Different Uses of Barcode and UID Plates

Barcode and UID PlatesWhen you hear someone talking about barcodes, what you usually think about are those lined codes that are found at the back of products that you buy. UID codes on the other hand are those square codes that you see on most electronic devices and those that people pass around to other people with the same devices as them. These two serve a similar purpose, and that is to compress data that would otherwise be too long or bulky to fit into the small space that these tags occupy.

Aside from being used for point-of-sale purposes and for connecting with others, these codes and tags can be used for a few other things. Here are some of the more common uses for barcodes and UID plates:

Inventory and Tracking Purposes – this is probably one of the most common uses of this particular tag and the codes on them, and primarily because these compact tags make inventory taking quicker and easier. All you need to do when an item comes into your warehouse, or your office for that matter, is to add the tag to the item, then scan the code that you attached, after which you then encode the information you want to associate with the item and the tag into a computer. The next time you scan these codes these will show you when the item was acquired, what it is, who it is assigned to, and other such important details about the item.

For Repair and Maintenance Tracking – some items are required to undergo maintenance work every few months or so. If these are not maintained as they should be, chances are, these will break down, costing the company financial losses due to repair costs and the loss of productivity from such a breakdown. When these equipment have these tags on them, and an alert set for when these should be maintained or checked on, maintenance work can be done on schedule and won’t cost any delays or losses.

For Theft Prevention – there are barcodes and UID tags that are made using special materials that help show whether these were tampered with or not. Some of these tags are made using a destructible material that falls apart or leaves a mark behind when someone attempts to remove these. There are also tags that have a magnetic strip at the back of it, which makes alarms go off when these are taken out of the premises without permission. These tags carry barcodes and UID codes on them to help keep track of the items these are on, to know who these are assigned to, what stations these are supposed to be installed in, etc. This will help people investigating the attempt to pilfer such an item track how someone, and inevitably who, tried to steal it.

Share on Facebook