New Products

New nano transponder smashes size barriers

Trovan, Ltd. is pleased to present a revolutionary development in microchip size: the new TROVAN Nano Transponder is fully 40 percent shorter than conventionally sized microchips.

Nano Transponders can be fit into objects that are even smaller in size than those that could be tagged with conventional microchips.
In the area of animal identification, the advantage is an improved standard of care for the animals: smaller size equals less trauma on implantation (the specially designed needle measures only 1.6 mm dia.)

The new TROVAN Nano Transponder is available in two presentations: packaged in non-sterile bulk form and in presterilized needles in individual blister packs.

ID-162KB now available as stock item

  • Due to high demand, we are now stocking the ID-162KB as a stock item.

This fully ISO 11784/85 FDX-B compliant transponder features a unique all-in-one presentation, with a disposable and pre-sterilized lancet and butterfly pusher combination. The special lancet design features the ImplantGaugeTM, allowing real-time visual verification of transponder insertion. For more details on the product, click here.

SecureSeal provides unsurpassed asset protection


  • Uniquely coded ID numbers are laser programmed.
  • Permanent and unalterable ID.
  • Electronic ID number matches barcoded and alpha-numeric ID printed on back flap for added security.
  • Tamper-evident seal to better secure your assets and containers.
  • Read using a portable data collection terminal, or even a walk-by reader.
  • Typical read range: 240 mm (9.45 in.) w/ GR-250 reader; 330 mm (13 in.) w/ LID-650/ANT-612 reader.
  • Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 mm (1.18 x 0.79 x 0.39 in.)

Long range reader pushes boundaries

Our newly featured Pass-By Panel Reader provides best-of-class read ranges for every tag size. Its unmatched read range has proved useful in a range of settings and applications.

With its read range of 18 inches (up to 46 cm) for miniature glass implants, it can detect a dog that is being walked past on a leash, or an animal inside a plastic carrier. As a result, it has proved to be an indispensible tool in a number of high volume animal control shelters that want to protect staff from fractious animals while ensuring detection of microchips in the least amount of time possible. Reading operation is controlled by the foot switch.




The Pass-By Panel Reader is available in a free-standing version or in a fixed-mounted version. The Panel Reader is splash-proof, which permits use in environments regularly washed down with fresh water.

Other applications include chute-mounted panel readers for reading cattle and bison in dynamic scanning situations.

It has even been used in aquatic applications such as mounting on patrol boats to detect manatees in the wild.

Small. Smaller. Smallest: tiny OEM board for use in third-party PDTs and PDAs

Introducing the ARE 008 OEM board, whose tiny dimensions allow it to be squeezed into the tightest spaces. Measuring only 45 x 31 x 9 mm, it is suitable for installation in equipment where space is limited. The ARE 008 OEM board requires a mere 5V power, which means that it can draw power from a portable data terminal’s power supply. It has a TTL output and can be matched with our full range of single coil-style antennas and OEM antennas. To learn more about the ARE 008 board, click here, or contact us.

New ATEX System: top-of-the-line performance in hazardous environments

Trovan, Ltd. is pleased to present its new ATEX certified line of transponders and readers. These devices have been especially certified for use in hazardous Zone 1, gas group IIA & IIB environments, potentially explosive environments, of the type found in mines, petrochemical plants and flour mills.
Compared to competing ATEX systems, the TROVAN EX line offers exceptional resistance to EMI and the ability to perform while transponders are mounted on, or even flush-mounted in, metals. TROVAN EX system features unsurpassed read range and read speed, so that LPG cylinders identified with TROVAN EX transponders can be read while moving on conveyors. The TROVAN EX system encompasses three transponder models, a HandsFree prox card, as well as two different models that may be mounted on assets, as well as fixed mounted readers and a portable data terminal, for roving data collection. The ID-103G LPG Cylinder Transponder has a special tamper proof feature that precludes its removal from the cylinder, and attachment to another asset. Using two-part epoxy, the operator can attach each transponder to the cylinder within two minutes. The transponders will read through dirt, grease, paint. For more on the TROVAN EX system, please click here.

New Butterfly Pusher delivery device provides ergonomic implantation solution

Trovan’s new butterfly pusher delivery system is designed for ergonomic, easy application of transponders in animals.
For vets and breeders requiring only a small number of transponders, the butterfly pusher is a cost-effective solution, since the transponder is packaged in a single sterile blister pack together with a ready-to-use, all-in-one implanter. Separate purchase of a dedicated multi-use implanter is not required. The butterfly pusher is being offered in combination with Trovan’s innovative lancet, which allows realtime visual verification of transponder insertion. Products available with the butterfly pusher include: ID-100K TROVAN UNIQUE Animal Transponder with Butterfly Pusher, ID-160K FDX-B Compatible Animal Transponder with Butterfly Pusher, ID-162K FDX-B Animal Transponder with Butterfly Pusher