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.
The CR1000 features a patented dual-field optical platform and an intuitive LED targeting design, which allows users to read both wide linear and small 2D bar codes
fast and accurately.
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
Mobile 1D bar code scanning has a market adoption potential that far exceeds that of mobile 2D bar code
scanning, because 1D bar codes are already present on myriads of manufactured goods and printed content.
Despite such advantages, 2D bar code
scanners account for a much smaller portion of the total bar code scanning market.