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1) Active face

The surface of an inductive proximity sensor where a high frequency electromagnetic field emerges, although there is no direct magnetic field occurring.

2) Auto ID

Automatic identification.  A system which utilizes bar codes and other symbologies to provide information.

3) Automatic data capture

The technologies that support the identification and direct collection of data into a computer system or other micro-processor-controlled device without using a keyboard.  Such technologies include bar code, radio frequency data communication, radio frequency identification and other emerging technologies.

4) Automatic data collection

Automatic identification.  A system which utilizes bar codes and other symbologies to provide information.

5) Bar code

Utilizes a system of printed bars that are able to be scanned and enables the user to identify a part or parcel.  Used in conjunction with a laser scanner and serves to increase accuracy and speed of product identification.