Driver's License (PDF417) Overview

Driver's License PDF417 Barcode

PDF417 (Portable Data File) is a 2D, stacked linear barcode format used in a variety of applications such as transport, identification cards, and inventory management. The "417" signifies that each pattern in the code consists of 4 bars and spaces in a pattern that is 17 units long.

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Supported Host Device

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Products that Support Driver's License (PDF417)

(Enabled on all 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

 

Driver's License (PDF417) 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 Driver's License (PDF417) Symbology*:

To enable the Driver's License (PDF417) symbology scan the barcode below:

Enable Driver's License (PDF417)

Disable Driver's License (PDF417) Symbology*:

To disable the Driver's License (PDF417) symbology scan the barcode below:

Disable Driver's License (PDF417)

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 Driver's License (PDF417)?

A: Logistics, inventory management, airline, onboarding and check-in.


Q: How to verify if the person is over 21?

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

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Q: How to verify name and age only?

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/