Introduction

We live in an increasingly digitized Internet society, and everything is now very convenient. However, the world of analog information and the world of digital information were effectively kept apart, but information technology issues remain. Message Codes bring these two worlds—analog and digital—together in a real user-friendly framework.

Revolutionary Solutions for the New Age

Conceived through the relentless pursuit of user convenience, Message Codes offer a new dimension in communications for people who live in an analog world and computers in the digital world. Thanks to this system, direct access to the vast amounts of information in cloud-based computing systems is now possible.

Fusion of the digital and analog worlds

Where Message Codes are used, together with analog media like paper, as direct access keys to the cloud fusing analog and digital information, digital information is embedded in analog information. Message Codes fuse the digital and analog worlds making cloud-computing services more accessible.

Truly Ubiquitous

Anyone can create human-readable Message Codes in the same manner as free email. Message Codes have the advantage of offering access to available information whenever, wherever, and however it is needed.

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Advantages of Message Codes

Message Codes quickly facilitate the transmission of information for commercial and individual purposes and promise to deliver an unprecedented level of performance as nothing less than the key technology for the upcoming cloud-computing era.

Point 1Readable by humans

Readable not just by computers but as text for humans, Message Codes represent a breakthrough design in the interface between humans and machines.

Point 2Easy to read

Reading Message Codes (decoding)
Message Codes can be decoded by a smartphone to conveniently access the underlying digital data.

Point 3Easy to Create Codes (encode)

Launch the app of Creating Message Codes, enter the word or phrases that serves as your code, customize the number of letters and start points, then save as an image file.
Secondly, launch the app of Creating Back Data for the Message Codes, enter the 8-digits variation code generated in the operation above and set the text messages and movies which is displayed when the user read the code.
The Back Data (the content of the Message Codes) can be changed anytime after as saved on our cloud server.

Point 4Transmit analog and digital data at the same time

Message Codes are an integral part of a highly convenient code system for the simultaneous transmission of human-readable analog data and digital data accessed via a smartphone or dedicated scanner.

Point 5Direct key to cloud computing

By directly accessing cloud-based servers using a Message Code, the large volume of data linked to that code can be instantly retrieved for a variety of services. In addition, the data linked to a code pattern can be subsequently updated over and over again.

Message Code Regular Type

Anyone can decode a Message Code on a smartphone. There are two ways to decode a message.

How to decode 1 - i

Launch the Message Code application on your smartphone and hold the camera above the Message Code. Center the Message Code in the viewfinder and then capture the codes.

How to decode 1 - ii

After decoding, the associated underlying information is instantly displayed.

How to decode 2 - i

Tap [Settings] at the bottom of the Decode From Camera screen to display the settings screen. Enable [Save] from the Save image when a Message Code is successfully read option to have the decoded Message Codes saved to your Photos (Gallery) folder. Select [x2] to decode a small Message Code, select [x1.0] for normal size.

How to decode 2 - ii

Tap [Decode from Photos] at the bottom of the Decode From Camera screen.
Select the Message Codes saved in the Photos (Gallery) folder and tap it to decode.

How to decode 2 - iii

The Message Codes sent via email from a friend or acquaintance will also be automatically saved in the Photos (Gallery) folder.

Message Codes pattern

Message Codes can be managed with multiple code patterns treated as elements of an index to enable codes consisting of alphanumeric characters and symbols to be read by humans.

Regular Pattern 1Message Codes with characters

Message Code can be composed of upper-case and lower-case characters.
With just one letter of the alphabet can be generated in 700 million patterns.

Regular Pattern 2Message Codes consisting of symbols

In addition, you can use symbols, as well as alphanumeric characters. You can enjoy original codes using emoticons and smiley faces.

Square Pattern 1Message Codes with characters

You can use alphanumeric characters, numbers and symbols which can be freely combined depending on the purpose on Square Type, as well as Regular Type.

Square Pattern 2Message Codes with an image

The main feature of Message Code Square Type is displaying an original image into the frame of codes.

Square Pattern 3Message Codes with characters and images

By placing your company corporate identity (CI) or logo mark in the code frame, you can guide customers to your websites or create promotions and ad-campaigns.

Message Code Square Type

The main feature of Message Code Square Type is the capability of creating visual codes with images such as illustrations, logo-marks or photos, in addition to alphanumeric characters and symbols.
The display codes contain additional underlying data such as text messages, images and videos.

How to decode 1 - i

Launch the app of Message Code on smartphones, tap the “Scan by Camera” button in the home screen.

How to decode 1 - ii

Hold the camera above the Message Code, center the code in the viewfinder to capture.

How to decode 1 - iii

After decoding, the associated underlying information is instantly displayed.

How to decode 2 - i

The codes already read or the codes sent from your friends can be easily decoded by saving them in the photo (album) folder of your phone and read later from them by tapping the "Album" button in the home screen of the app.

