Factoids on barcodes, the industry, and barcode equipment so you can impress your boss and coworkers with your vast knowledge!
Aztec barcodes don’t require a quiet zone around it, which means is can be directly adjacent to another barcode without compromising its readability. As seen here, they are often used in healthcare for patient wristbands.
- Did you know that the Aztec 2D barcode was invented by Welch Allyn, which is now Honeywell? Aztec barcodes don’t require a quiet zone around it, which means is can be directly adjacent to another code or graphic without compromising its readability. They are often used in healthcare for patient wristbands and specimen vials.
- Did you know that Intermec invented the Code 39 barcode in the 1970s? It is now the most popular industrial barcode symbology. It handles alpha-numeric data of various lengths.
- Did you know that a barcode printer’s print resolution is measured in Dots Per Inch (DPI)? As the DPI increases, usually so does print quality. 203dpi is the standard print resolution.
- Did you know that magstrip, or magnetic stripe, cards can have up to three tracks of encoded data? Standard credit cards use only Tracks 1 and 2.
- Did you know that the first number in an IP rating is for protection against solids, like tools, dirt, and dust, and the second is for liquids? Click here to see a chart of the different levels of protection.
Now you have an extra edge for the next water-cooler conversation or game of Trivial Pursuit. We’ll be adding more later on, so keep checking in!