Exploring the MSI Plessey Barcode

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Today we’re going to take a look at the lesser-known MSI Plessey barcode symbology. MSI Plessey (or Modified Plessey) was developed by the MSI Data Corporation to serve as an evolution of the original Plessey barcode, which was created in the early 1970s. The original Plessey barcode was developed for the library industry, though today the MSI Plessey code is typically used for inventory management in retail environments. You will commonly find these codes marking the shelves in supermarkets. Here’s an example:

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK supports MSI Plessey codes along with many other code types used in the retail, logistics and manufacturing industries.  Check out the video:



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