Technical Barcode Scanner

4. What is a 2D barcode?

2D barcodes are a bit more complex as they organize information vertically and horizontally. This allows 2D codes to hold much more information and take up less space than a 1D code. 2D codes require an imager scanner to be read properly. Two Dimensional (2D) Barcodes

3. What is a 1D (linear) barcode?

A 1D (linear) code is the typical “picket fence” style barcode that people are most familiar with. Thereupon, are several versions of 1D codes and some inscribe only numbers while others can inscribe any keyboard character. All the information in the code is organized horizontally from left to right. Furthermore, these types of codes can be read …

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2. Can the price of my item be in the barcode?

A barcode can hold any type of text information, but with product labels, the price is not usually encoded. Although the barcode will indicate what product it is and your software or database will have the pricing information.

1. How does a barcode work?

A barcode essentially is a way to encode information in a visual pattern that a machine can read. The combination of black and white bars represents different text characters that follow a set algorithm for that barcode type. Also, if you change the succession of elements you will get a different text. A barcode scanner can read …

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