- Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique
The Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique (PLANET)
barcodeis used by the United States Postal Serviceto identify and track pieces of mail during delivery - the Post Office's "CONFIRM" services.
The PLANET barcode is either 12 or 14 digits long. This limitation is contributing to its supersession by
* identifies mailpiece class and shape
* identifies the Confirm Subscriber ID
* includes up to 6 digits of additional information that the Confirm subscriber chooses, such as a mailing number, mailing campaign ID or customer ID
* ends with a
POSTNET, PLANET barcodes encodes the data in half- and full-height bars. Also like POSTNET, the barcode always starts and ends with a full bar (often called a guard rail) and each individual digit is represented by a set of five bars using a two-out-of-five code. However, in POSTNET, the two bars are full bars; in PLANET, the two-of-five are the short bars. As with POSTNET, the check digit is calculated by summing the other characters and calculating the single digit which, when added to the sum, makes the total divisible by 10.
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