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,…

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Mythbusting: Online Shopping is Making Barcode Quality Obsolete

It is well known that retail shopping is in sharp decline, thanks to online shopping. It is logical to extrapolate that retail barcode scanning is becoming less important, maybe even obsolete—logical but incorrect. But first let’s define terms. Online shopping isn’t just logging onto Amazon and buying something. That’s online purchasing. Online shopping includes, well,…

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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…

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