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SSCC-18 / Bar Code 128    Bar Code 128 example
Bar Code 128 is a high density alpha-numeric bar code. It has 106 different characters and three subsets, A, B, & C, which are just different ways of interpreting the data encoded by the bar code. UCC / EAN 128 is another variation of subset C. Using the subset A or B Start code you can encode the entire ASCII character set, including control codes. With a subset C Start code you encode high density numeric data. Bar code 128 requires a checksum. Bar codes can be of variable length, although subset C requires an even number of digits.
  • Encodes: Full Alpha-Numeric plus high density numeric mode
  • Length: Variable
  • Checksum: Required

Bar code 128 is widely used in shipping, product labeling, coupons, and postal applications. The Serial Shipping Container Code, (SSCC-18) bar code is used as an identifier on shipments to track items. Note that this bar code only contains numbers. It has 18 digits, but the first two must always be 00 and the last digit is a checksum. The human readable portion shown above is formatted for people to read. The actual bar code does not include and spaces or parenthesis.

Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC-18)
Serial Shipping Container Code


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