Competitor ‘cracks’ security on coffee cups




The Canadian Club Coffee coffee manufacturer claims it has cracked from rival Keurig. Protection on coffee cups The security-based invisible ink was to prevent users cups that are not derived from Keurig, can use in Keurigs maker.

Anti-drm Recently, the company released the Keurig 2.0, a coffee maker that only coffee cups Keurig accepted. The firm Coffee Club decided to investigate the Keurig system used for its so-called K-cups, which are substantial margins.

Closer inspection revealed the Keurig 2.0 reading. A hidden code in the K-cup These codes are on the cups with invisible ink. By means of the coffee maker with a diode infrared light reads the code on the cover film of an original cup from only then to make coffee. Cups competitors be refused, so says the Canadian public broadcaster CBC.

Coffee Club decided to step down that polymer banknotes for the Bank of Canada. To a print after its discovery He was the exact composition of the ink trace. The company did so anyway to turn. Keurig 2.0 with the other cups at work The used UV ink to wide commercial for sale.

According to Coffee Club has its ‘hack’ shared with other coffee producers so that they alternate cups for the device to develop. According to the company can not rest on the patent system, Keurig, because light frequencies are not patentable. Additionally, some coffee producers a lawsuit launched against Keurig because the company would use its dominant market abuse.

A spokesman for the American coffee manufacturer would not go into the matter, but states that its Keurig 2.0 only ‘optimal’ coffee can put his own K-cups. In Canada, the American manufacturer Keurig coffee would be a market for coffee cups have almost 90 percent.


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