PDF417 (Driver's License) Overview

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.

Driver's License PDF417 Barcode


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 PDF417 by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable Driver's License (PDF417)

Disable PDF417 by scanning the barcode below.*:

Disable Driver's License (PDF417)

See full data reader programming guides for more info and troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage for 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 fill out a barcode support form.

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.

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