Barcode Details Panel 

This section describes the barcode details found in the panel of the same name. 

1D/Composite Barcode Parameters 

  • Type: Barcode type detected. 
  • Grade: Overall grade for the barcode. 
  • Decodability: Ease of barcode identification; the Application assigns a grade from A-F (100-0%). 
  • Magnification: Percentage (+/- 10%) that a barcode has been magnified based on a starting point of 100%; Based on width to accommodate truncated barcodes and can vary from 80% to 200% except for Interleaved 2 to 5-type codes. 
  • Symbol Contrast: Difference in contrast between the darkest and the lightest parts of a barcode; The system assigns a grade from A-F (100-0%). 
  • Min. Edge Contrast: Minimum contrast between a space and its adjacent bars; The Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F) (100-0%). 
  • Modulation: Ratio between symbol contrast and minimum edge contrast; The Application assigns a grade from A-F (100-0%). 
  • Defects: Amount of discrepancies in the reflectance of a barcode; the Application assigns a grade from A to F (100-0%). 
  • Decode: Determination of whether the barcode was generated correctly, with sufficient spacing between bars; The system assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F; 4 or 0). 
  • Min. Reflectance: Minimum reflectance value (darkest part of the barcode); the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F). 
  • Max Reflectance: Maximum reflectance value (the lightest part of the barcode); the Application assigns a rating from 100-0. 
  • BWR: Measure of the decrease in bar width needed to compensate for print gain; the Application assigns a measurement in mm. 
  • Decoded Value: Decoded value of the selected barcode. 
  • Quiet Zone: Blank margins bordering a barcode; the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F; Left% and Right %). 
  • Data Structure: Type of information that is embedded in the barcode; the Application analyzes applicable barcodes as either having valid (A) or invalid (F) data structures (GS1 data matrix and QR codes only). 
  • Narrow Bar: Width of the narrow bars comprising the barcode in mm; Higher DPI values yield results that are more precise; the Application assigns a grade from A-F. 
  • Wide Bar: Width of the wide bars comprising the barcode in mm; Higher DPI values yield results that are more precise; the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F). 
  • Wide to Narrow Ratio: Ratio that determines narrow and wide bar widths (NB: WB); The Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F). 
  • Gap: Amount of space between the last black bar of one character and the first of another in mm; the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F). 

2D Barcode Parameters 

  • Type: Barcode type detected. 
  • Grade: Overall grade for the barcode; See the table below for descriptions. 
  • Symbol Contrast: Difference in contrast between the darkest and the lightest parts of a barcode; the Application assigns a grade from A-F (100-0%). 
  • Modulation: Ratio between symbol contrast and minimum edge contrast; The Application assigns a grade from A-F. 
  • Decode: Determination of whether the barcode was generated correctly, with sufficient spacing between bars; the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F; 4 or 0). 
  • Axial Non-Uniformity: Difference in length of the two axes of the barcode; the Application assigns a grade from A-F (0-100%). 
  • Grid Non-Uniformity: Vector deviation of the barcode from an ideal position; the Application assigns a grade from A-F (0-100%). 
  • Fixed Pattern Damage: Damage done to the pattern; the Application assigns a grade from A-F. 
  • Unused Error Correction: Amount of unused error correction embedded in the barcode; the Application assigns a grade from A-F. 
  • Decoded Value: Decoded value of the selected barcode. 
  • BWR Horizontal: Measure of the decrease in horizontal bar width needed to compensate for print gain; the Application assigns a measurement in mm. 
  • BWR Vertical: Measure of the decrease in vertical bar width needed to compensate for print gain; the Application assigns a measurement in mm. 
  • Data Structure: Type of information that is embedded in the barcode; the Application analyzes applicable barcodes as either having valid (“A”) or invalid (“F”) data structures (GS1 data matrix and QR codes only). 
  • Cell Size: Height and width of a cell comprising the data matrix (QR code); the Application assigns a measurement in mm. 
  • Quiet Zone: Blank margins bordering a barcode; the Application assigns a pass-or-fail grade (A or F; Left% and Right %). 

Barcode Grades

  • Grade: A, Color: Green,
     Description: Overall grade of 3.5 or higher; The barcode should scan easily the first time with most barcode scanning equipment. 
  • Grade: B, Color: Blue,
    Description:
    Overall grade of 2.5 - 3.5; The barcode may scan easily the first time and there is a high probability of success if a second scan is performed. 
  • Grade: C, Color: Yellow,
    Description:
    Overall grade of 1.5 - 2.5; The minimum most barcodes should achieve. 
  • Grade: D, Color: Orange,
    Description:
    Acceptable only if the barcode is printed on fiberboard. 
  • Grade: F, Color: Red,
    Description:
    Failing grade. 
  • Grade: NA, Color: Grey,
    Description:
    Verification grade of the barcode symbol is not supported. 

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