Kodak and DSS partner against Counterfeiting and Brand Fraud
Monday, November 29, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Rochester, NY – Document Security Systems, Inc. a leader in optical deterrent technologies and Eastman Kodak Company, an international leader in imaging, material and digital science technologies are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to introduce applications which will enable a broad range of industries and governments to combat the increasingly damaging effects of counterfeiting and brand fraud.
Utilizing DSS's Authentiguard document security and counterfeiting prevention software and printing systems and Kodak's leading imaging technology, Kodak will market a proprietary suite of secure image technology products under its own international trademarks, trade names and brand names.
"To stop today's sophisticated counterfeiters, brand owners and authorities need the support of global partners with the solution portfolio breadth, advanced technology and resources to help them execute optimal brand and document protection strategies," said Robert Taylor, General Manager, Security Solutions, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Document Security Systems' cutting-edge secure image technologies combine with Kodak's expanding security portfolio to create a wide range of product and document security solutions that will allow brand owners to create effective strategies for their anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion challenges."
The agreement covers a broad range of applications, some of which include:
- Security Printing Technologies for vital records, coupons, gift certificates, transcripts, car titles, text books, checks, prescription forms, permits
- Digital Security for digital presses, securing internet-generated documents and alpha/numeric MICROSOFT OFFICE Applications, data/file security for OUTLOOK e-mails, EXCEL Spreadsheets, POWERPOINT Presentations and WORD Documents.
- Plastic Substrate Security for ID cards, drivers licenses, gift cards, access cards containing radio frequency identification (RFID), biometrics, barcodes, magnetic stripe, holographs and plastic watermarks
- Packaging and Label Security Technologies for consumer products, food and beverage materials, pharmaceutical, anything requiring a package or label
Patrick White, CEO of Document Security Systems states: "We are extremely pleased and honored to be working with such a respected and well-known company as Kodak in the fight against the enormous, and growing, worldwide problem of counterfeiting, identity theft and brand fraud. Counterfeiting alone costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year and we feel that in teaming with Kodak, we will be able to offer solutions to protect consumers, governments and industrial commerce alike."
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