Sticking barcodes a very easy task

Principals' predictions of 'potential chaos' failed to materialise when students got to grips with a new system of personalised barcode labels as this year's public examinations kicked off this week.

Saturday, 25 March, 2006, 12:00am

Officials to check out using barcodes

THE Government will seek $20 million to develop a supermarket-style barcode system in a bid to improve its record management which has been criticised as ''a mess'' and ''out-dated''.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

China no bar to coding

CHINA'S drive to modernise is reflected in its active role in both the Hong Kong Article Numbering Association (HKANA) Conference and the Scanning and Automation Pavilion of the SEARCC '93 exhibition.

Scheduled to run from yesterday until today, the HKANA conference will feature 16 speakers from around the world.

5 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Package tour leaves tracker at a loss

KEES Kuiken of Discovery Bay is an expert on keeping track of parcels flying around the world.

His employer, Hand Held Products, supplies the world's courier firms with barcode scanners, used for electronic tracking.

10 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Barcode decides winners

PACIFIC Place is using new barcode technology to instantly determine winners of its spring/summer fashion promotion.

In a special sales promotion programme, customers buying goods worth $400 or more from any Pacific Place retailer redeem their receipts for game cards which could win them a holiday in Asia.

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Council also wary of codes

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Prices higher at check-out'' (South China Morning Post, February 19).

The Consumer Council has long been concerned with the accuracy of bar code scanning for check-out.

In a recent article in CHOICE, consumers are advised to check closely the prices on display, while scanning is in progress.

5 Mar 1993 - 12:00am