How to decode 2 - ii

Select the image in the photo (album) folder, then the app automatically captures the code and displays the back data.

Message Codes help lead the way!

Have you ever found yourself at your wit’s end trying to figure out where you are inside an airport? You are likely to have been in a situation in which you are unsure of your own location and of the route that you need to take to get to where you want to go despite the presence of a signboard. With Message Codes, you will never have to deal helplessly with such a predicament again.

Airport [1]

Use your smartphone to decode the Message Code corresponding to the place where you want to go as indicated on the signboard and immediately receive a description of the recommended route from your current location to your desired destination.

Airport [2]

You can decode a Message Code corresponding to your flight number as it appears on your boarding pass in order to instantly find the check-in gate, check-in time, destination, and time of arrival at your destination as well as gain access to an airport map.

Airport [3]

Since there is also the option to read information on restaurants and souvenir shops in your native language, you can be more comfortable when you are overseas. The ability to instantly obtain real-time information on store hours, relocations, and other relevant matters in advance with Message Codes gives you the opportunity to more effectively use your valuable time.

Even more versatile

Signboards displaying Message Codes can be used in a wide range of different settings, including large shopping centers, huge exhibition halls, and attraction venues.

Very easy for anyone

A Message Code precludes the need to search. Since the information you need can be obtained when you need it, this system is all the more convenient for children, the elderly, and other people lacking experience in the use of technology.

Company profile
Message Code International Technologies Corporation

History 2010 - 2013

2010
  • Japanese Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (1) (Pat. No.: P4629788)
2011
  • Japanese Patent Registration: "Device for Identification of Numeral Displayed on Identification Mark" (Pat. No.: P4751466)
2012
  • National Phase Entry Process of PCT on International Patent Application: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (1)
2013
  • Japanese Patent Application: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Reading Apparatus and Information Conveying Method"
  • Japanese Patent Application: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (2)
  • Japanese Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Reading Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (Pat. No.:P5536951)
  • Japanese Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (2) (Pat. No.:P5618435)

History 2014 - 2016

2014
  • Published an app for iPhone (OS: iOS 5.1 or later)
  • Published an app for Android (OS: Android 2.3.3 or later)
  • Japanese Patent Application: "CODE-IMAGE-USING INFORMATION-CONVEYING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION-CONVEYING METHOD "
  • Russian Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (1) (Pat. No.:2536348)
  • US Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (1) (Pat. No.:8925796)
  • China Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Generating Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (1) (Pat. No.:1774366)
2015
  • Japanese Patent Registration: "CODE-IMAGE-USING INFORMATION-CONVEYING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION-CONVEYING METHOD" (Pat. No.:P5798225)
2016
  • US Patent Registration: "Article with Visual Code, Visual Code Reading Apparatus and Information Conveying Method" (Pat. No.:9330293)

1

Why on earth numbers have these shapes?
There is no sense in wondering about such a thing...
No, no, ancient people shoudn’t have created them by haphazard.
I’ll go back into the past and ask.

2

“Why have you given these shapes to numbers?”
“A-ha! Your question is very strange, I’ve never met a peculiar guy like you. Well, I tell you! Those are the numbers of the internal angles of 90 degrees.”
“Oh,tha… thank… you.”

3

“Is this shape of the number 1 all right?”
“Is this shape of number 2 all right?”

4

“Is this shape of the number 3 all right?”
“Is this shape of number 4 all right?”

5

“Is this shape of the number 5 all right?”
“Is this shape of number 6 all right?”

Richer communication

Use a Message Code to send videos and music accompanied by a personal note to someone and enjoy a richer form of communication than ever experienced before.

Sending a message card i

With conventional greeting cards, you are expected to compose a message to the intended recipient on an existing greeting card. Message Codes will dramatically alter the notion of greeting cards.

Sending a message card ii

To illustrate, let us assume that you wish to send a message to Tom. If you wish to send a video message on Tom’s birthday, first find the video. Of course, shooting a movie on a smartphone is easy.

Sending a message card iii

Create (encode) the Message Code that spells out the name “Tom” with the underlying captured video. Then, simply affix a sticker featuring the encoded Message Code to the greeting card. With this simple way, you can send a new representation of a message card.

Sending a message card iv

After receiving the greeting card, Tom can decode it on his smartphone and instantly launch a video clip containing a fun message. You, too, can use a Message Code to deliver a memorable surprise to someone special in your life.

Shopping using the Message Code

Up until now, a store employee would need to verify the price of an item from the shelf label if the bar code could not be read. However, the price of an item featuring a price tag with a Message Code can be checked on the spot by both the store and the customer since the price in the code can be read by humans.

Apparel tags [1]

By using Message Codes on apparel tags, there is no need to attach numerous tags to each garment. By making it easy to understand care and washing instructions, errors that might occasionally occur in the cleaning process can be eliminated. From the store’s point of view, sales will increase by recommending ways to coordinate a garment with other items through price tags using Message Codes.

