MicroTag Temed is a privately held company, a proven provider of top security authentication and anti-counterfeiting technologies for the most demanding brand protection applications. The company possesses a high-level R&D expertise in solid-state physics, chemistry, materials science and signals processing. This served as the basis for MicroTag's own novel and unique authentication technology, now patented worldwide.
MicroTag now works with large companies with global distributed product lines, ranging from consumer electronics to high fashion apparel. This unique technology, which was invented and developed by MicroTag, is especially beneficial for secure track-and-trace applications protecting global supply chains. It is capable of solving parallel or grey marketing problems. During the past 17 years, MicroTag technology has successfully protected more than seven billion documents and product units with a cumulative value of more than $60 billion. These products have all belonged to large multinational companies with worldwide sales networks and long supply chains.
MicroTag offers technology for advanced solutions that is highly secure, covert authentication, Level 3, forensic-class, robust, reliable, unambiguous and machine-readable. It offers compliance with international standards. MicroTag is certified to ISO 9001 2008 and complies with ISO 12931:2012, the performance criteria for authentication solutions used to combat counterfeiting of material goods. The company also complies with various health and safety, and environmental standards, including:
MicroTag's technology offers extremely high resistance to fraud due to the physical effects used. This is completely new to the authentication industry. It is insensitive to ambient conditions such as magnetic or electrical fields, dirt, grease and extreme temperatures (-100 to 600°C).
Customers can benefit from 'fingerprint' tagging - a unique tagging material for major customers and integrators means extra security. There is very high authentication reliability with extremely low false-reading rates. The technology meets six sigma level, or three false readings out of a million. Detection is instantaneous, allowing in-motion detection, such as in credit cards readers and high-speed bank sorting and testing machines.
The customer has significant operating advantages, such as definite yes/no indication; no human judgment, which means higher operator performance reliability in adverse conditions; forensic class that provides solid evidence in a court of law; extremely high reading reliability; flexible implementation on products; and inherent control of subcontractors against double production series.
There are a variety of tagging application modes; printing through offset, flexo, silkscreen, intaglio, thermal transfer and laser printing; coating on any materials, shapes or surfaces; OR integrated into the paper; integrated into the plastic. The secure track and trace for supply chains includes:
Using the sophisticated digital signal processing of the reader allows the customer to secure any standard information carrier, such as barcodes linear or 2D, smart chips, visual numbers and laser-engraved glass. There is fast deployment, very low cost, using current track-and-trace information processing infrastructure that is easy to apply. Reading information and authentication can be combined with a reader for barcode and MT.