A QR code (Quick Response code) is a 2D matrix barcode readable by dedicated QR scanners, and the market we address smartphones with appropriate barcode reader app..
The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.
QR codes were developed in Japan by Denso for use in manufacturing in 1994.
The use of smartphones with bar code scanners has led to an explosion in the use of QR codes for a variety of applications, - ranging from the personal - (use as business card), through machine tagging through to use on grave memorials (links to personal website of the deceased). The use of QR codes with mobile phones has led to them also being referred to as 'mobile codes'.
Above is engraved aluminium qr card used on the back of a mobile phone. The above label also has a name added. We can add this or other readable so it is possible to identify the label - particularly in a situation where you may have many labels.
You can use the website http://zxing.appspot.com/ to generate your own qrcode. They also supply a good app which is a free download on the android market to read qrcodes.
KANE LASER are interested in providing customers - both personal users and businesses with QR code business cards embedded on hardwearing materials such as aluminium or stainless steel for use on mobile phones or machines.
Virtually everyone will have an application that can be enhanced with a QR code, and if you check newspaper adverts you will see a number of applications. However this is very much the tip of the iceberg in terms of applications for QR codes.
If you have a requirement to use a QR label in a situation where it is exposed to either substantial wear as on a mobile phone, in a harsh environment eg factory or outdoors contact us to discuss your requirements or scan the QR code above!