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Horizontal Barcode

What is a Horizontal Barcode?

A barcode type presented in such a manner that its overall length dimension is parallel to the horizon. The bars are presented in an array which looks like a picket fence.

These codes are two dimensional and are commonly used for retail and warehouse tracking. They are also known as QR codes and are becoming increasingly popular as a marketing tool. Here are some details about the differences between vertical and horizontal barcodes and how they can benefit your business. The first difference between vertical and horizontal barcodes is their size. The horizontal format is typically smaller than the vertical version.

A horizontal barcode is one of two main types of codes. Its horizontal shape allows it to fit on products of varying sizes. A typical one-dimensional barcode contains a single line with a variable width and a space between the lines. Information is encoded horizontally from left to right. This type of code can only hold a small number of characters, and so it has to be long in order to hold more. UPC codes are an example of 1-D barcodes and are the most common. They depend on database connectivity to be read and stored.

Horizontal barcodes are easy to read and recognizable. The “A” and “B” images are examples of readable horizontal barcodes. In contrast, the image “C” is incorrect because it has vertical noise on the left side. Using a one-dimensional barcode reader to scan the image “C” would not be accurate. Because of this noise, this type of code is difficult to read. The only way to decode this type of barcode is by manually reading it.

Horizontal Barcode
Horizontal Barcode