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GS1

(Global Standards 1) An international standards organization with member bodies in more than 100 countries worldwide (GS1 US, GS1 CANADA, GS1 FRANCE, etc.). GS1 manages the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) system, which identifies companies and their products and services as used in UPC, EAN and other barcodes, as well as in the electronic product codes (EPCs) for RFID tags (see EPCglobal).

GS1 Started With Barcodes
GS1 dates back to 1977 when the European Article Numbering Association (EAN) was founded in Brussels and the EAN-13 product code was developed. EAN-13 was always compatible with the UPC codes created by the Uniform Product Code Council (UCC), and in 2002, EAN and UCC merged and later changed its name to GS1.
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He adds: "France's decision to enforce the GS1 Data Matrix 2D barcode has certainly stimulated a debate within the UK pharmaceutical industry.
The first order of business: using GS1 DataBar to process coupon codes.
Cushman & Wakefield assisted GS1 US in selecting an architect and project manager for the office renovation, which will launch shortly.
GS1 is driven by more than a million companies who execute more than six billion transactions a day with the GS1 System of Standards.
In proof-of-concept testing with major armored carriers, cash visibility based on GS1 Standards reduced dock time by one-half to two-thirds," said Bernie Hogan, senior vice president of emerging capabilities and industries, GS1 US.
Foodie's technology and retail knowledge makes them a perfect partner for us and enables us to go through our massive data pool cost effectively," says Tero Rautsola, CEO of GS1 Finland .
The standard ensures a strong, dependable, well documented and testable basis, which the GS1 EPCglobal maintains and develops.
8220;We are very excited to receive this prestigious mark from GS1 EPCglobal,” said Soheil Raissi, FastPoint's President & CEO.
GS1, which compared data held by the big four supermarket chains with that of Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Mars, said that by properly synchronising simple product information such as size and weight, the industry could avoid shrinkage and eliminate the need for the myriad processes used to cope with the bad data, saving as much as 700m [pounds sterling].
MANY RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS POINT TO A PARALLEL BETWEEN THE SWITCH TO DIGITAL TV AND THE TRANSITION FROM UPC BAR CODES TO THE GS1 DATABAR.
The latest version of Claricom's renowned CLARiSOFT software for Package Coding Management (PCM) includes a number of enhancements, including compatibility with the latest GS1 DataBar barcode.
amp; COLOGNE, Germany -- GS1 US and GS1 Germany, the two largest member organizations of the GS1 System, have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture combining their 1SYNC and SA2 Worldsync subsidiaries, respectively, into a new combined organization named 1WorldSync, Inc.