What is a QR?

 

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What is a QR? Many online users have heard of QR, but do not know what it is. This is a basic explanation that should make this clear to the reader.

A QR is the acronym for Quick Response. QR refers to a two dimensional barcode that is sometimes used on printed pages for adding web links or addresses. A QR barcode can be used by web cams or mobile device cameras, when scanned the QR reader will quickly take you to the web link associated with the QR barcode. The web link could be anything including web content, a video webpage or a corporate website. The convenience of QR barcodes is that they are an easy way to direct customers to a website, but without needing to type in the actual URL. In some cases the QR barcodes are equivalent to an actual URL. This causes some concern about their security, but this is generally not true. If visitors could create a URL that bypasses security, there is no reason to assume the QR barcode would add to this. ...

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What are QR Codes used for?

 

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What are QR Codes used for? QR codes or Quick Response codes are sometimes used to share links via webpages or mobile devices. Originally this technology was designed for tracking individual parts in the processes of manufacturing. It was also used for finishing equipment in the print industries, but this was more with 2D style barcodes. The most important reason they are used is to share various types of information online. The accessing of information through these codes requires a mobile device and the QR reader application that will let the device translate the information properly. Without these it is not usually possible to access the information contained within the QR code or to translate it. Here are several examples of how this technology is being used by modern businesses and individuals to make accessing their information easy for their customers...

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How Quick Response Barcodes Work

 

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In 1994 the QR matrix code was created by the Denso-Wave company in Japan. The QR matrix code was an open standard. This means that there were no license fees for using it. Today QR codes and their physical encoding is handled under a few different standard bodies, these included headings like ISO and JIS. These are based the standards for encoding website URLs which was established by another Japanese company NTT docomo, a telecommunications company...

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