bar code

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bar code

(bahr kōd)
A code consisting of a group of printed, variably patterned bars and spaces scanned by lasers into a computer to identify the object it labels.

bar code

A parallel array of alternately spaced black bars and white spaces representing a coded number, numbers, or letters, depending on the format employed. It is used clinically for patient sample identification as well as analyzer and operator ID.
See also: code
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2-D bar codes can eliminate manual package sorting and manual entry of shipping information.
Herr Klauspeter Luders of CGK Computer Gesellschaft Konstanz commented that the DoctroniX Software was 'superior' to other software products available on the market for evaluation and went on say, "Employing 2-D bar codes with our ID-Star reader considerably increases accuracy in border control without wasting money and time.
The turnkey line affixes serialized 2-D bar codes or RFID labels on bottles, bundles, cases and pallets, captures the serialized codes and makes the data available to e-pedigree software via an Ethernet connection.
Data Matrix 2-D bar codes resemble small checkerboards and are found on an increasing number of products.
Further, it can also be equipped to read 1-D and 2-D bar codes as well as take pictures with its robust imaging and laser bar code scanning capabilities.
The Model 6442 includes popular industrial, rotatable bar codes plus 2-D bar codes.
It includes encryption and decryption of the raw data, use of digital signatures, and encoding through the use of 2-D bar codes and digital watermarks.
The new licenses will be redesigned and will include a high-quality digital image, vertical format for drivers under the age of 21, double sided lamination and three different verification security features including security holograms, 2-D bar codes, as well as encoded magnetic stripes.