12 February 1980 Laser Scanning Reader For Automated Data Entry Operations
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Abstract
The use of the Universal Product Code (UPC) in conjunction with the laser-scanner-equipped electronic checkout system has made it technologically possible for supermarket stores to operate more efficiently and accurately. At present, more than 90% of the packages in grocery stores have been marked by the manufacturer with laser-scannable UPC symbols and the installation of laser scanning systems is expected to expand into all major chain stores. Areas to be discussed are: system design features, laser-scanning pattern generation, signal-processing logical considerations, UPC characteristics and encodation.
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Charles C. K. Cheng, Charles C. K. Cheng, } "Laser Scanning Reader For Automated Data Entry Operations", Proc. SPIE 0200, Laser Recording and Information Handling, (12 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958078; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958078
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