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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.
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XYZ) to learn more about these QR Codes and to get your own QR Code that's specifically designed to link your paper business card to your own digital business card, at no cost to you.
Commenting on the system, Kempinski Hotel Ajman director of food and beverage Anish Kuttan said: "We have placed the unique pyramids with QR codes on them in our guestrooms so that guests can scan the code with their smart phones or tablets and this automatically opens up the food and beverage menu.
To listen to a student's personal statement, viewers who had QR code readers on their smartphones, iPads or iPods, scanned the code attached to the artwork and, zip-zap, the student's voice came on, describing his or her artwork.
We have developed a method of using QR codes along with smartphones to enable encrypted 3D information to be securely displayed on mobile devices," said Bahram Javidi, project team leader from the University of Connecticut.
The Rabo Scanner, a piece of hardware, will use an embedded camera and colour display to capture a QR code that appears on the customer's tablet, smartphone or computer screen.
Latest iterations include the Security QR Code (SQRC), which can contain both encrypted as well as normally readable data, and the LogoQ and LogoQ Face, which allow a full-color logo or photo to be embedded into a QR Code.
This QR Code equipment tracking software enables business to affix a weather proof QR Code to equipment and products, that allows them to geo-reference the location of their equipment, view customer information, view service history, instantly create a quote, and capture a customer signature, incorporating a businesses customer to scan the QR Code to call service for the equipment, and review payment history.
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In spite of being simple, QR Inventory Lite is quite flexible - it allows businesses to define their own transaction types, customize reports and use either QR Codes or existing manufacturer barcodes to process inventory transactions.
The Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum mosque in Jumeirah 3, is now equipped with the QR code technology for the first time in government buildings and is part of Phase-I of developing smart mosques that also includes nine other mosques which will follow suit later this year.
All the Honda campaigns in Oman are launched with the QR Code communications system.
When a customer gets a Zapper QR Code on their bill, they just open the app, scan the QR Code and confirm the amount to be paid.