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LIST OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................................5
Motivation: ..........................................................................................................................................5
What is barcode? .................................................................................................................................5
Structure of barcodes: .........................................................................................................................6
TYPES OF BARCODES ...............................................................................................................................7
1. Numeric-only barcodes: ..................................................................................................................7
2. Alpha- numeric barcodes: ...............................................................................................................8
BARCODE READER .................................................................................................................................11
Pen-type readers ...............................................................................................................................11
Laser scanners ...................................................................................................................................11
CCD readers .......................................................................................................................................11
Camera-based readers ......................................................................................................................12
Omni-directional barcode scanners ..................................................................................................12
Cell phone cameras ...........................................................................................................................13
Fixed reader: ......................................................................................................................................14
Portable batch readers: .....................................................................................................................14
Portable radio frequency reader: ......................................................................................................14
Portable Batch Readers: ....................................................................................................................14
BARCODE SCANNERS .............................................................................................................................16
1.Barcode wand scanners:.................................................................................................................16
2.CCD scanners: .................................................................................................................................16
3.Laser scanners: ...............................................................................................................................16
BARCODE PRINTERS...............................................................................................................................18
BARCODE SOFTWARES ..........................................................................................................................20

Barcode Production Software: ..........................................................................................................20


Barcode data collection software:.....................................................................................................20
BARCODE APPLICATIONS .......................................................................................................................22
1. Courier and transportation:...........................................................................................................22
2. Retail: .............................................................................................................................................22
3. Labour Distribution:.......................................................................................................................22
4. Employee Identity: ........................................................................................................................22
LIMITATIONS..........................................................................................................................................23
BENEFITS OF BARCODES ........................................................................................................................24
CONCLUSION .........................................................................................................................................26
FUTURE SCOPE OF BARCODE ................................................................................................................27
The Trends .........................................................................................................................................27
The Solutions .....................................................................................................................................28

LIST OF FIGURES

Fig : Two Dimensional Bar Codes ..........................................................................................................10


Fig: Barcode Scanners............................................................................................................................17
Fig: Barcode Printer ...............................................................................................................................19
Fig 2: Making Barcode with Zint ............................................................................................................20

ABSTRACT
Searching through the keywords in an image database require a lot of Meta data (information
about the image) to be stored for each image in a separate database. This does not lead to an
effective search mechanism. Also the currently available search query results do not involve
the resultant images that are content related (i.e. images whose contents are similar). The
similarity in the context of the content is measured by as many features like Color, Texture,
Shape, Dominant Color, Correlation Matching heuristic, Many new features are being
proposed day by day, many of which (like entropy, smoothness, skewness, etc.) we will be
incorporating to complete the content based matching task.
In this research I am proposing an approach to model content based meta-search engine
which search all the content related images present in the dataset. The result based on the
above features from the images is filtered using the correlation matching heuristic. The
overall matching scores will be decided on the basis of the sum of all of these individual
feature scores. The proposed scheme will be used to retrieve all the images having related
contents to the query image. On the basis of the scores ranking of the match will be provided.
The simulation results of combined approach suggest the effectiveness of the approach. This
proposed model will increase the accuracy of search results.
This research model is quite interactive and familiar like the other meta-data models present
on web for searching the images from huge database and data sources. In advance this model
also contains many good features to improve the accuracy and efficiency. Although this
model has some small riddles those have to solve afterwards.

Chapter - 1
INTRODUCTION

Example take a seller, before inventing barcodes, he uses a price list for knowing the details
of item. But it is very consuming for both searching and preparing the price list. Later this
retail outlet is computerized .In these details of items were already kept in database. Using the
code number of the item the seller access the details of the item. But here also some problems
arise. We must remember the code number of each item and whenever the price changes, we
must update the entire database. If new product comes into existence, then we have to give
new code to that product. It is risky process.
If we use barcodes, there is no such problem. We get online information without
giving any data to the computer. If the manufacturing company produces large quantity of
products, then these barcodes are very useful.
Motivation:

The idea was come in 1932.But it implement take many years. The actual usage of barcodes
was started in 1970.From last 15 years usage of barcodes increases rapidly.
First barcode product is Wrenglys checking sum and it is scanned at marshs super
market around 25 years ago. Then the little barcode has increased and multitude and today
one can see barcodes printed on every item in retails stores throughout the world. Now we
are observing these barcodes in every item that we come across. This is useful for both
manufacturer and seller.
What is barcode?

