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Published May 20, 2008
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Cheaper chips
A symposium organized by the German Packaging Institute in Dresden in December 2007 reported on successes achieved by German label and packaging converters like August Faller and Bartsch International in supplying RFID-enabled entry tickets and baggage tags. However, Heidelberg’s chief researcher, Martin Schmitt-Lewen, sounded a note of caution.
In his view, chip-based RFID technology for labels and packaging is not the money-spinner printers have been told to expect. It will not come a mass product, in his view, until the technology exists to make an RFID tag cheap enough for general item-level use.


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