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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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How to: Create Barcodes in Cognos

by Nate Schubert Cognos is a software suite from IBM that provides companies with powerful business intelligence and performance management capabilities. By incorporating over 30 software applications, the Cognos Suite makes possible the extraction and analysis of data for top-level reporting and a real edge on the competitive landscape. Adding barcodes to Cognos environments can…
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How DataBar Expanded can Win the War on Food Waste

by Nate Schubert As hunger continue to ravage the world’s poor in 2012, it is shocking to learn that approximately 40% of food in the United States is wasted. This problem is not specific to the U.S., however, as virtually every region of the world watches a significant amount of food go bad before it…
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How to Make Barcode Labels

Barcode label printing is a small but critical aspect of virtually any business in operation today. Many companies make barcode labels to affix to their products or documents for more efficient inventory tracking or asset management systems while others affix barcoded labels to employee IDs or membership cards. Even in the most basic of businesses,…
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Preventing Losses To UPC Barcode Fraud

by Nate Schubert The idea of generating fake barcodes in order to pay less at retail checkout for products has likely been in existence as early as 1974, when the first UPC barcode scanner was used to check out a pack of Wrigley’s Gum in a supermarket in Ohio. The barcoding industry has come a…
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3 Easy-To-Use Barcode Generators

There are a lot of different ways in which barcodes can be generated. From barcode fonts that require special encoders to components that allow more powerful barcode generation within specific environments, to full-powered, stand-alone applications. It can be overwhelming to determine which method of barcode generation will best suit your needs, but there are a…
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3 Killer QR Code Marketing Strategies

by Nate Schubert In recent years, QR Codes have taken the Marketing community by storm. This area-efficient 2D barcode is a juggernaut, showing no signs of slowing down as businesses across the globe scramble to incorporate the cutting-edge barcode technology. Beginning to use QR Codes as part of a time-sensitive marketing campaign, or a long-term…
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How To Encode Functions in Code 128 Barcodes

by Nate Schubert Normally, the data encoded inside a barcode consists of something simple, such as a name, address, or an identification number that can be tied to a database where more information exists. When read by a barcode scanner, the data is output via a technology called Keyboard Emulation where the information encoded inside…
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Space Character Added To Code 39 Fonts

In an effort to listen to and resolve the concerns of our customers, IDAutomation has recently updated it’s Code 39 Barcode Font Advantage Package that allows encoding of the space bar character. Previously, encoding a space character could be accomplished by typing the = sign. While it’s true that the update seems to just replace…
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How To Install Barcode Fonts in Windows

Installing Barcode Fonts in a Windows operating system is much like installing any other type of font. Download, unzip, install and begin using. Seems easy, right? Not always! All too often, users don’t know which directory the program downloads to, how to unzip it, or what to do after the product is installed. It’s not…
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