Computers own the code. This code is not a secret and it doesn’t have to be stolen or changed in order to understand its meaning. All you have to do is to make sure you are using the perfect tool to decode its meaning.
A barcode (also bar code) is an optical, machine-readable, depiction of data; the data normally explains something about the object that has the barcode. Conventional barcodes methodically display the information by changing the widths and spacings of parallel lines and might be called as director one-dimensional (1D).
Afterward, two-dimensional (2D) variations were created, utilizing square shapes, dabs, hexagons and other geometric examples, called network codes or 2D standardized tags, despite the fact that they don’t utilize bars all things considered.
At first, standardized tags were just examined by unique optical scanners called standardized tag perusers. Later application programming wound up accessible for gadgets that could read pictures, for example, cell phones with cameras.
Barcode was discovered by Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver and patented in the US in 1952. The discovery was based on Morse code that was then transformed into thin and thick bars. If you are not sure about barcodes and if you are looking for a barcode decoder or a barcode generator SDK then there are two amazing tools available in this internet world.
These are ByteScout Barcode SDK and ZXing. Here are detailed features and comparison of these two products.
|ByteScout Barcode SDK||ZXing|
|It is a 1D/2D barcode generator SDK for .NET, ASP.NET, SSRS, WINFORMS, ACTIVEX, VB6, CLASSIC ASP.||It is a multi-format 1D/2D barcode library applied in Java, with ports to various languages.|
|It allows batch barcode generation functionality in web applications. It provides barcode generator SDK as a batch barcode creator.||If you want to decode the QR code image stored on your devices, then it can be decoded online by using ZXing decoder.|
|It supports all 1D/2D linear and multidimensional barcodes. It also supports MaxiCode barcode, MicroQR Code (2D), Han Xin Code (2D)||It decodes a 1D or 2D barcode from a pic on the web. It supports various, different formats like UPC-A and UPC-E, EAN-8 and EAN-13, Code 39, and Code 93, Code 128 ITF.|
|It works offline without an Internet connection. It also has thorough documentation like 100+ source code examples given for all supported languages and platforms.||It is available online and it is a free QR-code decoder. Users just have to give a site with code’s URL if it is online or browse to its image if it is stored in a device or computer. After submitting, it will display the decoded content.|
|It supports GS1 barcodes also called RSS such as GS1 Code 128, GS1 DataMatrix, GS1 Databar Omnidirectional, GS1 Databar Stacked, GS1 Databar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated.||It supports third-party open-source projects. QR code pics stored on devices can be decoded easily.|
|It adds barcodes to PDF documents without the help of any software or tool.||It comes in the form of Android and mobile Java barcode reader apps and a bar code decoding library.|
|It has 5 types of controls and components for quick barcode image creator. They are Windows Forms control (for WinForms applications); WPF barcode control (for WPF applications); WebImage control (for ASP.NET); SSRS control for ASP.NET; non-visual .NET and ActiveX classes.||It is useful if users’ phone doesn’t support any bar code reader apps. Many smartphones don’t allow 3rd party Java apps from accessing the camera. But to avoid this users can click a photo of the bar code and can upload it to this tool.|
|It produces batch barcodes with a specified set of values.||It is an independent library, but it also has some example code.|
|It draws barcode on control or printer .hDC (in ActiveX and .NET versions of the SDK); It also supports Local Reports (RDLC) and SSRS reports for ASP.NET.||It has several applications for Android, a GWT-based encoder application, Google Glass, and a JavaEE web application.|
|It can be used in logistics, healthcare, banking, insurance, Fintech, and much more.||It can be used to find the target or information of a barcode on a web page users are visiting. It can be done either by pasting the barcode image’s URL into the decoder or saving the barcode image on phone and upload it to the decoder.|
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