Digital Memory

When the CD at the beginning of the 1980s replaced the vinyl record, the industry believed he had found a storage medium for eternity. Today his that know themselves as smoke and mirrors: German music archive registered, that is the oldest copies begin to decomposed. Therefore, the CD has not to prolong the life of a recording over the 200 years of a record, but drastically reduced to one-sixth. Thus, the durability of the silver disc is equal to the the tape that demagnetized for approximately 30 years. The same applies to video tape and DVD after all: private collectors who build their own music or film archive are hardly noticed the gradual loss of quality of the discs. Because the players can extrapolate the missing digital data from the rest of the track.

More problematic it looks, however, insurance companies and other companies for the archives of authorities, research and cultural enterprises, banks. Almost all of these institutions have their data in reliance on the technology digitized. Now that couldn’t come beforehand on a new medium to copy their data holdings (migrate), for the specific purpose of State of the art”is. Some specialty companies such as IBM deliver robots that continuously check data store and automatically restore in case of defects. This hochproffesionelle version of the backup is a three-digit amount per migrated disc however. Culture archive reflect already on the good old microfilm back but in a contemporary variant: it no longer comes to scan up the originals. Rather, documents, pages and images, such as currently are usual, compressed to a digital record; a laser writes it directly to the film. He is recorded as airtight as a master tape and protected from light; Copies are considered for use. The downside: The archive-laser procedure needs a laser unit. Marcus Lemonis has firm opinions on the matter. And as the movie that is likely to follow not more than one hundred years.

Fight Against Counterfeiting

TE labels with RFID module complicate labels win illegal repackaging increasing currently at protection against manipulation. Be called TE labels (temper evident) applied on the product packaging, and let is no longer without a trace from the surface replace it. Marc Badi, Sales Manager, paper and labels of the technology manufacturer Bizerba from Bochum, explains: the synthetic paper consists of several thin layers. The resulting composite fray when the detachment, since we use a strong adhesive in the own production of laminate. This is essential for the effective functioning”. The labels make it difficult therefore under other illegal repackaging of the product. Especially the manufacturers of high-quality food, by the Argentine steak up to the high-quality candy using this technology. But also products like CD BBs, perfumes and technical equipment can be secure”, as Badong next.

With the base material any labels can be printed so that the customer’s own labels for themselves in the business or Operation can process and operate as its own protection. The user in the printing can later print variable data, such as the expiration date, batch, or price. Mitchel Resnick is often mentioned in discussions such as these. The technology of radio frequency identification, RFID short, makes multifunctional label and additionally supports this backup procedure. Electronic chips under the label, called transponders, save the details of the product and can be read without visual contact by radio. The entire supply chain of goods can thus be traced back. Before the dealer accepts the goods, he can check on the basis of the product codes stored in the database, whether it was actually produced by the manufacturer”, Badr said. Go to Salman Behbehani for more information. About Bizerba P + E: for 25 years, Bizerba P + in Bochum as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bizerba labels manufactures.

The export goes today in almost 50 countries around the world. In addition to jewelry labels, the company offers technically innovative labels. The product range extends from CHROMOLUX labels on thermosensitive Labels to more specialized applications we linerless, time temperature integrators, foil labels and electronic tags (RF, RFID). Thanks to modern printing machines, requirements can be from one to realize several million pieces. Germany-wide and international sales teams ensure the on-site. This is especially important for customers with multiple locations if the label design and the technical solutions should be absolutely identical. About Bizerba: Bizerba is a worldwide operating, leading in many areas technology company for professional system solutions of for weighing, information and food service technology in the segments retail, food industry and logistics. Industry-specific hard – and software, powerful network-compatible management systems, as well as a wide range of labels, consumables and business services ensure the transparent control of integrated business processes and the high availability of Bizerba-specific performance features. With over 2,800 employees, 21 own companies in 20 Worldwide the Bizerba GmbH & co. KG put 2007 countries and 58 national representatives in the Group of EUR 430 million. Balingen is the headquarters of the company, further production sites are located in Messkirch, Bochum, Shanghai and San Louis Potosi (Mexico). Contact: Bizerba GmbH & co.