Smart Paper, Smart Cards, and
How far away are we from having smart cards
that can serve as photo IDs and a lot more?
of the most intriguing products displayed at RFID Journal Live! 2012 back in
April was the integration of smart paper technology and an RFID tag. While the
smart paper shown was a far cry from being able to display even a recognizable
black-and-white photograph, it was entirely capable of displaying high quality
2D matrix symbols as well as narrow linear bar codes. Still, considering the
speed at which smart paper technology is evolving in the consumer space, one
has to wonder whether the days of a printed ID card are numbered.
Publication date: June 2012