Thursday, September 20, 2007

Aeritas Reacquires Mobile Barcode Patent Portfolio And Becomes A Physical World Connection Player


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From All Pay News Aeritas reacquires mobile barcode patent portfolio from GTech

With this mobile barcode patent portfolio, Aeritas is added to the Physical World Connection company list

Aeritas, the Mobile Barcode Company reacquired its extensive mobile barcode patent portfolio from GTECH Corporation, (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica S.p.A., traded on the Italian Stock Exchange (LTO).

The Company's principals pioneered the mobile barcode and mobile ticketing space.

Aeritas' patents and technologies enable 1D and 2D barcode and other images to be displayed on the screens of mobile phones and handheld devices and used for a wide range of payment, mobile ticketing and other transactions.

Its patents, including many granted as well as several still pending in the U.S. and 30 other countries, cover a broad range of mobile applications.

The Company's patents and technologies encompass processes that enable 1D and 2D barcode and other images to be displayed on the screens of mobile devices and used for a wide range of payment, mobile ticketing and other transactions. (In my opinion, because a mobile barcode will/can be on various displays/items, these patents appear to have more value than just connecting the barcode to the net).

Aeritas' patents and technology encompass systems and methods that enable images, such as 1D and 2D barcodes, to be transmitted and displayed on the screens of mobile devices, including cell phones, PDAs, Blackberry and other handheld devices as well as laptop computers.

Aeritas' patented techniques, already in use, are revolutionizing new paperless transactions for sports, concert and event mobile ticketing, airline, train and bus tickets and boarding passes, mobile payments, retail coupons, prepayments and customer loyalty promotions, and a wide range of other uses.

2 comments:

Larry said...

My own firm, Ecrio, competes in the mobile barcode space, so I find it unfortunate that announcements like this one continue to confuse the market.

Standard laser scanners (found at most retailers and venues) are laser-based and -- in most cases -- cannot read a 1D or 2D barcode from a mobile phone display.

Camera-based scanners can do the job, but in the U.S. are not common. And no surprise -- major retailers are not eager to replace millions of laser scanners.

Ecrio invented our MoBeam technology - also patented -- to work around this problem. Guess it's up to all of us in the space to let the market decide!

Scott Shaffer said...

Larry,

I thought I did a pretty good summarizing how MoBeam is different from the rest with this story called MoBeam Beams Barcodes From Mobile Phones To Scanners