Author Archives: Graham McCarthy

Viral Video Shows Barcodes Creating Music

Barcodes are amazing; we all know that. They have so many wonderful applications, including some that you’ve probably never even considered before. But now a viral post is showing just how versatile these vertical lines can be as an artist … Continue reading

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The History of Printers

Printing, believe it or not, dates back in some form to as early as 3500 BC, when the Persian and Mesopotamian civilisations used cylinder seals to certify documents written in clay. Woodblock printing would follow, then moveable type until we … Continue reading

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Why Mobility is Essential in Warehouses

Mobile technology has completely revolutionised so many industries, including the supply chain. In warehouse environments, mobility is more important than ever. Customers expect more and more every year, quicker delivery and quality products at competitive prices. To stay competitive and … Continue reading

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How Asset Tracking Can Grow Small Businesses

Assets are incredibly valuable to all businesses; assets refer to anything with monetary value within a business organisation. Asset tracking refers to the process which tracks your physical assets, which is an integral part of any business operation, especially if … Continue reading

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What is the Amazon Effect and How Can You Compete?

The Amazon effect is the name given to the phenomena that the retail giant Amazon has disrupted the retail market, both online and in physical stores. The title refers to Amazon’s continued dominance of the online market; its rise in … Continue reading

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Italian Biotech Uses Barcoding to Increase Food Safety

Italian biotech FEM2-Ambiente has developed a DNA barcoding tool for food companies to increase food safety by verifying ingredients and tracing contaminants in raw and processed foods. The company hopes that the system will improve food safety and uncover food … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Asset Tracking for Schools

Asset tracking is a great way to keep stock of everything within an organisation, preventing it from going missing, keeping track of the maintenance and keeping a record of every person who has used a piece of equipment, allowing for … Continue reading

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Could Barcodes Revolutionise Recycling?

The planet is in the midst of a climate crisis. With temperatures rising and growing concerns about serious changes needing to be put in place to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change, people are scrutinising the current recycling systems … Continue reading

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Life and Legacy of George Laurer: Barcode Inventor

George Laurer, whose design of the vertically striped barcode revolutionised the supermarket checkout, parcel deliveries and assembly lines, died on the 5th December 2019 at the age of 94.

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The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing technology, sometimes referred to as “the cloud”, is a computer system that manages servers and networks; it is often used for data storage. These data centres can be accessed via the internet from anywhere and are used by … Continue reading

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