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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Barcode Quality: What’s the Problem?

Barcode quality has been the primary topic of discussion these past months. It’s important to may industries in a  wide variety of applications. What about you out there in the trenches? Barcode quality problems: What’s your Experience? Barcode quality is a multi-step procedure. For example, in the retail channel every step in the process, from getting the GTIN number…

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