Handheld Raman for Forensic Analysis: TacticID®-N Plus

The TacticID®-N Plus from B&W Tek is a field-ready handheld instrument that has been developed particularly for non-contact forensic analysis of pharmaceutical drugs, narcotics, cutting agents, and precursors by law enforcement personnel.

The instrument features an intuitive workflow and touchscreen, and thus can non-destructively examine samples via opaque and transparent packaging, where the sample threat level is exhibited prominently for customs, law enforcement and border protection to act rapidly with minimal sample contact.

The TacticID-N Plus makes use of the laboratory-proven Raman spectroscopy, which enables users to achieve actionable identification of illicit substances with no compromise on the sample’s integrity or the chain of evidence.

The TacticID-N Plus is available with an extensive library of more than 1,000 substances as a standard. Users can access periodic library updates to constantly retain up-to-date identification abilities and be ahead of rising narcotics.

Key Features

Critical component mixture ID: Users can identify components and threat level inside a mixed sample.

Narcotics library: The instrument offers the industry’s biggest on-board library of narcotics and pharmaceutical drugs.

Indirect contact analysis: Safety of users can be enhanced by scanning directly via bottles, plastics and other translucent packaging materials.

USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity: Users can manage data, transfer results and update software or libraries safely and easily. Also, reports can be written directly to USB.

Touch screen quick notes: Users can add custom notes to a scan result anytime and anywhere with the help of touch screen interface.

Actionable results: GHS and NFPA704 safety information is displayed together with yellow, red and green result screens to offer instant visual safety information.

On-board camera: Users can take photos at the scene and register any information related to samples with the help of the on-board camera. Photos and notes are provided in the test report.


Source: B&W Tek

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Excitation Wavelength 785 nm
Laser Output Power 300 +/- 30 mW at 100%, adjustable in 1% increments
Spectral Range 176 cm-1 to 2900 cm-1
Display High brightness & high resolution touch screen
Software TOS Plus (embedded), TID Plus (PC)
Data Formats .txt, .csv, .spc, .pdf
Libraries Narcotics, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Cutting Agents, and Precursors
Languages English, Chinese (Traiditional and Simplified), Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, German, Turkish, Polish
Connectivity USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Export report to USB drive
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion, >10 hrs continuous operation or CR123 battery option
AC Adapter DC 18 V, 1.65 A
Weight ~ 2.2 lbs (~1.0 kg)
Size 7.5 in x 3.9 in x 2.0 in (19 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm)
Operating Temperature -20 °C to +50 °C
Storage Temperature -30 °C to +60 °C
Protection IP65


Handheld Raman for Forensic Analysis—TacticID® N Plus

Image Credit: B&W Tek

TacPac™ Adaptor

The integrated TacPac™ adaptor enables easy and precise identification of fentanyl, heroin, synthetics and other conventionally difficult Raman samples by using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). The system includes a SERS library of several opioids and low-dose narcotic substances.

Handheld Raman for Forensic Analysis—TacticID® N Plus

Image Credit: B&W Tek

Sampling Accessories

Besides the TacPac adaptor, the point-and-shoot adaptor and liquid vial holder are adaptable for various situations and sample types. The optional right-angle adaptor is perfect for rapid throughput sampling without disturbing the substance. In addition, a polystyrene validation cap is included for a rapid system check.

Point and shoot.

Point and shoot. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Vial holder.

Vial holder. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Polystyrene validation.

Polystyrene validation cap. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Right angle adaptor (optional).

Right angle adaptor (optional). Image Credit: B&W Tek

TacPac adaptor.

TacPac adaptor. Image Credit: B&W Tek

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