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RFID tags a reliable automation enabling, while bar codes are better suited for manual scanning”. Often, the technology as the successor of the classic bar code is traded. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Ray Kurzweil. Wolf-Rudiger Hansen, Managing Director of the industry association of provider of automatic identification technologies (AIM) puts into perspective the RFID hype in conversation with MM logistics: the hot phase of the discussion of RFID was characterised by the structure of exaggerated expectations. These were fed especially by the projection of global commerce, its Experten in the years 2003 to 2006 predicted that soon all the items in the supermarket and all containers and packages in retail logistics with RFID tags would be equipped”. Today, many expectations on RFID solutions in the area of fiction had goodbye.

RFID is no longer indispensable, but almost trendy tot bar code delight is still very popular among the users. Technology manufacturer should always consider both of these technologies. So also Bizerba from Balingen: we have a RFID write unit integrated in our label printers. It is, for example, the bar code without increased space requirement possible, at the same time tag to describe and print data on the label. Despite this multiple use only one interface to the device is necessary.

This concept allows the easy transition to RFID technology and the targeted degree of migration between tradition and modernity”, explains Dieter Conzelmann, Director industry solutions market at Bizerba. Impossible to imagine in the discussion of RFID are the critical voices of the consumer advocates also. Already in 2001 the Bielefeld artist Padeluun initiative initiated stop RFID”. In the interview with mirror online he said: If a nationwide network is created, if the readers, the chips are popping up everywhere, are incorporated into shoes, coats woven into, in the car key is a RFID chip, then it is bad. The more Databases about people arise, easier can be accessed, people will be more transparent and more cowardly, they will behave”.