Industrial 2 of 5 Overview

Industrial 2 of 5 is a linear barcode symbology characterized by its simplicity and longevity. It is based on encoding digits from 0 to 9 using a pattern of thick and thin bars. Despite its name, the code doesn't only contain two and five digits but can contain any number of numeric digits, which are usually presented in pairs. It's often used in the warehousing and industrial sectors due to its ability to be printed directly onto corrugated cardboard. While less common today due to the lack of alphanumeric and full ASCII support, it remains in use in specific industries and applications.

Industrial 2 of 5 sample barcode


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 Industrial 2 of 5 by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable Industrial 2 of 5

Disable Industrial 2 of 5 by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable Industrial 2 of 5

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Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage for Industrial 2 of 5?

A: Warehouse management, manufacturing, airlines, photo labs, and sometimes libraries.

Q: How to remove number of characters from Industrial 2 of 5?

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

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.

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