DAYTON, Ohio -- GS1, the global bar code standards body based in Brussels, Belgium, has unofficially set Jan. 1, 2008 as a voluntary "sunrise" deadline by which retailers will be expected to employ scanning equipment that can scan reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes. The RSS code, which has been available for several years but has been slow to be adopted by the retail industry, is a small bar code containing 14 digits. It was designed for products too small for traditional bar code ...

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