PHOTO HUNTERS: NARROW February 2, 2008 crizlai This week’s theme is on NARROW. This is one NARROW item that we tend not to notice in our daily life. It is the NARROW lines of a barcode. We do go shopping for groceries but how many times do we realized the importance of these small NARROW lines? Here are the different types of barcodes for your interest: Numeric-only barcodes * Codabar: Older code often used in library systems, sometimes in blood banks * Code 11: Used primarily for labeling telecommunications equipment * EAN-13: European Article Numbering international retail product code * EAN-8: Compressed version of EAN code for use on small products * Industrial 2 of 5: Older code not in common use * Interleaved 2 of 5: Compact numeric code, widely used in industry, air cargo * MSI: Variation of the Plessey code commonly used in USA * Plessey: Older code commonly used for retail shelf marking * PostNet: Used by U.S. Postal Service for automated mail sorting * UPC-A: Universal product code seen on almost all retail products in the USA and Canada * Standard 2 of 5: Older code not in common use * UPC-E: Compressed version of UPC code for use on small products Alpha-numeric barcodes * Code 128: Very capable code, excellent density, high reliability; in very wide use world-wide * Code 39: General-purpose code in very wide use world-wide * Code 93: Compact code similar to Code 39 * LOGMARS: Same as Code 39, this is the U.S. Government specification 2-Dimensional barcodes * PDF417: Excellent for encoding large amounts of data * DataMatrix: Can hold large amounts of data, especially suited for making very small codes * Maxicode: Fixed length, used by United Parcel Service for automated package sorting * QR Code: Used for material control and order confirmation * Data Code * Code 49 * 16K Industry Standards for Barcodes and Labels * Bookland EAN encodes ISBN numbers, used internationally to mark books * ISSN and the SISAC Barcode: International Standard Serial Numbering * OPC: Optical Industry Association barcode for marking retail optical products * UCC/EAN-128: Widely used data formatting model for Code 128 * UPC Shipping Container Symbol: ITF-14 FEEL FREE TO DROP BY CRIZ’S SANCTUARY FOR PHOTOHUNTER. Have a nice PhotoHunt. Thank you for your visit and have a nice weekend! I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?