Barcode Labels Archive

Barcodes used to track blood

New blood tracking software has been revealed by the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The barcode label tracking system uses software which controls the access to blood fridges and allows each barcoded unit of blood to be matched to a patient’s wristband barcode.

The system from Msoft eSolutions has been named Bloodhound and is designed to enhance patient safety.

The managing director of MSoft eSolutions said:

Barcodes on trees

We all know how important barcodes can be when used in an inventory tracking system, but it seems like their use has been expanded from retail items and business items to other sectors altogether.

Trees in Whitby are to be fitted with barcode labels as part of the town’s tree assessment and inventory programme.

Barcode scanners for business data recording

Barcode technology can improve accuracy of data recording and can also save company time. Scanners can read data instantly and then transmit this information wirelessly to a computer system. The need for manual data entry which can result in errors can thus be eliminated if an employer moves to a barcode scanning system.

There are certain applications in which barcode technology can be used to improve the profits and productivity of a company. These include:

Barcode label materials

We are all familiar with barcodes. These are the small sequence of lines which feature on just about every product we buy today. Barcodes are used for pricing, inventory tracking and product allocation reasons and are a firm part of our everyday lives. However they don’t have to be printed onto a product packaging at the time of manufacture, they can also be printed onto paper and these paper labels stuck onto products at any point in the product’s lifecycle.

Will Apple’s Passbook app really make life a lot easier for consumers?

Apple fans are waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the new operating system this autumn, with iOS 6 set to change the landscape yet again with regards to what is possible with mobile devices.

Over the past few years the ‘app’ has really taken off, with all smartphone manufacturers looking to get in on the act. It is not just Apple leading the way in terms of releasing and allowing access to applications that make things easier for their customers.

Barcode labels for countless applications

Barcode technology has moved on leaps and bounds over the last few decades. From their use on retail packaging to their use as an asset marking technology, it’s clear that barcodes are here to stay.

If you regularly go shopping you’ll recognise that barcodes are attached to every product you buy. They are an easy way to identify individual items and can be used effortlessly when stock taking or when pricing items.

Container barcode labels

We are used to seeing barcode labels printed onto just about every product we buy. However a barcode’s use is not confined to retail packaging. Barcodes are the perfect way of identifying a product and can be used as an effective asset management tool.

Barcodes can be printed on a variety of substrate materials which can even be subjected to harsh environments, such as in a factory or exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Barcode labels in warehouses

Barcode labels are now used the world over in retail and commercial establishments to keep track of stock items. Their use has increase exponentially over the past couple of decades and whilst many people might think that they are only used for pricing and stock quantity reasons, barcode labels have many other uses besides.

One of the areas where barcodes are used extensively is in warehouses. Yes, barcode labels are used for stocktaking, but it’s their ability to improve productivity and performance levels which stands them apart from the competition.

The future for barcodes and how shopping is being transformed

Barcode labels have been used for many years now and have proved to be invaluable in retail and commercial environments. They are handy at storing information about products, can offer safety and security to valuable items and ideal for retailers selling their goods.

It is this latter application that has really taken off over the past few years. As mobile phones have become more and more sophisticated, apps that can be downloaded to these devices allow the user to scan in the barcode present on all kinds of things and use this for a range of purposes.

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