November 2013

see the previous part hereUsage• Widely used in Europe on consumer goods such as groceries, DVDs, food items and other similar products.• Used in production houses where fast encoding and decoding is required owing to its simpler encoding/ decoding technique involving numeric only.• Due to its capability to be scanned at acute angles, EAN-13 is widely used on point of sales retail stores.ConclusionCode13 barcode type should be used in cases where quick and easy encoding [...]
Advantages• It is a very high density barcode and can encode large amount of information in smaller area.• The barcode is very easy to read and even a scanner, at an angle as acute as 45 degrees to the surface of the barcode, can easily decode the information• Wide use of the scanner in Europe makes it very portable and no advanced scanning devices are required to decode the information• Much suited to fast moving [...]
EAN 13EAN-13 is a linear barcode type most commonly used outside America, particularly in European countries. EAN-13 is an abbreviation for European Article Number which is now called International Article Number. EAN-13 contains 13 consecutive and fixed digits in total. The first 2, 3 digits of the EAN-13 code represent the country code next 9, 10 digits represent the manufacturer code and the product code while the last digits are the checksum digits. The total [...]
Usage• Used for document management, tracking products and time, inventory management, item identification and marketing purposes.• Widely used in automotive companies in Japan.• Business cards often contain QR codes inscribed on them which may contain related information to the websites or the links to the resume of a person.• QR code enabled scavenger hunt was introduced by Starbucks for promotion purposes which contained information regarding the hints encoded in the QR code.• Darling National Wildlife [...]
read the first part hereAdvantages• Can be scanned using a smartphone or any other phone with scanning capability.• QR codes are versatile, the can encode almost all types of data e.g. numeric, alphabets, special and binary.• Extremely fast scanning.• Like other 2-d barcodes, QR code has good fault tolerance. Even if some part of the code is damaged, information can still be decoded from the code.• Stores large amount of information unlike 1-d barcodes.Limitations• Smart [...]