Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v7.2 Adds Support for DataBar

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Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v7.2 release date: Sep 24th

In version 7.2, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader added support for several new symbologies: DataBar, Patch Code, Micro QR Code and Micro PDF417. In this article, we provide a brief introduction to DataBar and all its variations.

DataBar is a family of linear symbologies used within the GS1 system. There are three types of GS1 DataBar symbols and seven DataBar variations. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader can read all the variations. The new symbologies are supported in all editions, including:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile
Reference: https://www.gs1.org/sites/default/files/docs/barcodes/GS1_General_Specifications.pdf

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The First Group of GS1 DataBar Symbols

The first type has four variations:

GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional

The GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional dimensions are 96X wide, starting with a 1X space and ending with a 1X bar, by 33X high (where X is the width of a module). 33X is the minimum height of the symbol but the actual height of the symbol used depends on the specific application requirements.

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GS1 DataBar Truncated

The GS1 DataBar Truncated barcode is a reduced height variation of the GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional barcode that is designed for small items that will not need to be read by omnidirectional scanners. Its dimensions are 96X wide by 13X high (where X is the width of a module).

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GS1 DataBar Stacked

The GS1 DataBar Stacked barcode is a reduced height two-row variation of the GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional barcode that is designed for small items that will not need to be read by omnidirectional scanners. Its dimensions are 50X wide by 13X high (where X is the width of a module).

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GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional

The GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional barcode is a full height, two-row variation of the GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional barcode that is designed to be read by an omnidirectional scanner, such as a retail slot scanner. Its dimensions are 50X wide by 69X high (where X is the width of a module). 69X is the minimum height of the symbol but the actual height of the symbol used depends on the specific application requirements.

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The Second Group of GS1 DataBar Symbols — GS1 DataBar Limited

The second group of of GS1 DataBar Symbol comprises only one variation. It’s ideal for use on small items that will not be scanned in an omnidirectional scanning environment.

GS1 DataBar Limited

The GS1 DataBar Limited barcode is designed for small items that will not need to be read by omnidirectional point-of-sale (POS) scanners. Its dimensions are 79X wide, starting with a 1X space and ending with a 5X space, by 10X high (where X is the width of a module).

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The Third Group of GS1 DataBar Symbols — GS1 DataBar Expanded Variations

The third type has two variations:

  • GS1 DataBar Expanded (a single row variation)
  • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked (a multi-row stacked variation)

GS1 DataBar Expanded (a single row variation)

The GS1 DataBar Expanded barcode has a variable width (from 4 to 22 symbol characters, or a minimum of 102X wide and a maximum of 534X wide) and is 34X high (where X is the width of a module). The symbol starts with a 1X space and ends with either a 1X bar or space.

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GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked (a multi-row stacked variation)

The GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked barcode is a multi-row stacked variation of GS1 DataBar Expanded. It can be printed in widths of 2 to 20 segments and can have from 2 to 11 rows. Its structure includes a 3X high separator pattern between rows.

GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked is used when the symbol area or print mechanism is not wide enough to accommodate the full single-row GS1 DataBar Expanded symbol. It is designed for variable weight products, perishable products, traceable retail products, and coupons.

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About Dynamsoft Barcode Reader

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader

  • Reads multiple barcodes in one image
  • Supports various image file formats including JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, and PDF
  • Supports single-page and multi-page PDF
  • Detects barcodes at any orientation and rotation angle
  • Decodes barcodes from out-of-focus, pixelated, damaged, or distorted images

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