GS1 DataBar is formerly named as Reduced Space Symbology or RSS. It is a small, compact barcode capable of identifying small items
and encodes more information than the UPC retail barcode. Because of it compactness, it offers benefits of smaller labels and reduced packaging costs.
By carrying more data like expiration date, item weight, sales area etc., it allows for better product traceability, authentication and categorization.
GS1 DataBar were endorsed and adopted by GS1 and is expected to be the next major barcode symbology used on many trade items. There is a sunrise date on 2010 for all trade scanning systems to be able to read GS1 DataBar barcodes.
GS1 DataBar LimitedGS1 DataBar Limited encodes a 14-digit EAN.UCC item identification with Indicator digits of 0 or 1 in a small symbol that will not be scanned at the point of sale.
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked is a GS1 DataBar-14 Truncated two-row formats. The top row is 5X high and the bottom row is 7X high with a 1X high separator pattern between the two rows. GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional is a full height RSS-14 two row format. A 3X high separator patternseparate the symbol rows.
GS1 DataBar TruncatedGS1 DataBar Truncated is structured and encoded the same as the standard GS1 DataBar-14 format, except its height is reduced to a 13X minimum. It may be used for small items when an Indicator digit greater than one is required. It is designed to be read by scanners such as wands, handheld lasers, and linear and CCD scanners. It cannot be read efficiently by omnidirectional slot scanners.
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