Why do governments use barcodes?

Answer Barcodes are used for a large number of different activities in today's world. The government uses barcodes for everything from telecommunications to the aerospace industry to the transportation of... Read More »

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What are barcodes used for?

Barcodes are a type of symbol used to store data. Barcodes can then be used for various purposes, such as tracking an item, identification and inventory. They can also be used in retail stores as p... Read More »

How to Tell Barcodes Apart?

Barcodes are symbols read by machines that store data. There are two types of barcode symbologies: the standard numeric symbols we see on ordinary packaging, which refer to an external database, an... Read More »

Who created barcodes?

Drexel Institute of Technology graduate student Bernard Silver first worked on the modern barcode in 1948 and later filed a patent for it along with Norman Joseph Woodland in 1949. The patent was f... Read More »

When were barcodes invented?

The bar code was invented in 1949 by Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland. U.S. Patent 2,612,994 was granted to the two inventors in 1952. Bar codes were not widely used in commerce until the ... Read More »