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LabelsPlus highlight alternative uses of barcodes and barcode stickers
There is more to a barcode than a beep from a supermarket checkout. That is the verdict from LabelsPlus, the adhesive label suppliers who have highlighted some of the alternative uses for barcodes and barcode stickers.
In addition to providing barcode labels to food companies, retailers and other product manufacturers, LabelsPlus provide barcode labels for warehouse, delivery use and even medical use. Could your business benefit from barcode stickers?
LabelsPlus provides barcode labels to the NHS for use as patient identification wristbands. These adhesive tags can contain a wealth of information which is used for the safety and security of patients under NHS care.
Barcodes contain patient demographic data, such as NHS number, hospital number, first name, last name, date of birth and gender. Adult wristbands are printed using direct thermal printing, while child wristbands are created using thermal transfer printing.
LabelsPlus also provide a vast array of pre printed barcode labels into the NHS for use on specimen samples, blood bags etc. The barcodes carry the patients unique identification number which allows the sample to be tracked through the various processes and ensures that samples are matched correctly with each patient. These type of labels are supplied by LabelsPlus to many of the leading hospitals within the NHS, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Imperial College Hospital, Christies Hospital to name but a few.
More than 200 airlines now take advantage of barcode boarding passes, which can be printed on a physical ticket or simply sent to a smart phone. The BCBP (bar-coded boarding pass)was introduced in 2010 as part of an initiation to simplify the aviation industry.
Delivery tracking and packaging
It isn’t just product packaging which makes use of barcodes, but also package delivery systems. Barcodes make sorting and receiving packages a much simpler prospect; with a variety of information contained within the code. This technology also allows for international tracking.
Gate and Door Security
Barcode labels can be used on employee ID badges to allow access to secure areas via door and gate secured access systems. Barcode scanners read the coded information which is connected to a central computer to confirm or deny authorisation.
Clocking into work
Timekeeping and attendance systems at workplaces all over the world use barcodes to monitor employee activity. These codes can be scanned to identify individual workers and record when they started work and left that day. This technology has allowed businesses to automate their payroll systems and eliminate paper time sheets and timekeeping systems.
LabelsPlus provides adhesive barcodes in addition to a wide variety of adhesive labels, food stickers and much more. For more information, pay a visit to http://www.labelsplus.co.uk, or call 01663 736 250.