Handheld Raman for Narcotics and Explosives: TacticID®-1064 ST

TacticID®-1064 ST—a 1064-nm handheld Raman analyzer offered by B&W Tek—enables rapid field detection of narcotics, explosives and other suspicious materials.

With the help of this analyzer, samples can be non-destructively examined through transparent and opaque packaging. The threat level of the sample is clearly displayed for safety personnel, first responders, bomb squads, law enforcement, hazmat teams and customs and border patrol to act immediately with very little sample contact.

The TacticID-1064 ST analyzer uses a combination of established Raman spectroscopy and patented STRaman® technology, enabling users to achieve real-time actionable detection of unfamiliar pharmaceutical drugs, narcotics, chemicals, explosives* and a host of other substances even through opaque barriers. This aspect considerably reduces response time, operational uncertainty and exposure to samples.


Equipped with 1064-nm laser excitation and the see-through adapter, the TacticID-1064 ST analyzer scans a larger sample area, creating a fluorescence-free spectrum without burning the samples. This enables users to directly detect colored and dark materials, inhomogeneous materials and mixtures and tough street samples through packaging.

*Optional, subject to export license approval

Key Features

Customized Libraries

To stay one step ahead of the evolving threats, user-generated library items can be added easily and quickly.

Non-Destructive Analysis

User safety is increased by scanning through envelopes, bottles, plastics and other opaque and translucent packaging materials.

Critical Component Mixture ID

Components and threat level inside a mixed sample can be identified.

On-Board Camera

With the onboard camera, pictures can be taken at the scene and sample information can be recorded. The test report contains both photos and notes.


Users can handle data, update software or libraries, send results, etc. through a Wi-Fi connection, USB, or secured wireless Bluetooth.

Safety Information on Screen

The TacticID-1064 ST analyzer includes GHS and NFPA704 safety information displays and also features red, green and yellow result screens that offer instant visual safety data.

Touch Screen Quick Notes

Custom notes can be added to a scan result anytime and anywhere by simply touching the screen interface.

See-Through Capabilities

Users can scan through opaque packaging, like colored plastic, paper and other materials that can be penetrated by light to detect the material inside.

Handheld Raman for Narcotics and Explosives: TacticID®-1064 ST

Image Credit: B&W Tek


Source: B&W Tek

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Excitation Wavelength 1064 nm
Laser Output Power 450 +/- 30 mW at 100%, adjustable in 1% increments
Spectral Range 176-2500 cm-1
Display High brightness & high resolution touch screen
Software TOS-1064 (Embedded), & TID EX (PC)
Data Formats .txt, .csv, .spc
Libraries Over 13000 library items including Narcotics, pharmceutical drugs, cutting agents, explosives*, precursors, toxic & common chemicals (third party libraries supported). Optional: CWAs*
Languages English, Spanish, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese, French, and more
Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & MicroUSB
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion, >4 hrs continuous operation; supports CR123 disposable batteries
Weight ~ 3.4 lbs (1.545 kg)
Size 9.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 in (250 x 110 x 60 mm)
Operating Temperature -10 °C to +50 °C
Protection IP68 and MIL810 g drop test compliant

*Note: This item may be subject to US Export control to certain territories.


Users can make use of easy, touchscreen operation, or alternatively, they can navigate through hardware buttons. They can directly write reports to USB, or even synchronize outcomes to secure database wirelessly or through USB. Users can get comprehensive reports with measurement details, results, photos and notes.

Sampling Accessories

The TacticID-1064 ST analyzer comes standard with a liquid vial holder, a point-and-shoot adaptor, a bottle adapter, a right-angle adaptor for hands-free measurement, a polystyrene validation cap for system testing and a see-through, large spot adaptor for measurement via different packaging.

The large bottle adaptor and contact immersion probe, provided as options, allow increased sampling versatility to identify samples without removing them from the original container.

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.

Right-angle adaptor. Image Credit: B&W Tek

See-through adaptor.

See-through adaptor. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Bottle adaptor.

Bottle adaptor. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Contact Immersion Probe (optional).

Immersion Probe (optional). Image Credit: B&W Tek


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