QR code champagne tracking technology helps to safeguard against fraud

QR code champagne tracking - bubbly being poured into champagne flute

New tracking technology helps to battle counterfeiting champagne. A QR code champagne tracking system that also uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) emitters, can help producers of this luxury product combat fraud as well as give them a new way to interact with their customers. The tech is integrated directly into the label or the bottleneck foil of each bottle of sparkling wine. The company behind the connected labels RIFD and QR code champagne tracking tech, Billet, has specialized in printing labels for bottles of bubbly for over a century. Arnold Deregnaucourt,…

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Toronto high school students launch LGBT Qr Code campaign

LGBTQr Code Campaign - QR Code LGBTQ flag

The new campaign uses a quick response (QR) code to provide support to LGBTQ+ community members. A new program called “LBGTQr Code” has been launched at a Canadian high school in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the new campaign is to help stop bullying and to offer resources to LGBTQ+ youth amid changes to the province’s sexual education curriculum. The campaign was launched to help LGBTQ+ community members’ feel safe and secure in school. The LGBTQr Code campaign was started by the non-profit organization “The Get REAL Movement.” The organization…

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QR Code based payments coming to Hong Kong’s rail network

QR Code Based Payments - Hong Kong Rail

MTR plans to implement a payment system that uses quick response codes. In an official statement released by MTR Corporation, Hong Kong’s rail operator, the company announced that it intends to implement QR code based payments on existing AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) gates. Passengers will be required to pre-generate a QR based transit code. The new QR Code based payments system will be built on a travel first and pay after payments model. Under this new system, passengers will need to pre-generate a quick response based transit code to enter…

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EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

qr code standard mobile payments

The payment standards body released a new publication to provide technical specs for the use of quick response codes. EMVCo recently published the “EMVCo QR Code Specification for Payment Systems: Consumer-Presented Mode” as a QR code standard ahead of moving toward their use. The publication provides a definition of the way quick response codes function as a single-direction communication between a mobile app and the point of interaction. This represents the first official step forward for EMVCo when it comes to QR codes. EMVCo is a payments standards body. It…

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QR code lawsuit aimed at Bath & Body Works for patent infringement

Bath & Body Works QR Code Lawsuit

A Texas company alleges that the retailer is guilty of unauthorized use of patented technology. Texas company, Symbology Innovations LLC, has filed a QR code lawsuit against Bath & Body Works, alleging that its patent has been infringed upon. The complaint, is U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-02197. Symbology Innovations alleges that a recent unauthorized QR code ad by Bath & Body Works infringed on patents. The QR code lawsuit point out that Symbology was issued the ownership of patents ‘752, ‘773, ‘369 and…

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