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[TB101] Bar Code Symbologies, A Primer

Class Instructor: Rick Bushnell

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Big disclaimer – This is not a “technically rigorous” session!  Rather, let’s think of it as a general introduction to several different barcode symbologies and their applications. Not all barcodes are created equal.  What unique attributes, capabilities (or limitations) make one symbology better suited than another for a specific task? In addition to the things that make them distinct, what attributes are shared by almost all symbologies?

We will examine linear symbologies that have been around for more than 30 years, still doing their jobs today.  In many cases, we will see the truth of “different task; different symbology.”  Why?  We will look at the extensively implemented EAN/UCC suite of symbologies.  We will cover two-dimensional symbologies, both “stacked” and “matrix”, and we’ll point out the unique attributes of these newer-generation symbologies that enable them to encode large amounts of data in a small area.

Anyone with responsibility for implementing a barcode system and specifying the symbology or symbologies required for it will gain a good high-level overview understanding of their task from this session.

Session TB101 is the first of four related sessions which include (in sequence) TB101 – Bar Code Symbologies; TB102 – Printing; TB203 – Verification; and TB103 – Scanning.


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