Barcodes that can be Scanned with Camera Phones

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The recent popularity of camera equipped mobile phones have sparked anew field of use for machine-readable 2D bar codes. A code can be printed one everyday items and be interacted with using a camera phone. The interactions initiated by scanning the 2D bar code with the phone's camera. And the reaction can be anything from simply retrieving information to triggering some action. Because of the low cost of printing 2D bar codes, there many possible applications that could be based on this. One such application is examined in this thesis and aims to improve the usefulness of normal cash register receipts. The idea is to print a 2D bar code on receipts that contains the purchase information in digital form. This is assumed to help customers with managing their receipts or with more detailed book-keeping. This assumption is evaluated by developing a prototype implementation of a receipt reader. This prototype is based on two Java libraries for decoding Data Matrix and Quick Response codes. The main conclusion from this evaluation is that the libraries used were able to store an estimate of 42 purchase items in a 2D bar code. There are tradeoffs that can be implemented to increase the capacity when needed which helps to make the assumption valid. In the age of technological advancement and speed in the communications, the word "power" and "information" walk side by side. The organizations from various sectors such as productive, trade or services and their affiliated institutions have already realized that focusing only on their own interest is not very intelligent. It is not good enough in this competitive Internationalized Corporation. A companies' effort will be of no use if there is not a powerful nation with buying power to purchase its products and services in an efficient manner. Similarly, if that company is not able to comply with all the requirements or is not capable to implement the new technology, then its future can be in jeopardy. GS1(former EAN.UCC) organizations with the EPC global network are aimed at the quality enhancement, to the efficiency of supply chain and to the formation of professionals, such as Healthcare Centers and Automotive Industry with this newly born technology called EPC/RFID (Electronic Product Code/Radio Frequency Identification).At the moment, training of professional and related activities of EPC/RFID with the emphasis on the development of educational and training of this new Automatic Identification System is happening. By

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