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Bar Code

A code placed on a product that a machine can read. Groceries and other products commonly have bar codes on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures accurate prices are paid on retail goods. Bar codes were invented by a graduate student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1948.

bar code

an alpha or alpha-numeric code, converted into a series of lines and spaces which are marked on products. Bar coding and the use of bar code scanners enables a firm to obtain accurate data quickly on its STOCK position to help with planning its reordering of goods; and can be used to adjust the prices of goods more easily than by replacing price tags. See EPOS.
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"This requirement will dictate the development of a data-acquisition platform that will incorporate many technologies, from bar codes to sensors and RFID tags."
Although RFID payment programs were originally designed to replace cash, issuers of debit and credit cards are now developing RFID payment programs as an alternative to payments with debit and credit cards.
"We are implementing passive RFID at our aerial ports and are continuing to look at how passive RFID can benefit our business processes," said Air Force Lt.
Some RFID tags are made to be "read only" for one-way communication--these types of tags are the ones most commonly used by libraries, or in highway speed-pass systems.
The microchip within the RFID tag carries information that identifies the product, and potentially tells users where it was made and where it has been (all depending on how the user has implemented the technology).
The Tech News report by Jay Leyman had quoted many analysts including Adam Zawel vouching that the RFID market of supply chains and mobile-commerce applications are ripe for exploration.
This station utilized the client's existing software along with the RFID integrator's software.
DAILY RFID CO., LIMITED (http://www.rfid-in-china.com), which belongs to PAN Group Co., ltd, is the leading company focusing on the research and development of EPC & RFID technology in China.
At the start of 2012, the cumulative number of RFID tags sold over the last 65 years was 15.1 billion.
Peter Schaar, its Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, has repeatedly called for "clear and binding regulations for the use of the RFID technology." He said it was "imperative that commerce and producers commit themselves in a comprehensive, verifiable and binding way to guarantee data and consumer protection when using RFID."
It may not have at a mass level but there are quite a few RFID projects on an experimental basis that have been initiated in Pakistan.