The barcode turns 40!

40 years ago, on the 26th of June, 1974, a packet of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum was the first item scanned using a Universal Product Code [UPC] and a handmade laser scanner at a store in Ohio, United States. It’s a fascinating story that began as far back as the 1940’s, and its application in our world, and evolution into different forms, shows no sign of slowing down today. Continue reading “The barcode turns 40!” »

RFID Journal LIVE! 2014: Some RFID basics & some common threads

Hello everyone, welcome back to our series of posts from RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. Whilst some of our recent posts have addressed the basics of asset tagging and item identification technology [‘Which barcode is best?’, ‘Barcode vs RFID’ & ‘Playing off HF & UHF RFID’], there was some thought-provoking content in a few RFID Journal LIVE! conference presentations that I think is worth relaying.

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