What Are The Benefits Of AIDC?

Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), also known as auto-ID and automatic data capture refers to the process of acquiring data by means of electronically analyzing images, videos or sounds. The data is captured then converted to a digital representation. Several different types of technology are used to accomplish AIDC, including:data entry

  • bar coding
  • radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • magnetic stripes
  • biometrics
  • optical character recognition (OCR)
  • voice recognition
  • smart cards

Benefits of AIDC

There are a number of benefits obtained from using AIDC. The main ones include:

  • reduces the cost of data entry
  • prevents errors related to identification and/or data collection
  • speeds up the process of data collection
  • facilitates tracking and determining an item’s exact location

There are several different types of technology used for data capture including:

  • ICR: for gathering data from hand-printed text
  • OCR: for gathering data from printed text
  • OBR: for gathering date from bar codes

RFID Solutions

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the newer AIDC technologies. Developed during the 1980s, RFID can be used as a base for AIDC. It is a useful tool because of its ability to facilitate identification of objects, and to track moving objects. It has therefore proved useful in a wide range of industries. This type of automated wireless AIDC system is very effective in factory environments where barcode labels cannot be used or would not survive.

Our experts at Innovatum have been providing world-class compliance software for more than twenty years. We are dedicated to meeting the compliance challenges of highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. We are proud of our leadership role in the AIM North America UDI Committee and our technology. Contact us today to find out how we can help you meet your AIDC needs as they pertain to the life sciences industry.