Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK), and Document Security Systems, Inc., a leader in optical deterrent technologies announced that the two companies 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 brand.
"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, Business Solutions and Services, Eastman Kodak Company. "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."
About Document Security Systems, Inc
Document Security Systems is a technology company in the security and protection services sector which develops and manufactures products and packaging containing patented and patent pending optical deterrent technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of the most advanced scanners, copiers and imaging systems in the market. More information about Document Security Systems, Inc. and its products and services can be found at www.documentsecurity.com.
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit www.kodak.com.