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Topic: barcode history

A Short History of Barcoding

Today, barcoding is a staple of inventory management and life. Virtually every consumer product is barcoded with EAN or UPC codes, our mail is often labeled with barcodes and even advertisements often now contain ‘2D’ barcodes pointing us to a merchant’s website or promotion. Without barcodes, the task of controlling large inventories would b ... Read More

  August 23, 2017     

US Patent #2612994: A Barcode History

The humble barcode has been around much longer than most of us would image. Its origins came from a request made to the Drexel Institute of Technology when a grocery manager asked the college to help find a way of mechanizing the checkout process at his local store. The appeal was driven by his need […] ... Read More

  June 17, 2017