Happy 45th Birthday to the Barcode!

June 26 marks the 45th birthday of the barcode and that’s pretty awesome. The barcode represents more than data, but the motto behind our slogan– “be efficient, accurate and connected”. We built our entire business on it and do everything we can to ensure our customers garner the same success.

The barcode has been such an essential part of our lives and thanks to its foundation, we have come to rely and enjoy other technologies built on its backbone. 45 years is only a short time to come this far, and the supply chain world will continue to grow in a rapid pace. If you want in on the action, check out Barcoding’s Geek Tank schedule and sign up for a chance to attend.

Our Canadian offices had some fun with our partners to celebrate. We are grateful to have Datalogic (Toronto office) and Honeywell (Montreal office) joined in the festivities. Fun fact: The first scan of a barcode in a retail store took place on June 26, 1974. A pack of chewing gum was scanned in a store in Troy, Ohio with a “Magellan Model-A” – the world’s first fixed retail scanner was signed by Datalogic.

A fancy gathering at the Montreal office

Dressed to impress in the Toronto office


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