Code 128 Overview


Code 128 is a linear barcode that can encode all 128 ASCII character set. It is commonly used for several implementations and is referred to as ISBT 128, GS1-128, UCC-128, EAN-128 and USS Code 128.

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Supported Host Device


Supported Business Application:


Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mpbile'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.

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

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




Code 128 symbology 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 Code 128 Symbology*:

To enable the Code 128 symbology scan the barcode below:


Disable Code 128 Symbology*:

To disable the Code 128 symbology scan the barcode below:


See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
* If Code is 128 is disabled, perform a Factory Reset to revert the barcode scanner back to enable Code 128.
*D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ


Q: What is the typical usage for Code 128?

A: Shipping Industry to identify containers and items, packaging and wholesale industry to identify items and Healthcare, drugs and medical equipment industry.

Q: How to remove number of characters from Code 128?

A: App coming soon, please contact

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Q: How to parse the data?

A: App coming soon, please contact

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: