Barcode technology is commonly used in different sectors. 2D Barcodes are one of the most informative labeling code which can be securely used for exchanging information from one person to other. It is commonly used in marketing sector and retail sector for providing complete information about the object.
2D barcode systematically represents data using two-dimensional symbols and shapes. This helps 2D encoded data to hold much more information of a product even though it is smaller in size than a 1D code. Also, 2D barcode cannot be scanned by a normal barcode scanner, an image scanner is required to scan them.
Types of 2D barcode which are commonly used:
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How 2D barcode scanner works?
2D barcodes are read only by a specific type of scanner which is known as 2D Imager. Since 2D barcodes data are organized vertically and horizontally, therefore only an imager can properly decode all the information. The imager takes the picture of the barcode and analyzes it to decode the information.
So to give more detailed information about the services and products 2D barcode is commonly used. It is more secure and easy to use as compared to 1D code, hence product manufacturers and marketing companies are using them for their products. Also, the consumers are assured of the genuineness of the product which he is going to use.