The Global Language of Business

The following section outlines the barcode symbol types that shall be used to encode the SSCC.

B.1 Barcodes for use with an SSCC - Image 0 Note: Some scanning systems may be able to handle 2D barcodes as well as 1D barcodes. In these environments, 2D symbols may be used in addition to linear symbols.

A barcode consists of the barcode symbol, also known as data carrier, and the associated and encoded data value of the identification key printed in the so called Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) below or next to the symbol.

A data carrier is a means of representing data in machine readable form. Data carriers that are endorsed by GS1 and are suitable for the ISBT 128 are described below in sections B.2 and B.4.

Further information can be found in the GS1 General Specifications


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