barcode). Unlike 1-d barcode, QR codes can encode wide variety of data types, including numeric, alphabets, special characters and binary data as well.
- 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.