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Bar Code Quesionnaire Results

These statistics are produced from the answers to the BarCode 1 Questionaire. Total number of people answering is 1016 with 673 End Users answering.

The following are the demographics for visitors to BarCode 1.

Why are you interested in bar code and automatic identification?

End Users: 66 %
Consultants: 7 %
Resellers: 7 %
Manufacturers: 6 %
Just Curious: 12 %

I authorize, buy, specify, or approve bar code or automatic identification equipment as part of my job:

Yes 77 %
No 23 %

Responses by country (Countries greater than 1% will appear):

USA:66 %
CANADA:4 %
UNITED KINGDOM:3 %
INDIA:2 %
OTHER: 22%

The following statistics are based only on answers from End Users.

UP indicates a increasing interest while DOWN indicates a decreasing interest.

My company plans to purchase within the next year the following bar code or auto ID products.

Fixed Bar Code Scanners 21 % DOWN
Handheld Bar Code Scanners 44 % DOWN
Portable Data Terminals 13 %
Portable Data Terminals with Integrated Scanner 17 % DOWN
RF/DC (RF Data Collection) Terminals/Products 10 %
RF/ID Tags/Readers 6 %
ID Cards/Readers/Encoders 10 %
Preprinted bar code Labels 17 %
Metal Tags With Bar Codes 5 %
Direct Bar Code Etching Equipment 4 %
Label Stock and Printer Supplies 28 % DOWN
Label Generating Software 32 % DOWN
Application Software (Inventory, POS, etc.) 25 % DOWN
Thermal Transfer Printers For Bar Code Printing 12 %
Direct Thermal Printers For Bar Code Printing 9 %
Laser Printers For Bar Code Printing 17 %
Ink Jet Printers For Bar Code Printing 9 %
Color Printers For Bar Code Printing 3 %
Bar Code Verifiers 10 %
2-Dimensional Bar Code Scanners/Equipment 7 %
OCR page reading software/equipment 6 %
Educational material/books about bar code and auto ID 18 % DOWN

My company has or is planning the following auto ID applications.

Asset Management 15 % DOWN
Access Control 9 %
Document Tracking 14 %
Factory Floor Data Collection 12 % DOWN
Inspection, Maintenance or QC 11 %
Inventory and Warehouse Control 41 % DOWN
Item Tracking (equipment tracking, tool crib tracking) 20 % DOWN
Labor Reporting, Scheduling, Time and Attendance 10 %
Order Entry 15 %
Package Tracking 14 %
Point-of-Sale 16 %
Production and Work-In-Progress Control 13 %
Property Identification 13 %
Shipping and Receiving 25 %
Medical Applications 4 %
Compliance Labeling (including UPC/EAN labeling of products) 12 %

We are or will be using portable data collection equipment:

At our company location 54 % DOWN
Away from our company location, in the field 19 %
We don't use portable data collection equipment 26 %

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