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:

  1. A (Green): Overall grade of 3.5 or better. The barcode should scan easily the first time with most barcode scanning equipment. 

  2. 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. 

  3. C (Yellow): Overall grade of 1.5 - 2.5. The minimum grade that most barcodes should achieve. 

  4. D (Orange): Acceptable only if the barcode is printed on fiberboard. 

  5. F (Red): Failing grade. 

  6. 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.

No Zoom

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.

Small

Items are zoomed in slightly, allowing a good overview of the relative position and the surroundings within the inspected page/area.

Medium

Items are zoomed in moderately, still allowing an overview of the relative position and the surroundings within the inspected page/area.

Large

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.

Maximum

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:

  1. Decoded value

  2. Type

  3. Grade

  4. Decodability

  5. Magnification (if applicable)

  6. Symbol Contrast

  7. Min Edge Contrast

  8. Modulation

  9. Defects

  10. Decode

  11. Quiet Zone

  12. Narrow Bar

  13. Wide-To-Narrow Ratio

  14. Wide Bar

  15. Data Structure

  16. Min Reflectance

  17. Max Reflectance

  18. Bar Width Reduction (BWR)

The list of measurements/characteristics for 2D (two-dimensional) is made up of the following:

  1. Decoded value

  2. Type

  3. Grade

  4. Symbol Contrast

  5. Modulation

  6. Decode

  7. Axial Non-Uniformity

  8. Grid Non-Uniformity

  9. Fixed Pattern Damage

  10. Unused Error Correction

  11. Data Structure

  12. Bar Width Reduction (BWR)

  13. Cell Size

  14. Quiet Zone


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.