B&W Tek - TacticID Handheld Raman Analyzer

TacticID®-N Plus

Handheld Raman Analyzer

Handheld Raman Analyzer for Narcotic and Pharmaceutical Drug Identification

Part Number: BWT 840000994

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.

The TacticID-N Plus comes standard with a comprehensive library of over 1,000 substances. Additionally, users have access to periodic library updates in order to continuously maintain up-to-date identification capabilities and stay ahead of emerging narcotics.

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.

TacPac™ Adaptor

The included TacPac adaptor allows for simple and accurate identification of heroin, fentanyl, synthetics and other traditionally difficult Raman samples using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). System includes SERS library of numerous opiods and low dose narcotic substances.

TacticID Adaptor


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


High brightness & high resolution touch screen


TOS Plus (embedded), TID Plus (PC)

Data Formats

.txt, .csv, .spc, .pdf


Narcotics, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Cutting Agents, and Precursors


English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French


USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi


Rechargeable Li-ion, >10 hrs continuous operation or CR123 battery option

AC Adapter

DC 18 V, 1.67 A


~ 2.2 lbs (~1.0 kg)


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



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In addition to the TacPac adaptor, the included point-and-shoot adaptor and liquid vial holder are versatile for many situations and sample types. The optional right angle adaptor is ideal for quick throughput sampling without disturbing the substance. A polystyrene validation cap is also included for a quick system check.

TacticID Sampling Accessories - Point & Shoot

Point & Shoot

TacticID Sampling Accessories - Vial Holder

Vial Holder

TacticID Sampling Accessories - Polystyrene Validation

Polystyrene Validation

TacticID Sampling Accessories - Right Angle Adaptor

Right Angle Adaptor

TacticID Sampling Accessories - TacPac Adaptor

TacPac Adaptor

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