Channel Code

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Channel Code

Channel Code is a linear, continuous, self-checking, bidirectional barcode symbology that encodes between two and seven digits in a short space.

Standards: ANSI/AIM BC12 - USS Channel Code.

Data and Options

  • The data field can hold zero prefixed values from any of the following ranges:
    • Channel 3: 00-26
    • Channel 4: 000-292
    • Channel 5: 0000-3493
    • Channel 6: 00000-44072
    • Channel 7: 000000-576688
    • Channel 8: 0000000-7742862
  • The channel is determined to be one more than the number of digits given in the data field.
  • The shortfinder option generates a symbol with a shortened finder pattern.
  • The includecheck option appends an optional check bar suffix.

Examples

A channel 3 symbol holding the value five:

Data:    05
Options: includetext
Encoder: channelcode

A channel 4 symbol holding the value 123:

Data:    123
Options: includetext
Encoder: channelcode

A channel 4 symbol holding the value five including optional check bars:

Data:    005
Options: includetext includecheck
Encoder: channelcode

A channel 3 symbol holding the value 26 with a shorteded finder pattern:

Data:    26
Options: shortfinder includetext
Encoder: channelcode