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Heartland’s Barcode Solutions will empower effective barcoding technology for asset tracking and inventory management for your workforce. Capture and save historical data by identifying and eliminating warehouse waste, reducing asset loss, and optimizing asset utilization. Heartland has the solution to impact your operations and improve your bottom line.

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our trusted barcode vendors

Proven Performance.

When it comes to selecting a hardware vendor, we believe in quality over quantity. Each of our hardware vendors was carefully screened and selected to meet the specific needs of our customer base.

Honeywell barcode readers are plug-and-play with industry-leading scan performance.

Zebra anticipates every challenge so you can scan anything, anywhere, no matter the environment.

Datalogic scanners are designed for automation throughout retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and healthcare industries.

From pen scanners to mobile computers and everything in between, Wasp Barcode Technologies offers a full range of scanners designed to handle any application you need.

Code Corporation’s scanners are used in healthcare, manufacturing, and industrial applications around the globe, with over 20 years of expertise.

The Barcode's Birthday

The birth of the barcode dates back to 1952 and is celebrated on June 26th. Since its introduction, the importance of the barcode within the supply chain is considered to be a true asset to distribution companies worldwide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Barcodes have played a significant role in how goods are produced and taken to market for decades now. They use parallel lines, width, and spacing to represent data and get interpreted by optical readers.

To read a barcode, you must first determine the barcode type. Barcodes with parallel vertical lines are 1-dimensional. These barcodes are read from left to right. The width of the space and bars relate to specific characters. There are several different character sets, including Code 39 (used by the military), POSTNET (used by the USPS), Codabar, and Interleaved 2 of 5. Each requires a unique method to read.

A barcode reader optically scans printed barcodes decodes the data and sends the data to a computer or displays it on a screen. Barcode readers consist of a light source, a lens, and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical signals.

A normal UPC barcode has 95 bars that are either black or white and represent a set of numbers divided into two sections. The barcode starts and ends with two parallel lines of the same size. You will also find these same two parallel lines in the middle of the barcode. These lines divide the barcode into two sections. The numbers are represented by two black bars divided by white spaces in a seven-space area. All the numbers on the left have an even number of white spaces, and all the numbers on the left have an odd number of white spaces. This is done so barcode readers can determine orientation. Numbers are decoded by mapping these seven space areas and decoding them based on the pattern sets.

Depending on the type of barcode scanner you are using, the range of scanning can differ. Many scanners are easy-to-use and allow for simpler handheld scanning capabilities. A realistic range could be from 2 feet to 56 feet, for example.

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