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    AIDC – automatic identification and data capture

    (pronounced as separate letters) AIDC is short for automatic identification and data capture, or collection, a generic term for the process of capturing or collecting data via automatic means (i.e., without the use of a keyboard), such as RFID, bar code scanning, biometrics, smart cards, OCR or magnetic strips, and subsequently storing that data in a microprocessor-controlled device, such as a computer.

    AIDC also is referred to as Auto-ID.