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Laser Scanning Of The New Standardized Bar Code
Author(s): Alfred P. Hildebrand
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Paper Abstract

A new standardized bar code specification for identification of shipping containers was published in June, 1976 by Distribution Codes, Inc. (DCI) at the request of the Distribution Research and Education Foundation (DREF) who selected the unique symbology for use by members of the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors. Intended for automated scanning, the symbol enables a computer to identify products and control the handling and storage of these products. The new bar code symbol, called the Distribution Symbol, is a variant of the well known U.P.C. symbol for supermarket use. Scanning approaches for the Distribution Symbol will be discussed, and a comparison to U.P.C. scanning will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955090
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Alfred P. Hildebrand, Spectra-Physics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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