TruTag Technologies Inc. had developed an innovative, edible product security solution that addresses the trillion-dollar global counterfeit problem. At a recent event, TruTag Director of Business Development Steven Yoder presented on the latest advancements in security features for food and drug packaging entitled: “Going Beyond the Package: What’s Next in Food and Pharmaceutical Security.”
TruTag Technologies debuted and demoed its recent Model 4100 hand-held optical reader, which brings satellite imaging technologies to the service of secure product authentication. Powered by a simple-to-use, cloud-connected, first-of-its kind, solid-state imaging and processing engine, the Model 4100 can authenticate in just a few seconds thousands of medicines, electronic components, industrial parts, packaged goods and other items marked with TruTag microtags. The high-performance Model 4100 reader broadens the scope of objects that can be conveniently scanned for authentication, and it enhances TruTag’s ability to offer its cutting-edge solution to the food, electronics, consumer goods and life sciences markets, making a bigger impact on the prevention of counterfeiting.
TruTag microtags or TruTags are dust-sized particles made of silicon dioxide, a well-known and trusted ingredient that has been used in food and medicine for decades. These TruTags are embedded with customizable spectral data that are read by TruTag’s handheld optical readers and can reveal product intelligence about high-volume, high-value, items such as pharmaceuticals, electronic components, industrial parts, fast-moving consumer goods and food packaging.
“This advanced reader is the result of harnessing complex technology and engineering for an easy-to-use, handheld format,” said TruTag Technologies President Kent Mansfield. “The device is optimized for decoding an ever-broadening array of products and components needing covert protection from counterfeiting and unauthorized diversion. This new detection tool has surpassed our previous records of performance and usability, and represents the next step in the advancement of spectral taggant technology.”