A closer look at 1-D barcodes
Cognex DataMan and MX series of industrial, image-based barcode readers decode 1-D and 2-D codes, from printed labels to the hardest to read direct part mark (DPM) codes, and deliver industry-leading read rates.
Bryan Boatner, 05-17-2016
1-D barcodes are linear codes that contain up to 25 characters of numeric-only or alphanumeric data. Each character in the code represents something different about the product and a database provides information on what each character means.
In most cases, 1-D barcodes are read from left to right. The widths of the spaces and bars relate to a specific character in the barcode. Most 1-D barcodes typically include the following elements:
Want to learn more? Visit the Symbologies section of the Cognex website for in-depth information barcode specifications and advantages and disadvantages of each barcode format.