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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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Once the 2D Bar Code system takes off successfully in the pilot run, we expect to cover all the existing vends in the city before the end of this financial year.
Specialized equipment is required to print 2D bar codes.
This year will see enthusiasm for 2D bar codes spread from Asia to Europe and North America, spearheaded by content owners anxious to connect with consumers on-the-fly.
2D bar codes are standardized by the Automatic Identification Manufacturer's Association (AIM).
For examples of how some organizations are already using 2D bar codes, read our cover story, "Betting on Bar Codes" (page 20), by Editorial Assistant Koa Beck.
Other types of 2D bar codes include Aztec, Bee Tag, DataMatrix, Ezcode, QuickMark, and QR code, according to Forrester Research.
But the real benefit propelling the use of 2D bar codes is their ability to store more data on a smaller label.
To identify directly marked stationary objects--such as consumer goods packaging, pharmaceutical, electronic components or parts supplied to automotive industry--the ICR840 area CMOS 2D bar code reader enables better traceability.
WASHINGTON -- Saflink(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:SFLK), a leading provider of solutions that verify identity, secure access and increase productivity, and Datastrip, a leading provider of biometric verification devices and 2D bar code software today announced the continued deployment of a mobile biometric security system for the State of Florida's Seaport Gate Control Project.
They have identified and addressed the numerous nuances relating to the encoding formats and the 2D bar code printing techniques used on driver licenses.