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The Patented SOMARK ID System
The SOMARK technology is based on an ink tattoo unique to the industry. We have a competitive advantage with a lower price point, 100% retention, easy application and reliable identification.
What’s more, injection of our product is short and simple. No shaving is required and the process takes a few seconds.
Currently, we have three U.S. issued patents.
The SOMARK identification system is a chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) platform. Typical RFID systems use a microchip and an antenna embedded in a tag affixed to an object. The SOMARK chipless system eliminates the high-cost microchip and antenna, instead using simply an electronic ink to create the identification ‘tag’. This ink is deposited directly onto or within the object which creates seamless integration of the object and the identification of that object.
Since the SOMARK ID tattoo is simply an ink and not a complicated assembly consisting of a microchip and an antenna, the SOMARK ID tattoo can be placed on or within virtually any material. Anywhere standard ink could be placed is a possible ID location such as:
On the surface or below the surface
Flexible or rigid
Bumpy or smooth
Possible substrates include:
Liquid containers (full or empty)
There are two ways SOMARK ink can be read. The first involves a handheld reader that only works when the surface of the reader is in direct contact with the tattoo. This method of reading is quick, easy and inexpensive. The second method of reading is more involved and expensive, but allows for remote reading of the tattoo similar to the way RFID tattoos are read through the use of a panel reader. This remote detection method is ideal for fixed-position automated reading of SOMARK tattoos and is more compatible with metal-laden environments than traditional RFID readers because of the fundamental differences in the way the readers work. Distances of up to 5’ have been demonstrated in the lab for this type of reading using frequencies of 10GHz and above using a prototype panel reader.
The reusable mechanical date stamp-like applicator is used with the ID ink cartridge to inject the tattoo in animal applications. The user takes a tattoo cartridge and places it into the applicator. By simply pulling a trigger, the pneumatically operated applicator then injects the tattoo while destroying the tattoo cartridge at the same time to prevent reuse. The spent cartridge is ejected from the applicator and discarded. In non-animal applications the applicator could be any number of devices normally used to deposit ink onto or within a surface such as an inkjet printer, sprayer, or offset printing device.
The Somark's system use an array of needles to injects a passive RFID ink which can be read through animal hair. One day, this could also be used on people.
"The RFID ink is fully biocompatible and was safe for use in humans," said Somark Innovations co-founder Mark Pydynowski.
The new technology could be employed for tracking and rescuing soldiers. "Military personnel" is Somark's "secondary target market."
Originally posted by PApro
gotta ask... is this tattoo going to be in the shape of 3 sixs by any chance?
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
You know I wonder if they could get away with making regular tattoos a cover up for these kind. That would be pretty bad. That would mean all of us with tattoo's already have this then, including myself.
Originally posted by cronotrigger30
thought. rfid was mark of beast. is it gona be. yea people are graspen at straws. here. to protect the bible
Invisible RFID Ink Tattoos For Cattle, People
Somark Innovations announced bio-compatible RFID ink, which can be used to tattoo cattle and laboratory rats and can be read through animal hair. This is a passive RFID technology that contains no metals; the tattoos themselves can be colored or invisible.