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takuya_101
I am wanting to know what over people think about replacing a the UPC codes with QR codes.

I've been playing with QR codes for a little while; I can see some good point and bad ones. First of which depending on the light a QR code might take longer to scan, but with a UPC and a scanner; it scans it quickly.
But that can be fixed with a webcam lit up with leds.

Still I must wonder if QR codes will ever go past, as just a marketing tool and be interrelated into buying and selling.

If you don't know what a QR code is, its a funny looking image that encodes information, a lot of details can be included in a QR code like: name, address, phone, email, description, price, dom (date of manufacture), expiry, URL, etc... Like RFID but it needs to be seen. Anybody with a mobile/PC, a camera and the right software can view the information that has been encoded into that QR code.

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ZazieLavender

Aside from the obvious hurdle of 1D barcodes being the standard; wouldn't that require more space on whatever product packaging? I've fiddled with them myself, and they are cool, but without high resolution cameras, it might be tricky to read a QR code if it's been miniaturized unless you've got the expensive enough equipment able to see that clearly to perform such scanning.

Perhaps laser based scanners will work though, I don't know.

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    ceutronet

    With today's tech it's easier than ever to read QR code, multiple apps in the iOS family allows you to do it, same with android, even blackberry has a built in QR reader. We been doing QR stuff for some time, if you want we can help you out...

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    takuya_101

    I don't have any projects or planing any, but thanks for the offer.
    I found on one website that with a QR code you could also create a SMS http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

    Someone said before that you need a high resolution, but you could easily get away with a 1 megapixels camera for reading QR codes; but a 2/5 megapixels camera would work better and anybody can pick those up for between $10/$50 that's locally for me.

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    Luke G.

    Due to the capacity of the QR code symbology, it supports Japanese kanji characters well. It was designed, IIRC, by Denso, a Japanese scanner manufacturer, and is used quite a bit in that country. I know because I work at a Japanese company! :)

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    Iris_1990

    How can you say QR codes will ever go past. it's the main strain, and it will be.
    you sad the speed of scan a code. i think it depends on the software you downloaded. try this http://www.keepautomation.com/products/excel_barcode/barcodes/qrcode.html

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    MARK102

    qr code is a two dimensional bar code which encodes data information horizontally and vertically. while upc, linear barcode, encode data into horizontal bars and space. qr code has a larger data capability in same size than upc barcode. however, large data capability requires powerful data decoding software. this qr code decoder is working nice!
    http://www.keepdynamic.com/csharp-barcode-reader/qr-code.shtml

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    ceutronet

    With today's tech it's easier than ever to read QR code, multiple apps in the iOS family allows you to do it, same with android, even blackberry has a built in QR reader. We been doing QR stuff for some time, if you want we can help you out...

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    takuya_101

    I don't have any projects or planing any, but thanks for the offer.
    I found on one website that with a QR code you could also create a SMS http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

    Someone said before that you need a high resolution, but you could easily get away with a 1 megapixels camera for reading QR codes; but a 2/5 megapixels camera would work better and anybody can pick those up for between $10/$50 that's locally for me.

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    Luke G.

    Due to the capacity of the QR code symbology, it supports Japanese kanji characters well. It was designed, IIRC, by Denso, a Japanese scanner manufacturer, and is used quite a bit in that country. I know because I work at a Japanese company! :)

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    Iris_1990

    How can you say QR codes will ever go past. it's the main strain, and it will be.
    you sad the speed of scan a code. i think it depends on the software you downloaded. try this http://www.keepautomation.com/products/excel_barcode/barcodes/qrcode.html

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    MARK102

    qr code is a two dimensional bar code which encodes data information horizontally and vertically. while upc, linear barcode, encode data into horizontal bars and space. qr code has a larger data capability in same size than upc barcode. however, large data capability requires powerful data decoding software. this qr code decoder is working nice!
    http://www.keepdynamic.com/csharp-barcode-reader/qr-code.shtml