Bulk Barcode Generator for MSI Plessey


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1. Enter barcode data in Excel for print bulk labels. 3. Generate sequence numbers for make barcodes.
2. Design barcode label with text, logo. 4. Print barcode label sheet to Avery 5160, 5161, 5162 . . .
5. Print barcode label on command line. 6. Add Ascii key to barcode: Tab, Enter, File Separator. etc.

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Barcode Technology - Plessey Barcode               Hide the description

The MSI Plessey barcode has been designed by the Plessey Company, England in 1971. It has been used in libraries and stores.

The code can display only the number 0-9 and has no fixed length. Today this type of code is outdated and is no longer used. Because of this most barcode scanners can not recognize this type of code.

Valid characters: 0123456789

MSI Plessey is one of the many barcode formats currently in use.

A Barcode is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form.

The barcode formats has two categories:

One-dimensional (1D) --- Barcodes represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines.

Two-dimensional (2D) --- Using rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns to represented data.

MSI Plessey is 1D barcode.


MSI Plessey is variable with no fixed length.

Check digit:

No check digit.

Human Readable:

Most barcodes display their corresponding values below them, which makes it possible to human read and manually  enter the barcode values into the equivalent system when the barcode label is worn out and cannot be read by the barcode scanner.

The Advantages of using barcodes:

Using a barcode system can make the working process simple and easy, so it can reduces the employee training time. It only takes a few minutes to master the barcode scanner to collecting data, employees no need to familiar with the entire inventory or pricing process. This also reduces the cost of employee training.

The barcode system is very versatile, it can be used for any necessary data collection. This may include pricing or inventory information or management information service system. In addition, because barcodes can be affixed to almost any surface, they can be used not only to track the product itself, but also to track the production process, shipments and equipments.

The barcode system provide better data. Because a barcode can store various information such as inventory and pricing, especially when using QR Code, it can store thousands of characters, so the data stored in the barcode can be quickly obtained by the barcode reader, this fast turnaround ensures that time is not wasted on data entry or retrieval. In addition, the barcode can be customized to include other relevant information as needed. They provide fast and reliable data for various applications.

When barcodes are used in management information systems, they can promote better decision-making. Because data is obtained quickly and accurately, you can quickly obtain a full range of information for the entire company or organization, so it is possible to make more informed decisions. Better decisions can ultimately save time and money.

Barcodes are cheap and user-friendly, providing an indispensable tool for tracking data from pricing to inventory. The end result of a comprehensive bar code system is reduced overhead.


FAQ About MSI Plessey Barcode


What is the historical origin of MSI Plessey barcodes?

The MSI Plessey barcode is a digital barcode that was first developed by the British company Plessey in the 1970s and was originally used to mark supermarket shelves.

It is a continuous, asymmetric barcode consisting of barcode symbols represented by the numbers 0-9, a start symbol, and an end symbol.

MSI Plessey barcodes are still used in some areas, such as libraries, supermarkets, warehouses, etc. It can be used to identify products, quantities and other information on shelves.


Structural features of MSI Plessey barcodes

Each character contains four bars and four spaces, and each pair of bars and spaces forms an information bit.
The information bit "0" consists of a narrow bar and a wide space, and the information bit "1" consists of a wide bar and a narrow space.

The barcode begins with a "guard" character, indicating the starting point of the barcode, followed by the encoded data. Next is an optional check digit. The check digit is followed by another guard character indicating the end of the barcode.

MSI Plessey supports multiple types of check digits, the most commonly used is Mod-10.

MSI Plessey can only encode numbers, not letters.


Who developed the MSI Plessey barcode standard?

The MSI Plessey barcode standard is developed by MSI Data Corporation.

The purpose of this standard is to provide a digital barcode for use on shelves in supermarkets, storage warehouses and other storerooms. This makes it easy to identify the products on the shelves, the quantities that should be placed and other relevant information.


What is the difference between MSI Plessey barcode and Plessey barcode?

MSI Plessey barcode is a variant of Plessey barcode, named after MSI Data Corporation.

MSI Plessey barcodes use a binary format, with black stripes representing "1" and spaces representing "0". Plessey barcode uses quaternary format, each character includes 4 bars and 4 spaces, and each pair of bars and spaces constitutes an information bit.

MSI Plessey barcodes can only encode numbers, not letters. Plessey barcodes can encode numbers and letters.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of MSI Plessey barcodes?


MSI Plessey barcodes are available in any length and can be used to encode large amounts of information.


MSI Plessey barcodes can only encode numbers, not letters. Binary formats are also inefficient and error-prone.


What are the application scenarios of MSI Plessey barcodes?

Shelves in supermarkets, storage warehouses and other storerooms used to identify products, quantities and information.

Library and retail applications for managing books and merchandise.


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