Technology

SYSTEM
Invisible Machine Readable class

DETECTOR (READER)
A portable RF transceiver

MARKER (TAGGANT)
Micron-sized mineral powders (1 – 2 microns)-Only 50 μg of taggant is required to secure any object.

EFFECTS
Several Sub-Molecular Physical effects such as NMR/MRI, EMR, NQR

Technology

SYSTEM
Invisible Machine Readable class

DETECTOR (READER)
A portable RF transceiver

MARKER (TAGGANT)
Micron-sized mineral powders (1 – 2 microns)-Only 50 μg of taggant is required to secure any object.

EFFECTS
Several Sub-Molecular Physical effects such as NMR/MRI, EMR, NQR

Attributes

  • Extremely High Resistance to Fraud -due to physical effects used (completely new to the authentication industry.
  • Insensitive to ambient conditions such as magnetic or electrical fields, dirt, greases, temperatures extremes (-100 to 600 oC).
  • Custom “Fingerprint” tagging – unique tagging material for major customers / integrators means extra security.
  • Very high authentication reliability with extremely low false readings rate – meeting 6 sigma level (3 false readings in a million readings).
  • Instantaneous Detection – allows for in-motion detection (in credit cards readers and high speed bank sorting and testing machines)”
 

Customer’s Operating Advantages

Definite Yes/No indication

• No human judgment means higher operator performance reliability in adverse conditions.

Provides solid evidence in court of law

• Extremely high reading reliability.

Flexible implementation on products

• May be applied via most printing technologies, inside materials such as plastic, paper etc.

Inherent Control on sub-contractors

Detection

The Readers’ Operating Principles

These signals excite the taggant atoms to respond to unique frequency signals specific to the Fingerprint
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The detector transmits specific radio frequency signals to the taggant on the marked object.
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The taggant atoms emit the unique frequency signals.
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The detector receives this signal and determines if the proper “Fingerprint” is present on the tagged object.

Comparative Positioning

The Magic Quadrant
Simple for End-User
Difficult for End-User
Easy to Break
Hard to Break

Six Sigma Reliability

MicroTag technology has an extremely high authentication reliability when applied correctly
having extremely low false readings rate of 6 sigma level (3 false reading in a million).
It is the most reliable covert authentication technology, currently in the Brand Protection market.
Six Sigma at many organizations simply means a measure of quality that strives for near perfection..

Technology Robustness

MicroTag unique technology robustness, stems from it’s breakthrough in applying sub-molecular sophisticated effects, currently in use only in high cost
applications such as medicine and research, to the Brand Protection applications. Currently, most Brand Protection technologies are either optical, magnetic or
biological (DNA) effects. Most of these technologies have been in use for years and, respectively, they are well known to forgers. MicroTag came from a new
direction – which are completely fresh and unknown to the current forgers generation, and takes a lot of knowledge base, resources and time to compromise.

Comparison with Other Technologies

Main UsageEase of counterfeitReliability at “street level”Sensitive to environmental conditionsFall-back options
MicroTagBrand protection, Credit cards, Bank notes, Valuable documents, Smart Cards, TextileVery hard Requires very specific and high level expertise in physicsVery high: Green & Red lights with simple detector. No operator skill requiredNot sensitive to dust, electro-magnetic fields, dirt, humidity, temperature.Built-in the system for easy switch to next defense line
Magnetic effectsCredit cards, access control,Common Knowledge Extremely easy to duplicate or clonePoor. High false readings rate due to sensitivitiesElectro-magnetic fields, erosion, dirt, temperature and Reading distance None
OVIBank notes, Valuable documentsEasy to imitate and fool untrained person. Easy to buy in the open marketPoor. Dependent on marking condition and viewer attentionVery sensitive to dirt, and other materials obstructing line of sightNone

Comparison with Other Technologies contd.

Main UsageEase of counterfeitReliability at “street level”Sensitive to environmental conditionsFall-back options
HologramBrand protection, Valuable documents, Bank notesEasy to fool untrained person in the special effects employed.Good with trained person plus mag. GlassesDirt, and other materials obstructing line of sight.None
Bio-Tech.Bulk shipped materials. Brand Protection, TextileHard to imitatePoor. High false readings rate due to sensitivitiesNot sensitiveNone
MicrochipSmart-Cards, Access control, Top boxesHighly skilled effort to brake or bypass. Within capability of current hackers.High with detectors as long as detectors are genuineElectro-magnetic fields, and dirtNone
MicroprintBank notes. Brand ProtectionDifficult to copy by standard manufacturers. Can be replaced by look-alikePoor. Need training to identifyDirt, and other materials obstructing line of sightNone