Other 2D Code Types

Other 2D Code Types

QR codes aren’t the only ones available, there are dozens of standards and formats, used for a variety of specialist situations. Below is a table of typical 2D Codes and their features. QR Code and Data Matrix Example Contains Text: “Smartphones and Location...
QR Codes

QR Codes

A QR code is a two dimensional matrix code which can be read by dedicated QR scanners and by smartphones with an on-board camera. There are small black squares which are arranged on a white background. The pattern of these squares arranged in a certain fashion,...
2D Codes

2D Codes

There are hundreds of 1D and 2D code formats available. The two most popular 2D formats are QR Codes and DataMatrix codes. Both of these codes are widely used and it is difficult to argue in a general sense that one is better than the other. Any code application...
Assisted GPS

Assisted GPS

GPS capable feature phones and smartphones use Assisted GPS extensively. Any modern GPS phone which is operating with an assisted GPS enabled network can usually take advantage of Assisted GPS. Assisted GPS improves the overall precision of standalone GPS. It often...
Hybrid Positioning Systems

Hybrid Positioning Systems

With hybrid positioning, we find the location of a handset using a combination of several different positioning technologies. GPS is usually the dominant system used and it is usually backed up by the use of other technologies such as GSM cell tower triangulation,...
Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth allows two devices to communicate with each other over distances ranging from 0.1m to 100m, but typically within distances of 0.5 to 10m. Bluetooth is different from most other forms of wireless communications in that it specialises in short distance...