Friday, April 28, 2006

Bar Code To Mobile Patent Awarded

Johannesburg-based Mobicode has won the South African patent for distributing bar codes to mobile devices, introducing the infrastructure to deliver tickets, coupons and vouchers directly to local consumers.

Mobicode was awarded the patent after securing the rights to use technology developed by Mobiqa in the UK to deliver bar codes to any mobile device in SA that conforms to international GSM standards.

Mobicode will provide a Web-based bar code distribution service as well as Web-application hosting where required to organisations that want to send either linear or 2D bar codes to mobile devices

Mobiqa (Mobicode’s licensor) has been awarded a patent in South Africa for the "Optimised Messages containing Barcode Information for Mobile Receiving Device", patent number 2005/03057.

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