Enterprise-grade USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode Scanner SDK

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Intelligent Mail Barcode

USPS Intelligent Mail barcode

The Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) was developed by the United States Postal Service as a successor to the POSTNET and PLANET barcodes. It is used to sort and track letters, cards, and flats. The IMb is known as a 4-State Customer Barcode, since it comprises 65 bars in one of four different states, which together encode up to 31 digits.

In contrast to other barcodes, it is not the width but the height of the bars that encodes information. Every bar consists of three regions (tracking, ascending, descending) that combine to form four possible states. The Intelligent Mail barcode encodes a barcode identifier, a service type identifier, a mailer ID, a serial number, and typically a routing code (ZIP code). It also features built-in error detection but no automatic error correction.

  • Barcode used to sort and track letters, cards, and flats
  • Consists of 65 bars that encode up to 31 digits
  • Built-in error detection

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The best option to replace outdated hardware scanners: The Scanbot Intelligent Mail Barcode Scanner SDK

With the Scanbot SDK, you can…

  • Scan Intelligent Mail barcodes with smartphones
  • Cut costs for outdated hardware
  • Switch from dedicated scanners to smart multi-tools that talk directly to your systems
  • Easily scan Intelligent Mail barcodes on the go
  • Cover all tasks around inventory management, storage, and orders with one device
  • Introduce interactive services such as Scan & Go
  • Implement Intelligent Mail barcode scanning within hours – for a short time-to-value

Ready-to-use UI components

1D and 2D Barcodes

Support for all common barcode types

Barcode Accuracy

High accuracy

Barcode Scanner

A reliable Barcode Scanner SDK covering a wide range of codes

Whether your app is used by your employees or your customers: You want it to work quickly and reliably. That’s why our Barcode Scanner SDK uses computer vision algorithms and machine learning models to guarantee lightning-fast and accurate barcode detection.

Its coverage of barcode symbologies is one of the widest out there. With the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK, you can solve business problems in any industry, automate workflows, and optimize your internal processes.

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