New Camera Phone Bar Code System
Olympus Corp. has announced that it has developed a new bar code system that enables camera cellular phones to read STCodes that are printed on newspapers, etc. A service will be launched March 4 in which a cell phone that reads the code printed on a newspaper, for example, will automatically connect to a specific Web site that will then transmit an audio format of the selected article.
The two-dimensional code, called STCode, consists of tiny dots placed within a square measuring 7mm per side. The new code takes up less space than other codes that can be read by camera cell phones and is easier to read even if the print is smudged or bent.Continue >>