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The penetration of bar code and QR Code technology in the business and consumer world continues to increase. With the increasingly rapid adoption of bar code scanning on mobile phones the industry is adding hundreds of millions of new users per year. While a bar code itself is a relatively unobtrusive item, the number of applications for users continues to grow substantially.
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