The RESCO Electronics Blog

A Primer on Barcode Symbologies

Posted by Charles Fisher on Feb 9, 2017 9:15:27 AM

When you are beginning the process of engineering a data collection platform, one of the most important steps is to utilize the barcode symbologies that best fit your requirements.  Here are some items for your team to consider when determining which symbologies to use:

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Topics: Auto ID Design, 1D Barcode Technology, 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, Auto ID Product Design

What Scanning Technology is Best for My Application?

Posted by Charles Fisher & Colin Ruby on Jun 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A fundamental key to achieving optimal performance is choosing the right barcode reading technology when dealing with a data collection solution. Now, as more technologies are developed, the choices are more varied than ever. There has been much debate concerning

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Product Design, Auto ID Design

Unlocking the Promise of Embedded Barcode Readers and Other Data Collection Tools: Part 2

Posted by Charles Fisher on Apr 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

In part 1 of this blog posted last month we discussed what an embedded barcode reader does
 and how the type of data desired to collect will determine the type of scanner needed and what aspects of engineering must work harmoniously for successful implementation.  Now we will focus on the latest trends with embedded scanners and the consequences of a bad reader choice.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Product Design, Auto ID Design

Unlocking the Promise of Embedded Barcode Readers and Other Data Collection Tools: Part 1

Posted by Charles Fisher on Mar 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In this two part blog series we will discuss the promise of embedded barcode reader options,
considerations for successful implementation, and the latest trends with embedded scanners.  We will start off by talking about what an embedded barcode reader does and how the type of data needed to collect will determine the type of scanner needed and what aspects of engineering must work harmoniously for successful implementation. 

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Design

When Your Design Should Use a Scan Engine vs. A Fixed Position Reader

Posted by Charles Fisher on Sep 23, 2015 7:36:00 AM

In June of 2015 the race horse American Pharaoh accomplished what no thoroughbreds horse had accomplished since 1978 by winning the Triple Crown. Engineers today are striving to hit a different triple crown with every design….Smaller Footprint, more capabilities and lower overall system cost. When designing an embedded barcode solution, one option that may allow your engineering team to meet these challenges is to utilize an embedded scan engine. We will look at some of the additional value a scan engine can bring to your design over a fixed position reader.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, Supplier Selection, Auto ID Product Design

Lasers or Imagers: Which Auto ID Solution is the Best Fit for a Clinical Instrument?

Posted by Robert Maxwell on Apr 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As a part of a development team for a laboratory automation system or clinical analyzer, you and your colleagues have been chosen to develop the specimen traceability portion of the instrument. In your mind you believe this should be a fairly easy task, correct? Now tell me, what automation technology will you chose? Will it be laser-based or image-based, and what do you have to consider prior to making your decision?

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Product Design

The Evolving Functionality of 2D Barcode Readers

Posted by Charles Fisher on Mar 11, 2015 6:53:00 PM

On June 26th 1974, the era of barcoding began when the UPC code was read on a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum at a grocery store in Ohio. During the next 40 years, the use of barcodes has grown to where we see it in every facet of our daily lives including UPC codes on a gallon of milk, QR codes in magazine advertisements, and 2D codes on hospital patient’s wristbands that provides the caregiver with patient data. Over this time, the technology around the barcodes themselves, as well as the hardware, has evolved and continues to evolve today.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology