The global automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) market grew at a CAGR of around 11% during 2014-2019. Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) refer to the technique of obtaining, recording and converting data into a digital file. This digital file may consist of images, audio and other digital data that can be directly entered into a computer without requiring human intervention. Some of the commonly used AIDC tools include barcode scanners, magnetic strips, smart cards, optical character recognition (OCR), fingerprint scanners (biometric systems) and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. These tools perform activities, such as data encoding, machine scanning and data decoding and are used for asset and inventory management, security and workflow management.

Increasing digitization, along with the growing automation across industries, is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, increasing awareness among end users regarding the utilization of advanced AIDC systems for data security is also driving the market growth. For instance, financial institutions are deploying solutions, such as biometrics and smart cards, to provide additional protection to financial transactions. In line with this, the utilization of these tools is increasing in the healthcare sector for improved visibility of information, accurate capturing of data and enhanced operational efficiency. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the development of RFID systems, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. These devices, including scanners and tags, can be used across various sectors such as sports, manufacturing, retail, education, logistics, healthcare, and telemetry applications. Other factors, including the implementation of favorable government initiatives promoting the adoption of AIDC solutions, are expected to drive the market further. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global automatic identification and data capture market to continue its strong growth during the next five years.

Breakup by Offering:


Breakup by Product Type:

Barcode Scanners
Magnetic Stripe Cards
Smart Cards
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Systems
RFID Products
Biometric Systems

Breakup by Vertical:

Transportation and Logistics
Banking and Finance

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Alien Technology LLC, Cognex Corporation, Datalogic S.p.A. (Hydra SpA), Epson America Inc. (Seiko Epson Corporation), Godex International Co Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., NEC Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Sato Holdings Corporation, Sick AG, Synaptics Incorporated, Toshiba TEC Corporation, TSC Auto ID Technology Co. Ltd. and Zebra Technologies Corporation.

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