Celebrating 40 Years of the Barcode

This year marks 40 years since the GS1 barcode was first scanned. While this took place in a retail environment, there’s no better time to celebrate the impact the barcode has made across industries. Join Honeywell Scanning & Mobility in observing key milestones in barcode history and looking ahead to what’s next for a technology that has changed our lives in ways we could never imagine.

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Seattle Seahawks- Case Study

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Cut the Cord

Why Cordless Scanning is the Future of Healthcare Technology

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History of the Barcode

Where it Started and How it Works...

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Barcode Standards

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UPC:

Universal Product Code: Use for tracking trade items in stores.

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The Barcode Turns 40

The first barcode scanned sales transaction occurred on June 26, 1974. The National Association of Food Chains had adopted the UPC (Universal Product Code) ...

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Sprague Ackley on Barcode Quality

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HSM Innovation:

Intermec by Honeywell invented code-39, still the most widely used barcode in the world.

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HSM Innovation:

Introduced first barcode scanner with RFID- 1999.

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HSM Innovation:

Introduced first hand held 2D imager- 1995.

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LoBue Citrus- Case Study

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Customizing Barcode Scanners for Optimized Performance

From retail point-of-sale to hospital patient care to warehouse inventory, barcode scanners are used to meet the demands...

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San Jose PD - Case Study

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AstralPool- Case Study

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HSM Innovation:

Introduced world’s first omnidirectional hand held laser scanner- 1996

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Barcode Innovations

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HSM Innovation:

First hand-held laser scanner with built-in decoder - 1982.

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Marsh Supermarket

Troy, OH scanned a Wrigley Spearmint pack of gum on June 26, 1974

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AIM on Barcodes

The barcode is now the common touchstone for machine-readable information and is probably the single most successful example ...

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Tecton Cold Storage - Case Study

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