Barcode Guide

GS1

GS1 is an international non-profit standards body that develops and maintains its own standards for automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) in the supply chains of multiple industries worldwide. GS1 allocates and manages company prefixes for use in UPC, EAN, and JAN barcodes. Its member organizations are located in over 110 countries. GS1 US is the United States member organization.

ClosedGS1 Identification Keys

ClosedGS1 Data Carriers

Standards that pertain to the GS1 customized barcode symbologies include:

  • GS1 General Specifications

  • ISO/IEC 6523 Information technology - Structure for the identification of organizations and organization parts

  • ISO/IEC 15418 Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance

  • ISO/IEC 15420 Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - EAN/UPC bar code symbology specification

  • ISO/IEC 19988 Information technology - GS1 Core Business Vocabulary (CBV)

  • ISO/IEC 24723 Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - GS1 Composite bar code symbology specification

  • ISO/IEC 24724 Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - GS1 DataBar bar code symbology specification

  • ISO/TS 18530 Health Informatics - Automatic identification and data capture marking and labelling - Subject of care and individual provider identification

For more information, see http://www.gs1.org/.

 


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