Apparel tags [2]

Analyzing the number of times a Message Code corresponding to each item is accessed and the volume of sales attached to each Message Code will allow retailers to review and revise stocking and pricing decisions in light of hard data. Customers can compile their own wardrobe lists with Message Codes and clearly see how garments they might wish to buy would go with what they already own.

Foodstuff tags [1]

If the price tag on an item of food were to include background information detailing the region in which the item was grown and the farmer responsible for bringing the food to market, traceability could be easily offered to customers to allow them to enjoy a shopping experience that delivers peace of mind.

Foodstuff tags [2]

You could even bring up recipes that use the item. Real-time responsiveness is feasible even in cases where Message Codes are used to convey time-sensitive special offers and information on sales promotions.

Medical [1]

What would you do if you were prescribed medication to treat kidney disease despite having been diagnosed with a liver ailment?
In fact, these sorts of incidents occur frequently in medical settings worldwide. Despite our understanding that these incidents are attributable to simple human error, we see no reduction in their numbers. The use of Message Codes inside hospitals will lead to a significant reduction in errors.

Medical [2]

By applying a common Message Code to a patient’s chart and prescriptions, the name of the illness, treatment information, and other pertinent data can be instantly retrieved with a dedicated scanner. This in turn will reduce the rate of treatment and prescription errors. If you use a small scanner, micro-sized character decoding is possible.

Medical [3]

Even if patients with the same name were outpatients or hospitalized, Message Codes enable efficient delivery of the results of X-rays to the right person or management of drugs and medicines without mistakes.

Logistics [1]

Message Codes can facilitate the integrated management of the distribution of products as they are transported from the production site to the consumer via a warehouse and store.

Logistics [2]

Message Codes can facilitate the integrated management of the distribution of products as they are transported from the production site to the consumer via a warehouse and store.

Logistics [3]

By decoding Message Codes with a smartphone, users can instantly obtain product information for consumers and data on traceability that differ from what is available from vendors.

Calendar [1]

A calendar allows you to revise the underlying data on a daily basis. Use a calendar incorporating Message Codes once and you might never want to go back to using conventional calendars ever again. Since a different Message Code corresponds to each date on your calendar, the underlying data can be modified or updated at any time to allow you to access instantly the latest information whenever you want.

Calendar [2]

Sudden scheduling changes by an event organizer can be freely made, calendars featuring Message Codes can be used to announce film, theater, and event schedules and more. Use Message Codes to learn a new language with your tablet, to instantly understand the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases, and then listen to them.

Use for language learning

Use Message Codes to learn a new language with your tablet, to instantly understand the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases, and then listen to them.

New learning styles

The ability to gain first-hand experience in different fields of knowledge and culture heralds the arrival of a new age of learning. Message Codes will lead to illustrated reference books, sightseeing guidebooks, and mail-order catalogs created in a new style.

Using Message Codes at trade shows

With traditional tools, it used to be difficult to obtain objective data on advertising effectiveness in terms of the extent of awareness at trade shows. With Message Codes, a new kind of objective benchmark data is available in terms of the number of times a Message Code is accessed by visitors. Thus, an objective means of approaching clients at trade shows is now possible.

Promotion [1]

Use Message Codes for promotions at trade shows by printing Message Codes on the clothes of the campaign girls or booth girls, then detailed product introduction can be shown on the visitors' smartphones instantly. Message Codes offer an effective response to specific customer needs that do not require paper documents.

Promotion [2]

By using Message Codes in pamphlets, catalogs, novelty goods, booth exhibits, wall surfaces, and elsewhere, campaign advertising is carried out via more channels than ever before.

Message Codes with security features

When you wish to erase inconvenient records of emails sent or received, you can easily send or receive confidential email by using Message Code with the security features.

Sending and receiving confidential email

Just attach an encoded Message Code with the security features as an image file to an email sent to the intended recipient. If the sender sets a maximum number of access times, the content of the Message Code will be automatically deleted from servers once this limit is reached.

The key to security issue solution

By using Message Codes, users will not even need to fully download underlying data such as videos. Instead, the content is directly obtained from the cloud computing system to allow for instant access. Message Codes can to fully secure the reliability and convenience of data transmissions to become the key to solving critical Internet security issues in the future.

Email Revolution

- Set a maximum number of access times.
- Nothing that has been sent or received is retained.
- Send or receive confidential email.
- Smoothly transfer even large volumes of data.

6

“Is this shape of the number 7 all right?”
“Is this shape of number 8 all right?”

7

“Is this shape of the number 9 all right?”
“Is this shape of number 0 all right?”

8

“I’ve made a list of all the numbers.”

9

“All set, perfect. Now you have found, haven’t you? I guess computers, which you use conveniently, Can read them. Ha, ha, ha!”
Oh, I wonder if I was dreaming.
No, I’m sure I heard it clearly, The message from ancient people…

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