Smart packaging technologies are designed to communicate with other products. They can exchange information with each other. This includes a broad variety of technologies like RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, etc. We already have different forms of labels today such as barcodes, QR codes, or RFID tags.
However, intelligent labels have some more features that make them better than the others. An example is RFID or NFC tags, which are used to communicate with other tags or labels. These tags can transmit a large amount of information. Some products use these tags to tell whether they are suitable for a certain category of products.
In order to use the tag’s function, it has to be smart packaging within range. To this end, we use an antenna. Intelligent packaging provides additional features, such as a calendar function, data, or temperature measuring. Some labels can measure the amount of product or can tell us how the product ages. Intelligent labels have been integrated into a TTI and have gained more functions since then.
They have also been developed in different ways over time. For instance, the first smart labels used a single technology to make everything possible. However, we now have a range of different smart labels, such as smart packaging. These labels work with different methods and technologies. Some are used to scan a code or a picture.