A Comparative Analysis of uses of 1-D and 2-D Barcodes

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Awadhesh Kumar
Ajeet Kumar Nigam


A comparative review is presented of available barcodes suitable for keeping the variety of information in different ways. Existing barcode technologies’ backgrounds, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, are described in relation to their possible use by many applications with certain limitations. Due to the fact that the mobile smart phones’ present versatility and ubiquity, the implantation and operation of 2D barcode technology emerges as a very attractive alternative to keep large amount of data with minimal use of database. Here especially Quick Response (QR) Code is more popular and most commonly used.

Keywords: 2 D Barcodes, QR Codes, Data Matrix Code.


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