Unicate BV announces the completion of the first phase of testing of a physical anti-piracy-anti-copy solution for DVD, CD and CD-ROM. Using Nano-technology, the 3-dimensional token has greater than 10 to the 36th power stochastic uniqueness. 3DAS low-cost micro-tokens are embedded into the disk providing a 3-D physical copy protection. The tokens are read by the standard drive optical reader with minor firmware modifications to the drive.
The read of the 3DAS token by the drive produces a bit string that is certified unique by TNO (The Dutch National Labs) to 10 to the 36th power. The bit string can either be authenticated in the drive, near-line, occasional certification or real-time. 3DAS tokens cannot be copied, replicated, removed or modified.
Four levels of security begin at off-line copy protection to on-line real-time cryptographic data access control.
The next phase of development is already underway. Unicate is working with a drive manufacturer to adapt CD and DVD drives for review by content owners like motion picture studios, music companies and software manufacturers. Unicate will also be presenting and demonstrating 3DAS anti-piracy technology to industry standards organizations.
Teunis Tel, Unicate CEO and founder said, ``In our first phase, we have proven to ourselves that we have a low-cost solution to stop illegal copying of CD and DVD disks using our 3DAS tokens.'' Tel continued, ``Electronic copy protection schemes have just not worked. They are obsolete before they are finished and truly only prevent the home user from copying. We have learned in the high-end fragrance markets that most of the fraud is in the distribution channels. This is where most of the piracy occurs. These pirates are sophisticated and require a sophisticated Nano-technology like 3DAS to defeat them.''
Unicate 3DAS and computer generated 2DCS technologies were developed for anti-piracy, track & trace and content package protection for the high end fragrance markets. Market applications for the technology are anti-counterfeiting, package and content identification & tracking, document fraud protection, identification cards and access control applications.