bar code

(redirected from 2D bar code)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Bar Code

A code placed on a product that a machine can read. Groceries and other products commonly have bar codes on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures accurate prices are paid on retail goods. Bar codes were invented by a graduate student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1948.

bar code

an alpha or alpha-numeric code, converted into a series of lines and spaces which are marked on products. Bar coding and the use of bar code scanners enables a firm to obtain accurate data quickly on its STOCK position to help with planning its reordering of goods; and can be used to adjust the prices of goods more easily than by replacing price tags. See EPOS.
References in periodicals archive ?
Every bottle of liquor transported legally to the city will have a unique identification number accessible through a 2D Bar Code.
Faster bar code decoding and improved reading distance on linear and 2D bar codes - Increased motion tolerance delivering quick reads in mobile applications - Improved reading in low light conditions - Increased image resolution - greater image quality for image capture applications and improved reading of wide bar codes - Improved aiming - easy to see in all lighting conditions and optimal for image capture applications
The item's material is actually altered to carry the 2D bar code information from cradle to grave.
For the laboratory scientist engaged in complex processes--such as aliquoting, precipitation, and purification of samples--the 2D bar code can encode new data at every step of the process and is backward traceable for historical-verification purposes.
It will also allow the airport to align with IATA's requirements such as the 2D bar code and RFID-enabled printers.
s SwiftDecoder(TM) software, with the flexibility of Bluetooth(R) wireless technology, FocusBT delivers aggressive decoding of 1D and 2D bar code symbologies omnidirectionally with wireless mobility.
The device decodes high-density 2D Superscript and DATASTRIP 2D bar code symbologies with an available option to decode PDF-417.
And now, with the advent of 2D bar code technology and mobile phone scanners, they are appearing in magazine ads, store front windows, bill boards, even product labels.
Building on the industry's single best-selling rugged mobile computer, Motorola Solutions' new MC9190-G series of industrial mobile computers provides a multitude of keypad and scan engine options, including a new long-range imaging option that offers revolutionary standard 1D and 2D bar code reading up to 30 feet, as well as image capture capabilities to meet the emerging requirements for 2D bar code reading in retail and warehouse applications.
Datastrip is a leading provider of 2D bar code software, hardware and biometric verification devices, including the 2D Superscript high-density bar code Software Developers Kit (SDK); the DSVerify2D handheld integrated bar code, smart card, passport and fingerprint reader; and the PCRead2D reader for decoding 2D bar codes on a PC.
The CR1000 is a compact handheld or hands-free 2D bar code reader that expands Code's product line into new vertical markets.