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Punch cards were first developed to help take the 1890 census.
The concept of linear bar code was first developed in the mid-thirties.
The idea of the bar code started when txo college students, Joseph woodland and Bernard Silvers,overhead a request made to the Dean of their school at a local food fair.
Woodland and Silver filed for a patent concerning both the linear and bull's eye type bar code systems. They also patented that it would be necessary to have the ability to read the codes
Woodland and silver are issued a patent for the first bar code product. The patent was then bought by Philco and sold later to RCA
At the age of thirty-eight, Bernard Silver passes away never getting to witness the commercialization of the bar code.
The National Association of Food Chains first utilized bar code technology because they wanted a faster way to check out customers.
Bar code standard is adopted by the association of American Railroads and is used on the entire fleet of equipment.
Computer identics Corp., started by David Collins, is the first company whose entire line of products is based on bar code tachnology.
Dr. David Allais develops the Interleaved 2 of 5 code, this is a code which consists of numbers only and can be as long as needed in order to store the encoded information.
Committee on Uniform Grocery Product Code suggests that bar code technology should be used on products throughout the United States.
The Code 39 was producted by Dr. David Allais. Code 39 is the first alphanumeric bar code symbology.
Department of Defense launches a program using Code 39. This system, is called " the Logistics Applications of Automated Marking and Reading Symbols". It is still used by the Department of Defense today.
Normand intorduces the first CCD scanner. Dallas hosts Scan Tech, the first AIT trade show. Symbol Technologies launch the first handheld scanner.
Europe holds the first Scan Tech convention. Scan tech is sole manufacturer and distributor of bar code products and have been in business since 1979.
Peter Collins founded A2B Tarcking Solution. The checkerboard symbology Data Matrix is invented, and the first bar code software for modile computing is also invented.
QR codes were registered in Japanese Industrial Standards. The codes were also adopted as the standard two-dimensional symbol.
Airlines implement a typical bar code on boarding passes. A few years later the bar code would be updated to include mobile phone symbologies and , in 2009, it was updated additionally to contain a field for digital signatures.Eventually bar codes used in airlines will be updated to the format of near field communications.
Mobile phones are equipped with the technology to allow two-dimensional bar codes which can be uses as electronic boarding passes.
Today, the QR codes are almost everywhere (website, poster, decoration ...)
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