openPR Logo
Press release

Secure Square: QR Code celebrates 25 Years of innovative Data Collection

12-12-2019 04:40 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: DENSO WAVE EUROPE

The QR Code was invented for Toyota by DENSO in 1994 by Masahiro Hara. In 2014, the QR Code won the European Inventor Award. 25 years later, the question arises as to whether the QR Code requires a security update. DENSO WAVE EUROPE meets these requirements with the Secure QR Code (SQRC®).

Further information on the QR Code, the Secure QR Code (SQRC®), the Frame QR Code, on scanners and handhelds, solutions for mobile data collection, and DENSO WAVE EUROPE are available at

Düsseldorf. The “QR” in QR Code stands for “Quick Response” which directly highlights one of the many advantages of the two-dimensional QR Code by DENSO WAVE, part of the Toyota group: The QR Code provides information very quickly and easily – and can contain a lot of important data.

The QR Code has spread rapidly around the globe due to its numerous applications. Today, it is almost impossible to imagine logistics and industry, retail, marketing, and advertising without the QR Code.

A special website was created for the anniversary of the QR Code, where visitors can learn more about the advantages and usages of the QR Code:

SQRC®: Combination of the QR Code‘s Advantages with the Factor of Security

Since DENSO WAVE, part of the Toyota group, made the QR Code available free of charge 25 years ago, it quickly became very popular. Today, especially in Asia, billions of transactions are made through a payment system using the QR Code, according to the security software company Sophos.

The QR Code, which was originally developed for factory production control, can now do much more than simply provide information for mobile data collection, for example, in logistics, warehouse management, retail, healthcare, marketing, and advertising. Where there are concerns about the security of the QR Code, the experts for mobile data collection from DENSO WAVE EUROPE can offer a secure version of the QR Code.

Kaber Kolioutsis, Marketing Communication Specialist, explains: “As the importance of data security has increased immensely, DENSO has developed the Secure QR Code. The Secure QR Code enables the encryption of sensitive data, combining the unique benefits of the QR Code with the important factor of security.”

More Data Security in Healthcare due to the SQRC®

Visually, the SQRC® cannot be distinguished from a simple QR Code. However, the Secure QR Code ensures that access to the secured part is only possible with certain DENSO readers with the appropriate encryption key embedded in the unit. In addition, access can be granted to a select group of people with the required unit.

This is a big advantage in healthcare: On the SQRC®, the name and number of a patient can be stored in the public area of the QR Code. The sensitive data, such as the patient’s disease progression, however, would be stored in the encrypted area of the Secure QR Code, so that only the attending physician can access the information on the SQRC® with the appropriate reader.

More information about the QR Code, the Secure QR Code (SQRC®), the Frame QR Code, innovative handheld terminals and scanners, mobile data collection, Auto-ID, and DENSO WAVE EUROPE are available at

Face Recognition with the SQRC® offers secure Data Collection

Even modern face recognition can be combined with the SQRC®. First, a picture of the user is taken, so that the personal facial features are available as data. Then a Secure QR Code is created with the Face SQRC® Generation App. Authentication at the access control point is accomplished by comparing the facial data on the SQRC® with the features captured with the camera at the access control point.

“Face Recognition is no longer a future scenario, but can be securely realized with the Secure QR Code – fast and easy,” says Kolioutsis.

The further development of the QR Code clearly shows that after 25 years, the QR Code has become even more valuable and offers advantages that meet today’s requirements, for instance, in logistics, warehouse management, retail, healthcare, marketing, and advertising.

For the European market, DENSO WAVE EUROPE is the contact point for all enquiries on QR Codes, mobile data collection, handheld terminals, and scanners. The durable and robust terminals and scanners manufactured by DENSO are to be found in storage, logistics, at the POS, in production, and field & sales automation applications. Short and informative video clips about the terminals, scanners, and solutions from DENSO WAVE EUROPE can now be viewed on YouTube. The clips include the 20th anniversary of the QR Code, a company presentation, and introductions to the various devices for mobile data capture such as the BHT-1500, BHT-1400 and the GT20 scanner. For more information, click on the link below:

QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

Parsevalstraße 9 A
40468 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 (0) 211 540 138 40

Managing Director:
Katsuhiko Toji
Keiichi Yamazaki

Marketing Communication Specialist:
Kaber Kolioutsis
Phone +49 (0) 211 540 138 63



Press Contact:
PPR Hamburg
Rafael R. Pilsczek, M. A.
Sinstorfer Kirchweg 18
D-21077 Hamburg
Phone +49 (0) 40 32 80 89 80
Fax +49 (0) 40 65 58 43 58
Mobil: +49 (0) 170 310 79 72

DENSO is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile data devices. We follow one mission: Driven by Quality – maximum quality in mobile data collection. Decision-makers in the fields of retail, logistics, and production rely on DENSO for their business requirements and in implementing the Internet of Things.

