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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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Microsoft - The Microsoft Tag marketing solution gives companies and customers an easy way to use a rich suite of recognition technologies, from QR Codes to the current Tag barcodes and beyond to the next generation in mobile, Near Field Communication (NFC).
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SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has launched an innovative new marketing campaign that incorporates Microsoft Tag 2D bar code technology to connect its print advertising to more information about cruise options and onboard amenities via a web-based interactive experience.
More advanced MMS campaigns can include 2D barcodes such as a Microsoft Tag placed on product packaging that consumers scan using a phone's camera.
Microsoft Tag is a 2D barcode that lets you seamlessly connect offline materials to the digital world.
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