EAN-13/JAN Overview

EAN-13 Sample Barcode

The International Article Number (European Article Number or EAN) is a standard thirteen-digit EAN-13 and a superset of the original 12-digit UPC-A standard developed in 1970 by George J. Laurer.  

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device

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Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.

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Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK

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Programming

EAN-13/JAN is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable EAN-13/JAN by scanning the barcode below*:


Ean-13 Enable


Disable EAN-13/JAN by scanning the barcode below*:


EAN-13 Disable

See the full programming guide  for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q:What is the typical usage of EAN-13/JAN

A: Retail point of sale


Q: How to parse the data?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.


Q: How to remove the check digit?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.