DNP Develops DC-Code, Invisible QR-Code Alternative

Dai Nippon Printing(DNP), the world’s largest printing firm released a free Android app which works with DC Code, which is like popular 2D barcode “QR code” but invisible.

The app instruction is like this,

(1) download app by searching “QUEMA” on Android Market
(2) run the app
(3) hold up your Android over the printings which have digital watermark
(4) related contents (video for example) will be played from your code

DNP named the system using DC Code and smratphone reader app as QUEMA(QUick and Easy Media Access).

Agreed that QR Codes on posters and magazines take some spaces, and that may be annoying for people who do not use QR Code. However, if it is invisible how can people notice that the code is there? Actually, touch-less radio-communication system like NFC has the same problem when you try to use it like QR Code.

via Markezine