GS1 capture standards are used to create barcodes, QR codes, RFID and EPC tags that can be read with a scanner. They function as carriers of all encoded information about products, packages and many other items.

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StandardWhat it isUsageExample
EAN-13 and EAN-8barcodeconsumer products and outer packagingmilk, shampoo
ITF-14barcodeonly packages that do not pass through a checkoutcartons, corrugated board
UPC-A and UPC-Ebarcodeimported packages from the USA and Canadaproducts
GS1-128barcodepackaging, logistic units, inventorypallets, electricity meters, electrical installations
GS1 DataMatrix2D codepackaging, equipment, construction materialsplanks, medicine cans, medical equipment
QR code2D codescanning with mobile or tabletproducts
EPC/RFIDRFID tagcommunication between RFID tag and readerproducts, clothing
GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS2)traceability solutioneventsproducts, parties
GS1 General Specificationsbasic specification for GS1 standardsall standards for labelingall areas

Application identifiers

IdentifierWhat it isUsageExample
GS1 Application Identifiersprefixes used in barcodes and EPC/RFID tags GS1-128, GS1 DataMatrix, Data Matrix, QR and GS1 DataBarBatch/lot number, serial number, expiration date


ServiceWhat it isUsageExample
BarcodeCheckquality assurance of barcodesreadability, content, qualitypackaging

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