Mr. Nachtrieb has 30+ years of hands-on experience in barcode technology. His team imaged the film master for the first commercially scanned barcode in North America (1974). His specialty is barcode quality. He created and hosts a highly customized barcode quality seminar which has been presented to 100's of companies, reaching thousands of quality-concerned people, helping them to avoid barcode problems and manage barcode-related risk.

When to Verify

When to verify–the question seems to imply that there are times not to verify, and that is not what I’m suggesting. It is always better to verify than never to, but there are better times and worse times to do it. I know this from personal observation. It is an amazing thing to be invited…

Verifier Silence

Verifier silence can be even more confounding than decodability and modulation. Relating these rather exotic parameters to the print process and using them to decide what to do is sometimes unclear but at least you have a successful scan. What does it mean when you don’t? What about verifier silence?. What about those times when…

Axicon V12000 2D Verifier

The Axicon V12000 is a pc-tethered 2D verifier (USB) that is fully compliant with current ISO, GS1 and Pharmaceutical standards. The Standard model has a 25mm wide x 18mm high field of view for smaller symbols. The Wide Throat model has a 37mm wide x 25mm high field of view for larger symbols. The factory…

Bowe Bell & Howell MVP Postal Verifier

The MVP uses established USPS MERLIN criteria to deliver reliable on-demand confirmation of a mail piece’s compliance with DMM barcode, reflectance and contrast ratio standards. Mail Verifier Plus verifies USPS POSTNET, PLANET and IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcode). This is the only commercially available product able to perform a full range of MERLIN-compliant barcode and reflectance…

Axicon 6015

The 6015 is a small, simple package loaded with unique, user-friendly features. It is ISO/ANSI compliant to verify virtually all 1D linear barcodes up to 72mm or 2.8: wide, including quiet zones. Using it—and looking at it—you can tell that Axicon did not start from other popular platforms and build on (or improve) their attributes.…

Verification and Validation

“Validation is to spelling what verification is to penmanship.”   Think about it. Spelling is making sure the word is really a word. After all, a misspelled word may not be recognizable as a word at all, and therefore devoid of meaning. Utterly useless, or worse: a misspelled word could closely represent something it was…