Bar Coding

Building Pedigrees on the Packaging Line

By Daphne Allen

Hapa & Laetus Inc. (Rockaway, NJ) doesn’t take sides in the bar-code-versus-RFID-for-pedigree debate. But many of its customers are.

“Most customers we are talking to are not convinced that RFID is a solid solution to date, it seems to us,” says Jeff O’Neill, director of Laetus in North America. “It doesn’t appear to be that reliable a solution at the component level yet, with cost concerns, reliability issues, and RF interference with materials leading to high failure-to-read rates.”

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