Bar Codes

July 21, 2012

See also: QR Codes, Google Goggles

CIMM DEFINITION: The printed code used for recognition by a bar code scanner (bar code reader). The “bar” in bar code comes from the ubiquitous, one-dimensional (1D) UPC bar code found on countless product packages. Several two-dimensional (2D) bar codes are also in wide use, but they are not really as bar-like as the UPC. The 2D codes are scanned horizontally and vertically and hold considerably more data. (Source: