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Driver’s License Barcodes Decoded

Posted April 6, 2022

Arguably the most common of form of ID, driver’s licenses are used any time we need to confirm who we are (and more often than not, how old we are). Drivers license barcodes, along with newly updated license designs, began rolling out in May 2016 in Illinois. More on state to state variation below.

What kind of barcodes are on the back of a driver’s license?

If you take a look at the backside of your ID, you’ll find a rectangular black and white pattern known as a PDF417 barcode.

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It may not look like your standard barcode, but that PDF417 code contains all the information on the front of your driver’s license or state ID in a single code.

A micro PDF417 is a type of 2D barcode that is capable of storing much more information than the standard 1D code. You may be familiar with QR Codes that you’ve scanned with your phone. Both are types of 2D codes that can be read with a 2D Imager barcode scanner.

Best Barcode Scanners for Driver’s License Verification

Many businesses are using a 2D imager like the AirTrack S2 to quickly verify your age or capture basic info from your driver’s license rather than manually checking ID.

Scanners made specifically for driver’s license verification have many benefits:

  • Fast capture, so you keep the line moving in the grocery or convenience store
  • 100% accuracy in verification, sidestepping errors from manual ID checks at checkout
  • Protection from fraudulent and fake driver’s licenses
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While not every state organizes the information contained in ID barcodes the exact same way, the advantage is that criminals cannot change the information in the barcode.

This makes it extremely difficult to create a fake drivers license barcode without knowing exactly how each state encodes the data.

If the barcode isn’t created properly, it won’t read properly.

With the AirTrack S2 scanner, you can scan the code on the back of a driver’s licenses from any state to verify someone’s age quickly and accurately. This is due to the scanner’s ability to parse all the data correctly for you.

The parsing software on the scanner outputs the data you need, in the order you need it, regardless of what state you are dealing with. It’s actually faster than looking at the ID.

Another ID verification scanner we offer is the Honeywell 1400g, with models specifically designed to read PDF417 codes quickly and accurately. Corded and wireless options are available, so you can verify IDs at both the checkout counter or live event.

Avoid Fraud, Errors, and Lost Revenue

Given how simple and cost-effective 2D scanners are to get up and running, every storefront selling age restricted products should have a 2D scanner for age verification/customer info.

Related: Discount Store Case Study

With a simple scan, you avoid fraudulent ID usage and save your business from legal issues, errors, and lost revenue.

Browse our full collection of driver’s license barcode scanners and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the best 2D imagers for your business.

With the DS2200 Series, Zebra Delivers Quality 1D and 2D Scanning at a Great Price

Posted March 11, 2022

Zebra’s DS2200 Series barcode scanners make your checkout process simple, easy, and seamless for your workforce and customers.

The DS2200 provides the affordability your budget demands, and the simplicity your business requires. 

With the DS2200 Series, you get an affordable 1D/2D imager that doesn’t compromise performance or features for price. Your workers get best-in-class first-time, every time scanning with point-and-shoot simplicity. 

The DS2200 Series offers all the features you need to add high-quality scanning to your tablet-based POS.  With over 90 international keyboards, the DS2200 Series is easy to deploy all around the world. 

The device is pre-configured and ready to use right out of the box.

Just plug the DS2200 Series into your POS and the auto-host detect cables will automatically identify the interface and connect the imager – simplifying and reducing setup time.

Select the model that best fits your POS needs – the corded DS2208 or the cordless DS2278. But whichever model you choose, with the DS2200 Series, you can scan it all.

Why the DS2208 and DS2278 Scanners are Worth the Upgrade

Zebra Technologies is committed to supporting a variety of retail and warehouse needs. The DS2200 Series enhances workforce efficiency with features including:

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  • 1D and 2D barcode scanning capabilities
  • 90 international keyboards
  • Preconfigured and ready for immediate use
  • Corded and cordless options

Meet the barcode scanner that’s a step above the rest. [Download Infographic Sheet]

With affordability and simplicity in mind, Zebra delivers industry-leading barcode scanners capable of hitting the mark for retail and warehouse needs. Contact us today to see how you can bring a new efficiency level to your workforce.

