Re: Let's not scrimp on bit space

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 13:22:15 CDT

On Wednesday 05 May 2004 11:15, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Karl,
> > There seems to be a belief that 2D bar codes are
> > significantly more expensive. I've been researching the
> > issue and that seems not to be the case.
> >
> > On the printing side there is no cost difference.
> Have you found GPL 2-D barcode software?

I posted several sources last year, when this issue was first
raised. It' s in the list archive.

> > On the scanning side the cost difference is not worth
> > hassling over. Once you get past the cue-cat level of
> > scanners and get into things that are robust and reliable,
> > the cost difference of scanning 1D versus 2D is small. And
> > as equipment is driven to become both 1-D and 2-D capable,
> > the price difference will become negligable.

We can use COTS sheet-fed scanners attached to COTS computers,
and GPL bar-code reader software. There is no cost issue.

> Still, I rather see hard data than anecdotes.
> Alan D.

Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
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