A barcode is an image
which contain information that can be digitally read.
The barcode image along with the ISBN/EAN data is called a
UPC, but people commonly call it the barcode.
The ISBN or EAN is a
10 or 13 digit number that uniquely indentifies your
All the numbers encoded in UPC and EAN
barcodes are known as Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN).
contains specific information that uniquely identifies the
product it is assigned to. A special scanner is used
to read the information on the barcode.
International Standard Book Number
EAN: European Article Number or International
UPC: Universal Product Code