It consists of parallel and adjacent bars. It also consists of some narrow bars and some wide
bars. The width and height of bars are specified according to the numbers or characters given
to it. But the actual data kept on the bars. These numbers are only for references.

Structure of barcodes:

The basic structure of barcodes consists of a start and stop characters. And one or more data
characters and a check sum character.
Start and stop characters are useful for barcode readers for knowing where the
barcode is started and where it is ended. The data character consists of batch number, price of
the item, country name, item code etc. The check sum character is used for knowing whether
the barcode reader scan the barcode correctly or not.

Chapter - 2
TYPES OF BARCODES

We are using three types of barcodes. They are1. Numeric-only barcodes.


2. Alpha- numeric barcodes.
3. Two-dimensional barcodes.
1. Numeric-only barcodes:

This type of barcodes represents only numbers. These numeric only barcodes are
mostly used in retail market and manufacturing industry. Symbolagies used in numeric-only
barcodes areEAN-13:
These barcode standard is used by all over the world except America and Canada.
This is mainly used in retail sales. It consists of 13 numbers. First 2 or 3 number represents
country name where the product is manufactured and next 4 or 5 numbers represents code.
Next 5 numbers represents product and last number represents check sum.
Check sum is used to know whether the barcode is scanned correctly or not. It is
prepared using before 12 numbers. The check sum is prepared based on modulo10
calculation. First it takes the even number sum and multiplied it with 3.Then add odd
number sum and subtract this value from the nearest 10 multiple. Then the value is equal to
last digit of the barcode.
When the product is scanned, then it calculates the check sum. If it matches then we
can identify that the barcode is scanned correctly.
EAN-8:

This is similar to Ean-13. The only difference is, EAN-13 uses 13 numbers where as
EAN-8 uses 8 numbers. If only less space available for a product or to represent less data
then this symbol is used. It is a compressed version.
UPC-A:
America and Canada use this barcodes. The products manufactured sold by America
and Canada use this barcode. When any other countries want to sell their products to America
and Canada these type of barcodes are must.
It consists of 12 numbers. First number represents for which the product is used and
the next 5 numbers represents the manufactured ID and next 5 numbers represents the code of
that product and the last number represents check sum.
The check sum calculation is similar to calculation in EAN. But the method used for
even and odd numbers is different. In EAN, we multiply even number sum with 3 but here,
we multiply the odd number sum with Remaining is same as EAN.
2. Alpha- numeric barcodes:
In this barcodes, both numbers and characters. The sybologies used in this type of
barcodes areCODE 39:
It is used in all factories and government organization in all over the world. This
symbol is also called as UDP-3 or 3of9.This recognized by ANSI. The bars in code represents
0 to 9 digits, A-Z characters and special characters. Each barcode consists of start and stop
character. Each character consists of 15 barcode elements. It doesnt consist of check sum.
CODE 93:
It is similar to CODE 39.But only difference is , in CODE 39 , each character
represents 15 elements where as in CODE 93 ,each character represents 13 elements. So, this
is small version of CODE 39.
CODE 128:

This barcode is used in all the fields. Here we can use both upper and lower case
letters and digits from 0 to 9 and symbols and codes. These codes are divided into 3 subsets
namely A, B, C. This is because to use more number of codes. Each subset is starts with
separate code. It has the facility to change from one subset to another at the middle of the
code. By adding a control character, we can change from one subset to another. They areSubset-A: ASCII symbols, capitals, control characters.
Subset-B: ASCII symbols, small letter.
Subset-C: Here compressed characters are used. i.e. two
Characters are compressed to form a character. It consists of check sum. But based
on the subset the check sum is calculated. It is also called Modulo 103. The calculation of
check sum is difficult.
3. Two-dimensional barcodes:
Generally, we use one-dimensional barcodes. But in this we can use only 20 to 25
characters. To represents more characters we use 2D barcodes.
PDF-417:
It is rectangle in shape. Using this we can store 1800 ASCII characters or 1100 binary
characters. This symbol size can be changed using the data it stores. If it consists of large
amount of data, then we can divide it into two PDF-417 barcodes and link them together. So,
we can store any amount of data using links.
It is mainly used when we want to send large amount of data over tables and to
represent to the technical specifications and collaborations on electrical products. It is also
used to store the fingerer prints for driving license.
Data matrix:
It can store one to two thousand characters. It is square in shape having 0.001 to 14
inches side. This type of barcodes also printed 24-pin dot matrix. It is used to print the

product information on electric plates, serial numbers to identify medical instruments in


Japan, lenses and circuit boards.
Maxi code:
This barcodes stores 93 characters. If we want to store large amount of data in small
area then it is used. This is similar to Bulls Eye. It was developed by UPS (United Parcel
Service). To start packages over fast conveyer lens, it is used.

