Vans, Marie; Simske, Steven; Loucks, Brad
Keyword(s): Progressive Barcodes; Color Barcodes; Time-variant barcodes; Track and Trace; Workflow tools
Abstract: Barcodes are a familiar data-carrying mark printed onto physical items such as packaging, labels, magazines, etc. Many consumers, retailers, and distributors are routinely reading them with their mobile devices. We introduce the four-dimensional Progressive Barcode which is a printed mark that does not take up more real estate as it is used to advance a workflow. Adding progressive information to a barcode allows it to change through time*supporting many different information lifecycles.
External Posting Date: August 21, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: August 21, 2012 [Fulltext]