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Knowledge Base

The knowledge base provides technical data and basic information about the various barcode symbologies. This section will be extended continuously - feel free to supply us with additional information.



Barcode Types

This barcode overview contains for each bar code type in condensed form:

  • the areas of application,
  • the character set (encodable characters),
  • the main bar code parameters,
  • and a sample bar code.

For more detailed information see the next sections (below).


Barcode Reference

This overview contains the list of supported bar codes, which can be used in TEC-IT software. In addition it provides useful background information about bar code parameters (e.g. Module Width, EAN128 Application Identifiers, etc.) and how to solve typical problems with bar code generation (e.g. resolution problems, bar code quality etc.).

If the answer to your question is not included here, then please contact us!

Bar Code Links

Links to External Resources

Here you find information and external links to the following topics: Barcode, barcode printing, barcode software, MDE devices, barcode applications, check digits and more...

Barcode History

The History of Bar Coding

At the beginning of the Seventies the UPC Code (Universal Product Code) was developed under participation of IBM. With this Bar Code symbol it was first time possible to realize an electronic article management for supermarkets in a wider range of use. Please read more about the exciting story of the Bar Code...

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