RFID Barcode Interoperability

Sometimes you can’t choose between RFID and barcodes, but rather, you need both to complete your solution. RFID barcode interoperability can be tricky, but not many people know about GS1’s guideline, “RFID Barcode Interoperability.”

This guidance document pulls content from various GS1 standards document to better explain tag data standards. Even if you are familiar with both GS1 RFID and barcode standards, using both technologies together in a single application can become difficult.

The guide stresses data carrier independence and specific forms, such as barcode scanner output, EPC Tag URI, EPC Binary Encoding and RFID User Memory Encoding.

If you need to use both RFID and barcodes within a single application, the GS1 guide is definitely worth checking out.