Enduring Trust

Alitheon's FeaturePrint™ technology can identify, authenticate and help track individual objects across supply chains, manufacturing processes and distribution systems without holograms, tags or barcodes that can be difficult to implement yet easily duplicated. FeaturePrint models take just milliseconds to create but provides enduring trust for the life of any object of value.

An Immutable Link Between the Physical and Digital Worlds

IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0, Blockchain... all refer to underlying technologies that promise advancements in efficiency and security by creating digital solutions to augment our physical world. But there is a little-discussed problem that must be solved in order to deliver on this promise: the digital ‘representation’ of an object must be securely linked to its physical counterpart. Alitheon™ solves this problem by creating a trusted digital link to objects in the physical world wherever they exist — with statistical certainty.

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Alitheon brings clarity and confidence to creators, distributors and consumers amidst the greatest collapse of institutional trust in generations. Industrial scale counterfeiting, gray market products and unauthorized parts not only present a multi-trillion-dollar problem, they claim nearly a million lives every year.

Absolute Identification

The FeaturePrint service uses the object to authenticate itself to capture and store unique metadata in a fully automated process. By not relying on added physical security features such as tags and barcodes, Alitheon eliminates the possibility of counterfeiting of a registered part.

Track & Trace

The FeaturePrint service makes products traceable from raw material through manufacture and distribution, creating a more enduring and trusted relationship between creators, brands and end-users. Counterfeits and unauthorized production can be more easily identified and product recalls more targeted and efficient.


Identification, authentication and security through artificial intelligence, machine vision and commercially available optics.

What is a FeaturePrint™ Model?

All objects—even those that are indistinguishable to the human eye—have unique surface characteristics. Alitheon uses off-the-shelf cameras and proprietary software to identify and convert those unique characteristics into a digital model which we call a FeaturePrint.

How Does It Work?

An object is registered by creating a FeaturePrint model and storing it in the cloud or local database. Registered objects can be subsequently identified by creating another FeaturePrint model and comparing it to the database of registered objects. If there is a match, the object can be identified in seconds as the original and its associated metadata accessed.

Benefits of the FeaturePrint™ Service

Durable: An object can be identified even if 90% of its original surface has been removed. 

A FeaturePrint model is not a photograph and cannot be reverse engineered to obtain an image of the object or person.

With 34 issued patents, Alitehon combines unique imaging technology with proprietary cloud-based software.

We have performed millions of authentications without a single false positive.
Simple: The FeaturePrint system can be incorporated within virtually any existing manufacturing and distribution processes without disturbing throughput.


Our patented, simple-to-integrate, optical AI solutions deliver next generation authentication and traceability for creators, distributors, sellers and customers in milliseconds by providing a secure, cloud-based verification accessible for the life of any product, anywhere on earth.

Counterfeit Prevention

No two objects are exactly alike, which means no two FeaturePrint models are exactly the same. The only way to counterfeit a registered product would be to duplicate that object at a molecular level.  This is neither technologically nor financially feasible.

Tamper Detection

The FeaturePrint service can also be used to identify regions of an object in which the original surface material has been removed or changed. This could indicate tampering, enabling the user to be notified that closer inspection is warranted.

Diversion Detection

The intended recipient or customer of a particular product (or lot of products) can be linked to the product’s FeaturePrint model, allowing manufacturers and distributors to not only uncover gray market products, but also identify where in the supply chain the product was diverted.

Track and Trace

Alitheon enables manufacturers and distributors to track products from production through assembly, packaging, and distribution, facilitating compliance with regulators’ traceability requirements.

Production and Maintenance History

Because the FeaturePrint service provides a secure link between the physical and digital worlds, all item-level information pertaining to a specific product—including location, date and time of manufacture and maintenance history—is readily accessible.

Targeted Recall

Each FeaturePrint model is tied to manufacturing information at a granular level, including date and time of production and location of production down to a particular line or machine.  This enables narrow tailoring of recalls limited to the impacted products.

About Us

Alitheon is dedicated to bringing integrity and security to our world through powerful AI and machine vision. We use advanced mathematics and off-the-shelf cameras to register and reidentify individual objects to not only eliminate the threat of counterfeit products but to deliver rich and valuable layers of metadata unique to every part.

The management team draws on work experience in technology development, strategic planning, and business development from Accenture, Boeing, Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calera, Ernst and Young, InVision Technologies (GE), KPMG, Microsoft, Oracle, Raytheon and more.

Our team has strong academic foundations and networks from Caltech, Cambridge University, CalPoly, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford, Tsinghua University (Beijing), University of Washington and Yale.

Get In Touch

For more information contact us at contact@alitheon.com

For press inquiries, email us at press@alitheon.com

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