- It is used primarily in the distribution and warehouse industry.
- Encodes an even number of numerical characters.
- Supports variable length data content.
- Narrow to wide bar ratios from 1:2 up to 1:3 are supported. 1:2.5 is recommended.
- By default no checksum is verified.
- It has been standardised under ISO/IEC 16390.
- An optional mod10 checksum can be enforced.