PHOTO HUNTERS: NARROW 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?