Bar Codes: Oddments
true that off-the-shelf products can be used to print and read bar codes, there
are some tools and techniques to make systems more efficient that aren't
generally as well-known as they should be.
If you read the technology summary articles at
the bottom of this newsletter (and you should just to keep current), you'll
notice down at the bottom a heading called "Oddments". In these news
summaries, these are generally novel, innovative or sometimes just quirky
applications of the technology. These are included to stimulate your thinking
on how the technology can be usedto solve business problems or even develop new
products and services.
This column isn't about fun applications --
it's about topics that don't merit a full column but are, nonetheless, useful
information for people putting together bar code systems. Some of these tools
have been around for decades -- and that's the problem. They've been around so
long that they're not newsworthy and, often, the people who understood them are
no longer involved in bar code implementations.
Publication date: May 2012