AlpVision is proud to announce the granting of a new patent. This US patent 10,019,627 B2 was granted on July 18, 2018 and describes a new digital authentication technology based on the analysis of two images. These images are automatically captured when the operator moves his smartphone over the authentication feature. Then, the new algorithm is able process these two images to verify the 3D topographic characteristics of the feature and to instantly display an authentication message. The main benefit of this approach is to have a feature that is visible for the naked eye but remains highly challenging to counterfeit. It is therefore particularly suitable for authentication by consumers. A good practical example of such a feature is AlpVision’s Smart Embossing, which combines all the benefits of this new technology with an extremely low production cost.