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Compliance for 2D barcodes at Point of Sale (POS)

Compliance for 2D Barcodes at Point of Sale (POS)

Updated | 30 April 2024

Ambition 2027

Ensure retail POS systems can read and process 2D barcodes powered by GS1 by 2027.

Manufacturers of POS scanners

This information is provided by each scanner manufacturer based on the “2D capable” criteria.

As retailers transition to accepting 2D barcodes powered by GS1 at point-of-sale, this continually-updated table lists the readiness status of various scanner models from major manufacturers around the world.

What does it mean (technically) to say a scanner is fully 2D capable to meet the Ambition 2027?

Can recognise, decode and deliver information from all 3 types of retail 2D barcodes.

Can handle reversed reflectance (a.k.a. inverse video) as well as normal reflectance for all 3 types of retail 2D barcodes.

Results in less than 300 milliseconds for high-speed bioptic scanners, and under 500 milliseconds for presentation and an activated handheld device.

Scanner is configurable by the retailer to transmit their desired data (GTIN or GTIN + additional data) from one or all the GS1 compliant retail barcodes.

Able to support Modes 1, 2 and 3. Refer to 7.5.2 2D in Retail scanning modes for more details.

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*DISCLAIMER. The information on this page has been provided by the companies listed. For retailers that wish to evaluate their installed scanners for upgradeability, it is recommended that they work with their POS solution providers or system integrators to perform pilots before full-scale implementation. THIS WEB PAGE, DOCUMENT OR INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS. GS1 disclaims all liability for any damages arising from use or misuse of this information, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory damages, and including liability for infringement of any intellectual property rights, relating to use of information in or reliance upon this document. GS1 retains the right to make changes to this document at any time, without notice.

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