At a time when lost and mishandled bags are costing the industry $2.5 billion a year (see item below), airlines collectively could save $768 million annually if passive RFID tags were implemented for baggage handling, replacing barcode tags and scanners, IATA RFID Project Manager Andrew Price said yesterday during ATWOnline's webcast on radio frequency identification technology. Significantly improved reading accuracy compared to barcode scanners, elimination of duplicate labels and the fact ...

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