What can a barcode do?

Answer A barcode is a common sight in many areas of human society. Consisting of a series of vertical lines, the symbol is easily read by a barcode scanner and can provide information about an item quickl... Read More »

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Is there any Barcode Scanner Application for PC that would take a barcode and give you the product's info + $?

Yes, there are several that will import the data into a Windows PC. You may then need to reformat into a .csv or excel file, though, or perhaps there is some extra software for that. The softeksoft... Read More »

How come barcode scanner can scan barcode upside down with same results..?

Yes. Each barcode (whether it is UPC, EAN, Code 39, etc.) includes a start and stop character. Depending which is encountered first will tell the scanner what direction it is reading the barcode. W... Read More »

How is every barcode different?

The thickness of the lines, the encoding, the line placement. They all directly represent something else and are just simpler ways for computers to read. Usually they represent a number, like on th... Read More »

What is a UPC barcode?

The letters UPC stand for Universal Product Code. This code has three separate components: a company prefix designated to each product company, a unique item number assigned by the company or manuf... Read More »