Companies like CODIKETT® are offering clients a security service where 2D barcodes are embedded into the product and its packaging, with every code being unique and fully traceable, so that throughout the supply chain the items can be tracked, plus the customer can check the products authenticity and ensure its being sold in the geographical area it was intended for. See out earlier BLOG on Tangle Teezer for more details.
2D barcodes are also used within logistics and can contain the full routing information as well as the final destination address. This allows a parcel carrier to read the 2D code anywhere along the route and without having to refer back to a central database, the full routing can be read. This is important if the consignment has become "orphaned" from rest of the shipment, so that its full delivery routing can be read and the parcel can rapidly rejoin the correct shipment. Common 2D codes used in shipping include Maxicode, PDF 417 and Aztec.However its the ability to be able to read these 2D codes that is driving their use. Gone are the days when a 2D scanner was so expensive it could not be deployed in the workplace.
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For more information on how 2D barcodes could enhance your business, call Nigel Holloway or the sales team at Barcode-IT for more information. 01200 441977 www.barcode-it.co.uk
Written by David Parkinson - partner at Dash Computer Products, who specialises in barcode driven WMS, hand held and fork truck mounted computers and data capture solutions.contact David on 01200 441977 or email here: Sales@Dash Computer