Databar Applications

Fresh Food Products

Grocery retailers are marking loose produce with GS1 Databar Stacked Omnidirectional symbols.  Compared to manual key entry, this marking provides 100% accuracy, improves shrink control and differentiates conventional versus organic products.  Products include; Produce, Meat, Seafood, Deli, Dairy and Bakery.

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Coupons: North America

The GS1 Databar Expanded Stacked format is used for the updated GS1 Coupon Barcodes found on coupons used in North America as of 2011.

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Types of Databar Formats

Databar-14

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  • 14- digit encodation
  • Used for GTIN – 8,12,13,14
  • Omnidirectional scanning
  • Can be used at POS

DataBar-14 Stacked

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  • 14- digit encodation
  • Used for GTIN – 8,12,13,14
  • Omnidirectional scanning
  • Can be used at POS

 

DataBar Expanded

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  • Maximum encodation of 74 numeric/41 alphanumberic
  • All GS1 Application Identifiers can be utilized
  • Omnidirectional scanning
  • Can be used at POS

 

DataBar Expanded Stacked

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  • Maximum encodation of 74 numeric/41 alphanumberic
  • All GS1 Application Identifiers can be utilized
  • Omnidirectional scanning
  • Can be used at POS
  • Used for new coupon

GS1 Databar

GS1 DataBar (formerly known as RSS or Reduced Space Symbology) is a bar code symbology that was formally adopted by the global supply chain in January 2011. The GS1 DataBar can carry all 14 digits of a manufacture’s GTIN and is more than 50% smaller than the currently used UPC and EAN symbols. This makes it particularly useful for identifying small/hard-to-mark items such as produce and pharmaceutical items. Additionally, the GS1 DataBar symbol can carry GS1 Application Identifiers which allow additional information such as serial numbers, lot numbers, and expiration dates to be encoded.

The greater dimensional efficiency combined with the ability to encode additional data opens the doors for creating trade solutions that greater support product identification, traceability, quality control, and more flexible coding for coupon applications.

Features

  • Databar bar code symbols can encode all 14 digits of a GTIN-14 where UPC & EAN can not.
  • The Databar symbol is over 50% smaller than EAN/UPC so it can be used for smaller or hard to mark items.
  • Databar bar codes are not going to replace EAN/UPC symbols. Product manufacturers can decide the language they wish to use based on package design.
  • Databar symbols and GS1 Application Identifiers enable POS scanners to autodiscriminate between the various GS1 barcode languages.
  • Adoption of the Databar symbology has been critical in addressing enhanced coupon coding requirements.

 

  • UPC (GTIN-12)

  • ISBN/Books

  • Medical/UDI

  • Supply Chain

  • Assets/Inventory

  • Coupon

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UPC (GTIN-12)

There are a variety of different types of barcodes. However, the UPC (Universal Product Number) symbol is the most recognized barcode in the United States, since it appears on almost every retail product. The UPC symbol is the barcode representation of the GTIN-12 which consists of twelve numeric characters that uniquely identify a company’s individual product. The GTIN-12 number is part of the family of GS1 global data structures that employ 14 digits and can be encoded into various types of data carriers.

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ISBN/Books

A requirement for selling a book through booksellers, wholesalers, and distributors is the assignment of unique ISBN numbers for each title and for each book to be marked with a Bookland EAN barcode.

The Bookland symbol allows for encodation of ISBNs (the numbers publishers use to identify their products). Since an ISBN is unique to one particular title (or product), the corresponding Bookland EAN symbol is a title-specific marking which is unique for that title. For example, if a title is available in hard cover, soft cover and as an e-book, three unique ISBN Bookland EAN bar codes are required.

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Medical/UDI

The FDA UDI Mandate is part of a comprehensive healthcare traceability initiative to improve patient safety.  The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) requirement is rooted in holding each member of the supply chain responsible for ensuring each medical device is marked with a UDI barcode with data maintained on the FDA’s GUDID universal database.

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Supply Chain

Logistic barcodes such as the GS1-128 Shipping Label are used to track movement of a shipment within a supply chain.  Since suppliers are making shipments to a variety of trading partners it is essential to integrate the relevant standards and current technology.  The use of EDI and 2D barcodes which can encode much more data has transformed many supply chains.

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Assets/Inventory

The first step in designing an asset tracking system is to determine whether you are working with assets or inventory.  Assets are any items a company uses internally such as tools, equipment, furniture etc.  Inventory are items which are sold, distributed or used by a company.  The distinction between Assets and Inventory is essential in regards to how the items will be marked, scanned and stored.

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Coupon

The successful integration of GS1 DataBar Coupons has dramatically improved many promotions.  The interhent features including; value codes and automatic expiration date checking for retailers, has enabled more efficient redemption, much better security and better metrics to measure the performance of a campaign.

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Barcode Graphics

Barcode Graphics