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Barcode


An internationally recognized symbology where the method of printed bars and spaces are used to represent numbers, letters, or punctuation marks that are read rapidly by a laser scanner or some other interface to an electronic database for identification and other inventory control purposes.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B
Barcode Scanner


Used to read and convert the information from barcodes (on labels) to human-readable form. These instruments are very reasonably priced and will produce human-readable results within popular application, such as Microsoft® Word, and are useful for detecting some counterfeit labels.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B