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Welcome to BarCode 1, your one source for bar code information. Here you get unbiased bar code information much like you find in a magazine. We don't sell any bar code products. We offer free information about bar code. The buttons at the top of this page are your quick passage to our wealth of barcode information.
If you you're looking for an answer to a specific barcode question, visit the Barcode FAQ page. If you can't find the answer to your question, take a second look at the Barcode FAQ page to be sure you did not overlook the answer. At least 80% of the email we receive ask questions that are part of the FAQ. If you still can't find an answer, you can send Russ Adams an e-mail. You must use the subject "Barcode Question" or it will not make it through our spam filter. Russ is willing to answer questions for free, but will not design systems, write programs, or supply patent-related information for free.
If you are looking for information about a specific type of bar code like UPC, EAN, Code 39, and Code 128, look at the Bar Code Specification Sources Page . If you are interested in 2D codes like PDF417, or Datmatrix, look at the 2D Bar Code Page. Want to understand how bar codes are printed or how barcodes are read? Visit the Bar Code Printing Page or the Bar Code Scanners Page.
Puzzled by a bar code technical term? Visit our Bar Code Glossary.
Looking for information about the history of bar code or current news about barcode? Visit the Bar Code History Page or the Bar Code News Page.
BarCode 1 has been running since November 1, 1994. Your Webmaster is Russ Adams, owner of BarCode 1. Russ has been Editor-in-Chief of ID Systems Magazine and Technical Editor of Automatic ID News, and has worked in the barcode industry since 1983. Russ has also authored three books about bar code and automatic identification technologies and has authored 100's of magazine articles about computer and barcode technologies. He also worked at the United States Patent & Trademark Office for 34 years and is a registered patent agent. You can read his full bio here.
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