Barcode Intelligence - Component - EPC GS1 Encoding/Decoding
GS1 is a standard that is used for supply chain across multiple industries from retail to healthcare. GS1 can be used in barcodes and increasingly in RFID tagging to make identification and tracking of products or assets easier across industries. This API provides multiple methods to decode different parts of a GS1 Compliant RFID tag as well as Barcodes.
The APIs output standard application identifiers (AI codes) to aid in identifying the item. There are also several APIs that enable the conversion of converting data from GS1 compliant RFID tags to barcodes or reverse. Utilizing this in combination with a Read-to-Cloud or Scan-to-Cloud API allows you to get the most out of it. This API does not validate the data with any GS1 databases.
Sample Use Cases
This API can be used in a distribution center to read and sort shipments allowing relabeling and distribution. Using one of the decoding APIs to track a pallet, it can be then converted into cases for reshipment and relabeled with the proper GS1 tag for the items.
This API could also be used in a hospital to enable easy tracking of the distribution of pharmaceuticals throughout the facility, making it easy to find the relevant product information.
While this API does not require devices directly to utilize it, it should be used with a barcode scanner or RFID reader. It can be used with a scanner app on a phone, a mobile computer, or a hand scanner. Fixed readers or peripheral readers are supported. Zebra scanners, mobile computers, and RFID readers are recommended for speed and accuracy.
Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
- Throughput: Based on pricing plan selected. Basic = 1 call every 2 seconds
- Response Time: Average is < 200ms.
- Uptime: 99%
- Support: Visit the Forums or Help.
A Zebra Savanna application key is required for using and testing this API. See the Getting Started Guide for instructions on obtaining a key.
Tags: Search, RFID, Scanner