• Invisible Barcodes

Invisible Barcodes For Retailers And Manufacturers

Barcodes and barcode scanning has come a long way over the last few decades and has mainly focused on making them easier to read. To that end, there has been development and an identified need within a range of industries to create “invisible” barcodes. These invisible barcodes are created by [...]

  • Driver License

Scanner Lens Technology Creates Ease

ID scanners have become regular business around the world as it speeds up customer identification, allows for traceable control solutions and all in all makes life easier. What most consumers don’t know is how much information is actually stored on these scanners! Beyond the typical information on an ID such [...]

  • Portable Scanner

Portable Scanners

Smaller, portable scanners are popping up in many different areas. Some are marketed to reach the average consumer who would rather scan and digitize their personal items. Handheld image scanners are suitable for recording any kind of document, including letters, invoices, blueprints and plans. Typically, a handheld image scanner requires [...]

  • 2-D Barcodes

Using 1-D Or 2-D Barcodes

In most industries, barcodes of one type or another can be found. Barcode applications have transformed the face of manufacturing, processing, and tracking. Industries like food and beverage, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, distribution, aerospace and automotive industries, to name a few, rely on barcodes in one way or another.  They [...]

  • Barcode Sticker

Barcode Reading Technology

A barcode is a machine-readable pattern that is applied to products, packages and parts. Today, they are on virtually everything, even the labels that are applied to fruits and vegetables.  They contain data used for informational and marketing purposes, as well as for tracking products throughout their lifecycle. [...]

Machine Vision In The Food And Beverage Industry

With high-precision imaging, the food processing and beverage industry tests even hard-to-inspect products with absolute reliability. The result: 100% quality and ever-growing productivity. The need to manufacture products reliably, and without faults is more important than ever in the food, beverage and packaging industries. The pressure to achieve this has [...]

  • Barcode Scanners

Four Types of Barcode Scanners

Barcode scanners are extremely simple devices that can read and output printed barcodes to a computer. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, nearly all barcode readers contain decoder circuitry analyzing the bar code’s image data provided by the sensor [...]

  • The Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

Infrared Lenses Aid In Scans

Just because a mystery is 4500 years old doesn’t mean it can’t be solved...” This could be the motto of the exceptional scientific mission launched October 25, 2015, under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, initiated, designed and coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo and the [...]

  • Product Line Jam

Production Fault-Finding using Hi-Speed Imaging Systems

As the automated manufacturing environment continues to evolve, the ability to analyze high-speed processes in order to increase quality and efficiency, along with the ability to identify and resolve immediate manufacturing line problems is essential. Factory floor personnel are required to accurately and quickly analyze and adjust complex electro-mechanical systems.  [...]

  • Wine Corks

Cork Inspection Aided By 3D Imaging

The makers and bottlers of wine need to ensure the quality of the cork stoppers they use to seal the bottles and protect the contents until it reaches the consumer. The corks need to be of high quality woods and are typically cut from the bark of oak trees. The [...]

  • Bar Code Vision Tracking

Bar Code Vision Tracking In The Beverage Industry

Product safety, quality and packaging integrity is crucial to the food and beverage industry. The effects of a recall on a brand can damage its reputation to the extent that it might never recover. Consumers have long memories and a recall of a favorite beverage could easily turn them off [...]

  • Barcode Food

Barcode Tracking Enhances Food Safety

Universe Optics, manufacturers of standard and custom lens assemblies for scanners, CCTV, CCD/CMOS, medical imaging, surveillance systems, machine vision and night vision systems, understands the importance of using barcodes to track food products. In order to ensure both integrity and quality of food and products meant for the public, food [...]

CCD Barcode Scanner Technology Explained

Business owners, whether they carry and sell inventory, or whether they simply need to track office equipment need a way to monitor where it's housed and barcode scanning technology is an efficient, accurate way to do just that; learn more at universeoptics.com

  • medication-dispenser

Barcode Scanning for Med Dispensing

By utilizing the imaging precision on a barcode scanning lens assembly physicians can be sure they are getting an accurate reading every time; learn more at universeoptics.com

Barcode Scanning Money Saver

Virtually every product you pick up in a department store or most items stored in warehouses are labeled with barcodes; learn more at universeoptics.com

Barcode Scanning Lenses

Barcode scanners and barcode scanning lenses have been around for a while and have changed the way we shop, stock, and ship; learn more at universeoptics.com

Barcode Scanning Lens Technologies

Barcode scanning technology can be traced back to Wallace Flint, who revolutionized the automatic checkout system at a convenience store back in 1932.; learn more at universeoptics.com