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Qualities Of A Good Bar Code Equipment

By Johny Ferdor

To understand more about bar code equipment it would help if we go back to when it started and how it started. Who were the first people who initiated the invention of this devices? Why would anyone need a scanner?

Store managers have various issues with their stores. The common issues are robbery, product tracking, inventory and so on. All of these tasks can waste an employees time and effort. At the same time, it becomes quite difficult to record the sales and how much items were sold.

Just to let you know, bar codes are not only used on bar code symbols, they are also used on people like us. Since bar code are symbols, there various types of symbols bar codes can represent.

Today, bar code equipment are seen anywhere. From supermalls to the smallest stores around a city, from a home computer to a big establishment and from a school to a government building–bar codes play a big part in our everyday lives. Bar codes can also be seen in many objects especially those that are for sale. You will also see a bar code just underneath the computer your using right now.

Bar codes are best known as product identifiers. However, having a product identifier means keeping your products safe from silent thieves.

There are many bar code equipment and services. We have scanners that scans bar codes. There is also the bar code printer that prints bar codes as an output. Services such as marking and engraving equipment are also available.

Although, there are various equipment that play its own part in making scanning possible, the mostly used and bought device would have to be the bar code scanner. A bar code scanner can either be a fixed scanner that is placed in fixed position or a flexible scanner which can be carried and attached in any computers.

Most affordable home-use bar code scanners are mostly contact scanners. Contact scanners are those that has to be placed near the object to have a successful bar code scanning. Those that can scan as far as 3 feet or more are laser scanners.

Most scanners also come with a software that would allow you to see a graphical user interface. Some are plug and play scanners. That means you do not need to configure anything on the scanner. Just plug it in and you can use it right away.

Yesterday, bar code equipment were originally used as an inventory tool. Nowadays, it becomes a necessity for most businesses to keep their building secure.

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Ferdor, Johny "Qualities Of A Good Bar Code Equipment." Qualities Of A Good Bar Code Equipment. 6 Jul. 2010. 17 Oct 2014 <>.

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Ferdor, J (2010, July 6). Qualities Of A Good Bar Code Equipment. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from

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