What is the Difference Between QR Code, PDF417 and DataMatrix?

Difference Between QR Code, PDF417 and DataMatrix

Basic introduction A QR code (Quick Response code) is a 2D barcode type. It consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by a camera, scanner, or other imaging devices. PDF417 barcodes are a type of stacked, variable length, bi-directional 2D barcode. It is one of…

The Comprehensive Guide to 1D and 2D Barcodes

The Comprehensive Guide to 1D and 2D Barcodes

With so many 1D and 2D barcode types, how do you choose the right one? In this article, we give you a comprehensive guide to 1D and 2D barcodes, covering 18 major barcodes types. Collectively, they cover the bulk of application needs. For 1D barcodes, they include: UPC-A UPC-E EAN 8 EAN 13 Industrial 2…

Extract Data from PDF417 of Driver Licenses

scan drivers license barcode

According to the Card Design Standard by AAMVA, the PDF417 two-dimensional bar code symbology is the minimum mandatory machine-readable technology that must be present on compliant driving license/identification documents. The barcode encodes key information about the cardholder, including name, date of birth, sex, eye color, height, and many others. There are two ways to extract data…

Reading PDF417 Faster with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2 released

We are happy to announce the release of version 5.2 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. With our barcode scanning SDK, you can quickly and easily implement barcode reading capacities into your Web, desktop or mobile applications. Highlights in the new version: Improved the recognition performance for PDF417 with optimized localization and recognition algorithms. Improved recognition…

The Most Popular 2D Barcodes for Document Information Capture

  Dynamsoft contributed an article to Document Magazine that ran Jun 8, 2015. Start reading it below. Barcode technology was created in the 1940s and has really taken off in adoption rates ever since the 1970s. Today, it’s widely used in industries like retail, transportation, healthcare, logistics, public security and automated production. As technology in…

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