DENSO is a member of the Toyota Group and is exclusively represented in Europe by DENSO WAVE EUROPE:

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Secure Square: QR Code celebrates 25 Years of innovative Data Collection here

News-ID: 1878688 • Views: 248

More Releases from DENSO WAVE EUROPE

Advantages through Digitalization - DENSO WAVE EUROPE launches Device Management …
As one of the market's leading providers in the field of mobile data collection, DENSO WAVE EUROPE, part of the Toyota group, knows the importance of digitalization for companies, for example, in retail and logistics. Now the inventors of the QR Code are launching a new Device Management System (DMS), thus enabling efficient coordination of DENSO WAVE handheld terminals from just one computer. Further information about solutions for mobile data collection,
Summer, Vacation, lost Luggage: How RFID Tracking can help with lost Bags at the …
Airlines want to use RFID technology to create solutions for lost baggage. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that from 2020, each piece of luggage will be equipped with an RFID tag. DENSO WAVE EUROPE, part of the Toyota group, knows the benefits of RFID. The innovative UR20 scanner series from the experts for mobile data collection can also be used perfectly at the airport. The new SP1 RFID
Smart Glove for more Efficiency: DENSO WAVE EUROPE launches robust SF1 Wearable
The new SF1 Wearable from DENSO, part of the Toyota group, is a combination of a scanner and a glove mount that can be worn comfortably on the wrist. Users, for example, in warehousing and logistics, can work with both hands, therefore increasing work safety. The scanner from the experts for mobile data collection is extremely robust and does not only increase safety, but also improves efficiency, especially in logistics
Innovations for the Retail Sector: DENSO WAVE EUROPE at the RetailEXPO in London
For the first time, RetailEXPO in London is bringing together three leading events for the retail sector: Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), Retail Design Expo (RDE), and Retail Design Signage Expo (RDSE). DENSO WAVE EUROPE, part of the Toyota Group, introduces its product innovations for retail: the state-of-the-art BHT-1700 and BHT-1800 handheld terminals, the new SP1 RFID sled, a QR Code based facial recognition solution, and a new copy-protected QR

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Code

Explore the Machine Learning Code
Summary Machine learning is a study that enables computers to act and make data-driven decisions that are generally based on predictions. It has evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory, resulting from artificial intelligence, and makes use of its study to construct algorithms for any further prediction. Machine learning is also the future of technology, being a kind of artificial intelligence, it lets software applications become more
QR Code based Access Control
Everything we do today is done through a single ‘tap’ on our mobile devices. With a single ‘tap’ we can share things on social media, check our health status, communicate with others, so on and so forth. A similar trend can be seen with access control, which first started with the RFID cards. Then it was biometrics and now we see the dawn of mobile credentials for access control. Matrix’s
QR Code Based Access Control
Matrix “Your Mobile is Your Identity” technology offers QR code based identification for users. It marks their attendance and opens doors when a user scans the QR code on their mobile phone camera in the COSEC mobile application. Advantages: • Enter by simply Scanning the QR Code from a Distance • Users don’t have to Touch any Scanner • Secured and Encrypted Communication • Organizations create their own QR Codes by Embedding their 2-byte Key • Eliminates Costs Involved
ICD Code Converter Now Available
Clearwater, FL- EON Systems, Inc., the provider of The Digital Office™, a complete software suite for healthcare providers, is excited to announce the launch of its ICD Converter App. The company’s new product, which launched on October 31st, 2014, is available on all Android®, iPad® and iPhone® products. EON’s ICD Converter app features both ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion and ICD-10 to ICD-9 conversion. In addition
ESCHA joins Code of Conduct
Halver, 11 April 2012 – The Halver based ESCHA Bauelemente GmbH has joined the Code of Conduct of the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME) (Federal Association Material Management, Purchasing and Logistics). Thus, the company is committed to preventing bribery and adhering to ethical principles towards customers, competitors and business partners. The BME Code of Conduct includes, among others, rules for fighting corruption, illegal antitrust agreements as well as adhering
Source Code Research Accelerated
Software development is mainly copy and modify of existing source code, especially from Open Source projects. New windows tool provides a user interface optimized for search and copy. When analyzing source code, a single search often does not find the best result for a query. The search term must be modified, or a different word is tried - and then the search is repeated. This leads to hundreds of repeated searches