Zebra’s New DS8100 Series Handheld Scanners: Take Retail Checkout to the Next Level

Posted March 10, 2022

Have you seen the latest from Zebra? Take retail checkout to the next level with the DS8108 series and DS8178 series handheld 2D scanners. Combined with additional solutions that help retailers improve productivity and enhance the customer experience, these new 2D scanners enable retailers to quickly and easily scan virtually any barcode on merchandise.

Zebra’s DS8100 Series Handheld Imagers are the ultimate in performance, innovation, and manageability. The DS8100 Series rises above the conventional imagers, delivering unprecedented scanning performance on 1D and 2D barcodes and innovative productivity and enhancing tools, including swappable power sources plus unrivaled manageability tools.

Checkout speed and efficiency is improved due to the scanning range of up to 24 in./61 cm, a high-resolution imaging sensor, and the bright “aiming spot.”

The DS8100 Series combines the power of an 800 MHz microprocessor, a high-resolution megapixel sensor, and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM intelligent imaging technology for the ultimate performance. 

The checkout stand is the last chance you have to leave shoppers with a good impression. When it comes to the checkout experience in your store, only the best will do.

“In retail, the physical and digital worlds are colliding. To be truly omnichannel, retailers require actionable data at their fingertips. Today’s retail customers expect the same level of detail on products when shopping in-store or online. Zebra’s products and solutions provide retailers new levels of visibility and functionality to provide exceptional customer experiences.”

Pat Glennon, Vice President, North America Retail and Hospitality, Zebra

Keep your checkout lines moving and your cashiers free to deliver a more personal checkout experience with the power and capabilities of the DS8100 Series handheld scanners.

DS8100 Series Handheld Scanner Improvements

The high-performance DS8100 instantly captures the most problematic barcodes including dense, poorly printed, dirty or damaged, as well as electronic barcodes on dimly lit displays. The DS8100’s superior scanning range enables cashiers to easily scan items in customers’ shopping carts without leaving the register.

Zebra Technologies is committed to supporting a variety of retail and warehouse needs. The DS8100 Series enhances workforce efficiency with features including:

  • 1D and 2D barcode scanning capabilities
  • 800 MHz microprocessor
  • Zebra’s exclusive PRZM intelligent imaging technology
  • Scanning range of up to 24 in./61 cm
  • High resolution imaging sensor and bright “aiming spot”

Meet the handheld barcode scanner that’s a step above the rest. [Download Infographic Sheet]

With ultimate performance, innovation, and the customer experience in mind, Zebra delivers industry-leading barcode scanners capable of hitting the mark for retail and warehouse needs. Contact us today to see how you can bring a new efficiency level to your workforce.

Enhance Operations in Any Industry with Code’s CR1500 and CR5000

Posted February 11, 2022

Enhance your operations with Code’s CR1500 and CR5000. Featuring high-speed scanning of both 1D and 2D (QR codes) barcodes, you can get more for your applications and improve efficiency in your workflow.

CR1500 Scanner, Built Rugged for Manufacturing and Industrial Environments

The CR1500 industrial scanner from Code is designed to meet the real-world challenges of industrial and manufacturing operations.

Integrating Code barcode scanners into a work-in-process application enables visibility throughout the manufacturing process, from tracking the arrival of raw parts and components to documenting shipments of finished goods.

Real-time data visibility assures appropriate inventory levels as well as the ongoing functioning of manufacturing processes.

Code’s industrial-grade barcode readers are engineered to outperform any other reader on the market. Code’s industrial readers can read DPM, laser-etched direct part marks, embossed codes, and even barcodes as small as 2 mils (DPM decoding is available via additional licensing).

The CR1500 scans virtually any barcode from any angle in any setting. Ready to make a rugged scanner from Code an indispensable element of your production workflow?

