Smart Phone Application

Product Encoding Format

Encoding product information can be done in various formats.

1. Bar codes have been popular in retail stores and have been used to track retail inventory bought and sold.

2. Website link code which we see a lot these days on media.

3. Data matrix format code.

It looks like this:

Bar Coding Format

Each format is suitable for certain function. The 3rd format above is not popular but is an excellent choice for industrial equipment. You need an engraver that can print in data matrix (ECC200 Standard) format which consists of simple dots. No need for ink and it’s very durable.

Innovative Idea: Would be nice to utilize these code formats on receipts. Imagine a code that a smart phone can decipher quickly into related accounting information; date, amount, etc. I am sure new technology would bring that into reality some day.