In this post, you will learn what is a Bar code and the differences between Bar code and QR Code.
What is Bar code?
A Bar codes contains bars and spaces, Where the bar codes contain data of a particular product. Generally, the bar codes will be in a single dimension and can store less than 1000 Characters.
The whole diagram is Bar codes. The start character and stop characters indicate the starting and ending points of the data. And that’s why in bar codes we can only scan horizontally. The black lines store the product data. Finally, the check digit ensures the bar codes data are correct. There is also another component of Bar codes that is the quiet zone or the margins. The quiet zone indicates to scan inside the margins.
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Difference between Bar code and QR Code
|QR Code||Bar Code|
|The QR Code was invented in 1994||The bar codes was developed in 1952|
|QR Code is only 2-dimensional||Bar codes can be either 1 dimensional or |
|QR is based on Morse code technology||Even the Bar code is based on Morse code technology|
|Only one QR Code can be scanned at once||Only one Bar code can be scanned at once|
|QR codes are widely in use||Bar codes uses are reduced|
|QR Codes are faster||Bar codes are slower|
|On average QR Code contains 1897 characters||Contains less than 1000 characters|
|Stores information horizontally and vertically||Stores data horizontally only|
|QR Code will be arranged in squares and in patterns||Bar codes will be in vertical arrangement of parallel lines|
|Mostly used in every products||Only used in grocery products and manufacturing products|
QR code is much faster and widely used in many places. In my opinion, Bar codes are very popular than QR Code. Even though, we use QR code in our everyday life. In my opinion, bar codes are very popular. Soon bar codes are going to be expired and there will be more use of QR Codes only.
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