OneCodeSOLUTION Barcode is a mailing
barcodeused by the United States Postal Service(USPS). Each barcode can be 20, 25, 29, or 31 digits long, depending on the type of ZIP code(the U.S. postal code) present. Each digit has four possible states, numbered 0 to 3.
This barcode creates problems for mailers using older ink jet printing technology, as the manufacturer may not provide a
fontfor generating the new barcode from its older equipment. This may cause mailers' equipment to become obsolete when the new Intelligent Mail Barcodeis mandated in 2009.Facts|date=June 2007
The USPS provides downloads of [http://ribbs.usps.gov/OneCodeSolution/getstrtd/USPSIMB_Getting_Started.pdf encoders and fonts] , as well as a detailed encoding and layout specification ( [http://ribbs.usps.gov/OneCodeSolution/SPUSPS-B-3200E001.pdf current specification] ).
One of the major benefits in the CONFIRM/POSTNET implementation is the application of a unique identifier for every piece of barcoded mail handled by the USPS.
* [http://ribbs.usps.gov/OneCodeSolution/ United States Postal Service - RIBBS Intelligent Mail Barcode Resource Download Site]
* [http://ribbs.usps.gov/OneCodeSolution/USPSIMB_QandA.pdf United States Postal Service Specification - Intelligent Mail Barcode Questions & Answers] (Adobe PDF format)
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