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Semacode is a software company based in Waterloo, Ontario, . Semacode: Company Information It is also this company's trade name for their machine-readable ISO/IEC 16022The first edition of iso-iec:16022 was 2000, replaced by 2006's second edition barcodes, which are used to encode URLs.

Semacodes are primarily aimed at being used with which have built-in , to quickly capture a address for use in the phone's . Semacodes are in fact encoded URLs.

The Semacode website states that Semacode tags are an "open system" and that tag creation is "completely unrestricted," with the SDK software tools being free of charge for non-commercial use. Semacode

Potential uses for Semacode tags are still being explored, and will complement development of the concept of using mobile phones as devices for information gathering and exchange. Suggestions from the website included:

  • placing Semacode tags on posters, such as those for concerts and public performances. Those interested could use their mobile phone to take a photo of the tag, which could link them directly to the web page where they could order tickets.
  • using Semacode tags and mobile phones to enable multilingual museum exhibits - a tag photographed at the exhibition entrance could set a language in the phone's web browser, and subsequent Semacode tags displayed at each exhibit could then link the phone's browser directly to a web page about the item, displayed in the user's language of choice.
  • placing Semacode tags on given to conference attendees. These tags could provide the corporate web address of each attendee's company, or their biography and contact details.

See also
  • an implementation of a similar concept invented in Japan.
  • PDF417
  • Object hyperlinking
  • High Capacity Color Barcode
  • an historical implementation of a similar concept introduced in the 1980s

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