Firm Links Email And Postal Addresses Worldwide, Receives Patent

Alphabet Communication (AlphC) has  been granted a U.S. patent for its process that assigns an email address to every physical address in the world.

With this platform, “the geo-coded email created can be used as the universal form of communication linking the entire global population,” states Shafin Valla, the founder of AlphC. 

AlphC authenticates email addresses via cell phone verification, and links all occupants of an address to a geo-coded email created for that physical address, the company says. It adds that these geo-coded emails cannot be duplicated.

“Once an address is authenticated, we reverse code it based on latitude and longitude and drop these coordinates in the email created (which you don't see, Valla explains. “You only see the address. This is the patent granted.” 

This is optimal for marketers, but the firm does not allow this process to be used for targeting exact addresses.

"“We would license to a firm, and based on panning the area marketers would know that in that particular area 100 or 5000 clients fit their needs,” Valla says. “The exact locations would not be available (privacy).” 

The platform enables governments to reach citizens at their home addresses for emergency communications during disasters.  

The company is seeking licensing agreements that provide autonomy to countries and authorities based on local needs and privacy issues. 

Valla notes that the firm has “not yet deployed, as we are seeking licensing agreements with the government. For example, FEMA or Homeland Security. They would then deploy based on their needs and those of the individual states and counties.” 

In addition to these services, population migration can be tracked, allowing for the management of resources and infrastructure. Population mapping can also be facilitated by data transfer from driver’s licenses and other government data sources.

The product can also assist in the prevention of crime and terrorism, the company states.  

The two year-old Toronto-based company, which specializes in emergency and crisis communication, is not to be confused with Google parent Alphabet. It has trademarked the name Alphabet Communications, Valla says. 

The U.S. patent granted the firm is No. 9,860,203


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