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Bar Code Specification Links & Reference Sources

The following is a list of trade organizations where you can obtain specifications on several of the popular bar code symbologies:

AIM-USA (Automatic Identification Manufacturers)
634 Alpha Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 663-8588
(412) 963-8753 Fax

Uniform Symbol Specification - Code 39 
Uniform Symbol Specification - Interleaved 2 of 5 
Uniform Symbol Specification - Code 128 
Uniform Symbol Specification - Codabar 
Uniform Symbol Specification - Code 93 
Uniform Symbol Specification - Code 16K 
Uniform Symbol Specification - PDF417 
Uniform Symbol Specification - DataMatrix 
Uniform Symbol Specification - MaxiCode 

Uniform Code Council (UCC)
8163 Old Yankee Road, Suite J
Dayton, OH 45458
(513) 435-3870
(513) 435-4749 Fax

UPC Symbol Specification Manual 

EAN International
Rue Royale 29
B-1000 Bruxelles
(011) 32 2 218 76 74
(011) 32 2 218 75 85 Fax

General Specifications for European Article Numbering (EAN) 

Japanese Standards Association
1-24, Akasaka 4, Minato-Ku
Tokyo 107 Japan

Bar Code Specifications for Japanese Article Numbering (JAN) 

Symbol Technologies, Inc.
116 Wilbur Place
Bohemia, NY 11716
(516) 563-2400
(516) 244-4645 Fax

MSI (Modified Plessey) 

US Postal Service (or contact your local Post Office)
Marketing Department
Regular Mail Services Division
US Postal Service HQ
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Room 5541
Washington DC 20260-6336

A Guide to Business Mail Preparation
(Publication 25, Postnet & FIM) 

International Standard Book Number-United States Agency
121 Chanlon Road
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 665-6770
(908) 665-2895


Automatic ID News

195 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
(908) 549-3000
(908) 549-8927 FAX

ID Systems

174 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-9631
(603) 924-7408 FAX

Manufacturing Systems

191 South Gary Avenue
Carlo Stream, IL 60188
(708) 665-1000
(708) 462-2225 FAX

Warehousing Management

One Chilton Way
Radnor, PA 19089
(610) 964-4000
(610) 964-4251 FAX



Produced and Managed by
Advanstar Expositions
7500 Old Oak Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44130

(216) 243-8100
(216) 826-2801 Fax

Scan-Tech is the largest exposition for the ID industry and is traditionally held in the fall.
Manufactures exhibit their latest product offerings including thermal printers, software, bar code
scanners, services, etc. Seminars are also offered over a three day period including new
technology, case studies, specific applications, and bar code introductory courses.


Using Bar Codes: Why It's Taking Over
David Jarrett Collins and Nancy Nasuti Whipple
Data Capture Institute, May 1994
ISBN: 0-9627406-1-6

Understanding Bar Code
James R. Plunkett
Computer Applications, June 1993
ISBN: 1-884322-17-4

Lines of Communication: Bar Code and Data Collection
Craig K. Harmon
Helmers Publishing, June 1994
ISBN: 0-1911261-07-9

The Bar Code Book: Reading, Printing, and Specification
of Bar Code Symbols
Roger C. Palmer
Helmers Publishing, 1995
ISBN: 0-911261-09-5

Automatic ID: Questions and Answers
Richard B. Meyers
Advanstar Communications, September 1992
ISBN: 0-929870-08-5

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