Bar code scanner

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Bar code scanner

  1. 1. BAR CODE SCANNER
  2. 2. What is it? • A Bar code scanner is a electronic reader that is used to read printed bar code. • It consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor that translate the optical impulses into electrical impulses.
  3. 3. How it works? The scanning process begins by illuminating the code with red light. Light reflected from the illumination will then be detected by the sensor of the bar code scanner. Analogue signal will then be converted into digital signal which will then be decoded by the decoder.
  4. 4. How is it used? • Retail store often use bar code as a product identifier. • After the product is detected, computer program can use the product id to get information of the product from the online database.

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