Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK
ISBT 128 Support

What is ISBT 128?

ISBT 128 is the global information standard for labeling human medical products; such products include blood, tissue, cells, and organs. Particularly when it comes to dealing with items of a sensitive nature, ensuring the highest, most accurate standards possible is imperative. The International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) bears responsibility for the implementation and management of the ISBT 128 standard.

Encoding essential information regarding these types of biological products, ISBT 128 enables data to be easily and efficiently transmitted between computers and systems worldwide. A truly unifying standard, ISBT 128 offers users greater safety and fewer misreads, as well as the capacity to implement more specific component labeling.


How is ISBT 128 used?

The Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK Parser Plugin for ISBT 128 performs seamlessly to extract the appropriate information from the Code 128 linear bar code provided. Parsing the data required for your application, the Parser Plugin can provide specific details regarding a specimen’s origin, date of expiration, manufacturing date, lot number, and donation identification number, for example.

Facilitating what would otherwise be a lengthy and tedious process of extracting raw bytes has been a much appreciated enhancement for decoding and parsing such labels integral to the medical industry. Enabling developers to navigate instantaneously through this class of barcodes, the ISBT 128 Parser Plugin is an absolute time-saver.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports Code 128 detection and ISBT 128 parsing, enabling developers to gather relevant workflow and application data into their barcode scanning apps.

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