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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 are also great for the first-line defense against the theft of important information like numbers, addresses, and other data that may otherwise appear on an…
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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 for the mandates, it is thought that the inclusion of a unique device identifier (UDI) for each product will be a…
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Barcoding: To Stream or Not To Stream?

By now, business owners understand that the best way to increase revenue is to engage customers and make it as easy as possible for them to complete a purchase, stay informed or complete some other goal of value to the business. The Internet has been a phenomenal tool for businesses to connect with consumers and…
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The Healthcare Industry’s New HIBC UDI Barcode

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 the…
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Updated for Mac: FileMaker 2D Barcode Font Encoder

August saw the release of IDAutomations’ highly-anticipated FileMaker Pro Plugin, a new font encoder tool that allows barcode generation from fonts in FileMaker. This powerful encoder is included in the Font and Encoder packages for Data Matrix and PDF417 and will soon be included in the font packages for QR Code as well. Initially updated…
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How to Secure Your Streaming Barcodes

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

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 likely that the process…
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Using Barcode Fonts on Internet Web Pages

by Nate Schubert Barcode fonts have long since been the favorite of businesses throughout the world because their flexibility allows use across a wide variety of applications and environments. For example, all IDAutomation font packages include TrueType, Open Type, PCL, and PostScript font formats. Additionally, these fonts may be used in conjunction with any of…
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Integrating QR Codes into Oracle BI Publisher

Oracle BI Publisher is a powerful reporting tool that many businesses use to get fast, robust and efficient reporting on all kinds of business processes, revenue streams, inventory tracking projects, and more. Adding QR Codes to Publisher reports may seem difficult due to the complex nature of the environment, but Tim Dexter at Oracle Daily…
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How to Embed Barcode Fonts into Your Website

How Barcode Fonts Work on the Web Virtually everyone is familiar with how normal fonts work. Barcode fonts are largely the same but they require the data to be run through a font encoder tool before the font can be applied to create a barcode that will actually scan. IDAutomation provides many free font encoder…
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