3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Implementing a Barcode Solution

Bridging the Gap Barcodes are not only for grocery stores and libraries anymore. From tracking textbooks in schools to trees in the rainforests, it seems like people are getting more and more creative with how they track information every day. But turning this creativity into a tangible solution requires knowledge and planning. Therefore, this blog…

Paper Cuts, Barcodes, and the College Board, Part 2

Thanks for stopping back to read Part 2 of my blog about tracking the massive amounts of paperwork involved with Advanced Placement (AP) high school courses and the College Board. In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. Keeping Track of Over 4,000,000 Exams The College Board is the company that develops…

Paper Cuts, Barcodes, and the College Board, Part 1

Paper or Digital? Remember that phonebook you used to look numbers up in? And then eventually you stuck in a drawer somewhere and pulled it out about once a year? It’s all online now. Or how about when you wanted to show someone a picture? It probably took a little more thought than the current…

Barcodes – The Missing Link Between Physical and Digital

Keep Organization Simple If you’re new on the barcode block, you might be intimidated by all of the different barcode types and their seemingly rigid appearance & confusing lines. There is, however, no reason to be scared. Barcodes are not here to hurt us; rather, they are here to help us by: Tracking critical information…

Top 5 Peripheral Products for IT Users and Test Engineers

I want to focus on five value-added products that I believe are of major benefit to IT users and Industrial Engineers. These products directly interface with your Industrial PC, enabling data acquisition and data transmission to occur throughout your facility. All products mentioned are manufactured for use in Industrial Automation and will create a better user experience…

How to Optimize a QR Code for Retail

Walking down the aisles while grocery shopping over the weekend, I realized that a fair amount of companies are simply “QR-ing” wrong. Many of the QR codes I saw were either too big, too small, or way too dense. QR codes are often used in retail for three main purposes: Coupons Product information Marketing campaigns…

Barcode Apps for a Happy Marriage

My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this summer! I am so excited about this milestone, that you might even accuse me of viewing the world through rose-colored glasses. All I can think about these days is our anniversary and what we should do to celebrate. So naturally, when I heard…

Bibliography Barcode Apps = Bibliography Bliss

Even though I’ve been out of college for almost 10 years, I can vividly remember the mixed emotions that springtime always brought with it. Excitement that classes were almost over!! Disappointment that my older friends were graduating. Relief that I didn’t have to trek to class in any more blizzards. Did I mention excitement that…

How Printing Challenges Shaped the Modern Barcode

While students at Drexel University, Woodland and Bernard Silver overheard a grocery-industry executive ask one of the university’s school of engineering deans about options for gathering inventory data during the checkout process. Woodland, who had worked on the Manhattan Project and who had previously earned a degree in mechanical engineering, was so captured by the…