After a barcode inspection is run, the Inspection panel appears. Color-coded barcodes and accompanying measurements of each can be reviewed.
1. Navigating differences
Click the Previous or Next arrow to navigate between inspected barcodes, each of which will be highlighted in the Inspection panel once selected.
Barcodes are color-coded and graded as follows:
A (Green): Overall grade of 3.5 or better. The barcode should scan easily the first time with most barcode scanning equipment.
B (Blue): Overall grade of 2.5 - 3.5. The barcode may scan easily the first time. If a second scan is required, there is a high probability of success.
C (Yellow): Overall grade of 1.5 - 2.5. The minimum grade that most barcodes should achieve.
D (Orange): Acceptable only if the barcode is printed on fiberboard.
F (Red): Failing grade.
N/A (Grey): Verification grading of this barcode symbol is not supported.
2. Zoom levels
For maximizing user experience during navigating through the differences, zoom levels were introduced. These zoom levels will determine how the tool is zooming in when reviewing the differences one-by-one.
The items are not zoomed in at all, the whole page is visible with the difference flashing, as such providing an overview of the entire inspected page. This zoom level is optimal for reviewing in an overall encompassing manner.
Items are zoomed in slightly, allowing a good overview of the relative position and the surroundings within the inspected page/area.
Items are zoomed in moderately, still allowing an overview of the relative position and the surroundings within the inspected page/area.
Items are zoomed in almost entirely, but allowing some overview of the surrounding area to a smaller extent, compared to Medium zoom level. The relative position is not clearly visible, only immediate surrounding area.
The difference is zoomed in completely, fitting the screen, without showing the surrounding area. This zoom level is optimal for reviewing small differences, without regard to the position of the difference compared to the inspected area.
Note: Medium/Large are the recommended zoom levels for optimizing user experience - having an overview of the difference, as well as the relative position within the inspected page/area.
3. Seeing your barcode inspection results
Navigating to a barcode automatically toggles on the Notes panel, where measurements for each are found.
A small sampling of the measurements of the selected barcode is highlighted, while a longer list can be accessed by clicking the Show more option at the bottom.
The list of measurements/characteristics for 1D (one-dimensional) is made up of the following:
Magnification (if applicable)
Min Edge Contrast
Bar Width Reduction (BWR)
The list of measurements/characteristics for 2D (two-dimensional) is made up of the following:
Fixed Pattern Damage
Unused Error Correction
Bar Width Reduction (BWR)
4. Accessing the Difference List
Click on the Difference List icon to maximize and see the measurements/characteristics of all the detected barcodes at once. The navigation functionalities at the top of the Inspection panel will automatically carry over to the Inspection panel once closed.
The individual barcodes measurements appear under the Master heading, click the Previous or Next arrow to navigate between barcodes, each of which will also be highlighted in the Inspection panel.
5. Show/Hide differences
Clicking Show differences displays thin, faint red boxes around all the differences found while keeping the selected difference in bold. To disable this view, click on the Hide differences button.
When using two monitors, you can pop out the tab as such maximizing user experience using a secondary screen.