Barcode Conformance Calibration Standards

The pursuit of inventory accuracy

Barcode symbol quality has been at the forefront of discussion among practitioners in the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry since they were invented in 1951. Barcodes became commercially successful when they were used to automate checkout systems at grocery stores, with the very first scanning of the Universal Product Code (UPC) on a pack of Wrigley Company chewing gum in June 1974. The Uniform Code Council (UCC) published barcode quality guidelines, and ANSI X3.182-1990 became the first published standard for barcode quality. Since then, ISO/IEC 15416 for 1D symbols and ISO/IEC 15415 for 2D symbols have become the global standards for grading printed barcodes.

We help set the bar

Since 1989, APPLIED IMAGE has worked closely with the US and international standards organizations to develop and provide NIST-traceable barcode verifier calibration standards. APPLIED IMAGE is recognized as the industry leader in the production and certification of these standards. Through this legacy, we are committed to offering the highest quality barcode conformance calibration standards to verifier and scanner manufacturers and their customers.

Exceed your customers’ expectations by testing the accuracy of your barcode verifier

Using our proprietary ACCUedge® technology, APPLIED IMAGE produces the highest quality calibration standards for 1D and 2D symbologies. Each of our conformance calibration standard test cards is verified to the appropriate ISO/IEC standard in our ISO 17025:2017 accredited calibration laboratory by a master verifier known as “The Judge.” Each test card is individually serialized and ships with a calibration data report and a calibration certificate.

Should you need a different symbology or have a special requirement for evaluating your barcode verification or scanning system, fill out our Custom Barcodes form to start the conversation.

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