It's an important day in barcode history.  Today, the UPC barcode celebrates its 40th birthday. UPC, or the Universal Product Code, was one of the earliest types of barcodes ever created, and it changed the future of barcodes forever. The UPC barcode got its early beginnings in 1974, where it was printed on a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum and scanned for the first time, at a supermarket in...

Today’s workplace is changing as technology becomes more integrated with our daily tasks. Employees are increasingly taking their favorite applications and mobile devices to the office in order to get work done; take, for example, Gmail, Dropbox, Blackberry or Skype. Because of this we’re seeing new tech strategies emerge in the workplace as the consumer devices we love at home are used more regularly in a professional setting. IT departments...

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and sunny skies we can expect the traditional uptick in seasonal entertainment options. Summer is the time for outdoor sporting events, concerts, festivals, shows and more. This season is one of the busiest times of the year for the entertainment industry, which means ticket sales will be up, and consumers will be looking to industry leaders to...

Press Release: Yankee Group Validates Scandit’s Market Strategy in Mobile AIDC Impact Report San Francisco, June 18, 2014. Scandit (www.scandit.com), developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices, today announced that industry research firm Yankee Group has featured the company in a recent Impact Report. The report, “Company Impact: Scandit Targets, Retail, Manufacturing and Logistics With Mobile AIDC” (May 2014),...

As smart device ownership continues to increase across the globe, more and more consumers are turning to the online marketplace to satisfy their shopping needs. With this transition, retailers are seeing a decrease in sales-per-square-foot of retail shopping space. Unfortunately for retailers, this trend shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. This has caused many retailers to consider downsizing their brick-and-mortar retail locations, cutting retail sales staff and in some...

Today’s retailers are faced with the difficult challenge of keeping shoppers engaged in a marketplace that is larger and more competitive than ever before. Retail is always evolving to meet consumer needs, but in today’s technology-rich environment the challenge has never been harder. Retailers are competing in the age of ecommerce, where shoppers can browse online, compare prices and read product reviews on virtually any product with the touch of...

Today, we live in a world that is entrenched in mobile technology. Smart phones, tablets and wearable devices are playing larger roles in consumer lives than ever before. We use these devices for everything; to socialize, listen to music, shop, and interact with the businesses we love. As smart device ownership is steadily increasing, so is its influence on the consumer marketplace. Currently, one in five adults around the globe...

The Code 93 Barcode type was originally developed in 1982 by Intermec to improve upon, and compliment, the Code 39 barcode type. Code 93, like Code 39, utilizes the full ASCII character set by using combinations of 2 characters, but was designed to be a higher density code that is also more secure. The symbology derives its name because every character is constructed from 9 modules or elements arranged into...