Fig : Two Dimensional Bar Codes

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Chapter - 3
BARCODE READER
Barcode readers can be differentiated by technologies as follows:
Pen-type readers

Pen-type readers consist of a light source and photodiode that are placed next to each other in
the tip of a pen or wand. To read a bar code, the person holding the pen must move the tip of
it across the bars at a relatively uniform speed. The photodiode measures the intensity of the
light reflected back from the light source as the tip crosses each bar and space in the printed
code. The photodiode generates a waveform that is used to measure the widths of the bars and
spaces in the bar code. Dark bars in the bar code absorb light and white spaces reflect light so
that the voltage waveform generated by the photodiode is a representation of the bar and
space pattern in the bar code. This waveform is decoded by the scanner in a manner similar to
the way Morse code dots and dashes are decoded.
Laser scanners

Laser scanners work the same way as pen type readers except that they use a laser beam as
the light source and typically employ either a reciprocating mirror or a rotating prism to scan
the laser beam back and forth across the bar code. As with the pen type reader, a photodiode
is used to measure the intensity of the light reflected back from the bar code. In both pen
readers and laser scanners, the light emitted by the reader is rapidly varied in brightness with
a data pattern and the photodiode receive circuitry is designed to detect only signals with the
same modulated pattern.
CCD readers

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CCD readers use an array of hundreds of tiny light sensors lined up in a row in the head of
the reader. Each sensor measures the intensity of the light immediately in front of it. Each
individual light sensor in the CCD reader is extremely small and because there are hundreds
of sensors lined up in a row, a voltage pattern identical to the pattern in a bar code is
generated in the reader by sequentially measuring the voltages across each sensor in the row.
The important difference between a CCD reader and a pen or laser scanner is that the CCD
reader is measuring emitted ambient light from the bar code whereas pen or laser scanners are
measuring reflected light of a specific frequency originating from the scanner itself.
Camera-based readers

Two-dimensional imaging scanners are the sixth and newest type of bar code reader. They
use a camera and image processing techniques to decode the bar code.
Video camera readers use small video cameras with the same CCD technology as in a CCD
bar code reader except that instead of having a single row of sensors, a video camera has
hundreds of rows of sensors arranged in a two dimensional array so that they can generate an
image.
Large field-of-view readers use high resolution industrial cameras to capture multiple bar
codes simultaneously. All the bar codes appearing in the photo are decoded instantly
(ImageID patents and code creation tools) or by use of plugins (e.g. the Barcodepedia uses a
flash application and some web cam for querying a database), have been realized options for
resolving the given tasks.
Omni-directional barcode scanners

Omni-directional scanning uses "series of straight or curved scanning lines of varying


directions in the form of a starburst, a lissajous pattern, or other multiangle arrangement are
projected at the symbol and one or more of them will be able to cross all of the symbol's bars
and spaces, no matter what the orientation."

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Omni-directional scanners almost all use a laser. Unlike the simpler single-line laser
scanners, they produce a pattern of beams in varying orientations allowing them to read
barcodes presented to it at different angles. Most of them use a single rotating polygonal
mirror and an arrangement of several fixed mirrors to generate their complex scan patterns.
Omni-directional scanners are most familiar through the horizontal scanners in supermarkets,
where packages are slid over a glass or sapphire window. There are a range of different omnidirectional units available which can be used for differing scanning applications, ranging
from retail type applications with the barcodes read only a few centimetres away from the
scanner to industrial conveyor scanning where the unit can be a couple of metres away or
more from the code. Omni-directional scanners are also better at reading poorly printed,
wrinkled, or even torn barcodes.
Cell phone cameras

