XIPHOO Approach


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First Steps using RFID Tags in order to fight Counterfeits

When counterfeits became an issue in some industries, such as for printer cartridge more than ten years ago, the solution at the time came through the use of ISO 15693 RFID tags on the cartridges combined with RFID (NFC) readers in the printers. However, it took only a few years until the counterfeit cartridges included identical cloned tags, thus erasing the benefit of this initial solution.

The next step was to add security to the tags. The industry started using more advanced ISO 14443 RFID tags. However, this move also added considerable cost not only to the tag but also to the tag-reader and the backend architecture.

Adding more security via higher cost has started to erode the benefit of cutting loss of revenues.



XIPHOO Solution – More Security at Lower Cost

Over the last years, the XIPHOO Team has developed a highly secure process which uses the initial simple and low-cost ISO 15693 memory tags, while achieving a high-security via placing the authentication intelligence in the cloud. This unique combination allows a low-cost tag and high-security system. Our system is scalable, secure and affordable.

XIPHOO technology helps verifying authenticity all over the distribution chain

XIPHOO attaches simple low-cost RFID memory tags on products. The tags are pre-programmed and contain ciphered authentication data. Using the Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities of a smartphone, the tag is read and deciphered wirelessly via the XIPHOO app.

A patent-pending “twist” in the authentication process allows the use of the low cost ISO 15693 NFC tags with a security level which is incomparably higher than other solutions, like bar codes, QR-codes and even current standard RFID-tag based solutions.

Experts of Fraunhofer AISEC have validated the XIPHOO technology and confirmed that it delivers outstanding security level.