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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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6.3. Advantages of Bar Codes Over RFID

The advantages of bar codes over RFID are as follows:

  • Lower cost. The cost of implementing a bar code solution is generally less than that of a comparable RFID solution.

  • Comparable accuracy rates. In several cases, the accuracy of a bar code solution is about the same, if not better, compared to an equivalent RFID solution.

  • Unaffected by the material type. A bar code system can be used to successfully tag almost every kind of material.

  • Absence of international restrictions. Bar code systems are used worldwide without any legal limitation on the use of the technology.

  • No social issues. Today, you can find bar codes on almost every item on the planet, but no privacy rights group object to its use.

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