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We stock commonly replaced Parts & Printheads for all the popular barcode printer models from TEC, Zebra, Sato & Datamax

PARS, PAPS, CCDS
Pars Labels
Adbarcode can print out the required barcode labels for cargo transport to and from the USA & Canada
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 Frequently Asked Questions
 What does AD Barcode do?
 What does AD barcode Sell?
 How does RFID work?
 What are the key attributes of RFID
 How do I get a UPC Code for My Product if I am a CDN Company
 How do I get a barcode number for my product if Im a U.S. Company?
 Can I print my barcode in different colors, or white on a black background?
 Can I use my laser printer to print barcode labels?
 Wireless vs. Batch Systems, Which do I need?
 What are the different barcode types and uses ?
 What is the EAN 13 barcode ?
 Why Use Barcodes?

Answers
1.  What does AD Barcode do?
  Simply put, AD Barcode Improves our customers Bottom Line! We improve our customers efficency,we eliminate errors,we clarify and manage and keep you in compliance! AD Barcode has embraced the technological marvel of Barcoding and has made it a mission to encourage all small and medium sized businesses to investigate the effectiveness of Barcode and Auto Id Systems.
This is not just for BIG companies anymore!
 
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2.  What does AD barcode Sell?
  Virtually everything you need for Barcode Scanning, Thermal Printing, Data Collection, Radio Connectivity, Terminals,POS Hardware, Label software, and application software. These products would not be complete without all of the value added services needed to keep your investment in top form. Tech Support,Training Warranty repair,Field service repair,Quality supplies and accesories from trusted manufacturers, We offer a wide range of Data Collection equipment ranging from scanners, verifiers to wireless devices. We also carry an extensive variety of Thermal Transfer Labels, Thermal Transfer Ribbons,and many other printing supplies for Desktop,Industrial mobile and Specialty Barcode Printers, Adbarcode has many other products, feel free to browse through our online webstore.  
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2.  How does RFID work?
  Information is sent to and read from RFID tags by a reader using radio waves. In passive systems, which are the most common, an RFID reader transmits an energy field that “wakes up” the tag and provides the power for the tag to operate. In active systems, a battery in the tag is used to boost the effective operating range of the tag and to offer additional features over passive tags, such as temperature sensing. Data collected from tags is then passed through familiar communication interfaces (cable or wireless) to host computer systems in the same manner that data scanned from bar code labels is captured and passed to computer systems for interpretation, storage, and action.  
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3.  What are the key attributes of RFID
  Passive smart label RFID systems offer unique capabilities as an automatic data capture system in that they: provide error-free, wireless data transmission that is battery-free and maintenance-free. do not require line-of-site scanners for operation allow stored data to be altered during sorting or to capture workflow process information work effectively even in harsh environments with excessive dirt, dust, moisture, and temperature extremes.  
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4.  How do I get a UPC Code for My Product if I am a CDN Company
  In order to obtain a barcode for your product you must register with the ECCC(Electronic Code Council of Canada) Once you have registered, you will be supplied with a unique UPC,EAN or UCC Company prefix that allows you to build barcodes. To register visit their website, www.eccc.org and fill out their online application. The entire process will take about five business days.  
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5.  How do I get a barcode number for my product if Im a U.S. Company?
  In order to obtain a barcode for your product you must register with the GS1 US. Once you have registered, you will be supplied with a unique EAN.UCC Company prefix that allows you to build barcodes. To register visit their website, GS1 US and fill out their online application. The entire process will take about five business days.  
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6.  Can I print my barcode in different colors, or white on a black background?
  Using other colors for barcodes aside from the normal black bar on a white background is highly discouraged. Though they may work when you test them with your scanner, other scanners may not be able to pick up on the different color variations, especially lower end CCD and laser scanners. It is best to stick with the standard black on white barcode label.  
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7.  Can I use my laser printer to print barcode labels?
  Many people want to save on costs by printing out labels on their existing laser or inkjet printer. While doing this can work, it usually causes a lot of problems. When you print barcode labels using a laser printer you have to print an entire sheet at a time, so when you only need one label, you still have to run an entire sheet. With a desktop barcode printer, you can print yourself one label, one hundred labels, or one thousands labels with the click of a button. A desktop barcode printer will only save you heartache in the end. Talk with a Adbarcode Inc. about printing barcode labels using a desktop printer.  
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7.  Wireless vs. Batch Systems, Which do I need?
  This decision revolves around your application and the time-sensitivity of your data and information. A wireless system will allow you to transmit data instantaneously from your mobile unit back to your network, as well as have up-to-the-minute information. A batch system works by gathering information and uploading it back to the network all at once when the unit is placed in its cradle. While this does not provide instant access to your network, for some applications such as asset management, the cost savings of implementing a batch system justifies not installing a wireless network. For more information about the difference between a batch and wireless network please feel free to contact us.  
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8.  What are the different barcode types and uses ?
  The type of barcode to use for a particular situation depends upon: (1) the implementation; (2) the data you need to encode in the barcode and (3) how you wish to print the barcode. There are several different types of barcode standards for different purposes - these are called symbologies. Each type of symbology (or barcode type) is a standard that defines the printed symbol and how a device such as a barcode scanner reads and decodes the printed symbol. If an industry standard has been established for your implementation of barcoding then you most likely do not have a choice in selecting your barcode symbology. Industry standards are usually established when multiple parties or companies are involved in the id process. Note that the standard is not necessarily the same as the barcode symbology. Barcode standards define how to use the barcode symbology in a particular situation. For example, ISBN is a standard for labeling books and periodicals that uses the EAN-13 symbology. Below, we list a few established barcode standards and what they are used for:
Established Standard: For Identification of: Barcode Symbology:
UPC-A or UPC-E items for sale in the USA and Canada UPC/EAN
EAN-8 or EAN-13 items for sale worldwide UPC/EAN
ISBN, ISSN & Booklan books and periodicals EAN-13 with UPC/EAN
UCC-128, EAN-128 or SSCC-18 shipping cartons Code 128
SCC-14 shipping cartons Interleaved 2 of 5
or Code 128
EAN-14 shipping cartons Interleaved 2 of 5
or Code 128
SSCC-18 shipping cartons Code 128
SISAC serial numbers for serial publications  Code 128
SICI Code serial numbers for serial publications  Code 128
POSTNET US mail addresses for the US Post Office POSTNET
USPS Special Services US mail return receipts and registered mail Interleaved 2 of 5
or Code 128
MICR bank checks MICR E-13B or CMC-7
LOGMARS United States Department of Defense standard Code 39
 
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9.  What is the EAN 13 barcode ?
  The EAN 13 is the commercial distribution code which is the most widely used in the world. We find it on the articles to be bought in supermarkets, shops, etc. The EAN 13 (it is called this way because it is a 13 digit code) is managed at international level by EAN (European Article Numbering international association) which is located in Brussels. An agreement has been signed between EAN and the ISSN International Centre, according to which the ISSN was chosen as the identifying code for serial publications sold in mass distribution outlets (newsagents, supermarkets, etc.); the ISSN is thus used in forming the EAN 13 codes for serial publications.  
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10.  Why Use Barcodes?
  The industrial use of barcodes can be traced back as far as the 1960s. Some of these early implementations were used to identify rail road cars. Common barcodes started appearing on grocery shelves in the early 1970s as the UPC code to automate the process of identifying grocery items. Today, barcodes are just about everywhere and are used for identification in almost all types of business. When barcodes are implemented in business processes, procedures can be automated to increase productivity and reduce human error. Barcoding should be used whenever there is a need to accurately identify or track something.  
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