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Technology Marker in visible print: Datag by Arjowiggins Security
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Covert or coded feature
System Automatic Authentication
Reader authentication
Medium Secondary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Identification*
Traceability No
Cost reader around 150€
Required equipment Product equipped of the chemical marker and the dedicated reader
Vertification level Rights holders possessing the correct reader
N.B.
Description Datag is a chemical marker which is integrated into ink, it can be implemented as part of a traditional inkjet print system, integrated into existing marker (Datamatrix for example), or as part of a new one. Detection of the marker, thus authentication of the product by a dedicated hand-held reader device. The answer given by the device is a “yes/no” answer (green or red light).
 
Strengths The chemical marker is integrated into ink for inkjet printing;
No training needed;
Impossible to copy;
Instant authentication;
Cost effective;
Invisible;
Recognition of the particular chemical signature possible (*);
 
Limitations Do not guarantee product integrity or tamper evidence used by itself: pack can be refilled and reused;
Person needs to know where to “read” the thread;
Application for authentication only available for rights holders and authorities, not user verifiable for now;
Person needs to have the dedicated reader to detect the marker;
 
  Links:http://www.security.arjowiggins.com/FR/protection_des_marques/authentification.php#02

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