Howard Winter email (remove spam text)
On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 22:20:59 +0300 (IDT), Peter wrote:
Except that they are talking about not having a cashier as such, and not scanning each item individually, but
walking through a reader-portal with a trolleyful of items, which are all RFID-read "at once". There is
little or no advantage in replacing barcodes with RFID and then handling each item in the same way - the
advantage is in eliminating the one-at-a-time handling by a staff member. A 5% read-failure wouldn't be
tolerated in this case - and RFID wouldn't be implemented.
When the wheel-through portal is in use, then zapping RFIDs becomes a viable method of theft. Expect to see
some reaction from the retail trade if it starts happening!
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