HEARTLAND BARCODE HARDWARE

Proven technology. Expert guidance.

Manage inventory. Monitor in real-time. Communicate with vendors and suppliers. Heartland’s Barcode Solutions put the power of effective barcoding technology for asset tracking and inventory management in the hands of your workforce. Capture and save historical data from identifying and eliminating warehouse waste, reducing asset loss, and optimizing asset utilization. Heartland has the solution to impact your operations and improve your bottom line.

OUR TRUSTED BARCODE VENDORS

Proven Performance

When it comes to selecting hardware vendors, at Heartland, we believe in quality over quantity. Each of our hardware vendors was carefully screened and selected to meet the specific needs of our customer base.  We don’t use the word partner lightly, and we don’t change partners based on the direction of today’s wind.

zebra technologies barcode solutions

Scan dirty, damaged barcodes, survive harsh work environments, and streamline day-to-day management. Zebra anticipates every challenge so you can scan anything, anywhere, no matter what.

Honeywell barcode solutions

Honeywell barcode readers are plug and play with industry-leading scan performance, making even the most difficult-to-read barcodes look good. Regardless of your business’s needs, Honeywell has a scanner to help.

Datalogic barcode solutions

Datalogic scanners are designed for applications and process automation throughout the customers’ entire value chain in the retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics, and healthcare industries. 

Wasp barcode solutions

From pen scanners to mobile computers and everything in between, Wasp Barcode has been the leader in barcode scanners for over 20 years and offers a full range of scanners designed to handle any application you need.

Code Corporation barcode solutions

For more than 20 years, Code has been a leader in barcode scanning. Code’s scanners are used in healthcare, manufacturing, and industrial applications around the globe. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED BARCODE QUESTIONS

Your Questions Answered

Barcodes were adopted in an industrial context in the late 1960s, and ever since that time, they have played a significant role in how goods are produced and taken to market. A barcode is a visual representation of data. Barcodes use parallel lines, width, and spacing to represent data and be read by optical readers. Barcodes hit the mainstream when they were adopted to automate supermarket checkout systems.

To read a barcode, you must first determine the barcode type. Barcodes with parallel vertical lines are 1-dimensional. These barcodes are read from left to right. The width of the space and bars relate to specific characters. There are several different character sets, including Code 39 (used by the military), POSTNET (used by the USPS), Codabar, and Interleaved 2 of 5. Each requires a unique method to read.

A normal UPC barcode has 95 bars that are either black or white and represent a set of numbers divided into two sections. The barcode starts and ends with two parallel lines of the same size. You will also find these same two parallel lines in the middle of the barcode. These lines divide the barcode into two sections. The numbers are represented by two black bars divided by white spaces in a seven-space area. All the numbers on the left have an even number of white spaces, and all the numbers on the left have an odd number of white spaces. This is done so barcode readers can determine orientation. Numbers are decoded by mapping these seven space areas and decoding them based on the pattern sets.

The first three digits of a UPC barcode are the country of origin. Barcodes that start with a 0-9 are from the USA and Canada. Other common country codes include:

00 – 09 USA & CANADA
40 – 44 GERMANY
30 – 37 FRANCE
690-692 CHINA
471 … TAIWAN
49 … JAPAN
50 … UK

For a full list of all country click here.

A barcode consists of varying width black and white bars which represent different characters. If you know the barcode type, you could theoretically decode a barcode without a scanner.

The iPhone will read a UPC barcode using the camera APP. Open the rear-facing camera, hold the iPhone, so the QR code appears in the viewfinder, and it should recognize and read the QR code. There are many other types of barcodes, and there are apps for most of them in the iPhone store.

To read a barcode, you must first determine the barcode type. Barcodes with parallel vertical lines are 1-dimensional. These barcodes are read from left to right. The width of the space and bars relate to specific characters. There are several different character sets, including Code 39 (used by the military), POSTNET (used by the USPS), Codabar, and Interleaved 2 of 5. Each requires a unique method to read.

A barcode reader optically scans printed barcodes, decodes the data, and sends the data to a computer or displays it on a screen.   Barcode readers consist of a light source, a lens, and a light sensor translating for optical impulses into electrical signals.

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