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Decode Zones and Ranges

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What is a Decode Zone? A decode zone is a scanner’s working range for effectively scanning a particular type of barcode from a specific distance. The factors that determine the decode zone are: the size of the barcode’s x-dimension (smallest element), overall barcode width, the distance the barcode is from the scanner.

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Optical Character Recognition and OCR Fonts

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Optical character recognition - OCR - is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned images of printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used as a form of data entry from original paper data source, whether documents, sales receipts, mail, or any number of printed records. It is a common method of digitizing printed texts so that they can be electronically searched and stored more compactly. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Converts scanned images of printed text into machine-encoded text Widely used as a form of data entry from original paper data source or printed records Digital scanners cannot OCR...

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Digimarc

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Digimarc Barcodes are an imperceptible pattern that can be embedded into all marketing materials, including packaging, displays, ads in magazines, circulars, radio, and television. The pattern is not visible with the human eye, but with generic digital imagers such as used in cell phones and barcode scanners they can be read.At its simplest Digimarc encodes a “water mark code” that is undetectable by the human eye throughout the graphics on the product. Although in the image below the Digimarc code is represented as a bar code this not strictly true, but a Digimarc enabled barcode reader retrieves the information from...

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Common Industries that Use 1D Barcodes

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1D barcodes are commonly used in the following industries - retail markets, automotive, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and military industries as well as in healthcare and blood banks.

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Barcode Density

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Density of a barcode refers to how much space is required for the needed characters - typically how many characters per inch “CPI”. Factors that determine the density of a barcode: Symbology Type The ratio of wide to narrow elements X-Dimension

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