How to Decode PDF417 Barcodes

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PDF417 barcodes are a type of stacked, variable length, bidirectional 2D barcode. It is one of the most widely used 2D barcodes, most commonly found in logistics, transportation (boarding passes), government identification (driver licenses and identification cards), inventory and document management (postal packages). Some of the main features of PDF417 codes are: Encodes all 128…

Reading PDF417 Faster with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2 released

We are happy to announce the release of version 5.2 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. With our barcode scanning SDK, you can quickly and easily implement barcode reading capacities into your Web, desktop or mobile applications. Highlights in the new version: Improved the recognition performance for PDF417 with optimized localization and recognition algorithms. Improved recognition…

Extract Data from PDF417 of Driver Licenses

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According to the Card Design Standard by AAMVA, the PDF417 two-dimensional bar code symbology is the minimum mandatory machine-readable technology that must be present on compliant driving license/identification documents. The barcode encodes key information about the cardholder, including name, date of birth, sex, eye color, height and many others. There are two ways to extract data…

The Comprehensive Guide to 1D and 2D Barcodes

The Comprehensive Guide to 1D and 2D Barcodes

With so many barcode types, how do you choose the right one? In this article, we give you a comprehensive guide to 1D and 2D barcodes, covering 14 major barcodes types. Collectively, they cover the bulk of application needs. For 1D barcodes, they include: UPC-A UPC-E EAN 8 EAN 13 Industrial 2 of 5 Interleaved…

The Most Popular 2D Barcodes for Document Information Capture

  Dynamsoft contributed an article to Document Magazine that ran Jun 8, 2015. Start reading it below. Barcode technology was created in the 1940s and has really taken off in adoption rates ever since the 1970s. Today, it’s widely used in industries like retail, transportation, healthcare, logistics, public security and automated production. As technology in…

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