Information technology -- Automatic identification and data capture techniques -- GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance
ISO/IEC 15418:2009 specifies sets of Data Identifiers and Application Identifiers for the purpose of identifying encoded data, and identifies the organizations responsible for their maintenance.
Technologies de l'information -- Techniques automatiques d'identification et de capture des données -- Identificateurs d'application GS1, identificateurs de données ASC MH10 et maintenance
Standards Content (sample)
Information technology — Automatic
identification and data capture
techniques — GS1 Application Identifiers
and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and
Technologies de l'information — Techniques automatiques
d'identification et de capture des données — Identificateurs
d'application GS1, identificateurs de données ASC MH10 et
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO/IEC 15418:2009(E)
Information technology — Automatic identification and data
capture techniques — GS1 Application Identifiers and
ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance
This International Standard:
⎯ specifies sets of Data Identifiers and Application Identifiers for the purpose of identifying encoded data;⎯ identifies the organizations responsible for their maintenance.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated
references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenceddocument (including any amendments) applies.
ISO/IEC 19762 (all parts), Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)techniques — Harmonized vocabulary
ANSI MH10.8.2, Data Identifier and Application Identifier Standard
GS1 General Specifications, GS1
3 Terms, definitions and documentation notation conventions
For the purposes of this document, the terms, definitions and documentation notation conventions given inISO/IEC 19762 (all parts) apply.
4 Data Identifiers and Application Identifiers
Where appropriate, information encoded shall be identified in accordance with one of the following sets ofidentifiers:
a) GS1 Application Identifiers;
b) ASC MH10 Data Identifiers.
4.1 GS1 Application Identifiers
The GS1 item identification system and related encodation standard are complemented by the GS1
maintained Application Identifiers, hereafter referred to as “GS1 Application Identifiers” or “GS1 AIs”. This
standard comprises two principal elements that are the key to any encoding system: the data content and thedata carrier.
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The use of GS1 AIs is subject to the rules established by GS1.
GS1 AIs identify generic and simple data fields for use in cross-sectorial and international supply chain
applications. The GS1 General Specifications provide rules for the definition, format and structure of the datafields.
Each GS1 AI consists of two or more characters. The first two digits determine the length of the AI. A list of
two-digit codes indicating the predefined length of existing and future AIs and their data fields is available fromthe Application Identifier Maintenance Body specified in Clause 5.
4.2 ASC MH10 Data Identifiers
The full list of registered ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and the full specification for their use are given inANSI MH10.8.2, hereafter referred to as the “ASC MH10 Data Identifiers”
ASC MH10 Data Identifiers may be used with any alphanumeric data carrier and are designed to ensure
cross-industry commonality of data identifiers used in automatic identification technologies.
ASC MH10 Data Identifiers have a format of one alphabetic character alone, or one alphabetic characterprefixed by one, two or three numeric characters.
Some ASC MH10 Data Identifiers may incorporate format definitions. The American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) has designated ANSI MH10.8.2 as a “Continuous Maintenance” standard. As such, the officialstandard with maintenance upda