RFID is the abbreviation for "Radio-Frequency-Identification-System" (identification by means of electromagnetic waves), which enables the automatic identification and localisation of objects and living beings for the collection, storage and evaluation of data. The system consists of a transponder (also radio label), which is located on or in the object or living being and contains an identifying code, as well as a reader for reading this code. RFID transponders in miniature format can also be implanted in pets or humans.
Such systems are now also used by wineries and producers as protection against wine adulteration and manipulation. The RFID number is clearly legibly displayed on the back label of the bottle. This can prevent the distribution of the wines and thus possible black market activities. It also guarantees the authenticity of the wines. A separate identification number is assigned to each label, which is linked to the electronic parts of the labelling machine and the storage gates. In this way, information can be stored and traced between the chip and the customer or delivery database.
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