Saturday, August 31, 2013

No. 763: Does your POS system need bar-codes? (August 31, 2013)

Toshiba Tec is conducting the substantiative experiment of its new POS system that does not need bar-codes for product scanning. The new POS system identifies products by reading their colors and figures instead of by scanning their bar-codes. It can tell even the difference between species of apple. It is scheduled to be put on the market within 2013. The price is not decided at present.
The new POS system reads the figure, color, surface pattern of a product and identifies it with reference to stored data. It can read these pieces of information as fast as the existing POS system scans the bar-code. Toshiba Tec is developing this POS system with the help of the image recognition technology developed by Toshiba Research and Development Center. The company is world’s leading maker of POS system with 30% share in the world market. 

You no longer need bar-codes.

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