While cell phone cameras without auto-focus are not ideal for reading some common barcode
formats, there are 2D barcodes which are optimized for cell phones, as well as QR Codes and
Data Matrix codes which can be read quickly and accurately with or without auto-focus.
Personal Property inventory (for insurance and other purposes)ode scanned into personal
finance software when entering. Later, scanned receipt images can then be automatically
associated with the appropriate entries. Later, the bar codes can be used to rapidly weed out
paper copies not required to be retained for tax or asset inventory purposes.
If retailers put barcodes on receipts that allowed downloading an electronic copy or
encoded the entire receipt in a 2D barcode, consumers could easily import data into personal
finance, property inventory, and grocery management software. Receipts scanned on a
scanner could be automatically identified and associated with the appropriate entries in
finance and property inventory software.
Consumer tracking from the retailer perspective (for example, loyalty card programs that
track consumers purchases at the point of sale by having them scan a QR code).
Barcodes are classified in following manners according to structures:

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1. Fixed reader.
2. Portable batch readers.
3. Portable radio frequency readers.
Fixed reader:

These are attached to their host computers and terminals. And transmit the one data
item at a time as the data is scanned. Wand scanners, CCD scanners, laser scanners come to
this category.
Portable batch readers:

These readers bitterly operated and store the data into memory. Later the batch of
information is transferred into host computer.
Portable radio frequency reader:

These readers are battery operated and transmit data real-time, on-line more
importery, the real-time, two-way communication allows the host to operator.
The basic reader consists of a decoder and scanner and also used a cable that acts as
an interface between decoder and the computer. The basic operation of scanner is to scan the
barcode symbol and provide an electric output that corresponding to the bars and spaces of
that barcode.
A decoder is usually a separate box that takes the digitalized bars and space patterns
and decodes them to the correct data, and transmits the data to the computer over wires or
wireless immediately on a batch basis.
Portable Batch Readers:

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It includes a display, keypad barcode decoding capabilities, RS-232 communication


port, batteries and memory for and program storage for barcode collection. The system can be
equipped with barcode wand, CCD or laser scanners.

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Chapter - 4
BARCODE SCANNERS

1.Barcode wand scanners:


These are the most popular barcode readers (or) scanners also it obtained at less cost. These
wand scanner working is, first we connect the scanner to pc, we manually move the wand
scanner across the barcode to perform reading function. Hence there classification is contact
scanners.
These wand scanners extremely simple to use but require lenses to keep a reasonably
constant scanning motion across the barcode and a flat surface behind the barcode.
2.CCD scanners:
These are fast and easier to use than the wand scanners. User simply holds this CCD scanner
and put slightly above the barcode and pulls trigger button. CCD scanners typically read
barcodes from contact to about inch distance. Hence there classification is near-contact
scanner.
Barcodes physical length must be consider while using CCD barcodes scanners, as the
CCD scanner must cover the complete barcode.
3.Laser scanners:
This working is similar to CCD scanners. Laser scanners are fast and easier to use than wand
scanners. User holds the laser scanner above barcode pulls the trigger button. Laser scanner
typically read barcodes from near contact to inch distance. Hence their classification is
non-contact scanners.
Laser scanners are best suited for reading barcodes from a distance, reading poorly
printed labels, reading wide range and reading on irregular surfaces.

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Fig: Barcode Scanners

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Chapter - 5
BARCODE PRINTERS

A barcode printer is a computer peripheral for printing barcode labels or tags that can be
attached to, or printed directly on, physical objects. Barcode printers are commonly used to
label cartons before shipment, or to label retail items with UPCs or EANs.
The most common barcode printers employ one of two different printing technologies. Direct
thermal printers use a printhead to generate heat that causes a chemical reaction in specially
designed paper that turns the paper black. Thermal transfer printers also use heat, but instead
of reacting the paper, the heat melts a waxy or resin substance on a ribbon that runs over the
label or tag material. The heat transfers ink from the ribbon to the paper. Direct thermal
printers are generally less expensive, but they produce labels that can become illegible if
exposed to heat, direct sunlight, or chemical vapors.
Barcode printers are designed for different markets. Industrial barcode printers are used in
large warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They have large paper capacities, operate
faster and have a longer service life. For retail and office environments, desktop barcode
printers are most common.
To print barcode labels, we need barcode printers. There are several steps in print the labels.
1. Buying the labels from a label manufacture.
2. Print your barcode with in expensive labelling software on your pc using dot matrix,
laser and inkjet printers.
3. Printing barcodes on a specialized barcode label printers.

