Being transparent about your carbon footprint has become a necessity in many business sectors in an effort to reduce our carbon emissions. Transparency and sustainability has since become a strong selling point and incentive for customers choosing one brand over another. But the essential question that businesses, and the fashion industry in particular have now been faced with, is how to effectively communicate the wealth of environmental and social data right at the store and in turn, influence their buying decision.
Smart phones have increasingly become an extension of Generation Y limbs. We’re addicted to information that can be accessed instantly when we’re in the comfort of our own homes. But what is it like to...
RDIF tags operate on an ID system which utilises small radio frequency identification devices for identification and tracking purposes. Such technology has the ability to protect and revolutionise the customer experience as well as drastically improve the efficiency of a variety of company systems. Though this may sound like your typical barcoding system, RFID is a more advanced technology with possibilities that reach far beyond that of retail.
The basic components of a fully functional RFID system include tag chips, tag antennas, readers, and reader antennas, as well as reader control and application software. And increasingly, RFID tagging is used in supply chain and asset management as an alternative to barcoding. Though more expensive than standard barcode stickers, it is...
February 18, 2013
There has been a lot of debate over whether RFID – or Radio Frequency Identification – tags will eventually replace the commonly used printed barcodes which we are all so familiar with. However, both systems have their advantages and drawbacks. We discuss them here.
What is RFID? Whereas a barcode appears printed externally on the object to be scanned, an RFID tag can be embedded within the object itself, or even within a living body – as in the injectable tags which are used for pet identification. The setup for an RFID configuration consists of a scanning antenna which emits radio-frequency radiation, and the tag which is essentially a transponder programmed with the item’s information. The use of the radio frequency radiation not...
Our blog researchers include local barcode experts from the SA Barcodes team: Cat Robinson and Andreas van Wyk
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