White Paper | January 15, 2014

The Definitive Guide To Decoding Barcodes

Source: Cognex Corporation
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Barcode technologies provide fast reliable data collection to ensure part or product traceability, error-proof assembly processes, and enhance customer service.

Barcodes are machine readable symbols that store identifying data about the part or product with which they are associated. These symbols, when read by a barcode scanner, are decoded, recorded, and processed to extract the data for a variety of uses (e.g., pricing, order fulfillment, traceability through production, sortation, shipping, etc.)