Do you know of any fixed or integrated solutions that can read both 1D and 2D bar codes and simultaneously interrogate RFID tags, and that could be integrated into a custom instrument for medical purposes?
The short answer is no. There are handheld devices that can read passive tags as well as 1D or 2D bar codes, but I don't know of any modules that can be integrated into a device that includes all three. I believe that you will need to buy an RFID reader module and a 1D and 2D bar-code engine separately. If any of our readers know of a module capable of doing all three, they are invited to post information below.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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