Code Barcode Readers Used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Events
Pepperl + Fuchs and MediaSec Provide Security Solution
Salt Lake City, UT
- July 26, 2006 - Code Corporation announced that 300 Code Readers were used at the security checkpoints at 16 venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Soccer events recently completed in Germany. The Code Reader 2.0 (CR2) was part of a security system designed by MediaSec Technologies GmbH to control entry into venues during the games by utilizing data captured from the reading of two barcode-type symbols present on each identification badge for non-ticket-holding personnel or visitors.
Code's world-wide distributor headquartered in Germany - Pepperl+Fuchs (P+F) - teamed with their value-added reseller - MediaSec - to combine hardware and software solutions in order to meet the security goals of the World Cup Accreditation Committee. The goal was two-fold: 1) Control entry of non-ticketed personnel at venues, ensuring approved attendance at World Cup events; and 2) quickly communicating the barcodes of known fraudulent or stolen identification badges and denying entry at security checkpoints.
These goals were accomplished in part through a unique application of MediaSec's proprietary digital security technology called Copy Detection Pattern (CDP). The process of encoding and decoding CDP can incorporate the use of a secret key, adding an additional layer of security to the identification process. An authentication key was created and placed on each badge containing specific information for venues, dates and times the badge holder would be allowed entrance into specific areas. These two keys were read and decoded by the CR2. CR2's firmware application conducted a check against a 'blacklist' of known fraudulent or stolen identification badges. Entry or non-entry was indicated with an audible tone and a red or green LED light. Additional supporting computer software allowed nightly synching of the blacklist to the readers, as well as audits of captured data for analysis ultimately identifying fraudulent practices.
"The reliable deployment of the barcode readers was crucial for successful security access control during the World Cup 2006. We received very good and effective support throughout the planning, implementation and operation phases," added Albert Hilber, information technology project manager for the Accreditation Committee.
About Code Corporation
Code Corporation designs, develops and manufactures automatic identification and data collection devices, accessories and application enablement systems. Code's compact portable products provide 'plug and play' input of data from barcodes and advanced 2D symbols. Cordless systems utilize enhanced Bluetooth® radios. Code provides reading and decoding of all open barcode symbologies. While committed to open symbology support, Code also offers its proprietary GoCode®
symbology for secured data applications. Code's worldwide headquarters are located in the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area. For more information, go to: www.codecorp.com