Pharmacode – Pharmaceutical Barcode

Pharmacode – Pharmaceutical Barcode

Pharmacode (also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code) is a one-dimensional (1D) barcode used all over the world. It is a specific type barcode standard used mainly in the pharmaceutical manufacturing. Pharmacode barcode is used for Online Security Control of the pharmaceutical packaging  process. You can find the Pharmacode barcode on the packaging of any pharmaceutical products, usually it is on the outside of the packaging containing the medicine. The purpose of this barcode is not general like the Code39 barcode and Code128 barcode. Due to its importance it is designed to be error proof or said in other words – still to provide you with the encoded information despite printing mistakes. The high printing tolerance and the option of printing the barcode in multiple colors makes the Pharmacode barcode a practical format. This type of barcode allows detecting off line and on line to verify each label. Pharmacode assigned in-house to identify the material and its design revision. Also there is no human readable part in the Pharmacode barcode. Pharmacode barcode can store only numeric data from 3 to 131070. This is one of the features that differ Pharmacode barcode from the other 1D barcodes. Also Pharmacode uses only one type of spaces and two types of bars – wide and narrow. Moreover the information is not stored in decimal, it is stored in binary. Scanners read it from right to left and the principles they use to decipher the barcode is very simple: the figure is a sum where the narrow bars are 2n and the wide bars are 2*2n. The first value, that n takes when the reader, is on the right is 0. So basically the smallest number that can be encoded is 3 (two narrow bars where the sum will respectively be 20 +21=3) and the biggest – 131070 (16 wide bars). So now you want to know from where to get a range of Phamacodes? There is no a special organization that sells ranges of Pharmacode barcodes. And this is the other thing that differ this barcode from the other barcodes like EAN & UPC barcodes. They can bought from the GS1’s website. Also there is no a standard of the Pharmacode barcodes. All companies that produce medicine and are part of the pharmaceutical industry generate Pharmacode barcodes on their own and they are assigned in-house to identify. How to generate Pharmacode barcodes? In case you have a range of Pharmacodes, you will want to encode them into barcodes. In order to generate Pharmacode barcode you can use PharmaCodeEncoder or BarcodeEncoder. PharmaCodeEncoder and BarcodeEncoder are barcode generators that create fully-functional Pharmacode barcodes that can be exported in PNG, EPS and SVG file format. They...

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How to buy UPC barcodes?

How to buy UPC barcodes?

In my previous article I have shown you the process of buying EAN codes from the GS1 UK. Now I will help you with How to buy UPC barcode. For those of you who might not know, UPC (Universal Product Code) is 1D barcode that is used only in the USA and Canada. There are two types of UPC codes: UPC-A (used for marking products which are sold in the USA and Canada) and UPC-E (It is the short form of representation of a UPC-A number. It is used for identifying products in small packages). So if you are looking for a place or a website from where to buy a range of UPC-A codes and/or UPC-E codes – GS1 is the only one organisation that can help you. GS1 is a world wide, not for profit association that set standards globally, using unique numbers to ensure products are easily and errorless identified. There are Member Organisations in over one hundred countries globally. In order to buy a range of UPC-A codes and/or UPC-E codes you have to visit the regional, for your country, website of GS1. It depends on where you are from. For example if you are from Germany and you want to sell your products in the USA and/or Canada you have to visit: http://www.gs1-germany.de/. But if you are from the USA, you will have to visit: https://www.gs1us.org/ in order to buy a range of UPC codes. More information about GS1, you can find in their “About us” section. If you have already found the website of GS1 that you need, I will shows a few simple steps that you have to follow in order to purchase a range of UPC codes. I will be working with the GS1 US: http://www.gs1us.org/, but the process is similar with all of the GS1’s websites. Purchasing UPC codes from the GS1 US First you have to find the official website of the GS1 US or simply click on this link: http://www.gs1us.org/. There you will find a few boxes that show the services that GS1 US supports. In case you are already a member of the GS1 US society and you have a GS1 company Prefix, select “I have a GS1 Company Prefix“. But if you are not a member of the GS1 society, first you have to select “I’m new to GS1 US“. There you will see some information and a video that would be useful to read and watch. Now you can select “Click here to read more” in order to see the “GS1 Company Prefix New Pricing“: Then you can select from the previous page “Let’s get started“. There you will see some condition you have to complete in...

