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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 »

Meet our barcode experts in the latest SystemID video!

Happy New Year from SystemID! Before journeying forward in 2013, take a moment to meet our team of barcode experts, who are eager to share their 2012 joys with you. Listen as they describe how they got married, where they volunteer, and other fun facts about themselves. We think you’ll enjoy meeting our cast of colorful characters as you stroll through the ... Read More »

Dog Dodges a Drug Disaster

I took my dog, Snoopy, to the vet a few days before Christmas and got some bad news…cancer! He is 12 years old and has had a great life but I was still willing to do almost anything to extend his life. Read More »

Choosing the Right Barcode

There are hundreds of different kinds of barcodes out there. Choosing the right one to use can be a daunting task. In this blog, we’ll explain the most common barcode symbologies. So you will be better equipped to choose the best one for your application. 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 »

Help Me With This Sticky QR Tag!

For decades, barcodes were for business use only. Consumers paid little to no attention to the black & white patterns printed on their groceries and coupons as they handed them to cashiers. But now, the “regular people” are starting to pay attention. There are mobile apps for cell phones that use barcodes to get more product details, price comparisons, and ... Read More »

Target’s Mobile GiftCards Use Virtual Barcodes

Target just released their Mobile GiftCard, which eliminates the need to bring Target GiftCards into the store in order to redeem them. Customers can save GiftCard information to a PIN-secure account on the Target.com mobile site. Then, using a mobile phone with Internet capabilities, the customer can retrieve GiftCard barcodes for scanning at checkout for purchases or to add to ... Read More »