Blog – Barcode Costs

Barcode costs Did you ever wonder ‘How much does a bar code cost’? Take a guess.  5 cents? 10 cents? More? Much more? Want a hint?  Think Value! It is on everything. It is one of the technologies given credit for our impressive productivity improvements. And, it is one of […]

Barcode Costs

Barcodes Comes to Healthcare …… Finally!

I know.  Some find it hard to believe that healthcare does not already use barcode. Thankfully,  now , like your local supermarket did in the 1970’s, healthcare has finally embraced the use of globally standardized barcodes.  This major change comes just in time to help improve patient safety, combat counterfeit […]


Using verifiers to get SQC information – SCANALYST 3

Statistical analysis methods are used to determine if a products quality parameters are acceptable. If you are marking your products with a barcode then the quality of that barcode is measurable and well defined in the ISO standards. All barcodes are described technically in ISO documents. The descriptions include how […]


A Second Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Most Class 3 and Class 2 medical device manufacturers have now completed the UDI submission process for listing their products in the GUDID, the FDA’s catalog of medical devices. This marks the beginning of a big change in the medical device industry.  There are now over a million medical devices […]


Recalls and traceability

There have been a lot of product recalls in a wide variety of industries over the past decade.  The Samsung recall is a bit different. It is huge and it can really, really hurt someone. Yet, on the surface you would think that it would have been made to be […]


Another example of why healthcare needs a strong barcode culture

Recently a hospital patient in Massachusetts had one of his kidneys surgically removed. The surgery and the loss of a kidney was a mistake and was not necessary.  The patients’ records had been confused with another patients records and the result was the surgery and the unnecessary loss of a […]


Best Practices – in-process labeling

Best Practices for barcode verification of in-process labeling – some tips 1. If you have a printing system that you can confirm is in good working order and producing ISO grade 2 or better (using an full-ISO verifier) 2. And that you can confirm this particular printing system is ‘in […]


Blog – How to Buy a Barcode Verifier in 2016

How to Buy a Barcode Verifier in 2016 Barcode verification is famous for being complex.  Some of the newer verifiers have done a good job in making it easier and we have tried to make choosing one for your needs easier as well.  This article is intended as a guide […]


blog – OMNI-CHANNEL

Barcode Verification and Omni-Channel Shopping It is no secret that a lot of retail sales are moving toward online sites. It seems like we will eventually strike some balance between sales thru physical stores and sales thru their online counterparts.  Omni-channel shopping is one of the variants where a customer […]