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How to buy EAN barcodes?

How to buy EAN barcodes?

EAN (European Article Number) is one-dimensional barcode that is widely used all over the world. There are five types of EAN codes: EAN-14, EAN-13, EAN-8, EAN-5 and EAN-2. If you want to buy a range of EAN-13 (a.k.a GTIN-13) codes and/or EAN-8 (a.k.a GTIN-8) codes, GS1 is the perfect place to do it. GS1 is a global non-profit association that set standards globally, using unique numbers to ensure products are easily and accurately identified. There are Member Organisations in over one hundred countries all over the world. In order to purchase a range of barcode you have to visit the regional GS1’s website depending on where are you living. For example if you are from France, you have to visit: http://www.gs1.fr/, but if you are from UK you have to visit: http://www.gs1uk.org/. But wait, you have already found these sites!? And you have problems with the process of buying the EAN codes from the GS1? Read “How to buy EAN barcodes?” and you will find out how to deal with these problems. Here are a few simple steps showing you how to buy a range of GTIN-13 and/or GTIN-8 codes from the GS1 UK. Purchasing EAN codes from GS1 UK First you have to find the official website of GS1 UK or simply click on this link: http://www.gs1uk.org . There you will find a few boxes of services that GS1 supports. From the box that says “Need a bar code?” select “Get a bar code“. Here you will have to read the information in order to continue. For example it would be useful for you to read what are the benefits of joining GS1 UK or the Memberships fees (Joining Fee & Annual License Fee). After this you can go further by selecting “Join now“. Now you have to fill the information about your Company Address, Company information and Personal details. After filling the information select Next. Then continue filling the information until you finish the process of registration your company in order to be a member of the GS1 UK. After paying the fees you get the first range of EAN-13 (GTIN-13) code, which is 1000 codes by default. You will receive the range of EAN-13 codes on your e-mail. And this is the end of buying codes. Now you have to generate barcodes in order to use these codes, that you have just bought. Now it is time for generating EAN barcodes In order to generate EAN barcodes you can use EANEncoder or the BarcodeEncoder. EANEncoder and BarcodeEncoder are barcode generators that create full-functional EAN barcodes that can be exported in PNG, EPS and SVG format. It is developed for Mac OSX. Download them now from the Mac AppStore...

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5 Additional Things You Can Learn About Your Site With SEOSpyder

5 Additional Things You Can Learn About Your Site With SEOSpyder

Ask any SEO optimizer about the way he/she works and you will undoubtedly hear them naming tools like Xenu or ScreamingFrog SEO Spider that do a perfect job when it comes down to fixing 404s, finding images without alt tags or links with anchor text that’s too long. This is all good, but in the last 2-3 years search engines (Google in particular) have become “smarter” and now they take into account facts like social signals (Facebook likes, Tweets or G+ shares), whether all your internal links are relative, how your site behaves when visited by a mobile device, etc. To put it bluntly – due to the dynamic nature of SEO, the ultimate site crawling tool has to be flexible. It has to be customizable and provide a wide functional spectrum to the user. So what are the advantages of the SEOSpyder, which is a fresher software, over crawling veterans like Xenu Link Sleuth: Custom user-made filters; Integration with other SEO services, a lot of social metadata for every link; Crawl a site with a mobile bot and check out the time it takes the server to process it; Find detailed information about the rel attribute of a link, whether it is relative or absolute, the shortest path to that link from the root directory and all H tags and their lengths on a particular page; Many little, “quality-of-life” additions that make an optimizer’s life easier. Custom User-Made Filters – Definitely a Must-See Feature Custom user-made filters possess great analytical potential. But what does that mean in terms of numbers – that you can study the links in thousands of different ways? Well how does UNLIMITED sound? When constructing a custom filter the user can choose among 80 parameters, meaning that the number of possible filter combinations is in the THOUSANDS, which can really make a difference when experimenting or testing out new approaches in SEO. As an example, you could easily construct a filter that shows you all the images that are .png (including those that are in the css file), are greater than 50Kb and have a loading time of more than 2 seconds. Another good example is when you are starting an internal linking campaign for your barcode products. You can make a filter that will show you all HTML pages that contain the word “barcode” in their titles and have less than 2 Internal Out Links. This feature of the software offers great product personalization and in-depth reporting. It is like a cooking recipe – reading the recipe you might presume that the dish would be delicious with the mentioned ingredients, but you have to try it to feel the real taste. Keep reading to...

