Lines of different widths and sizes representing data, that when read will determine what the scanned object is. Barcodes are often used to help organize and index information or prices about an object. Barcodes used by the U.S. postal service that helps speed the delivery of mail is another perfect example of how a barcode could be used. In the picture to the right, is an example of what a barcode for an address may look like.
Barcode readers and scanners
A barcode reader or scanner, also known as a point of sale (POS) scanner is a hardware device capable of reading a barcode and printing out the details of the product or logging that product into a database. A perfect example of a barcode reader is a super market barcode scanner that reads and logs the price of a product. In the picture to the right, is an example of a Barcode reader from HP.
Today many smart phones with the proper apps are also capable of scanning and reading barcodes.
A hardware device capable of printing out adhesive barcodes that can be attached to a product. This helps identify the product or a company keep track of its inventory.
Barcodes Inc: http://www.barcodesinc.com/
Barcodes Inc. is a company dedicated to barcodes and has a wide variety of barcode products such as barcode readers, barcode printers, labels, and much more.
Barcodes Inc also has an online generator that enables you to create your own barcodes over the Internet and a free downloadable barcode font that can be found at: http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/