Adding bar codes
to an existing application can be as simple as hooking up a scanner and keyboard wedge to a desktop PC.
At each station in the lab, the specimen bar code
can be quickly scanned and automatically sent into the software, thus allowing chain of custody (knowing what specimen you have, where it is and who touched it last).
Examination booklets of some 6,344 bar applicants this year will carry a new security feature: bar codes
on the first two sheets to ensure that the notebooks are properly tracked, easily encoded and checked under the correct owner.
As for me, now that I have a 2D bar code
reader, I'm perfectly willing to scan the next tag that I see.
FAULTY ticket bar codes
at the Commonwealth Games ( CWG) venues are posing a grave security risk, especially in the light of repeated warnings from intelligence agencies about terror threats to the Games, say senior police officials.
In this issue of Clinical Chemistry, Snyder and colleagues (5) report an unexpectedly high error rate of 1:84 000 with Code 128 on patient wristbands scanned with several bar code
readers in point-of-care devices.
Over the last several years, dialog regarding medical device bar codes
has cascaded throughout the industry.
The only difference between the bar code
we know today and the one Woodland and Silver invented was that it was comprised of a series of concentric circles, not the 59 black-and-white vertical lines synonymous with the current design.
The latter utilize a small video camera to capture an image of the bar code
. The bar-code reader then uses sophisticated digital image-processing techniques to decode the symbology.
The 35th anniversary of the first time a laser scanner was used to "read" a bar code
, according to Motorola.<p>The company has detailed a few of the pertinent facts from that day, including that the first scan occurred at 8:06 a.m., June 26, 1974, at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
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In fact, the first bar code
patents were issued in 1952 just a few years after the British used radar-activated transmitters, a system similar to modern RFID, to identify friendly planes from German aircraft during WW II.