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What is a QR Code?

A Definition of QR Codes Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are becoming more popular both in and out of warehouses and storage facilities. QR codes originated in Japan and are used to take information about an item or business and put it into a cell phone or hand-held scanner. QR codes first were developed …

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What is a 2D Barcode?

A Definition of 2D Barcodes Two-dimensional (2D) barcodes incorporate rectangles, dots, hexagons, and other geometric patterns to form scannable squares and rectangles. The first 2D barcode was developed by David Allais at Intermed Corporation in 1987. 2D barcodes hold a great deal of information and data because they store information horizontally and vertically; in fact, 2D …

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Guide to Barcode Types and Standards: 1D, 2D Barcode Symbologies, Requirements, and Standards-Issuing Entities

Barcode labels are useful tools for tracking assets and inventory across organizations and through the entire supply chain, but what type of barcode is most suitable for your needs? A myriad of barcode symbologies exist, some of which are better suited to different types of applications than others. Additionally, some industries have standards which aim to …

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What are Metal Stickers?

A Definition of Metal Stickers Metal stickers go by many names, including metal labels, metal foil labels, and foil asset tags. No matter what you call them, metal stickers are known for their security and durability and for offering readability through the life of your assets. Metal stickers are an important component of asset tracking systems, …

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Camcode Earns Certified Metalphoto Converter Designation

Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG) recently announced that Camcode has achieved Certified Metalphoto® Converter status. This means that we’ve completed a process assessment, received recommendations and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application expertise for Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum. Certified Converters receive in-depth training regarding the features, benefits and performance specifications …

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Are you Ready for the Sign Retroreflectivity Compliance Deadline on June 13th?

With the compliance deadline for the FHWA’s retroreflectivity requirements in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) just days away on June 13, 2014, Camcode wants to be sure you’re armed with the knowledge you need to comply. Below is a list of commonly asked questions on the implementation and acceptable assessment or management methods for sign retroreflectivity. …

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Camcode is Now ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Camcode has always been dedicated to achieving the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. In 2014, we took that dedication one step further. To ensure we continually increase our business efficiency and customer satisfaction, we’re proud to announce that Camcode is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Our new certification applies to the data management, manufacture, packaging …

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How Bar Code Scanners Impact Scanning Distance

Bar code scanners are critical to decoding a bar code’s symbology and transmitting the information to a database. With most bar code scanners, a laser or light sensors read the bar code label and transmit the information. But all bar code scanners are not created equal. The type of scanner you need depends on many …

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Camcode Asset Tags Help Brewery Boost Productivity

One of our customers is a brewery that has been making barrel-aged craft beer in its Bend, Oregon facility for more than 25 years. It has since grown to one of the largest breweries in the United States. To keep the pace and continue to provide award-winning beers, the brewery needed to implement an asset …

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Bar Code Inventor Norman Joseph Woodland Dies

Today we’d like to honor the co-inventor of the bar code, Norman Joseph Woodland, who passed away days ago at the age of 91. Mr. Woodland’s invention has no doubt shaped the face of commerce and technology for decades to come. According to yesterday’s USA Today article, Mr. Woodland and Bernard Silver were students at what …

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