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61st Barcode Anniversary - Wasp Barcode Technologies


October 7th, 2013 marked the 61st anniversary of the barcode. To observe the event, we put together a slideshow of innovative ways barcodes are being used and 'barcodes in nature'.

October 7th, 2013 marked the 61st anniversary of the barcode. To observe the event, we put together a slideshow of innovative ways barcodes are being used and 'barcodes in nature'.

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  • 1. 61st Anniversary of the Barcode #HappyBirthdayBarcode Wasp Barcode Technologies
  • 2. In honor of the anniversary of the barcode, Wasp Barcode Technologies wanted to emphasize the importance of barcodes as well as to highlight images of “barcodes in nature.”
  • 3. That’s right…we’re starting with a zebra. They do look like a barcode!
  • 4. Look at those stripes… just waiting to be scanned…
  • 5. Barcodes enable quick, accurate data entry for the healthcare industry, allowing time to be spent increasing efficiencies instead of manually entering data. Find out other benefits of implementing barcode scanners in a healthcare facility. Image Source: d_labeling
  • 6. A unique national timber tracking system requires that every legally harvestable tree and every cut log carry a barcode that will allow it to be tracked from its origin to its final destination. Find out more:
  • 7. Barcodes are essential in the education industry by helping to keep track of school assets. Tracking assets takes up valuable teacher and staff time, interfering with the primary job of education. Barcode technology: • Simplifies asset management • Ensures accuracy, and • Minimizes the time required Keeping labels in a standard location speeds the process and handheld scanners facilitate fast inventory counts. Find out more: Image Source: uters-software/barcode.php
  • 8. Apparently barcodes are a fashion statement now too. Image Source:
  • 9. Specifically for Robin Thicke and Beetle Juice… Image Source: movies/robin-thicke-vma-outfit-channels-beetlejuice-article-1.1437273
  • 10. QR Codes are being used on plant tags to provide more information. Shoppers use their smartphones to scan the QR code and a landing page comes up that provides more information on how to properly care for the specific plant. Image Source: to-use-and-make-qr-codes/
  • 11. Retail stores are taking advantage of QR codes as well. Sephora uses QR codes to give shoppers makeup demonstrations and instructions for cosmetics. See how other retailers are using QR codes: /qr-codes-inretail2011 Image Source: -ways-qr-codes/
  • 12. There are buildings designed to look like barcodes. Check these out: designed-to-look-like-barcodes- 569396673 Image Source: designed-to-look-like-barcodes- 569396673
  • 13. Wasp Barcode Technologies Interested in learning more about barcode technologies? Visit our website!