Ohio University's Automatic Identification and Data Capture Lab was established in 1988 to provide a focused and unbiased non-profit organization to recognize the increasing uses of bar coding and other AIDC technologies. These technologies are being applied in many business environments to increase data accuracy and to improve productivity. In addition to providing impartial recognition of AIDC technologies, the lab works to research and educate.
Much of the research and education that is currently being undertaken at the Lab is focused on the uses of Radio Frequency Identification, bar coding and data matrix, as well as direct part marking. This research is currently being directed toward projects that include direct part marking with x-ray fluorescence as well as looking at and researching datamatrix symbols that have been painted over.
Industry sponsored research projects conducted at the Lab include two comprehensive bar code symbology tests. Educational opportunities at the Lab include the annual Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institute as well as workshops such as Understanding and Using Bar Codes.
As the use of AIDC continues to increase worldwide, The AIDC Lab is available to meet the research and educational needs of clients in any business environment. The lab can perform research and development work and standards comparisons, as well as independent verification of other customized research results. Workshops and seminars can also be planned and conducted by The Lab's staff.