Barcodes play a central role in today’s business processes and automation. They come in a variety of specialized formats and can encode information in linear, as well as, two-dimensional grid formats. In recent years, some barcode formats, in particular the QR-Code, have broken from their industrial frame and entered our everyday life. Barcodes have the unique ability to connect physical objects with on-line digital content.
A simple QR-Code (Quick Response Code) is a square barcode that can store up to 4,296 characters of information about people, products or social events. A business card with a QR-Code can be scanned by any smart phone and transfer a great deal of information about the holder, including name, address, company, phone numbers, email addresses, or even tag lines and hobbies.
Barcodes are used in a variety of process:
Barcodes are everywhere and they are not going away anytime soon! Or, at least up until we all receive electronic implants capable of syncing up our entire histories in a fraction of a second.
The software market for barcodes is saturated with vendors competing for a piece of the action. They often charge inflated prices based on à la carte individual formats, volumes, maintenance, number of end users and developers. The ‘old timers’ have ruled this market, up until now.
The "Nifty Barcoder", from Opait Software, aims to do away with all that baggage and offer everything related to barcodes in one agile software product. Imagine a package that can render all popular 1D & 2D barcodes, can find and decode any number of them, and let users generate and add them to all their digital assets at will.