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Area university on the cutting edge


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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- An area university leads the way with new technology.

Starting soon, UW Marshfield/Wood County will use barcodes.

However, the images are different from those you see at stores.

With a smart phone and the correct application you can scan the code.

It will link users to websites or even download information. The university will print barcodes on business cards so contact information can be immediately downloaded.

"The high school tech generation, they're all over that. So if nothing else, I think it will demonstrate the fact that UW Marshfield/Wood County has a commitment to technology and being on the cutting edge," Director of University Relations Melissa Lake said.

School leaders believe they're the first in the UW system to start using the technology.

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