October 2013

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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