What is Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)?

Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) is a term used to group together several different technologies that are used to automatically identify items, collect data about them and the ability to enter that data electronically into computer systems.

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Old McDonald Had a Farm with IoT Smart Devices E-I-E-I-O

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has to lead the Australian Center for Broadband Innovation (ACBI) research initiative to create greater awareness and understanding of the potential for smart farming, which is enabled by internet services. Part of the initiative has been the test of IoT services on Kirby Smart Farm at Armidale … Continue reading Old McDonald Had a Farm with IoT Smart Devices E-I-E-I-O

The FDA Approves the Country’s First RFID Tags to be Implanted in Humans

In October the Food and Drug Administration approved the implantation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags into humans. According to VeriChip Corp., a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions Inc., the 134.2-kHz chips could save lives and possibly limit injuries from errors in medical treatments. It is believed the chips could provide easy access to medical … Continue reading The FDA Approves the Country’s First RFID Tags to be Implanted in Humans

RFID (Gen 2) Explained

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. RFID tags contain electronically stored information, some of these tags are powered by and read at short distances by magnetic fields. Others are powered by a battery, or … Continue reading RFID (Gen 2) Explained

The Smart Fridge of the Future

  It is predicted, that by 2020 billions of devices will be connected to the internet. This technology is known as The Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to uniquely identifiable objects that have a digital presence being connected to one another, creating a digital ecosystem, as well as being connected to the internet. To … Continue reading The Smart Fridge of the Future

RFID Tags Used to Track Marijuana

Colorado requires that growers, processors and retailers of medical or recreational marijuana use EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to authenticate and identify each plant or product. With hundreds of recreational marijuana shops planned to open in Colorado on January 1, 2014, the plan is to have every package of buds or processed products, including … Continue reading RFID Tags Used to Track Marijuana

GM’s High-Tech Bolt is Catching Mistakes Before They Happen

A new kind of smart bolt collects data during manufacturing at a New York State General Motors factory to help the automaker reduce mistakes during the assembly process. Ask any seasoned mechanic, today’s automotive engines are more complicated than they have ever been. There is a lot that can go wrong when assembling these high-tech … Continue reading GM’s High-Tech Bolt is Catching Mistakes Before They Happen