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Image-Based Barcode Reading Fulfills its Promise

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BILL SILVER, COGNEX CORP.

Traditionally, 1D barcodes have been read by laser scanners that project a beam across the barcode and use reflected light to generate an electrical signal for decoding. Although these scanners are mature and effective, a number of inherent disadvantages have motivated a switch to image-based readers using 2D sensors. Image-based readers promise higher read rates. They are able to read 2D codes and handle a wide variety of materials and printing methods. And they have no moving parts. But the readers’ promise has been hard to deliver in practice because of the challenges to...Read full article

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