AuthenTags, also called AU-Tags™, is the first anti-counterfeiting technology of its kind. Based on a combination of chemistry, smartphone optics, and software, and developed over a decade of research by MIT scientists, AuthenTags nanotechnology represents a singular breakthrough in the ways a smartphone can interface with its environment.
The technology platform consists of invisible tags that are coded with anti-counterfeiting information and custom software that allows the tags to be decoded and read by a standard smartphone. Requiring only trace levels of safe, non-damaging ingredients placed on or formulated into product, AuthenTags invisibly marks products as genuine without distracting from the product, protecting brand, quality, and consumer health and safety.
Functionally invisible, detectable only by the custom software, and deployable across all types of products; AuthenTags is the future of brand protection.
WHAT MAKES AUTHENTAGS UNIQUE
The AuthenTag platform brings complex science into the hands of consumers in a simple, practical system. An invisible tag formulated from non-toxic, non-damaging materials is added to a product or packaging using existing manufacturing methods and equipment. Software installed in a standard imaging device (like a smartphone or industrial camera) detects and reads the information coded into the tag. With a smartphone, it’s as simple as taking a picture; the hidden information is decoded and displayed instantaneously.
Trace levels of AuthenTags at the picogram level are invisible to the naked eye and virtually undetectable by standard equipment. Your product remains brand-consistent with no distractions.
EASY TO DEPLOY
AuthenTags can be formulated into your existing printing processes for labeling, plastic molding, glass formulation or pill production. No special manufacturing lines or post-production steps are needed.
Each AuthenTag is specially formulated per customer, guaranteeing your company’s unique code space.
Integration at the manufacturing step reduces cost to a fraction of the competitor solutions.
Formulations are available with Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) and FDA-approved ingredients.
The key breakthrough of the AuthenTag/AU-Tag sensing technology is the proprietary link between the invisible verification tags and the reader software. AuthenTags are supported by 13 patent families exclusively licensed from MIT’s Chemistry Department and 5 patent families held by C2Sense. With AuthenTags, a unique authentication experience can be easily deployed across the entire supply chain from production and distribution to retail and end-consumer.