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Intermec SR61XR Handheld Scanner: World’s First for Near/Far Scanning

Intermec SR61 XR Handheld Scanner

With the Intermec SR61XR handheld scanner, there is no need to own multiple devices for near and far scanning. The world’s first scanner with integrated near/far area imaging technology handles both 1D and 2D scanning from 6 inches all the way to 50 feet away. The Intermec SR61XR’s scanning technology can create significant savings for businesses that need the flexibility ... Read More »

Motorola DS9808-R Combines Barcode Scanner and RFID Reader in Single Device

Motorola-DS9808-R

The company’s first integrated barcode scanner and RFID reader, the Motorola DS9808-R future proofs businesses looking for a compact, easy-to-use hybrid device that scans both 1D and 2D barcodes, along with RFID tags. Motorola designed their groundbreaking “next-generation” presentation imager with retail point of sale (POS) in mind. Now you only need one device for: Hands-free and hand-held scanning Reading both 1D ... Read More »

Linear Barcode Symbologies

Code 128 Barcode

Linear barcode symbologies—such as UPC, EAN, and GS1-128—are one-dimensional barcodes that contain a sequence of vertical black bars and white spaces that define a set of numbers or letters. Because of their limited storage space of 85 characters, these barcodes are used to retrieve information stored in a database unlike 2D barcodes, which store information in the code. Similar to a ... Read More »

Barcode Art Muscles into Manufacturing

It’s a fact. Black and white barcodes are not sexy, beautiful, or even interesting to look at. They don’t do back flips, are not colorful, nor do they make you dream of puppies and winning the lottery while looking at them. But, that’s all about to change with the advent of BARCODE ART. The new sensation that’s rocking the nation! 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 »

Barcode Scanning Apps for Cell Phones

Have you heard that you can read barcodes with your cell phone? There are a number of barcode related apps for the iPhone and one for Android cell phones. Most are designed as shopping tools. They use the barcode number to search a number of web sites, like Amazon and Google, to pull up product information, price comparisons, and customer ... Read More »

The Barcode’s 35th Birthday

Today, June 26, 2009, the barcode turns 35. The modern barcode began in 1948. Bernard Silver, a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, overheard the president of a local food chain asking one of the deans to undertake research to develop a system to automatically read product information during checkout. Silver told his friend Norman Joseph Woodland ... Read More »