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How Is RFID Different From Bar Codes?
What are the key differences?
That's a bit like asking how a car is different from a horse-drawn buggy, or how an airplane differs from a hot-air balloon. Here are a few of the main differences:
• Radio frequency identification is 25 times faster than bar codes when it comes to conducting inventory counts.
I could probably go on, but I'm sure you get the point from the above examples. Bar codes are great. They have done a very good job for grocery stores and other retail outlets. But just as the horse-drawn buggy (which was also great for its time) was replaced by the car, it's time to move on to something that is far better.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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