Print Cartidge Authentication
1-Wire Contact Package Enables Low-Cost Print Cartridge Authentication
Adding printer cartridge authentication to a host system can be a genuine challenge. Spare connector pins are typically limited and adding pins increases connector complexity and cost. Our unique 1-Wire® Contact Package allows a 1-Wire device to attach easily to non-electronic peripherals, such as printer cartridges. Print cartridge authentication is accomplished with a single, dedicated connector contact, eliminating the need for more complex connectors while saving cost.
Benefits of 1-Wire Authentication for Printer Cartridge Authentication
- Ensures reliability and quality by preventing use of non-OEM clone products
- Securely stores ink or toner levels, thus preventing refilling
- Minimal contact interface