Monday, February 14, 2011

Barcoding For Beginners

by Nate Schubert

For the past several decades, the role of barcode technology in our daily lives has helped to increase efficiency, save time and lower costs in a variety of ways. Whether using a barcode scanner to check out items at a grocery store, or scanning membership cards for special discounts and savings, barcodes have operated mainly in the background to make our lives easier. But what do we really know about this quiet, but powerfully efficient technology?

Like any technology, barcoding can get pretty complicated. There are dozens of barcode symbologies set forth by various industry organizations, and a seemingly endless number of ways in which barcode technology can be utilized for maximum benefit. Most informational websites contain a lot of the information you need, but the wording is sometimes so technical that it can be difficult to make any sense of it.

For years, IDAutomation has been working to make barcode technology easier to understand. We do this through clarification of the content on our website and assistance via online chat. Most recently, we have been creating a series of Barcode Teacher video tutorials that focus on describing various aspects of barcode technology both visually and audibly so that more people can understand it.

Please take some time to watch our latest video below, which touches on the basics of barcoding for beginners. For a more detailed version, please visit our Barcoding For Beginners tutorial.

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