QR Code

What are QR Codes

WR codes can store many times the information or data then traditional barcodes. They are used for encoding information in two-dimensional space, for example like in the pages of a magazine, in advertisements and even on television or websites. QR codes or Quick Response codes were created in 1994 by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave Company; they created these two-dimensional barcodes so that they could track car parts during the manufacturing process.

Quick Response codes get their name from the creator needing a scan able two-dimensional barcode that can be decoded at high speeds and have the ability of being tracked. A QR code itself is square in shape and has several black pixels seemingly randomly placed throughout the barcode and QR code scanners encode QR codes both horizontally and vertical whereas traditional barcodes and scanner encoded data on only a horizontal plane. 

With traditional barcode scanning systems you can match the scan to products or prices and inventory, and that’s about it. QR codes take it a giant step forward with have a two-dimensional barcode have embedded information and when scanned can launch a website or can trigger a download of a file.

QR codes make it quick and easy for linking physical objects to a smartphone user, this action is often referred to as hardlinking. You can finds these scan able codes on business cards, to on a building to show what business function it provides inside, to on a billboard, in general QR codes are becoming more and more popular in marketing and their traceable capabilities help to assist in getting an idea of traffic near your store and shows who scans your QR code.

There are a number of quality websites that can provide you with a QR code Reader app, these apps are needed to scan and interpret QR codes. There are QR reader software for all of todays camera smartphones and mobile devices.

What Are QR Codes?

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