November 2013

EAN 13. Usage.

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see the previous part here Usage • 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 . Advantages and Limitations.

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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

Ean 13. History and Purpose

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EAN 13 EAN-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

October 2013

UPC-A and UPC-E. Purpose, Advantages, Limitations and Usage.

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read the first part here Purpose It is one of the oldest and most widely used barcodes. The purpose of developing UPC was to develop such a shopping or buying system where salesperson does not have to manually enter the information of a product in the database. This saves time and minimizes human error unlike

UPC-A and UPC-E. History.

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UPC-A and UPC-E UPC stands for Universal Product Code. It is type of linear barcodes and mostly widely used for retail applications.There are two variations of UPC• UPC-A• UPC-E UPC-A UPC-A is a variation of UPC and uses 12 digits for information encoding. Out of these 12 digits, 11 digits contain the product information while

September 2013

Linear Barcodes; Advantages and Disadvantages

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read the first part here Linear Barcodes Linear barcodes are commonly referred as first generation barcodes. These barcodes consist of vertical lines at specific gaps resulting in a particular pattern.  Hardware scanners are used to scan these patterns and decode the information stored in those particular patterns. These barcodes are also commonly called discrete, one