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The 2D revolution — evolving business needs and improved technology are driving growth in two-dimensional bar coding

24 August, 2008 by Jack Tay*

Two-dimensional bar codes have quietly revolutionised many production, tracking and maintenance processes. Now, 2D bar coding is undergoing a revolution, thanks to important scanning technology advances and growing use in multiple industries. 2D applications are now being adopted at more than double the rate of traditional 1D bar code technology.

Omnidirectional code reader

20 August, 2007

The ICR803 is an omnidirectional code reader in a compact housing. It is intended for applications in which objects must be identified in any alignment but there is only limited mounting space for the reading device.

Cognex to supply US aerospace industry

21 October, 2006

Machine vision sensors and systems supplier, Cognex Corporation has received a purchase order in excess of a quarter of a million US dollars from a leading supplier to the aerospace industry. The customer has purchased Cognex's DataMan 7500 handheld ID readers for a major project requiring part traceability.

Barcode reader

17 January, 2006

The PresencePlus P4 BCR vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp reads advanced 2D and 1D barcodes including Data Matrix ECC200 and PDF 417, as well as linear codes such as Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8 and EAN-13 (supports UPC-A).

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