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Going 3D - The Future of Barcodes

May 2017

State-of-the-art 3D barcodes are set to revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry and play an important role in the fight against counterfeit goods. British company Sofmat – in collaboration with the University of Bradford – has created a 3D barcode prototype which it hopes to commercialise in the foreseeable future. Sofmat’s 3D barcode technology is designed to protect and authenticate valuable, mass-produced products such as pharmaceuticals, mobile phones, sunglasses and watches. Manufacturers are excited by the technology, as it’s extremely difficult to create or copy a 3D barcode.

Unlike 1D and 2D barcodes, which are printed on adhesive labels, 3D barcodes are physically engraved or etched onto the products during the manufacturing process. 3D barcodes are comprised of miniature (nanosized) grooves or lines, which are positioned in a sliding formation pattern. They can be applied to a diverse range of materials, including metal, plastic and pharmaceutical tablets. An advanced Direct Part Marking (DPM) scanner is required to read a 3D barcode, which is barely visible to the naked eye. Sofmat’s 3D barcode technology, which is currently in final testing, promises to provide manufacturers and consumers alike with added peace-of-mind.

For further information on the latest scanning technologies, including the latest dual (1D/2D) scanners from Zebra and Datalogic, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

Aruba Embraces IoT

April 2017

Aruba, a world-leader in wireless network technology, has made the Internet of Things (IoT) a major priority for 2017 and beyond. The Internet of Things (IoT) - a concept which focuses on connecting physical devices to the Internet – has become one of the hottest trends in the world of technology. Aruba has developed a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade products to take advantage of IoT and its endless possibilities.

At the core of Aruba’s new IoT product suite is the 2540 series of Ethernet access switches. These Layer 2 switches have been designed with both security and performance in mind. Every model in the 2540 series is powered by a dual-core ARM Coretex A9 processor (1016 MHz) with 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. Two of the switches also feature Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, which is ideal for wireless access points and safety cameras. Device and network security on the 2540 series of switches is world-class: access controls include port security, source-port filtering, MAC address lockout, RADIUS/TACACS+ and SSL.

The 2540 series of switches has been designed to integrate seamlessly with Aruba’s other IoT-enabled products, such as AirWave (network management), ClearPass (advanced security), Aruba Central (cloud-based network management) and Zero Touch Provisioning (device deployment). By combining various elements of the Aruba IoT product suite, organisations can create and manage their own IoT ecosystems and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programmes.

For further information and advice on Aruba’s new IoT product suite, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

Visit Us! At the eHealth Queensland Expo 2017

eHealth Expo 2017

Bacode Dynamics is exhibiting at the eHealth Queensland Expo; a key event in the digital healthcare calendar.

The expo will be an action-packed one day event on Wednesday, 17th May which will bring  together clinicians, healthcare professionals, IT experts, vendors, start-ups and academia to focus on digital transformation in healthcare. The event will feature a tradeshow and full program  of conference sessions from experts in the industry, followed by presentation of the eAwards and a sponsored cocktail function.

eHealth Queensland was established in response to the growing importance of  technology in the delivery of quality, safe and efficient healthcare. They're a fundamental support agency for  the delivery of health services to the community, supporting the ICT needs of the state’s 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and the Department of Health. eHealth is about enabling  greater access to information, anywhere, anytime – working towards a fully integrated healthcare system, where staff can easily access patient information, where and when they need it.

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

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