This year marks 40 years since the GS1 barcode was first scanned. While this took place in a retail environment, there’s no better time to celebrate the impact the barcode has made across industries. Join Honeywell Scanning & Mobility in observing key milestones in barcode history and looking ahead to what’s next for a technology that has changed our lives in ways we could never imagine.

Check out Tom's latest blog post regarding cargo scanning, enjoy our related curated video gallery, "The Artistic Beauty and Political Ugliness of Scanning—Caught on Video," and make sure to send us your captions for "The World's Most Bizarre Barcodes."