Will 2D Barcode Scanner Replace 1D Barcode Scanner ?
Nov 19, 2018

Will 2D Barcode Scanner replace 1D Barcode Scanner ?

It has been a long time since 1D barcodes was invented and applied in many industries ,it increased the efficiency and saved time and cost ,specially EAN13 is the most popular barcodes used on merchandise labels sell in supermarkets ,convenience stores ,groceries .the 13 digits stand for different items ,and recorded with different prices , when the barcode in the merchandise scanned at check out count by Barcode Scanner ,the operator will know how much the item is and then charge the customer accordingly .

Laser Barcode Scanner has its advantage when read this kind of 1D barcodes , fast and accurate when compare to 2D Barcode Scanners now ,1D barcodes still dominate the markets now and will last for years . but 2D barcodes such as QR, DM can record more info than 1D barcodes ,and it is easy to decode even the barcodes were polluted or small damaged ,it is better than 1D barcodes .

The decoding technology of 2D barcodes is developing very fast ,and the decoding speed is gonna exceed laser scanners ,and now it is global internet time ,the technology spreading speed is faster than before ,it help the technology and products reach every corner in the world .

So we are wondering is it possible 2D Barcode Scanner replace 1D barcode scanners ?

Decades ago ,people use camels as transport tool in Dubai ,UAE and it has been working like that hundreds year ,but just one night people in Dubai got wealth because of oil found under the sand ,then people start to buy cars instead of camels ,it is a big leap in human history ,no other areas or countries in the world like Dubai .

So we think it is a trend 2D barcodes get popular in future and the markets demand more 2D barcode scanners ,as the improvement of the technology and products are getting faster and faster ,for more 2D Barcode Scanner no matter wired or Bluetooth Barcode Scanner please visit our website for more details (www.syblecode.com)

EAN and QR are 2 popular barcodes which stand for 1D and 2D each ,here is some deep understand of there 2 things

The EAN (European Article Number) code is a commodity bar code developed by the INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE NUMBERING ASSOCIATION and is used worldwide. It is a fixed-length, purely digital, continuous, four-unit-wide one-dimensional bar code that represents a character set of numbers 0-9. The EAN code symbol has a standard version (EAN-13) and a shortened version (EAN-8). The two standard versions represent 13 digits, also known as EAN13 code, and the shortened version represents 8 digits, also known as EAN8.

The QR code of the QR code is an abbreviation of Quick Response. This QR code can be read quickly, compared to the previous barcode.

QR codes can store richer information, including encryption of text, URL addresses, and other types of data. The QR code was invented in 1994 by Denso-Wave, Japan. The QR code standard JIS X 0510 was released in January 1999, and its corresponding ISO international standard ISO/IEC18004 was approved in June 2000. According to Denso Wave's website, the QR code is an open standard, the QR code specification is open, and the patent interest held by Denso Wave is not enforced. In addition to the standard QR code, there is also a format called "mini-QR code", which is a reduced version of the QR code standard, designed primarily for applications that cannot handle larger scans. Micro QR codes also have multiple standards and can store up to 35 characters.

Because it no longer works by linear scanning, it uses the infrared-enhanced camera to work directly to identify the QR code image in the image captured by the lens, so the requirement for the reflection angle is reduced. The QR code scanner can even "scan" the barcode displayed on the LCD screen (

Recognition) (but when it is vertically above the bar code on the screen, it is easy to recognize due to the reflection of the infrared light source on the screen), so you can directly scan the barcode displayed on the screen such as mobile phone.

The QR code is square, only black and white. Three of the four corners are printed with a smaller square pattern like the "back". These three are patterns that help decode the software. The user does not need to align. The data can still be read correctly regardless of scanning at any angle.


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