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NOSCO, BTI unite to promote RSS bar code use. (Industry News).

Barcode Technology Inc. (BTI BTI Beverage Testing Institute
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BTI British American Tobacco (stock symbol)
BTI Boston Theological Institute
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BTI BioTechnology Institute
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) and The NOSCO Printing Group have joined forces to facilitate the bar coding of drugs and medical products with reduced space symbology sym·bol·o·gy  
1. The study or interpretation of symbols or symbolism.

2. The use of symbols.

1. the study and interpretation of symbols. Also called symbolism.
 (RSS (Really Simple Syndication) A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for "Rich Site Summary" and "RDF Site Summary. ) bar codes. BTI's RSS software package is the standard for setting variants of RSS bar codes.

"As the name implies, RSS bar codes can be small enough to fit on every product in the health care system, down to unit dose," says Ronald J. Barngurg, senior vice president for BTI, which is based in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.

"NOSCO worked with the Uniform Code Council committee during the system testing of RSS codes," says Russell S. Haraf, president of NOSCO. "We were able to print bar codes set by BTI software on extremely small labels that scanned successfully at hospital bedsides during the testing," he adds. "Our customers that provide drugs, medical devices and supplies want to make sure that they are in compliance with FDA FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FDA, See Food and Drug Administration.

FDA, the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration.
 regulations and contract requirements. They can now access a complete system solution through NOSCO, with BTI's RSS bar code solutions."

The NOSCO Printing Group, Gurnee, IL, is a supplier of printed packaging to the pharmaceutical industry, with a line of products that includes cartons, labels and inserts.
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