To be introduced as a part of excise department's Excise Supply Chain Information Management System ( ESCIMS), officials say they are ready to make the 2D Bar Code
mandatory from later this month.
2D bar codes
are capacious enough to store thousands of characters.
Indeed, 2D bar code
schemes promise to do more than cross-sell and upsell consumers to a variety of content.
While there are numerous successful 2D bar code
projects for paper- and label-based applications, directly marked 2D symbologies do have their challenges.
However, in preparation for this month's cover story, I downloaded a 2D bar code
reader for my Android smartphone.
It has extensive coverage of the new Microsoft Tags (Microsoft's proprietary 2D bar code
technology that uses colored triangles) as well as JAGTAGs (a different approach that uses multimedia text messaging) and of course the standard QR codes.
For many marketing departments, 2D bar code
dollars make up just a slim slice of the mobile pie.
Ideal for industrial environments--and backed by a two-year warranty--a new line of bar code scanners includes the WLS9600 and WLS8600 for fast-paced bar code scanning, and the WDI4600 for 2D bar code
Provident Group will debut the Webscan TruCheck USB 2D bar code
Despite such advantages, 2D bar code
scanners account for a much smaller portion of the total bar code scanning market.