We have created a new category in anti-counterfeiting and tamper-evident solutions. This patent-pending innovation is accomplished through a secure and unique pairing of hardware and software applications.
SGNT seals are the world’s-first passive RFID device to be able to detect with a specific degree of mathematical certainty if any cutting or tampering has occurred anywhere on the seal. This barrier (or wrap) remembers the tamper event within the material. Once a seal has been opened it cannot be re-assembled. This tamper event is communicated to the RFID chip within the seal and reports it through any compatible RFID reader. All chips and communications between the chip and reader are fully encrypted and secure. These un-spoofable seals give positive digital confirmation if a package or container has been opened.
Furthermore, we include all the benefits of industry standard RFID and are compatible with all UHF (RAIN) and NFC readers, including modern smart phones. Alternatively, Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) and other RFID solutions are also available. This means you get all of the extra benefits of the cloud – objects secured with our technology can be tracked and monitored in real-time if desired.
SGNT seals are authenticated through our servers using FIPS-140-2 certified encryption libraries that employ industry-standard SHA-256 based keyed-hash message authentication codes (HMAC). This authentication process proves with cryptographic certainty to the end user that a SGNT seal applied to any physical good is genuine and has not been cloned or counterfeit.
SGNT servers verify not only the authenticity of the RFID-enabled device but also track the integrity of the wrap. Our servers can alert stakeholders if at any point during the supply chain a device is damaged. Additionally, we offer a user-friendly smart phone application for brand owners that wish to share the guarantee of authenticity to the end-consumer.
RFID or Radio Frequency Identification refers to a technology used to identify and track tags attached to objects. At the core of these tags is a computer chip only the size of a grain of sand. This chip can be encrypted, provides a Unique Identifier (UID) for itself and the object to which it is attached, and can store relevant data and information. Furthermore, passive tags have no on-board power source such as a battery. These chips receive power through electromagnetic radio waves which are sent by and RFID reader. This allows the chip to power-up, process information, and engage in two-way communication with the reader.
There are two primary types of RFID being used by SGNT, which fortunately have become industry standard. The first is Near Field Communication, which is commonly referred to as NFC. This type is now standard on modern smart phones and is what specifically enables functions such as Tap-to-Pay. NFC functions by scanning tags within approximately an inch and is excellent for reading tags in isolation from others. The second type of RFID is via Ultra High Frequency, which is commonly referred to as UHF. This type of RFID has the benefits of being capable of being read at long range (often 20-30 meters, and up to 100m in specialty applications), and provides the capability to read large volumes of tags in an area at extremely fast rates. UHF RFID readers will typically come in form of a fixed-point reader installed to monitor a specific area, or via a portable handheld reader which enables flexibility for the user.