Combination label with QR code, RFID and NFC – all-in-one!
The very latest security label from SECURIKETT® features a dual RFID/NFC chip in addition to a QR code.
Conventional scanning of a printed QR code with a mobile phone or scanner is combined with the RFID and NFC technology. It facilitates both simple handling of logistics tasks (RFID), as well as user-friendly communication with consumers (NFC).
"Interoperability is a core concept in the Industry 4.0 age. We have to be open-minded where interaction between different systems and media is concerned," says Dr. Marietta Ulrich-Horn (CEO), explaining the strategic background for this innovative product.
Access to the EPC memory is particularly interesting for logistics, packaging aggregation, and rolling inventory applications. The radio frequencies between 850 and 950 MHz permit a rapid transmission speed and a bulk reading capability, i.e. synchronous reading of many packaging units at a distance of several meters.
Printed QR codes or NFC chips (13.56 MHz) are more commonly used for consumer communication. This is already activated for some smartphones. A dialogue with the CODIKETT® internet platform is established within a matter of seconds.
This means that the unique codes used by CODIKETT®, the proprietary authentication system from SECURIKETT®, can be verified in various ways over the internet: by scanning a code and using RFID or NFC. The CODIKETT® system processes the data for packaging aggregation (CODI-PACK), track & trace (CODI-TRACK), and evaluations (CODI-ANALYTICS). In this transparent supply chain, grey trade and smuggled products can be easily identified and traced.
This new solution can be tested live at interpack! Two different products are tagged with the new all-in-one label. Scanning the product code initially reveals the information stating which product it actually is. After activating the code in the packaging process (live on the spot!), the user can track which product is in which packaging – and vice-versa. This procedure can be applied at multiple packaging levels, through to the pallet and its recipients. Thanks to RFID, just one scan is all it takes to capture and read out the data for an entire packaging aggregation.