Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Which Came First Chicken Or The Egg?...Or Was It A Stem Cell?

It looks like 2d codes will be adopted first for Physical World Connection.

By the time camera phones can resolve a 1d code (barcode) they will be even harder to resolve.

At this rate, RFID tags (various forms) seem more likely as the universal physical world hyperlink to get adopted before 1d codes (barcodes).

The camera phone wasn't designed to read a barcode. New can't resolve old.

PWC companies are trying to get the mobile phone to resolve 1d code (barcode).

Mobile phone manufacturers are designing new phones to read the new forms of physical world hyperlinks (RFID tags).
New is being designed to resolve new.


Which came first, the chicken or the egg? What if the answer is a stem cell?


These barcodes don't look any easier to read using a camera phone.

From Australian IT Clever codes tag retail revamp

SUPPLY chain standards body GS1 has announced a global date of January 2010 for the adoption, across all industries, of barcodes that are smaller and store more information.

Point-of-sale (POS) equipment will need to be compatible with the Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) barcodes.

RSS-14 is capable of encoding up to 20,000,000,000,000 (20 trillion) values. There are actually 15 characters that make up the barcode, but only 14 characters are encoded.

Designed by GS1's experts, the RSS barcodes pack more information into half the space of the standard EAN/EPC barcodes used for retail point-of-sale scanning at present.

GS1 said RSS would be a stepping stone for organisations planning to access more advanced data but that were not ready for radio frequency identification.

1 comment:

Anders Borg said...

You mean this is an issue also with phones that have auto-focus and macro?

I tried taking photos of EAN/UPC codes with a Sony Ericsson W810i that has both these features, and they came out very crisp.