Klipsch Joins Forces with OpSec Security to Combat Counterfeiting
Global Audio Speaker Manufacturer Selects OpSec to Deliver a Proven Anti-Counterfeiting Program
Boston, Mass. — July 18, 2012 — OpSec Security, Inc., the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, today announced that it was selected by Klipsch Group, Inc., a leading global speaker manufacturer, to implement an authentication program that will protect its products from increasing threats of counterfeiting. The program will include a holographic label with targeted security features, allowing investigators, retailers and consumers to verify the authenticity of Klipsch branded goods.
“Promoting transparency and openness between our customers has been a priority for Klipsch since our founding. OpSec’s authentication program will not only allow us to protect our products with a device that is designed to enhance our brand image, it will provide our customers the peace of mind that they are purchasing truly legitimate Klipsch products,” said Mike Klipsch, president of global operations for Klipsch. “We selected OpSec Security for their extensive industry knowledge, experience and superior technology with enhanced security features that will help us stop counterfeiters before they target our loyal customers.”
Klipsch delivers high-performance audio solutions spanning a wide variety of categories. The growing popularity of their personal audio products, particularly headphones, has given rise to counterfeits and heightened the need for a solution that protects the brand and consumers from unknowingly purchasing fakes. OpSec Security delivers physical product authentication devices to protect millions of dollars’ worth of genuine goods for leading brands worldwide. OpSec’s brand protection solutions draw upon the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of product authentication technologies and delivery platforms, providing cost-effective and highly secure product authentication solutions that protect against counterfeiting, tampering or diversion.
“With consumer electronics representing 22 percent of the counterfeit goods seized by ICE* in 2011 alone, Klipsch is setting an important example as a leading organization aiming to protect their customers from purchasing illicit, and potentially harmful, products. From educating consumers on the potential dangers of counterfeiting to pursuing legal action against known offenders, Klipsch is now taking their authentication program to the next level with the implementation of our holographic label,” said Tom Taylor, president of brand protection for OpSec Security. “We are honored to partner with Klipsch to deliver a proven authentication solution and join them in the fight against counterfeiting.”
About OpSec Security
OpSec Security, Inc. is a wholly-owned division of OpSec Security Group plc (London AIM: OSG). OpSec Security is the global leader in providing anti-counterfeiting technologies as well as solutions and services for physical and online brand protection to over 300 companies across industry sectors and over 50 governments worldwide. The Group operates manufacturing facilities and laboratories in the USA and the UK, and has sales operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.opsecsecurity.com. Follow OpSec on Twitter @BrandSecure.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International. (NASDAQ: VOXX).
For further information, contact:
OpSec Security, Inc.
617-226-3000 x 3075
*Source: Intellectual Property Rights, Fiscal Year 2011 Seizure Statistics: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement