Saturday, March 24, 2012

Use of QR Codes

          QR Code basically refers to Quick Response Code. It was invented in 1994 by an automotive company in Japan called Denso Wave which is a subsidiary of Toyota. At early stages the code system was used to identify vehicles in manufacturing process. But now it has gained the attention of many people. Even today in Sri Lanka, you’d see number of print advertising, flyers, posters, invites, TV ads, business cards and etc. using QR codes to provide information.

The main advantages of this system are,
  •        The ability to read the encrypted data faster than conventional bar codes.
  •        Larger capacity of data storage and better error correction.
  •        Wide spread use of smart phones which enhance the possible users up to a greater level
        At one stage, we fantasized people using their email address to introduce themselves to others. But the popularity and user friendliness of QR Codes could replace that idea in near future. People can let themselves known to those who are tech-known and get rid of lunatics with troublesome intentions.

          Even at a stage of emergency, it’s easy to use QR Codes instead of repeating the same message over and over again. 

Here are some examples of QR Code system:

Next time, you can use this QR Code to reach my blog

~ Luke on Studz ~

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