Appendix "A8" - Message types - Barcode
A barcode is a machine-readable
representation of information in a visual format on a surface.
Originally, barcodes stored data in the widths and spacings
of printed parallel lines, but today they also come
in patterns of dots, concentric circles, and hidden in images.
Barcodes can be read by optical scanners called barcode readers
or scanned from an image by special software. Barcodes are widely
used to implement Auto ID Data Capture (AIDC) systems that
improve the speed and accuracy of computer data entry.
Support for barcodes in Ozeki Message Server 6
Our software supports barcodes in SMS or MMS format.
How to send barcode SMS
In order to send barcode SMS,
download the latest version of Ozeki Message Server 6 at the following link:
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To send a barcode, all you have to do is select one of the following message types in the SMS composer form, and enter 8 or 13 numbers plus any text message into the composer:
The following webpage gives you an example on how you can find the message type selection option: How to send SMS messages of various types?
Please note that to send barcodes in MMS, you have to configure the MMS settings in the GSM modem driver preferences form.
You can use the barcode messsage types from any API. For example, you can use the database plugin to send a barcode message. In this case all you have to do is specify the \"SMS:PICTUREMESSAGE:BARCODE:EAN8\" message type or the \"MMS:BARCODE:EAN8\" message type in the msgtype field in your ozekimessageout table. More information about the database plugin can be found at: SMS API for Database developers (SQL)