. Researchers from the University of South Dakota are now including a well known chemistry professor among the team that is assisting in the development of invisible QR codes. Though these barcodes are traditionally found in black and white, non-visible ones are now needed. Traditionally, QR codes are used on advertising and product packaging, in order to direct consumers to web pages and sites that provide special offers, discounts, and product information. Their ability to hold hundreds of…

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