Barcode Scanners with Drivers’ License Parsing Support Retail Compliance in Sales of Regulated Items

Posted June 30, 2009

Driver's License Parsing and ScanningRetailers who sell regulated goods such as alcohol and tobacco must adhere to US local, state, and federal requirements to accurately verify customer drivers’ license data, including age, date-of-birth, and license expiration date. To enable Retailers to more effectively comply with these government regulations, Datalogic Scanning is pleased to announce the immediate availability of four products with the capability to easily parse barcodes on drivers’ licenses. Available in multiple form factors to fit specific point-of-sale requirements, Retailers can take advantage of either hands-free or handheld barcode scanning products from Datalogic Scanning.

Building on a Heritage of Established Product Excellence

Datalogic Scanning’s Gryphon 2D Plus, Magellan 1000i, Magellan 1400i, and PowerScan PD8530 Imagers have the capacity to decode the stacked PDF417 barcodes found on the back of many state drivers’ licenses. Using a Datalogic Scanning Imager eliminates manual data entry, increases efficiency at the retail point-of-sale, and prevents errors in the sale of controlled items such as alcohol and tobacco.

“Datalogic’s Gryphon 2D Plus and PowerScan PD8530 handheld scanners are both programmable using the powerful new Drivers’ License Parsing Application,” said Pietro Todescato, General Manager, Handheld Scanning. “The Drivers’ License Parsing Application is now part of the Datalogic Aladdin software configuration program, available with each handheld scanner at no extra charge, an incremental $30-50 savings over competitive products.”

Datalogic Magellan 1000i
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Datalogic PowerScan PD8530

Datalogic Magellan 1400i
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Datalogic Scanning is Renowned for Ease of Use

In all four products, data parsing and extraction are performed according to AAMVA standard specifications. Extracted information can be used to verify age and expiration date, or auto-populate product return forms, hunting/fishing licenses, and bridal registration applications.

To use the Drivers’ License Parsing Application, a Retailer needs only a computer, the Datalogic Aladdin software configuration program, a Gryphon 2D Plus or PowerScan PD8530 Imager, and a connector cable to select and extract the desired data elements from the codes and implement this exciting solution. Supported scanners can also be configured with programming barcodes.

Datalogic Scanning by the Numbers

  • A Datalogic Scanning barcode reader is installed every 36 seconds.
  • Over 5 million Datalogic Scanning scanners have been sold since 1998.
  • Over 30,000 customers have selected the Datalogic Scanning brand.

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