VISULANT, Inc. (OTC: VSUL) is a public company specializing in developing technologies based on the science of light, known as PHOTONICS. The Company’s core technology, ChromaID™, is a proprietary implementation of structured light, a disruptive conceptual breakthrough in PHOTONICS, that is Simple, Portable, and Scalable. ChromaID has been recognized with the Prism Award in the Green Photonics category at SPIE Photonics West in 2013.

The Company currently has 10 issued patents with 20 pending, covering its specialty and it is continually researching to expand the use of its technology into applications that will benefit every day life.


PHOTONICS is the science of light. It is the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light. The characteristics of the waves and photons can be used to explore the universe, cure diseases, and even to solve crimes. 

At VISUALANT, using the science of light, our focus is to enable any developer or company to build on top of our ChromaID technology, to speed up the development of new devices and applications using our comprehensive ChromaID EDK and obtain new knowledge through light.

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Almost everything in nature has a unique chromatic signature.
VISUALANT’s award-winning technology, ChromaID, uses light to reveal identity and information.

ChromaID simplifies the process with its pioneering method of structured light, a disruptive breakthrough in photonics, packing the power of the spectrophotometer into a handheld device at a competitive price.

Using a patented technology that utilizes  a series of frequency specific light-emitting diodes (LEDs), ChromaID creates  a unique chromatic signature of unsurpassed depth and accuracy  in a fraction of a second. 

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HOWChromaIDWORKS ChromaID reads and records visible and invisible chromatic markers from virtually any material, including both solids and liquids.

Scanner capturesreflected light creating a unique digitalChromaID signature

ChromaID signaturescan is stored in a ReferenceLibrary database.

Data is processed.  Discovery scans are matched against the originalReference Library scan to identify authenticate and/or diagnose.



ChromaID is a platform technology, available for licensing in collaboration with strategic partners for a variety of proprietary applications and commercial needs.


ChromaID technology can be integrated into many Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) products, including mobile and tablet devices.


ChromaID devices are portable and field-deployable and enable real-time results.


ChromaID devices are low-cost, scalable systems that can be offered at lower prices than all know current competing technologies.

Easy to build

ChromaID signature references library databases are easy to build and can be stored locally or accessed via cloud based applications.

ChromaID Applications

The commercial, industrial and personal applications of the ChromaID technology are almost limitless:

Law enforcement

Verify immediately unidentified substances with an ever-growing chromatic database of illicit drugs, as well as applications in forensics for law enforcement.


Field test water for contaminants such as arsenic, lead, nitrates and other substances to ensure safety.

Security and Authentication

Authenticate passports, driver’s license, other official documents to prevent fraud and identity theft, as well as security badges etc.


Identify and maintain quality control and consistency in the manufacturing process and other QA functions.


Detect early viruses and fungi that are infecting crops and prevent its spread. Measure sugar content in grapes, apples and other fruits in the field while they are still growing on the vine or tree.

Medical & Pharmaceuticals

Diagnose topical medical conditions such as jaundice and potential skin cancer with great accuracy within seconds. Verify and authenticate medications.