Recent developments in technology have enabled the integration of e-paper with RFID tags to create dynamic visual tags. This is a powerful combination, especially for cyclic processes.
Omni-ID recently announced the launch of dynamic visual tags that combine e-paper with RFID tags. These devices can display scannable bar codes, as well as dynamically changing text and graphics. They can also be read by RFID readers, with all the advantage of non-line-of-sight and multiple, simultaneous reads. This combination of display and tag is especially useful for cyclic processes with defined, repeating steps. A definition and examples of cyclic processes can be found in our Omni-ID announcement article. A common way of managing these cyclic processes is to print a unique barcode label/card for each tracked item for each cycle.