Where and How is OCR Used

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology is a mature technology with wide business use. Essentially, it lets users extract text from an image so it can be manipulated in a word processor or database. In other words, it turns an otherwise difficult-to-use image into meaningful content. So, what are some of the more popular uses of …
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What is OCR and Ideal Settings to Maximize Extraction for Meaningful Data

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There are a myriad of technology enablers to help organizations go paperless. Among the top considerations is optical character recognition technology (OCR technology). OCR is a powerful tool that is often part of any document management system (DMS). But, how can organizations ensure they get the most out of it? What’s All the Fuss About …
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Analysis: Laser-Based Barcode Scanners vs. 2D Imagers for Barcode Scanning

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While other technologies exist for barcode scanning, today laser-based decoders and 2D imagers for decoding are arguably the most popular. But, is one overall better than the other or do each have unique advantages depending on the application? General Technology Overview Laser-based barcode scanners have been around for decades. They usually are made of components …
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The Pros and Cons of Various Handheld Barcode Scanners

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The market for barcode scanners remains robust with at least one estimate calling for CAGR growth of around seven percent through 2027. They’ve been around forever and as a result, there exists a variety of hardware to scan barcodes. And each has their pros and cons depending on your goals with barcode technology. A universal …
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Best Ways to Use Barcodes in Retail

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The barcode has created a multi-billion-dollar market that is expected to continue four percent CAGR growth through 2021. Around now for decades, barcodes continue to create opportunities for usage. For example, nearly 30 million Internet users scanned a QR code on a smartphone in the Spring of 2017. The retail industry is one of many …
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