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.
A 2D bar code
allows you to imbed that information in the symbol and read it with a scanning device.
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.