# How is Pharmacode value calculated?

## How is Pharmacode value calculated?

Scanners read it from right to left and the principles they use to decipher the barcode is very simple: the figure is a sum where the narrow bars are 2n and the wide bars are 2*2n. The first value, that n takes when the reader, is on the right is 0.

### What is a laetus code?

Pharmacode (also known as the Laetus code) is a binary code, used in the pharmaceutical industry as a packing control system. It has single-track and double-track varieties and there are regular and mini options. Our software only supports single-track regular and mini options.

#### What is the difference between barcode and Pharmacode?

pharmacode is technically not really a barcode, at least not as we think of barcodes. While it does encode numerical data sort of like a UPC does, it does not have a start stop pattern, and thus pharmacode is meant to be scanned in one direction only.

What is Pharmacode in pharmaceutical industry?

Pharmacode, also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code, is a barcode standard, used in the pharmaceutical industry as a packing control system. It is designed to be readable despite printing errors.

What is 2D barcode in pharmaceutical packaging?

The 2D-barcode or, specifically, GS1-Datamatrix code is rapidly becoming the standard for electronic product coding in the healthcare industry. GS1-Datamatrix can be used to encode a significantly greater amount of data while maintaining a relatively small footprint (when compared to linear barcode).

## What is the difference between a 1D and 2D barcode?

Linear (1D) codes tend to be used in scenarios where the associated data is prone to changing frequently (i.e., pricing or the contents of a container). 2D barcodes are used where there may not be database connectivity, where space is limited, and where larger amounts of data are required.

### What is a GS1 Data Matrix?

GS1 DataMatrix is a matrix (2D or two-dimensional) barcode which may be printed as a square or rectangular symbol made up of individual dots or squares. This representation is an ordered grid of dark and light dots bordered by a finder pattern.

#### What is the difference between Data Matrix and QR code?

Data Matrix codes are physically smaller than QR codes, offering high data density in a very small size, making them an ideal solution for marking individual product parts, where space might be limited. The US Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) recommends using Data Matrix for labelling small electronic components.

How do I get a EAN number?

The EAN/UPC number of your product is a code of up to 14 digits that can be found on the product packaging or on the back of your product. It is usually the number printed under the barcode of the type “101218OS0000XX” where XX is your personal product number.

How do I find my EAN code?

An EAN-13 number includes a 3-digit GS1 prefix (indicating country of registration or special type of product). A prefix with a first digit of “0” indicates a 12-digit UPC-A code follows….Composition

1. GS1 prefix – 3 digits.
2. Manufacturer code – variable length.
3. Product code – variable length.
4. Check digit.