Life as a Scandit employee is always busy but never dull. A perfect example of the fast-paced, fun Scandit work culture in action is our recent corporate event in sunny Barcelona, Spain. From May 17-19, 2017, Scandit employees from the US, UK, Switzerland, France, and other points across Europe gathered in Barcelona to share ideas, collaborate on innovation and soak up some of the local culture. Here are a few highlights...

At Scandit, we are always on the lookout for the latest creative uses for the barcode. We’re big fans of barcode art, poetry and now, music. This week, we came across a particularly exciting barcode that caught our eyes—and ears—as Moscow-based artist and engineer, Dimitry Morozov, released a barcode tattoo scanner that plays sounds upon decoding his 8-by-3-inch barcode tattoo. “I wanted to combine two passions—electronic music and robotics—and I already...

Traditionally, barcodes have always been the small white and black boxes we've all grown to accept, but recently the discussion about 'vanity barcodes' has emerged as a marketing and design concept on many products. While barcodes do have somewhat strict guidelines, there is certainly room to deviate from the norm, and that's exactly what some brands and designers are doing. Take a look at some of the more modern barcode...

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...

When most people think of barcodes, they think of boxed shapes with lots of little black lines and spaces in between. It's true that many barcodes look this way, but not all are created equal. Today we're excited to share with you our top 5 stylish barcode designs that are found on everyday products. Check it out: #5 - Grazing Cow #4 - The Stash #3 - Hillshire Farm Barn #2 - Kuala Bear #1...

In the past we’ve explored many odd uses of QR codes, ranging from cupcake decoration to gravestone commemoration.  Today we’d like to share another unconventional use of QR codes, this time as a staple of interior design. Introducing the QR code hotel room: This outlandish hotel room was imagined by Dutch designer Antoine Peters. The room is located at the Modez Hotel in Arnhem, Netherlands. In an attempt to break the perception...

Barcodes have a very rich and interesting history. They were originally used to identify railroad cars, and shortly thereafter became an international means for product identification. Since then, barcodes have been used in many diverse situations ranging from helping robots track their location to facilitating the creation of contemporary art. One of the most unique usages of barcodes recently surfaced in Moscow, where contemporary artist Dmitry Morozov has developed a scanning...

We wanted to wish you all a very happy New Year's holiday! Today we celebrate the successes 2013 has brought, and look towards an exciting and fruitful 2014. To commemorate  the occasion we've created a special New Year's haiku:   *Moving Forward* The clock is turning, Devices of the Future, Extending the Self   Have a very fun and safe holiday! -Your friends at Scandit...