Features:

  • Pre-configured dark grey kits are available for easy connection to major MRP/ERP software programs
  • For convenience, a dark grey serial interface is offered. Programmable Connectivity to the Logic Controller
  • Read laser etched, DPM, or high-density codes
  • Level 2 disinfectant-ready housing is used in the Dark Grey variant.
  • Excellent power efficiency
  • Compatible with the quick disconnect feature of Code Affinity® USB and RS232 cables
  • Triggering can be manual or automated
  • Compatible with the software setup program CortexTools2® from Code
  • With JavaScript CortexRM® Remote Management, you have powerful data management capabilities
  • All 1D, 2D, and postal barcodes can be scanned quickly and omnidirectionally
  • Glare reduction technique with a patent for reading barcodes on glossy surfaces
  • Dual-field optics that have both high density and broad field in the same unit are patented
  • Workflow indicator customization includes visual, auditory, and tactile indicators
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CR1500 Scanner for Healthcare with Disinfectant Housing

Healthcare environments have the most difficult barcodes to read from wristbands, medications, IV bags, medical equipment, and more, with no room for errors. Engineered for healthcare, the CR1500  features a dual field imager that can scan any barcode on any surface and conditions. It’ is built with market- leading, PVC free, CodeShield®, disinfectant- ready plastic that can resist the harshest chemicals such as Clorox non- bleach, Oxivir Tb wipes, 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, and 91% isopropyl alcohol, and more.

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No more wasting time rescanning barcodes over and over. The Code CR1500 reads the barcode the first time, every time. Capable of scanning all standard 1D and 2D barcodes out of the box, it also comes with the option validation parsing that allows identity authentication. The CR1500 barcode scanner is the optimal healthcare companion for all clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers.

Features:

  • Compact, lightweight, and powerful
  • Dual field optics capable of scanning 1D,2D, PDF, postal codes
  • Glare reduction technology for reading codes on shiny surfaces
  • Optional data parsing for GS1, HIBC, and driver’s licenses
  • PVC- Free CodeShield plastics to stand up to disinfectants
  • IP54 seals out dust and moisture
  • Visual, audible, and haptic customizable indicators to ensure a good scan
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For Retail Use, Consider the Code CR5000 Presentation Scanner

Designed for fast-paced environments, the Code CR5000 presentation scanner keeps your line and data moving.  Similar to the CR1500, this convenient and cost-effective scanner for retail is capable of scanning both 1D and 2D barcodes.

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From products to mobile screens, it’s capable of reading barcodes on any surface. The CR5000 features image capture technology that allows users to scan mobile coupons, tickets,  loyalty cards, and customizable driver license formatting can integrate information on loyalty forms, credit card applications, and more.

Furthermore, high- speed omni-directional reading and hands free operation allows scanning of the barcode from any direction without twisting and turning the device. The CR5000 is a multi- purpose barcode reading solution that will enhance store operations and add workflow efficiency.

Features:

  • Omni-directional reading of 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Hands free operation or optional trigger reading
  • Efficient power consumption
  • Capable of reading barcodes on screen
  • Customizable driver license data formatting
  • Optional Age- Verification solution

Code has scanners built for manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Whatever your need may be, please contact us and we can create a tailored solution.

Code CR5200 Series: Introducing the 5210 and 5215 Barcode Scanners

Posted October 20, 2021

The CR5000 Series is comprised of multiple barcode scanning products from Code Corporation.

Designed for fast-paced environments, the CR5000 barcode scanner reads 1D, 2D, and postal barcodes with high speed and precision.

A key benefit of Code scanners is advanced data formatting. This allows dependable data integration into any platform, system, or solution—including iOS applications. 

Another popular capability is customizable driver license formatting. Users are able to target specific information to populate fields on loyalty forms, credit card applications, and more.

The current and premier product at the heart of the CR5000 Series is the new Code Reader 5200.

The CR5200 scanner consists of both the CR5210 & CR5215 models.

