The Pondering Primate
Making cents of today's news.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Physical World Connection Stops Cigar Counterfeiting
From Fendi handbags to Rolex watches, counterfeits or “knock offs” are commonplace.
Why should cigars be different?
The new technology stamped onto Cusano cigar boxes features a
dot-matrix design and unique number
that works like a bar code and returns sales information to the company.
A box can only be scanned once and bogus boxes cannot be scanned, alerting the customer that something’s amiss.
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