Barcode is in trend since long time, even today barcode is printed on every product. At the same time, QRcode became famous after the digital payment system came into play. And FasTag is a new experiment in the direction of transportation which has been started by the Government of India.

In this article, we will discuss Barcode, QRcode and FasTag, and try to understand its various aspects, so read the article till the end; 💫 Key Differences

What is Barcode?

A bar code is broadly a machine-readable optical description of the data that conveys information about an object. Simply put, it stores some numbers in which the information of the product is kept.

There are many black and white parallel lines in a barcode. Numbers are assigned to each line according to its thickness and the gap between it. As you can see in the pictures below.

difference between barcode qrcode and fastag

The optical scanner reads the thickness of the lines to understand which number it is and displays important product information such as its price etc. on the screen in front.

It works globally so the value of lines is same everywhere, just the code is different for every country. For example, if there is an Indian company that manufactures any goods, then its code is 890. You can also see it in this picture.  

It is operated by a company. Whose name is GS1 , you can also check by visiting its website. check . With the help of the code written below the barcode, you can also get partial information about the product.

History of Barcode

The Association of American Railroads introduced bar codes in the 1960s. It was developed by General Telephone & Electronics.

Under this, colored strips were used to identify the steel tracks. These bars gave information about the ownership of the material, the type of the device and the identification number.

These straps were on both sides of the car. These plates were read by a scanner installed at the gate of the yard. After being in use for about ten years, this practice was discontinued, because this system was not reliable.

After this, when it was used in the system of payment of goods in the supermarket, it got great success. After this this system started running all over the world.

Earlier it was a one dimensional arrangement, now it has also started using quadrangle, pentagon, dot and other geometric structures i.e. two dimensional arrangement.

In the beginning, optical scanners and barcode readers were used to read barcodes, but now desktop printers and smartphones have started getting this system as well. 

What is QR Code?

The advanced form of barcode is QR code. The basic difference between bar code and QR code is that where only numbers can be stored in barcodes, text messages or urls can also be stored along with numbers in QR codes. 

Barcodes are commonly used by companies to list individual products and for ease of doing business. At the same time, QR code is used by everyone to store and send their information in a special way.

If you want, you can create it yourself and store your information in the form of QR code. I am giving the link below. Create from here Like I’ve created a QR Code, just scan it and see what you get.

difference between barcode qrcode and fastag

Radio Frequency Identification Technique

Radio frequency identification was introduced in the 21st century. While numbers and text messages can be stored in barcodes and QR codes, your banking details etc. can also be stored in this radio frequency based system. 

FasTag

Fastag is this RFID ie Radio Frequency Identification Technology based device; Which can be connected to any payment system

So that online exchange becomes possible instead of physical exchange of money. This not only ensures financial transparency but also saves time. That is why the government is giving it so much priority today. Metro card also works on this technology. 

FAQs

What is barcode called?

A bar code is broadly a machine-readable optical description of the data that conveys information about an object. Simply put, it stores some numbers in which the information of the product is kept.
There are many black and white parallel lines in a barcode. Numbers are assigned to each line according to its thickness and the gap between it.

What is a QR Code?

The advanced form of barcode is QR code. The basic difference between bar code and QR code is that where only numbers can be stored in barcodes, text messages or urls can also be stored along with numbers in QR codes. 

What is FastTag?

Fastag is RFID ie Radio Frequency Identification Technology based Device; Which can be connected to any payment system
so that online exchange becomes possible instead of physical exchange of money. This not only ensures financial transparency but also saves time.

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