Bar Coding

Microscan Announces Acquisition of Label Vision Systems

Microscan Systems, Inc. confirmed it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a company involved in label inspection, print inspection, and bar code verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a brand within Microscan’s bar code label verification portfolio.

Cognex and Microscan Announce Litigation Settlement

Cognex Corporation and Microscan Systems, Inc., announced a settlement on June 9 of all outstanding litigation between the companies. 

Microscan to Demo World’s Smallest Devices for Embedded Bar Code Reading and Inspection at Clinical Lab Expo 2015

Microscan, a technology producer of embedded clinical bar code readers and machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announced that it will demonstrate micro-sized OEM solutions for clinical instruments from booth #4349 at the 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, July 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Webscan Launches 1D/2D Bar Code Verifier, the TruCheck Rover

Webscan, Inc. announced the release of a fully portable and fully integrated 2D bar code verifier, the TruCheck Rover. It is battery powered for portability and features integrated processing and touch screen display. Also, it is self-contained and easy to move around to where it is needed, according to the company.

Editorial: A Bit of Bar Coding History

We’ve seen a lot of evolution thanks to Data Matrix—and more is yet to come.

By Robert Rack

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Bar Codes: Scanning the Past for the Future

Bar codes have made a difference in healthcare, but they have materialized slowly on unit-of-use packages.

On October 7, 2012, the bar code celebrated its 60th anniversary. And while PMP News is only celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, much of our reporting over the years has been on this automatic identification enabler.

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PMP News Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 years in Healthcare Product Packaging—A Look Back In Time… With Eyes on the Future (1993–2013)





PMP News, March 1999

Thanks to ISO 11607 and other milestones, medical device packaging has gained definite stature over the last two decades.

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AIM North America Announces New Committee Leaders

AIM North America (AIM NA), the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility in North America, reports the following new committee leaders for 2013:

  • Tom Dills, President of Elder Mountain Associates LLC (Warner Robbins, GA) will lead the UID Suppliers Alliance.
  • George Wright, IV, Vice President, Product Identification & Processing Systems Inc. (Port Chester, NY), will lead the UDI Committee.

These industry experts have been elected chair of their respective committees for one year.

Cognex Offers Advanced Software For Small Form Bar Code Readers

Cognex Corporation has integrated advanced 2DMax+  code reading software technology into the compact DataMan 100 and 200 fixed-mount barcode readers.   With 2DMax+, the readers can now identify and decode severely damaged or poorly marked 2-D matrix codes. Most importantly, the barcode readers are unaffected by variations in lighting, marking method, code quality, or surface finish.

Editorial: You, Too, Can Drive Healthcare Efficiency

I recently downloaded the iPhone app iTriage, just to be able to manage my health needs while on the go.

Little did I know that I would hear HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius extoll iTriage's benefits at Datapalooza 3. The app is among new tools that seek to mine healthcare data for innovation and progress.

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