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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This single product has the ability to read the MaxiCode as well as conventional barcodes.
The MaxiCode symbol was developed by the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Now the ColorCoder V4 also supports 2-dimensional bar codes QR-Code, Micro-QR Code, Maxicode and PDF417.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norand Corporation (Nasdaq: NRND) today announced a licensing agreement with United Parcel Service (UPS) of Atlanta, Georgia, for the development of equipment to read MaxiCode, a two dimension symbology created by UPS.
The Cameo 3N includes 1MB of non-volatile flash memory for downloadable programs, receipt formats, scalable fonts and graphics, maximizing throughput speed; and also supports major bar code symbologies including two-dimensional PDF-417 and MaxiCode.
Intermec's 4400, 4100 and 3400 printers will print Code One, PDF 417 and MaxiCode which are public domain symbologies.
It includes 1MB of non-volatile flash memory for downloadable programs, label formats, scalable fonts and graphics and supports major bar code symbologies including 2-dimensional PDF-417 and MaxiCode.
The machine code reader was developed to allow UPS to read sortation information encoded in a MaxiCode label attached to parcels moving on a high speed conveyer belt in random orientation.