Smart New Barcode-Match App

Barcode match is an important quality tool for order picking, kitting and packaging. Barcode match automates the process of making sure an order is being fulfilled with the right items. Yes, it sounds simple enough–in fact, why would you need technology to do something this simple? Ironically, the simplicity of the task is exactly why technology is…

Barcode Scanner vs barcode verifier

Ironically it seems that the more important and prevalent barcode quality becomes, the more frequently we encounter situations where barcode scanners are being considered and used instead of barcode verifiers. It is a puzzlement and a concern, and it reminds me of wisdom my father shared with me about motorcycle riding. “There are two kinds…

Your Barcode Doesn’t Scan: Why?

When your barcode doesn’t scan, it is like falling off an emotional cliff. With no information other than the deafening silence of no “beep”, how do you determine what’s wrong? The obvious answer is to use a verifier. Usually—but not always—when a scanner cannot decode a barcode, a verifier can. This is because a verifier…

Verifying PDF and JPG Barcode Files

Our barcode test lab has historically recommended that clients send us actual barcode samples in their final form. We would get labels, packages, subassemblies, component parts of machines and devices, aluminum soda cans, surgical devices, medical supplies—even the occasional bottle of wine or distilled spirits. We did this because the best way to anticipate whether…

How important is Drug Labeling in Health Care Delivery?

Barcodes In Healthcare In a study published in the journal Anesthesiology in which researchers examined surgical procedures at Massachusetts General Hospital during 2013—2014, it was found that almost half of those surgeries involved a drug dosing mishap. Over one-third of them caused patent injury including three life-threatening mistakes, although no deaths actually resulted. Operating rooms…

The Benefits of In-Line Verification

If you print barcodes on a thermal or thermal transfer printer, consider the benefits to in-line verification. If you already understand the importance of barcode verification, inline verification can make a big difference—and if you are not already verifying your barcodes, you will soon find out how expensive and destructive one barcode quality problem can be…