GS1 Data Matrix Overview

Data Matrix Barcode

GS1 Data Matrix  is a variant of the Data Matrix symbology that conforms to GS1 specifications. It is mostly used as an identification system worldwide in the healthcare field and is built on a foundation of GTIN, lot number, expiry date, serial number, etc.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device


Products that Support GS1 Data Matrix

(This barcode is disabled by default)

for Apple


for Samsung


Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



GS1 Data Matrix is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable GS1 Data Matrix by scanning the barcode below*:

GS1 Data Matrix Enable

Disable GS1 Data Matrix by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable GS1 Data Matrix

See the full programming guide Opens Worldwide site for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage of GS1 Data Matrix?

A: Healthcare

Q: How to read the GTIN only?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: How to read the AIM ID?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.