What is 2D code reading?

In 2D code reading, a 2D code (two-dimensional barcode) in an image is searched, and encoded character strings are read.
ViSCO's products support reading of the following 2D codes:

  • Data matrix codes
  • QR codes
Left: A data matrix encoded character string which says “ViSCO Technologies”

Left: A data matrix encoded character string which says
“ViSCO Technologies”

Right: QR code encoded character string which says “http://www.visco-tech.com/”

Right: QR code encoded character string which says
“http://www.visco-tech.com/”

Either kind of 2D code can be read by ViSCO products - black on a white background, or white on a black background.

What is barcode reading?

In barcode reading, a barcode (one-dimensional code) in an image is searched, and encoded character strings are read.
ViSCO's products support reading of the following barcodes:

  • BC412
  • IBM412
  • Code128
  • Code39
Ex. of a barcode (barcode type: Code39) encoded character string which says “VISCO-TECH”

Ex. of a barcode (barcode type: Code39) encoded character string which says “VISCO-TECH”