Barcodes are visual data, encoded into a machine-readable format. Invented in 1951, barcodes became popular when they began to be used for automated supermarket checkouts. Early barcodes (1D Barcodes) initially used vertical lines and spaces to encode numerical information, but due to their popularity and functionality, barcodes have since been developed and now employ a variety of machine-readable visual grids and matrices, containing many different types of information, such as price, personal data, ticket information.
Barcodes today are used in many different industries and can contain a wide variety of information. They are commonly used in retail for product identification, inventory, and pricing; in the Aviation industry for boarding passes and to track passenger bags; and in online marketing and advertising (known as QR Codes) to link consumers to data available on external sites.
Types of Barcodes
Composed of vertical lines and spaces, 1D barcodes are commonly used to encode information on in-store products. Sometimes, however, they can also be found in certain ID templates. Types of 1D barcodes include:
Code 39, 93, 128
Interleaved 2 of 5
Universal Product Codes – UPC-A, and UPC-E
European Article Numbering – EAN-8, and EAN-13
2D barcodes utilize grids or matrixes to store data. 2D barcode readers extract information from these patterns and convert it into a readable format. Regula Document Reader SDK can process:
Regula Document Reader SDK Barcode features
It utilizes high quality barcode scans. This is essential, due to the fact that barcodes on United States and Canadian driver licenses (the most commonly used ID document in these countries) require a very high-quality picture in order to extract extensive data such as— name, address, document validity date, document number, gender, height, eye color, etc.
Regula Document Reader SDK scans barcodes directly from the camera on any mobile device or, alternately, they can be captured via the web.
Reading and automatic parsing of 1D and 2D barcodes into text and graphic fields using the description in document templates (PDF417, QR, Aztec, etc)
AAMWA standard support for data format in PDF417 codes used in DLs and USA and Canadian ID cards. + PERFORM BARCODE FORMAT CHECK - barcode belongs to a certain DL - correct parameters, contents)
Regula Document Reader SDK supports IATA bar coded boarding passes
How we can help your business
- 3Check-In Automation
Create a customer-oriented process that will increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.4Age Verification
Quick and easy checks help you comply with legal age limits for live events or alcohol and tobacco sales5Fraud Prevention
Detect and combat fraud quickly and effectively.
Why choose us?
The biggest document database on the market, constantly updated with over 10k+ document templates, for 246 countries and territories and in 98 languages.
Regula identity and biometric verification solutions can both be tailored to your business.
Our on-premises SDKs are fully developed in house, in order to best meet your business needs.
Our Face SDK gives you the best possible level of security, and our Document Reader SDK keeps customer’s private data safe, ensuring that no sensitive data is stored.
We provide a free one-month trial license that lets you experience the benefits first hand.