QR Code Vocabulary and Definitions
2D code: a two-dimensional barcode; the dimensions are horizontal and vertical. 2D codes can store up to 7,089 characters, as contrasted with 1-dimensional barcodes that store 20 characters.
a sequence of vertical bars and spaces that represents numbers and symbols. A bar code typically consists of five parts: a quiet zone, a start character, data characters (including an optional check character), a stop character, and another quiet zone.
a proprietary quick response code developed by The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich) and exclusively licensed to Scanbuy in 2006. Also known as ScanLife.
a proprietary quick response code developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Tag can be published in a colorful format, black/white, and also in a custom format, and it provides an interface to manage all generated tags and track consumer activity.
the smallest square dot (pixel element) of a QR code.
a four-module wide buffer of white space surrounding a QR code. Promotes readability of the code.
an acronym for Quick Response; a two-dimensional barcode symbology that is the world’s most widely adopted open standard.
a mobile communications application and web based code management platform. The code management platform allows users to create and manage their 2D codes, including tracking codes to see number of scans, users, location, and other data.
an acronym for short message service, the method of sending text via a mobile phone or other mobile communication device. SMS is the most widely used data application in the world.
an acronym for universal resource locator, the address on the Worldwide Web
an acronym for Zebra Crossing, Google’s open-source, multi-format 1D/2D barcode reader library implemented in Java. Used to support decoding of QR codes among other 1D and 2D codes.