July 27--Minneapolis based Microtrace LLC, a provider of traceable anti-counterfeit technologies, announced a partnership with Photoscribe Technologies, a manufacturer of laser systems, to offer these systems to Microtrace customers involved in brand protection, covert tracking, and tracing applications.
Photoscribe laser systems are capable of covertly marking products and packaging at and beyond production line speeds. These laser systems reportedly provide a high level of flexibility and the ability to create extremely small covert marks unique to the individual package.
The laser systems in combination with the Microtrace Microtaggant technology form a robust multi-layered approach to brand protection and covert identification.
The small markings made by the Photoscribe laser systems cannot be seen or located by the unaided human eye; high magnification is needed for clear, detailed viewing.
The laser technology is capable of marking information in a variety of different formats, including intricate logos, photo images, alphanumeric, serial numbers, and 2D barcodes all down to a minimum size of approximately 30 microns.
For high security applications, 2D barcodes may be encrypted to allow only specific software to decode the barcode.