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What are QR codes?

A QR code (quick response code) is a type of 2D bar code that is used to provide easy access to information through a smartphone or other means. 

In this process, the device is pointed at a QR code, which is then scanned using the devices camera in order to access the information. In order to successfully scan a QR code, it is important that you use a scanner with 2D imaging capabilities, unlike 1D scanners which process barcodes differently.


Below is an example of a QR code:

If you are ensure about what types of scanners can process QR codes, see our list of popular 2D scanners below:

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