Universal Product Code


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Universal Product Code

n. Abbr. UPC
A number and barcode that identify an individual consumer product, often used for tracking inventory.
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U′niver′sal Prod′uct Code`


n.
a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Universal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserUniversal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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The supermarket pioneered the Universal Product Code (UPC or bar code), now scanned more than five billion times daily in over 100 countries, FMI reports.
But rather than a laser eye simply reading a Universal Product Code (UPC), RFID scanners send a radio frequency to the chip, and information is then broadcast back to the scanner.
And what is known as the qualifier is the universal product code (UPC) that the supermarket scanner uses.
High on the list of things I find no less annoying than the eyesore presence of the Universal Product Code on magazine cover art and colorized TV prints of classic films noir is the untitled painting.
We expect that UID will mature as did the universal product code and that a few years after introduction, the payoff in the use and analysis of the data will be even more profound than the data capture quality.
Just like the 11-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) that identifies items sold in most countries today, a sliver of DNA could identify every living species on Earth, Hebert and his Guelph colleagues assert.
EPC is an enhancement of the Universal Product Code (UPC)--the bar code.
The UCC was founded in 1972 to administer the Universal Product Code (UPC).
Anyone in the retail and consumer goods sector, as well as in other commercial, industrial, or even government sectors, that uses the 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) symbol to identify goods, should be aware of the changes that will be coming to this vital but often overlooked commercial technology.
And the absence of Caxton, Napster, Universal Product Code, James Dewar, China (to mention just a few proper nouns in the text I tried to look up) from the index is scandalous.
The EPC resembles the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code in that it carries unique product information.
The Global Release Indentifier, or GRid, is a code akin to the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code found on a CD or cassette tape in stores.

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