QR codes are digital codes that evolved from bar codes. In this context we can say they are the next generation of the bar code or simply bar code next gen. As many would recall fondly how the bar codes changed the shape and face of the manufacturing and product industry the use of QR code is no different. This is widely used in the manufacturing industry. The genesis of the codes is the same as in all other inventions. As the famous saying goes necessity is the mother of all inventions. QR codes are no different. The manufacturing industry, specially the Car and auto manufacturing industry was looking for a code to streamline it process with the idea of automating the entire process, it's like one day a car will be assembled in full without the slightest help of any kind. No human involvement.
But the QR code has evolved since the time of their birth. They are widely used across a broad cross section of the manufacturing industry to the extent that it has spanned its' wings to the tracking industry as well. It has the capability to add millions of dollars to a company's bottomline, if not billions, but the verdict is still out on this as this is still at the infancy stage.They are not limited to the borders of the car manufacturer's factories nowadays.Broadly speaking by the end of the year 2011 the usage will be much broader. It now extends to the field of commercial tracking, used in the film and entertainment industry, and various forms of product marketing as well.
But that is not all. The greatest benefit of these codes comes with the marketing aspect. The Cell phone and the Mobile phone industry is the most excited about the future of the QR codes and its implementation for the marketing purposes. It is widely believed in the industry that the use of QR code marketing will be go much beyond the apparent technological breakthrough in churning out cash or revenues for those who use it effectively.
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