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Don't Let Good Codes Go Bad! Microscan's Latest Webinar Presents the Importance of Verifying Barcode Quality

If you're using automation technology like barcode readers in your operations, you're probably already aware of the benefits that they bring to your business. To name a few: reduced manual labor, faster processes, and reliable data tracking - all resulting in fewer errors and less money invested in corrective actions. Now think about the impact that a single barcode has on these processes. 

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Is There a Secret Language?

What would you say if I told you that there is a language that is understood all over the world? What would you say it is? I have heard this question a few times in my life and depending on my mood I might suggest Latin, Esperanto, C++, or HTML.

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GS1: A Little Validation Goes a Long Way

GS1 is an international association dedicated to the development and implementation of global standards to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply-and-demand chains globally and across multiple sectors. You can think of them as the rule-makers who oversee all of these sectors to ensure that employees and their business systems speak a common language. 

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Microscan Presents Machine Vision at Partner Open House

Microscan partner ISW GmbH organized a very successful open house on 13 March 2013 at their premises in Kaln-Reisiek, Germany. Microscan was proud to be part of the program and had the chance to meet with many industry professionals from Germany. During the event, the Microscan team gave a presentation about machine vision applications using smart cameras, focusing particularly on our Vision HAWK smart camera and AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software.

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AutoVISION's Top Three Packaging Applications

Some of the new features in Microscan's AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software are especially beneficial to packaging applications, where conformance to quality standards, accurate labeling, and process efficiency are top objectives. This blog post presents three key AutoVISION applications for food & beverage, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical customers: 

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Journey from Can to Carton for an Inside Look at Barcode and Machine Vision in Packaging

There is a strict qualification process that determines which food items will make it to your cupboard - and it doesn 't rely solely on your shopping list and good taste! Automated packaging systems today employ a series of highly regulated checkpoints to guarantee the integrity of each and every food product available on the market.

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UDI Has Not Reached UID Proportions, But It Is Coming

The aim of the UDI program, (the proposed rules for which were published this July by the FDA), is to provide a permanent unique ID for each device. This ID could be used as an index into a database that will contain critical data for each device - no matter where the device has been or how it has otherwise been altered. 

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Microscan Wraps Up 2012 with a World Tour

It's the start of a new year and Microscan is hitting the ground running! This past season provided us with plenty of momentum to propel us into 2013, including our 2012 "Grand Finale": a trip around the globe to host at four international tradeshows, exhibiting our latest auto ID (barcode) and machine vision products from Chicago to Shanghai.

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30 Years of Microscan: My Story at Our Company

This year, Microscan celebrated its 30th year anniversary, recognizing the diverse legacy we have built through innovation, partnership, and acquisition since our beginnings in 1982. I would like to commemorate this year with my personal history from my years at this company. My story begins 6 years after Microscan was founded by Mike Mertel, who had just invented a new kind of barcode scanner while working with laser diodes in his basement. This is the Microscan I remember, from its earliest days.

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