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Fig: Barcode Printer

We must follow some tips for printing labels:


1. Stay away from colored barcodes and colored background. If we color then we obtain
lower the contrast between bars and spaces and therefore lower readability.
2. We must test thoroughly on any labels before distribution. So we must careful in
labelling.
3. We must also test the barcode labels for readability before using the bulk.

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Chapter - 6
BARCODE SOFTWARES

Barcode Production Software:

For printing barcode labels three types of softwares are available.

B-Coder

Barcode active control

Barcode data link libraries

Fig: Making Barcode with Zint


Barcode data collection software:

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After printing barcode label in any item we required to collect the data exist in that barcode.
For this data collection software are used. The type of data collection software used depends
upon barcodes scanner output. There are several popular types of output.

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Chapter - 7
BARCODE APPLICATIONS
The major industries using barcodes are one of the most frequent uses of barcodes (n indices)
is the courier industry.
1. Courier and transportation:

Whenever we want to export any item the details of the product that where it export is kept in
barcodes. The computerized conveyer belt automatically separates the items according to
country wise. That is why many items are reaching their destinations with greater accuracy in
time as well as place.
2. Retail:

This is the one of the biggest growth areas. The barcode relevant to that item will be added,
the information is kept in barcode. Using this, the retailers sell their product easily.
3. Labour Distribution:

This area also uses barcodes. Labor badges contain these barcodes. Using this we can
calculate the over time.
4. Employee Identity:
By using the punch card we can know the time the employee came to the office.

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Chapter - 8
LIMITATIONS

The basic reasons for not growing barcodes in India is1. Custom duty is high:
For printing the barcode labels, some hardware equipment are used. Comes to the
India, the hardware equipment required for this are not manufactured in India. We must
import the equipment, from elsewhere. For this customs duty is high and it is almost 40% of
overall cost, which has been recovered from the customers. Thats why many industries
oppose this technology.
2. People are not aware of its benefits:
We saw that there are many benefits in using barcodes i.e. getting accurate data, online information etc. But people are not aware of these benefits.

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Chapter - 9
BENEFITS OF BARCODES
Barcodes are often overlooked as a method for cutting costs and saving time. A valuable and
viable choice for businesses looking to improve efficiency and reduce overhead, barcodes are
both cost-effective and reliable.
1.

Barcodes eliminate the possibility of human error. The occurrence of errors for

manually entered data is significantly higher than that of barcodes. A barcode scan is fast and
reliable, and takes infinitely less time than entering data by hand.
2.

Using a barcode system reduces employee training time. It takes only minutes to

master the hand-held scanner for reading barcodes. Furthermore, employees do not have to
gain familiarity with an entire inventory or pricing procedure. This also makes employee
training less expensive, since they do not have to be paid for extra training time, and another
employee does not have to be compensated for training them.
3.

Barcodes are inexpensive to design and print. Generally they cost mere pennies,

regardless of their purpose, or where they will be affixed. They can be customized
economically, in a variety of finishes and materials.
4.

Barcodes are extremely versatile. They can be used for any kind of necessary data

collection. This could include pricing or inventory information. Additionally, because


barcodes can be attached to just about any surface, they can be used to track not only the
products themselves, but also outgoing shipments and even equipment.
5.

Inventory control improves. Because barcodes make it possible to track inventory so

precisely, inventory levels can be reduced. This translates into a lower overheard. The
location of equipment can also be tracked, reducing the time spent searching for it, and the
money spent replacing equipment that is presumed lost.
6.

Barcodes provide better data. Since one barcode can be used for inventory and pricing

information, it is possible to quickly obtain data on both. Furthermore, barcodes can be

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customized to contain other relevant information as needed. They provide fast, reliable data
for a wide variety of applications.
7.

Data obtained through barcodes is available rapidly. Since the information is scanned

directly into the central computer, it is ready almost instantaneously. This quick turnaround
ensures that time will not be wasted on data entry or retrieval.
8.

Barcodes promote better decision making. Because data is obtained rapidly and

accurately, it is possible to make more informed decisions. Better decision making ultimately
saves both time and money.
Both inexpensive and user-friendly, barcodes provide an indispensable tool for tracking a
variety of data, from pricing to inventory. The ultimate result of a comprehensive barcoding
system is reduction in overhead.

