MicroPDF417 Barcode FAQ & Tutorial
MicroPDF417 is two-dimensional (2D), multi-row symbology, derived from PDF417 that encodes up to 150 bytes. All of our MicroPDF417 products were created from ISO/IEC 24728. Micro-PDF417 is designed for applications requiring improved area efficiency, and is used for Composite Codes in GS1 DataBar. IDAutomation provides Micro-PDF417 capability in all products that support DataBar, including the Barcode Label Software, Image Generator, .NET Windows Forms Control, Streaming Barcode Server for IIS and the Java Barcode Packages.
Specifics about the symbology are as follows:
X and Y Dimension:
Number of data columns: 1 - 4.
Number of rows: 4 - 44 in defined combinations with the number of columns.
Several methods are available that enable generation and printing of MicroPDF417 barcode symbols:
The most common method of decoding symbols is with a hand-held Micro PDF Capable Barcode Scanner. Because MicroPDF417 is not a common symbology, most barcode scanners must be configured from the manual before they will read and decode the symbols.
In some cases, it may be desired to have the scanner trigger a form or action in an application. IDAutomation has documented easy methods of accomplishing this in the USB Barcode Scanner Application Integration Guide.