Dematic has developed numerous RFID (Radio frequency identification) applications for companies across a wide range of industries including mail order, food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and automotive.
RFID has been specifically applied by Dematic to the electronic proof of origin for medications and shown to provide superior results to barcodes. Although two-dimensional barcodes provide the possibility of storing large enough numbers, barcodes can be easily forged.
e-Pedigree proof of origin systems with RFID, on the other hand, prevent drug imitations and piracy by combining verification of drug authenticity with monitoring of the drug's path through the supply chain. In order to confirm the drug's authenticity, an online request is sent to the manufacturer from the proof of origin systems to verify the e-pedigree identification number. If the manufacturer confirms that the code has been assigned, Pedigree classifies the medication as genuine.