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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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Zebra's solution includes Xi series thermal printers that encode and print high resolution Data Matrix bar codes, specialty labels to provide lifetime identification even for items exposed to hazardous or extreme environments, ZebraDesigner label software that supports construction of UIIs, and a network of partners with extensive experience in UID compliance systems.
The companies will stamp Data Matrix bar codes into engine components that will allow those components to be uniquely identified across the manufacturing process.
CO2 laser systems are used to mark metal with 2D and data matrix bar codes, engrave and cut acrylic, wood, plastic, glass, rubber, leather, fabric, matte board, and melamine, and that is just the start.