Launched in April of 2021, the CR5210 replaces the now End of Life (EOL) CR5020 & CR5025. The CR5215, on the other hand, allows instant age verification. 

Speed at checkout is crucial for a positive shopping experience. With easy hands-free countertop operation, quick barcode reading on mobile device screens, and efficient power consumption, the CR5200 series provides unparalleled performance for POS and ID scanning workflows.

Expedite your checkout and/or administrative teams daily tasks with the Code CR5200 series. Your employees and customers will thank you for it. For detailed product information, download the CR5200 spec sheet:

[Download the Code Reader 5200 Spec Sheet]

Contact us today to take a closer look at solutions from Code and see if their latest scanners make sense for your business.

Introducing Honeywell’s RT10 Rugged Tablets

Posted October 12, 2021
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It is crucial for every company to keep workers and managers connected and provide them with real-time data updates when they need it. To facilitate this, you need mobile devices, such as the Honeywell RT10 rugged tablet, that not only suit your workflow, but also your workforce.

When workers choose not to use a device to its full capabilities, the advantages of connectivity, data capture, and productivity/efficiency are not realized. The RT10 is luckily incredibly easy to adopt. It works just like a Windows or Android tablet, with a protective design much better suited for industrial environments.

With its bright, high-resolution, 10.1-inch display, perfect balance of ruggedness and lightweight design, and integrated barcode scanner, the Honeywell RT10 improves worker productivity while maintaining a low total cost of ownership. The RT10 rugged tablet is ready to be used all day long with standard 8-hour or extended 16-hour hot-swappable batteries.

The Honeywell RT10 is ready to be integrated into your daily workflow and is perfect for rapid user adoption.

Shop the Honeywell RT10 online or contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager for more information on the best rugged tablet solution for your organization.

7 Benefits of Adaptable & Accelerated Data Capture

Posted March 8, 2021


According to Zebra’s 2019 Warehousing Vision Study, over 70% of warehouses plan to integrate automated solutions into their operations by 2024. In order to remain competitive, businesses have turned to a plethora of different modernization strategies, yet not every solution is built to adapt to today’s dynamic demands. However, Barcodes, Inc. works with adaptable solutions that can grow to meet new demands without increasing costs. For example, Zebra’s DS457 Fixed Mount Scanner empowers teams to embrace automation without difficult learning curves or extraneous backend modifications.

See how in our Video:

With automated scanning, maximized accuracy is just the beginning

In addition to ensuring more successful first-time scans, Zebra’s fixed mounted scanner prioritizes both adaptability and speed, enabling:

  1. Seamless integration into smaller workspaces such as checkout lanes and airport check-in terminals
  2. Comprehensive data capture for 1D, 2D, DPM codes, and drivers’ license parsing
  3. Hands-free data capture with unique aiming patterns
  4. Customer-facing scanning due to its sleek and user-friendly design
  5. Dependable error-proofing in manufacturing operations
  6. Maximized worker comfort thanks to omnidirectional scanning
  7. Intelligent data capture to scan barcodes on virtually any surface, including cellphone displays.

Plus, with Barcodes, Inc.’s Design, Deploy, and Support services, modernization becomes easy and seamless as you get specialized assistance from implementation to maintenance along with reliable TrueSupport.

To see how automated data capture can benefit your operations, contact us for a free comprehensive assessment of your current workflow.

Revolutionizing Data Capture in Retail

Posted December 10, 2020

The Code Reader 950 (CR950) is an easy-to-use, durable barcode reader that thrives in fast-paced, retail environments. Its lightweight, ergonomic design makes it comfortable to use during long shifts, and will seamlessly transition from in-stand to out-of-stand reading. For increased efficiency, users can select motion detection barcode reading mode.

Purpose-built for retail, the CR950 rapidly decodes 1D and 2D barcodes and its unmatched durability makes it an investment that will last. Optionally, the driver license parsing feature speeds up in-store credit applications and loyalty form processes, while accurate scanning of mobile device screens maximizes the scanner’s productivity in retail environments.

