In this paper we focus on: a) enhancing the performance of existing barcode systems and b) building a barcode
system for mobile applications. First we introduce a new concept of generating a parametric number representation
system by fusing a number of representation systems that use multiplication, addition, and other operations. Second
we show how one can generate a secure, reliable, and high capacity color barcode by using the fused system. The
representation, symbols, and colors may be used as encryption keys that can be encoded into barcodes, thus
eliminating the direct dependence on cryptographic techniques. To supply an extra layer of security, the fused
system also allows one to encrypt given data using different types of encryption methods. In addition, this fused
system can be used to improve image processing applications and cryptography.