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QR-Integrated Business Cards

QR Code scanning technology has been available for years but has not been put into widespread use across the United States in large part because the concept has been hard for many to grasp. Today, however, QR Code scanning technology is common in smart phones. This takes down a significant barrier to entry where users…
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Optional Integration Makes Sense, and Here’s Why

After the great economic downturn of 2008, it’s no secret that businesses across the nation have significantly tightened their belts. In the slow recovery that the economy has experienced following, businesses have kept a watchful eye on spending habits. In fact, many businesses have found that by cutting spending, they are able to keep more…
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Should Barcodes Be Used on Student ID’s?

A customer recently came to us with questions about integrating barcode technology in an elementary school lunch program. Barcodes are an excellent way to cut down on human error, and also great for a first-line defense against theft of important information like numbers, addresses and other data that may otherwise appear on an ID card.…
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How to Classify Medical Devices for FDA’s UDI Mandate

Back in September, the Food and Drug Administration announced new labeling requirements for medical devices. Although many manufacturers and other businesses in the medical devices field will have some work to do in preparation of the mandates, it is thought that the inclusion of a unique device identifier (UDI) for each product will be a…
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The Healthcare Industry’s New HIBC UDI Barcode

http://idautomation.blogspot.com/2012/06/usps-postnet-expiration-deadline-draws.html The FDA’s new Unique Device Identifier (UDI) system was established on September 24, 2013 in an effort to increase the safety of medical devices in the healthcare industry while also minimizing the costs of sharing the necessary data through a new, publically accessible Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). This new system will allow…
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How to Secure Your Streaming Barcodes

by Nate Schubert Security is an important concern on the internet, not only for companies that have E-Commerce and web sites intended to engage and interact with users, but also for web surfers who seek out community or other valuable content online. If a website is not properly secured, then any data that is communicated…
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Are Barcodes Good for Business?

by Nate Schubert Business owners and other decision makers are constantly evaluating products and processes to determine whether they would be a good fit for their business. If a proposed new process or component can provide benefits to a business in terms of increases in production or efficiency or lower operational costs, then it is…
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2D Barcode Integration Tips for Adobe InDesign

by Nate Schubert Adobe InDesign is a powerful application that allows graphic designers, production artists and others to create print media such as magazines, posters, brochures and more in addition to publications intended for digital consumption. Given the business-centric nature of these uses, the integration of 2D barcodes for InDesign is likely to become a…
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Getting Creative With Your Barcodes

by Nate Schubert Barcodes are a necessary part of business. Companies routinely use barcode technology to track documents, conduct inventory counts and prepare items for sale in retail environments. Unfortunately, barcodes have become so common on documents, products, equipment and other items that they are easily overlooked and often missed. Luckily, human creativity has a…
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What are the Benefits of Streaming Barcode Images?

by Nate Schubert Barcodes come in many different shapes and sizes, and are capable of encoding virtually any type of data required toward the pursuit of an improved efficiency in a given business process. There are also a wide variety of fonts, programs and components that may be utilized to generate and display barcodes for…
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