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Chapter - 10
CONCLUSION
Barcode technology has become so widespread that many consumers take it for granted, but
the technology continues to offer numerous benefits in a wide array of businesses. With only
some basic printing equipment and a readily available barcode scanner, businesses can use
barcode technology to improve accuracy, speed and efficiency without significant expense.
This barcode technology is used all over world. These saves time and cost. Even
though there are some limitations, barcodes are widely used in all other countries. This can
save time and reduced errors, result in a reduction of cost. Though barcode technology once
carried a high price tag, the proliferation of barcodes and availability of inexpensive
equipment have made barcodes affordable for almost any organization. Even small
businesses can download barcode fonts from the Internet, often for free, and begin labelling
packages and inventory. Many smartphones now include apps that scan and interpret
barcodes, and users can download barcode applications for free from a number of sources. In
a large organization, barcode technology can be significantly cheaper to deploy than other
inventory control methods.

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Chapter - 11
FUTURE SCOPE OF BARCODE
First used to label train cars, barcodes (and barcode technology) have made great strides in
the last few decades. Today, barcodes are completely integrated into mainstream lifenearly
every product in a grocery, department or mass merchandise store bears a UPC barcode. Its
clear that this technology works, and will continue to do so.

Cliff Anderson, Product Marketing Manager here at Wasp, and the marketing team work
tirelessly to predict the trends in barcode technology, and create the solutions needed to
sustain them. Anderson recently shared his outlook on the future of barcode technology, and
how the Wasp team is preparing for it.

The Trends

Barcode Technology and Healthcare: With an aging population, its more important than ever
for medical facilities to perform swiftly and accurately. As the number of hospital patients
grows, so does the opportunity for spread of disease and risk of patient tracking or medical
record errors.
To combat this, medical facilities are (in Andersons words), increasing their adoption of
medication, equipment, and patient tracking solutions. Medical professionals not only need
better tracking solutions, but they want disinfectant-ready hardware to lessen the spread of
disease.
Barcode Technology and Consumer Habits: Mobility drives many aspects of our lives today.
Retailers have noticed, and are leveraging that driver to increase sales. During peak shopping
seasons, consumers see QR codes offering them deals and coupons. Super-savvy shoppers
seek ways to make price comparisons while in-store.

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Since these consumers have mobile deviceslike tablets and smartphonesalready in their
hands, it makes sense to incorporate barcode technology into those devices. Consumers want
price comparisons, deals and coupons at their fingertips, and barcode technology and
hardware is the solution to thatboth for the retailer and the consumer.

Barcode Technology and Manufacturing: Things move fast todayand manufactures have to
keep up. As Anderson put it, the more mobile and untethered a manufacturers warehouse or
sales force can become, the more efficient they can be.

In light of that, manufacturers want to adopt real-time inventory management solutions that
are not only easy to use, but also wireless. Mobile solutions will allow manufactures to work
faster and more efficiently, thus staying ahead of their competition. And we all know that
staying ahead of the competition is one of the keys to success.

The Solutions

Providers of barcode technologies and solutions anticipate these trends and design solutions.
At Wasp, weve developed solutions for each of these segments.
For healthcare, we introduced a completely wireless, disinfectant-ready 2D barcode scanner.
The scanner can be taken from room to room without the risk of spreading disease from
patient to patient. In addition to that, we created a wristband printer and minimal footprint
printer for patient tracking and small bottle labels, respectively. This allows for accurate and
safe patient-tracking and record-keeping.

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To answer consumer demands, Wasp introduced an affordable 1D barcode scanner that easily
synchronizes with PCs, android and iOS devicesmaking it easy for retailers to give
consumers what they want. And if its 2D they want, Wasp provides that, too. Our solutions
make it easy for retailers to share scannable coupons and deals with their consumers, and for
consumers to cash in on them.
Weve updated our mobile computer offering for manufacturers, by announcing a wireless,
rugged and industrialized mobile computer. In addition, we integrated RF wireless
functionality into our Professional and Enterprise inventory control solutions. These solutions
will permit manufactures to worry less about inventory tracking and focus on their bottom
line.
For 18 years, Wasp has provided barcode technologies and solutions to a loyal base of over
250,000 customers. By keeping a close eye on the horizon, we hope to predictand guide
the trends in barcode technology, while providing solutions that make our customers lives
simple and prosperous.
Want to hear more about the future of barcode technology? Stay tuned for a second
installment, in which Cliff discusses 2-D barcodes, the longevity of QR codes and the
advancement hes most anticipating.

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