Data Matrix Overview

Data Matrix Barcode

Data Matrix is a 2D barcode consisting of black and white cells or dots arranged in sqaure or retangular pattern. The data size can be from a few bytes up to 1556 bytes

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Supported Host Device

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Products that Support Data Matrix

(Enabled on D740, D745, D750, D755, D760, S740, S760 Socket Mobile barcode scanners)

Supported Business Application:

 

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mpbile's Capture SDK.

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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

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Programming

 

Data Matrix 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 Data Matrix Symbology*:

To enable the Data Matrix symbology scan the barcode below:

Enable Data Matrix Barcode

Disable Data Matrix Symbology*:

To disable the Data Matrix symbology scan the barcode below:

Disable Data Matrix Barcode

See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
*D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

 

Q: What is the typical usage for Data Matrix?

A: Food Industry and Commercial Applications


Q: How to remove number of characters from a Data Matrix?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: How to parse the data?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: https://barcode.tec-it.com/