Automatic Identification (Auto ID) Training

Microscan provides on-demand training presentations and materials on barcodes and 2D symbols and their uses, as well as symbol verification and more. 

>Bar Codes 101 Training
>Symbol Quality Verification Training
>Direct Part Marking (DPM)
>Case Studies



Intro to Linear Bar Codes

Provides a general introduction to bar codes and how they function. Also includes an overview of popular linear symbologies as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Intro to Data Matrix

Provides a general introduction to the 2D matrix symbol Data Matrix as well as some of, the benefits and the drawbacks of using the symbology.

Intro to PDF417

Provides an overview of the symbology, how it differs from linear codes, and the advantages and limitations it brings to an application.

Intro to GS1 Databar (formerly RSS)

Provides an overview of the symbology's benefits and the various options available to users.

Guidelines for Creating Good Bar Codes

Covers 5 important guidelines to help you achieve 100% data integrity from your data capture system.

Assessing Your Application

Covers the six most important questions to ask yourself about your application before you invest in a fixed-mount scanner.

10 Ways Bar Codes Can Improve Your Business

Demonstrates how bar codes can streamline operations and improve overall efficiency.

Guidelines for Embedding a Reader

Reveals four important areas engineers need to consider in order to successfully embed a bar code reader.

Fundamentals of PDF417 Symbology



Bar Code Basics

An overview of fixed-mount bar code scanners: how they work, what they can and can't do, and how they can meet your specific requirements.

Data Matrix Capacity Chart



Microscan X-Mode Technology



Introduction to ISO/IEC 15415 Specification

The presentation will provide you with an overview of the ISO/IEC 15415 symbol quality evaluation parameters.

Introduction to the AS9132 Specification

The presentation will provide you with an overview of the AS9132 symbol quality evaluation parameters.

Factors That Determine Symbol Readability

How to recognize and create the best quality symbol.

Sweeping Raster Reading of Multiple Barcode Labels using the MS-890

Demonstration of long range reading using the MS-890 scanner reading multiple 1D codes from a six foot distance.  The MS-890's extended read range and intelligent sweeping raster provide robust reading of both linear bar codes and stacked symbologies.

Tracking 2D Code on Aero-Engine Parts

An aero-engine manufacturer reads 2D dot peen codes on engine parts with the MS-Q handled imager.

Dot Peen on Brake Parts

A tier 1 automotive supplier reads dot peen 2D codes for work-in-progress of antilock brake components.

Selecting Marking Methods for DPM Applications

An overview of marking methods and guidelines for selecting the best one for your application.

Determining Optimal Mark Placement

Guidelines for selecting the best location for marking the symbol.

How to Read Tough 2D Codes

Helpful guidelines for reading 2D codes directly marked onto low contrast and highly reflective or textured surfaces.

UID Format Verification

Learn how to verify the UID code format and construct the UID number.

Understanding the Role of Auto ID in the FDA’s UDI Initiative

The U.S. FDA’s proposed UDI (Unique Device Identification) program contains much that is of interest to the Auto ID community and to manufacturers and labelers of medical devices. Describes the UDI program, which devices are affected, and implementation of the requirements.

Mobile Hawk DPM Imager Reads Any Direct Part Marks

This two-minute video shows Microscan's Mobile Hawk DPM Imager quickly and easily reading over twenty different direct part marks.