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Metrohm - TacticID N Plus

The TacticID®–N Plus is a field-ready handheld instrument specifically designed for non-contact forensic analysis of narcotics, pharmaceutical drugs, cutting agents and precursors by law enforcement personnel. Featuring an intuitive workflow and touchscreen, samples can be nondestructively analyzed through opaque and transparent packaging, with sample threat level displayed prominently for first responders, safety personnel, law enforcement, bomb squads, customs and border patrol, and hazmat team to act quickly with minimal sample contact. The TacticID-N Plus utilizes laboratory-proven Raman spectroscopy, which allows users to obtain actionable identification of illicit substances without ever compromising the integrity of the sample or the chain of evidence.

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Technical specifications

Excitation Wavelength 785 nm
Laser Output Power 300 +/- 30 mW at 100%, adjustable in 10% increments
Spectral Range 176 cm-1 to 2900 cm-1
Software TOS Plus (embedded), TID Plus (PC)
Data Formats .txt, .csv, .spc, .pdf
Connectivity USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion, >10 hrs continuous operation or CR123 battery option
Weight ~1.0 kg
Size 19 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm
Operating Temperature -20°C ~ 50°C

Key features

  • Critical Component Mixture ID: Able to identify components and threat level within a mixed sample.
  • Narcotics Library: The industry’s largest on-board library of narcotics and pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Indirect Contact Analysis: Increase user safety by scanning directly through plastics, bottles & other translucent packaging materials.
  • USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Connectivity: Manage data, send results, and update software/ libraries easily and securely. Write reports directly to USB.
  • Touch Screen Quick Notes: Add custom notes to a scan result anytime, anywhere with the touch screen interface.
  • Actionable Results: Red, Yellow and Green result screens provide immediate visual safety information.
  • On-board Camera: Take photos at the scene and record any sample info using the onboard camera; photos and notes are included in the test report. 
MetrohmFounded in 1943 by the engineer Bertold Suhner, Metrohm is one of the world’s leading maker of instruments for chemical analysis. Metrohm is unique in offering solutions for all varieties of ion analysis. Besides the above, the Metrohm product lines also include a complete portfolio for NIR-/ and Raman spectroscopy, software, dosing systems and solutions for laboratory automation. Metrohm is owned 100% by the Swiss Metrohm foundation and is represented in more than 120 countries by its own subsidiaries or exclusive distributors, respectively. Customers are supported with unparalleled application know-how and service.
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