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How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

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Did you know that more than five billion barcodes are scanned every day? It’s true, according to GS1, the Brussels-based nonprofit that maintains international UPC standards. With that many barcodes circling the globe, supply chain management is more important than ever. “Companies will increasingly mandate traceability from their suppliers. At each stage of the chain, a new rule will apply: ... Read More »

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner | System ID

You know that feeling you get when there’s an instant connection between two people? Well that’s what happens when a 2D barcode scanner walks into a warehouse. Both are happy on their own, but together they accomplish great things, such as: Significantly streamline processes Comply with legislative mandates Turn sluggish sales around Make customers happy Achieve the next level of ... Read More »

Barcode Symbologies

Barcode Symbologies

Barcode symbologies (also commonly called barcodes) are universally recognized code languages that are standardized by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) so there is a consistent definition of what the bars and spaces mean. Industry trade associations such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute), AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), and HIBC (Health Industry Barcode Council) regulate certain symbologies, which typically ... Read More »

Linear vs. 2D Barcodes – Which is Right for You?

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When it comes to linear vs. 2D barcodes, do you know which one is right for you? To answer this question, consider how you will use the barcode. For example, will you use barcodes on shipping labels? On produce? At the point of sale? Sometimes you don’t have a choice about which barcode to use because of certain regulations or standards in ... Read More »

2D Barcode Symbologies

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Do you know what 2D barcode symbologies are? They are two-dimensional barcodes that consist of patterned blocks, circles, and squares that resemble the no-reception static on a TV. Often physically smaller in size than linear barcodes, they contain hundreds of characters of data. Because of their larger storage capacity, 2D barcodes—such as QR code and PDF417—do not require databases. You simply ... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Use 2D Barcodes

The Datalogic Gryphon 4400 scanner is a popular choice for reading 2D barcodes. Rugged and reliable, this general purpose scanner effortlessly handles a wide range of applications.

So, you’ve been thinking about switching to 2D barcodes but haven’t quite convinced yourself to pull the trigger? We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 reasons to use 2D barcodes instead of linear ones. Did your favorite reason make the list? Let us know! 1. You can read damaged barcodes. 2D barcodes use error-protection formulas that keep information intact ... Read More »

Are You Ready for 2D?

System ID and Honeywell are teaming up to educate the readers of this humble blog about 2D barcoding and how it is changing the way people do business. Ready or not, 2D technology is here to stay, and resistance is futile. Read More »