Bar Codes: Just How Difficult Are They?
Despite the apparent ease of printing and reading some
symbologies these days, there is a danger in assuming bar codes aren't all that
Today there are dozens of free programs available
online to generate linear and 2D bar codes. Free decoders for mobile devices
are also available. Every month a new "app" appears that can be
downloaded or accessed. Google "QR Code Software" and you'll get pages
of downloads. Even Google has jumped into the fray with its application to
generate QR Codes -- to be used in conjunction with its QR Code Generator for
its "Favorite Places" application.
Since standard home and office printers can create
moderate to good quality linear and 2D symbols and mobile phones and other
smart devices can read them, the question becomes: Has the "bar code
industry" becoming obsolete?
The answer is clearly "yes" and
Publication date: March 2010