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How to use QR barcode in Adobe Photoshop

How to use QR barcode in Adobe Photoshop

In this article I will show you how to use QREncoder and Photoshop in order to insert QR barcode in sticker, poster or business card. The QR generator is an application for Mac OSX that can be downloaded for Free from our website. Using it you can produce fully-functional QR barcode. There are two versions of the QREncoder – Free and Pro. The Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. It has a lot of features and now I am going to show you how to use them together with QREncoder. Probably for most of you it is not so easy to work with the Photoshop but I will help you with a few simple steps “How to use QR barcode in Adobe Photoshop”.  To begin with we have to generate Quick Responsive code with our QR generator 1. First you have to start your QREncoder. Then select from the content menu, what type of data you want to encode. As you can see, I have chosen URL. After this input the content in the edit box. If you want you can change your printing scale, error correction level, the color of the barcode and background and also you can make the barcode to be Micro QR. You do not know how to do these things? Watch our video tutorial about QREncoder.   2. After generating your Quick Responsive barcode and selecting the features that you want to be applied to the barcode, you have to save it in order to continue. You can save it as *.png, *.eps and *.svg. I am saving my barcode in PNG format. You have to write the name of the barcode and hit “Save”.   Now let’s start up the Photoshop and start the process of inserting the Quick Responsive code 3. Now you have to start your Photoshop. Here I am using Photoshop CC, but you can make the whole process with all versions of the Adobe Photoshop. After creating a new file and opening image as a background you have to select “File” from the Menu. Then select “Place…”.   4. Here you have to find your generated QR barcode, select it and hit “Place”.   5. This is how it looks like after placing the QR barcode on the image. Now you can rotate it, resize it, change its color or just place it on the perfect place for you. Read more about “How to make my QR nicer in 5 mins?“   6. For example I decided to resize it, rotate it a little bit and place it on the right side of the business card. So this is how you can use Photoshop CC and QREncoder (QREncoderPro)...

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Googlebot–Mobile interprets QR code images?

Googlebot–Mobile interprets QR code images?

Googlebot – Mobile is a search engine crawler that studies, as its name suggests, mobile sites. The data it gathers is used primarily to improve the user experience on mobile search. So basically if you have an optimized mobile site it won’t only be indexed from some search engine spiders – it will receive some attention from mobile search engine spiders, like Googlebot – Mobile. A day ago, while I was reading posts on LinkedIn, I came accross something very interesting. A man was describing how he had found that this crawler in particular – the Googlebot-Mobile – is able to interpret onpage QR codes. Here is a snipped from his post: “Anyway, we noticed on our servers (in the logfiles) that Google also crawls QR codes and interprets them accordingly. No, there are no links on the image itself. The Google bot interprets the QR code images for indexing purposes.” Probably now you are as amazed as I was. Who would suppose that Google’s bots are able to interpret QR codes? This means that putting QR codes on regular websites is not a useless tactic at all. So we, from Moblio, using our free QR generator, decided to make a little test and to see whether this is true. We will put a QR code under this article that will lead to some page. After a period of time we will check who have come to this page and if there is a Google bot’s IP the experiment will be plausible. There will be no link on the image, as the guy from LinkedIn said. If the Googlebot-Mobile eventually succeeds to get there this will mean only one thing: Googlebot – Mobile is capable of “scanning” onpage QR codes. If so, inserting QR codes as images in your website might become the next “SEO trick” for ranking higher. After we finish with the test, we will share with you the results and tell you what we think about...

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