- Used in a wide range of applications.
- The barcode data can be encode numerical data only or two different subsets of the ASCII table. Combinations of the three different modes can be used in a single code.
- Supports variable length data content.
- A mandatory checksum is verified.
- It has been standardised under ISO/IEC 15417.
- GS1 codes are identified to signal that application identifiers are present (GS128).