Features:

  • High speed, omnidirectional reading of all 1D, 2D, Postal barcodes
  • Manual or automatic triggering
  • User feedback with customizable visual, audible, and haptic indicators
  • Compatible with Code’s rapid disconnect USB and RS232 Affinity cables
  • Patented glare reduction technology for reading barcodes on shiny surfaces
  • Customizable Driver License parsing
  • Reads barcodes on mobile device screens

A fast, versatile device, the Code Corp CR950 is an unbeatable addition to your retail operation.

Shop the Code Reader 950 online or Contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager for more information.

Introducing Honeywell’s Granit XP Ultra-Rugged Scanners

Posted December 7, 2020

Barcode scanning has been widely deployed in manufacturing environments, as well as distribution and fulfillment centers. However, in fast-paced workflows, handheld devices can take a beating, increasing the maintenance costs of devices and decreasing reliability. Damage to barcodes (or poor quality of internally printed labels) can reduce scanning speed and efficiency, or require users to manually enter data, a process that is much slower and more vulnerable to error.

The latest models in the Honeywell Granit XP line were designed to address these challenges, offering best-in class durability, premium scanning performance, and purpose-built scanning range to drive efficiency and reliability in these mission-critical applications.

The Granit XP series of wired and wireless scanners are available in Standard Range (SR) and Extended Range (XR) versions. The SR will eventually replace the Granit 1910i and 1911i, and the XR establishes a new category of scanner that can scan equally as well up close as it can far away. Customers no longer have to compromise up close barcode scanning speeds in order to scan barcodes from a distance.

The Granit XP is compatible with existing Granit accessories, simplifying implementation and mixed deployments.

What Applications are Best for Each Scanner?

  • Granit 1990iSR (wired) and 1991iSR (wireless): Scanning barcodes from contact to arm’s length.
  • Granit 1990iXR (wired) and 1991iXR (wireless): Scanning barcodes from contact to 33 feet.
  • Granit 1980i (wired) and 1981i (wireless): Scanning barcodes from contact to 52 feet and beyond.

The Granit XP series offers best-in-class durability, premium scanning speed (even on low quality barcodes), and a portfolio of products that provide compelling solutions for the most common applications in warehouse, DC, and manufacturing environments.

Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to receive a custom quote.

Increase Healthcare Efficiency with the CR1100 Barcode Scanner

Posted November 5, 2020

Every clinical environment is unique, but they all share one important characteristic: the pressure. Healthcare workers today have to move quickly and efficiently, treating more patients in less time than ever before, with no room for mistakes. Smart tools allow workers to meet the challenges of continually developing situations.

The Code CR1100 is a compact, efficient, and powerful barcode reader. At just 2.4 oz, it quickly and reliably decodes all barcodes from any surface type. Curved, damaged, or reflective barcodes are no problem for this little powerhouse. Users can operate the CR1100 as a handheld or in the in-stand presentation mode. For increased efficiency, users can also select continuous scan or motion detection barcode reading.

Always PVC-free, Code readers stand up to the harshest chemical cleaning agents and never miss a scan.

Features:
• High-speed, omnidirectional reading of 1D, 2D, and postal barcode symbologies
• Manual or automatic triggering
• User feedback with LED and audible tone
• Compatible with Code’s CortexTools2® software configuration utility
• Reads barcodes on mobile device screens
• Data editing and parsing with JavaScript
• Efficient power consumption (lowest in its class)
• CodeShield® PVC-Free, disinfectant-ready IP54 housing

Applications:
• Track, Trace, and Verify Lab Samples
• Point-of-Care
• Medical Supply Tracking
• Supply Chain Management
• Pharmacy
• Administration Applications
• Mobile Barcode Scanning
• Integrated Software Based Barcode Scanning

Intuitive and lightning fast, this reader is perfect for any healthcare application.

Shop the Code Reader 1100 online or Contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager for more information.

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