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Axicon Verifier Software

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The Axicon Verifier can perform data content analysis for almost any barcode application by means of plugin files. The results of these do not affect the verification grade of the barcode, but can provide you with useful information about the data that is contained within the code.

 

To see a list of the plugins already available with your software, go to the verifier set up dialogue, and choose the ‘Plugins’ tab.  To do this, go to the Command window, choose Options, then Set Up.  The plugins that are enabled will be marked with a tick, and you can choose to switch these on or off.  Further plugins can be added to your software, and the full list is set out below.

 

The results of the plugins are displayed in tabs across the top of the Summary window, and also in the Pass/Fail window. Some plugins can also display their own windows containing more information about the data content of your barcode. You can display this information (if any) by clicking the "More info..." button, to the right of the plugin's tab in the Summary window.

 

Plugin results are also saved in Axicon Verifier Saved Scan files.  When a scan file is opened (‘loaded’ is the term used by Axicon) all of the plugin results that were available when the scan was saved will be shown, even if the original plugin is disabled or not installed. If the plugin is not installed, the "More Info..." button will have no effect.

 

All the plugins that are installed and enabled will also be used to recalculate the result of any scan file that is loaded.  Any applicable plugins that were not installed when the scan file was saved will also display their results here when the scan is loaded. If a plugin determines that the data content of the code is invalid in some way, a red cross is shown in the tab. If it is valid, a green tick will appear.

Download all of the below plugins in a zip file.

ALL PLUGINS

AIAG GTL

Sector
Automotive

Checks data content of the ‘license plate’ barcode for automotive industry Global Transport Label (encoded using Code 128).

AI CHECK

Sector
All

Validates Application identifiers (AIs) and data structure content for both GS1-128 and GS1 DataBar Expanded.

AUS­_VARIABLE

Sector
Retail

Displays in-house product, 5-digit price and validation of both check digits (displayed on variable quantity eg cheese and meat products) Unique variant to cover the specific requirements of the Australian and the New Zealand markets

AI DATE

Sector
All

Checks that a valid date AI (11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 7003, 8008, or 8101) and its data are present.

BRANDED

Sector
Retail

Displays breakdown of information in UK Branded Variable Measure Consumer Unit EAN-13 codes

C39 ASCII

Sector
Automotive

Decodes full ASCII Code 39 barcodes.

C39 PHARM

Sector
Pharmaceutical

Displays the decoded number for Italian Pharmacode (base 32) Code.

COMMENTS

Sector
All

Allows for free text to describe or comment on verification results.

COUPON

Sector
Retail

Displays information on issuer, coupon number and value (Euro and UK) and (USA) provides information on manufacturer, family type, purchase requirement and value.

DELIVERY DATE

Sector
All

To check that a best-before or use-by date is  n days later than the present date.

EURO COUPON

Sector
Retail

Displays information on issuer, coupon number and value

FILE DATA

Sector
All

To read the first line of data from a text file at the moment the scan is made.

GENERIC VMCU

Sector
All

Allows for any variable measure consumer unit prefix (02, 20 to 29) to be used as basis for checking data content.

GEN SPEC

Sector
Retail

Describes where a GS1 barcode may be used.

GTIN

Sector
All

To report whether a barcode contains a GTIN.

HIBC

Sector
Pharmaceutical

Health Industry Barcode. Validates both primary and secondary HIBC symbols. Checks date identifier and structure of data content.

INSTORE

Sector
Retail

Displays in-house product reference, 5-digit price and validation of both check digits for in-store variable measure retail items.

ISBN

Sector
Retail

Displays the original ISBN or ISSN number of book and magazine barcodes, and 5-digit add-on data.

JOB REF

Sector
All

Allows a single line reference for ISO traceability and spreadsheet information; forms part of the printed report. You can configure a default Job Reference, and also choose to be prompted for a job reference on every scan.

LENGTH CHECK

Sector
All

Allows for checking of minimum and maximum lengths of Code 39, ITF, Codabar, Code 128, GS1 DataBar, MSI Plessey, and Code 93 symbols.

LOOKUP

Sector
All

Links to an existing database to show (and print) description of product along with quality control information. Please see Text Lookup below.

LPPR

Sector
Pharmaceutical

Checks French (Liste des Produits et Prestations Remboursables) LPPR codes as applicable.

M&S

Sector
Retail

Gives details on in-store reference, supplier code, GTIN, quantity and check digit on 20 digit M&S transit labels.

MSI PHARM

Sector
Pharmaceutical

Validates code structure and format of CNK (Code Nationale Kode) used on Belgian pharmaceutical products.

MULTI PLUG

Sector
All

Configurable to allow for checking that one or more plugins have been satisfied.

NL INTERNAL

Sector
Retail

Checks data on in-store variable measure products (eg: variable weight with price or  weight shown) as specified by GS1 Netherlands.

PZN

Sector
Pharmaceutical

German Pharmaceuticals Code. Validates code structure and format.

SISAC

Sector
All

Displays expanded version of the data encoded in the SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier) incorporating: ISSN, Chronology enumeration/supplement and all other details.

TEXT LOOKUP

Sector
All

Specially designed for .csv and .txt databases. Several copies of the Lookup plugin can be installed if the user needs to refer to multiple databases for two or more fields within a single database.

TIME ZONE

Sector
All

Records the time zone setting of the PC where the scan is made.

UB PHARM

Sector
Pharmaceutical

Displays Belgian Pharmacodes.

UK COUPON

Sector
All

Shows the monetary value of a United Kingdom coupon code from a standard EAN-13 barcode.

UPC

Sector
All

Displays UPC-A and UPC-E codes formatted in their original short forms, rather than as EAN-13s.

USER DATA

Sector
All

Allows multiple job referencing: relevant information can be appended to a scan. This can be exported to a spreadsheet using Scan DB Extractor and saved in CSV format. Particularly suitable for undertaking audits in manufacture and retailing.

USER NAME

Sector
All

Automatically displays network user logged on at time of scan; ideal for ISO 9001 procedures.

WOOLWORTHS

Sector
Retail AUS

Checks variable measure consumer unit barcodes beginning with 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27 for Woolworths Australia.

How to add more plugins

If you have a much smaller selection of plugins than shown above, you will need to add them to the software.  This is done very easily using the CD-ROM supplied with the verifier, but you can also download these free of charge via the downloads page

 

Installing the optional plugins from the CD-ROM is straightforward because the autorun brings up a menu with a button that leads to a window that allows plugins to be selected and copied into the appropriate location.

You can see from this window that the location where plugins need to be copied is the default installation folder (assuming the user has not selected a different location for the installation of the software), which on a 64-bit Windows computer is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Axicon\Verifier

 

If you download the plugins from the website, and have chosen all of them, first of all unzip the downloaded file.  Copy all the individual .avp files (.avp stands for Axicon Verifier Plugin), and paste them onto the Verifier folder that is shown in the diagram above.  This will place all the .avp files inside this folder where they can now be enabled or disabled from the Setup dialogue box.

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