MicroPDF417 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS

MicroPDF417 is a 2D barcode based on PDF417. MicroPDF417 is designed to encode a moderate amount of data into a very compact symbol. MicroPDF417 offers more data storage than linear (1D) barcodes, up to 150 binary, 250 alphanumeric or 366 numeric digits, and includes Error Correction Code (ECC) for error-free reading even when a symbol is partially lost or destroyed. MicroPDF417 can be used in conjunction with GS1 linear barcodes to create composite barcodes.

LEADTOOLS MicroPDF417 SDK Technology

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Composite MicroPDF417 Barcodes

MicroPDF417 can be used in conjunction with various linear 1d barcode symbols to create GS1 Composite Code A (CC-A) or Composite Code B (CC-B) barcodes. A GS1 Composite barcode is a group of two barcodes, one linear and one 2 dimensional. The linear barcode symbol can be comprised of an EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A, UPC-E, GS1-128 or GS1 Databar and usually contains the primary data, while the 2D barcode contains related supplementary data such as expiration date and product weight. CC-A can encode up to 56 digits of alphanumeric data and CC-B can encode up to 338 digits.

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