From inventory management in stores to automotive part tracking in assembly plants, barcodes are one of the most prevalent automatic identification and data capture techlogies. This book provides a complete introduction to barcodes for mobile devices, presenting the most relevant and up-to-date information previously unavailable elsewhere or difficult to obtain. The focus throughout is on recent developments and two-dimensional (2D) barcodes, including the research and development steps towards colour barcodes for mobile devices, helping readers to develop their own barcodes. The authors also provide design details for their own vel colour 2D barcode: the Mobile MultiColour Composite (MMCC) barcode, plus coverage of RFID techlogy and one-dimensional barcodes. This book is ideal for professional developers of barcodes for mobile devices who need the latest technical details and information on how to develop barcodes. It is also a useful reference for graduate students researching the field of barcode techlogy and mobile computing.
Keng Tiong Tan is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science at Edith Cowan University, Australia. In 1995 he won the Institute of Engineers Australia Medal. Douglas Chai is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Director of the Visual Information Processing Research Group at Edith Cowan University. His current research interests include image processing, video coding, facial image analysis, document imaging and multimedia communications. Hiroko Kato recently completed her Ph.D. in the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University. Her research involved developing a novel colour 2D barcode.