PORTLAND, Ore, Feb 9, 2021 – Portland-based SnowShoe, the leading developer of physical presence systems for mobile authentication, releases the world’s first Internet-of-Things (IOT) paper product. The new Spark Card™ allows for physical verification through a unique technology that interacts in real time with all capacitive touch screens.
Spark Card™ brings ShowShoe’s proprietary check-in technology to a variety of printed forms, including direct mail cards, coasters, and packaging. As a non-powered solution, this unique IOT system can be read by any touchscreen mobile device, offering companies a contactless and safe check-in solution for in-person customer experiences, such as location verification, promotions, loyalty programs, and instant rewards.
“The Spark Card™ is a big step forward for the Internet of Things,” says Ned Hayes, CEO of SnowShoe. “Our market-tested technology is already used by companies worldwide for fraud proof, easy-to-use authentication. With the Spark Card™, our clients can now produce a customized promotional piece that delivers the check-in process directly to customers. Your brand is in their hands.”
To create this innovative IOT solution, SnowShoe worked with Print Peppermint, the global leader in unique print products and an innovator in printing technology. Print Peppermint works with leading clients like Google, Vice Media, Wendys, the NBA, Delta Airlines, Geico and many other international brands to deliver best-in-breed print solutions.
“Print Peppermint is overjoyed to partner with the leading provider of point-of-presence authentication solutions,” says Austin Terrill, CEO of Print Peppermint. “We believe this new innovative card is a game changer and will help to revitalize retail around the world — we’re jazzed to be part of SnowShoe’s momentum and are excited to partner as their go-to-market provider in this critical market!”
The Spark Card™ replaces out-moded in-person authentication processes, such as signing for deliveries or handing over a paper coupon. A shipping company can now include a physical Spark Card™ with doorstep package delivery. The customer then scans the card with a mobile device, confirming receipt of the package. Customers can also use the Spark Card™ to redeem loyalty points and discounts directly on the company’s website from the safety of their own home.
SnowShoe’s unique proprietary algorithm can print this IOT pattern on any surface, from paper to wood, metal, and plastic. Unlike other check-in technologies, SnowShoe’s stamp can be read by any mobile device and does not require connectivity, NFC, Wi-Fi, batteries or external power. The technology is easy to integrate with any business app, providing for easy set-up for companies and a seamless experience for customers.
The Spark Card™ is available now. Orders can be placed online (snow.sh/start), via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and by phone (458.206.0567). More information is available at snowshoestamp.com/solutions/card.
About Print Peppermint
Print Peppermint is the global leader in unique print products and an innovator in printing technology. Print Peppermint provides a friendly, multi-talented design and print team with the experience to help global clients achieve the most ambitious and creative high-end print projects. Established in 2010, Print Peppermint has been trusted by 10,000+ Agencies & Designers. Print Peppermint works with leading clients like Google, Vice Media, Wendys, the NBA, Delta Airlines, Geico and many other international brands to deliver best-in-breed print solutions. To date, Print Peppermint has delivered 5M+ Prints and running.
For information about Print Peppermint, please visit Printpeppermint.com
SnowShoe is a Portland-based company that developed the first breakthrough capacitive touchscreen technology to capture and transmit unique authentication events. The company has been hailed for bold innovations in hardware design and pioneering technology innovations. SnowShoe’s technology is protected by 17 patents and multiple trade secrets. Distinguished by its proprietary technology and experienced team, SnowShoe has delivered solutions worldwide for enterprises interested in understanding consumer behavior and optimizing retail and event experiences. SnowShoe’s innovative IoT-based event marker bridges the last mile between digital identity and physical presence. SnowShoe solutions can be adapted to a wide range of loyalty and event applications for consumers and businesses.
For information about our Portland-based team, including photos of our executive team, please visit snow.sh/about
For SnowShoe press materials, including images of our products in action, please visit snow.sh/media