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.

New 1D Barcode Verifier Solution

Axicon, the UK-based barcode verifier company, has just released an exciting display solution for their range of 1D verifiers. There aren’t a lot of companies manufacturing barcode verifiers, and Axicon is one of an even smaller number who only produce verifiers. Recent acquisitions of two other verifier-only manufacturers has made companies like Axicon even more…

The Cost of Barcode Verifying—and Not

Multiple times—and in multiple ways—we’ve addressed the issue of barcode verifying from a cost perspective. We have acknowledged how expensive barcode verifiers are, relative to barcode scanners. We have discussed the total cost of ownership of a barcode verifier which, like a car, has an initial outlay (price) followed by ongoing maintenance, which includes re-calibrations,…

DotCode: A Real Solution to a Real Problem

AIM Incorporated, the trade association for the AIDC industry, has released the revised International Symbology Standard for DotCode. In their announcement, AIM described DotCode as follows: “DotCode is a public domain optical data carrier designed to be reliably readable when printed by high-speed inkjet or laser dot technologies.  With this standard, real time data like expiration…