Matrix 2 of 5 Overview


A member of the Code 2 of 5 faulty which was developed in 1968. The "2 of 5" derives from the five elements (bars and spaces) that are used to encode each character, two are wide and three are narrow.

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

Supported Host Device


Supported Business Application:


Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK.


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

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Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK




Matrix 2 of 5 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 Matrix 2 of 5 by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable Matrix 2 of 5

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

Disable Matrix 2 of 5

See the full programming guide 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 for Matrix 2 of 5?

A: Warehouse and Airline ticket marking 

Q: How to parse the data?

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

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.