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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.
"Almost every company in the Auto ID industry has invented its own bar code, but industry standards organizations have essentially recommended use of one of three of the numerous 2D bar codes out there, based on the expected application," says Correa.
As for me, now that I have a 2D bar code reader, I'm perfectly willing to scan the next tag that I see.
Will the market dictate what technology should be used, be it RFID or 2D bar codes? Right now, many in the industry are pursuing 2D bar code solutions and not RFID because it's consistent with what's happening in certain European countries.
Indeed, 2D bar code schemes promise to do more than cross-sell and upsell consumers to a variety of content.
- Faster bar code decoding and improved reading distance on linear and 2D bar codes - Increased motion tolerance delivering quick reads in mobile applications - Improved reading in low light conditions - Increased image resolution - greater image quality for image capture applications and improved reading of wide bar codes - Improved aiming - easy to see in all lighting conditions and optimal for image capture applications
For many marketing departments, 2D bar code dollars make up just a slim slice of the mobile pie.
For the laboratory scientist engaged in complex processes--such as aliquoting, precipitation, and purification of samples--the 2D bar code can encode new data at every step of the process and is backward traceable for historical-verification purposes.
It will also enable them to meet with IATA's requirements, such as RFID-enabled printers and the 2D bar code.
They have identified and addressed the numerous nuances relating to the encoding formats and the 2D bar code printing techniques used on driver licenses.
MobiForms is now integrated with the ZXing open-source, multi-format 1D and 2D bar code image processing library.