Product manufacturers etch or print iTRACE 2DMI marks on your product’s hard surface (or label), each embedded with an encrypted unique ID (UID). Variable-data printers will print those marks on labels, packaging, documents, and other printable surfaces.
First, Authorized app-users capture the mark with the CodeREADr native app downloaded from the App Store or the Play Store. Second, the app uses the built-in camera of iOS and Android OS devices to capture the mark.
Third, the iTRACE server displays the captured marks. Fourth, it reads the mark, decrypts, and authenticates the embedded data. Then, the app-user can collect associated data with each valid or invalid response from the iTRACE server.
Associated data can include scanning the product’s UPC/EAN barcode and scanning the product’s unique ID (e.g. the barcoded serial number), take photos, require a signature, and answer pre-configured prompts (dropdown menus, form fields, etc.).