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Topic # 14015 11-Jun-2007 16:15
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Hi,

  I recently received an audio CD from the US and noted that there was a little white strip inside stuck to the outer-side of the plastic disk holder ... in other words it can be seen if you take the CD out of the case but is hidden from view by the back cover sleeve.

It measures about 45mm X 10mm, essentialy a white plastic "holder with a silvery strip embedded in it.  The letters RD are the only markings on the white "casing".

I was wondering if this was an example of some type of prgrammable radio frequency identity tag that may be used in a warehouse or store?

R.

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  Reply # 74316 11-Jun-2007 18:31
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Shoplifting prevention thingie. Lots of stuff in the states is packed with it by the manufacturers for certain retailers, and if they dont use them all, they go to other retailers with those still in it. Very embarasing since it doesnt get deactivated and you walk into a shop with it. Also common in flash memory blister pack packaging




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  Reply # 74327 11-Jun-2007 20:29
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Ahh, yes that would be it alright ... I understand "source tagging" is popular thesedays, viz. the packaging manufacturer inserts the tag during their process long before a product is involded, e.g. the CD jewel-case makers.

Thanks for that,

R.


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