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CEN/TS 15844-3:2010

Postal services - ID-tagging of letter mail items - Part 3: BNB-62 encoding specification

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Valid from 05.01.2011
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CEN/TS 15844-3:2010
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This part of the Technical Specification defines the representation of ID-tags as a 62-position bar-no-bar code (BNB-62) printed in fluorescent ink in area R1 on the reverse side of items. BNB-62 encoding is one of two encoding specifications supported by this Technical Specification 3) for the printing of ID-tags in area R1, the other being BNB-78, which is specified in CEN/TS 15844-2. NOTE 1 Representation in the form of a 4-state code printed on the front of the item is covered in CEN/TS 15844-4 for flats and CEN/TS 15844-5 for small letters. BNB-62 encoding is authorised for use only by three issuers: An Post (Ireland), Canada Post and USPS. It should be encountered, on incoming items, only on mail items which originated in Canada, Ireland or the United States. Other issuers wishing to apply ID-tags in area R1 are required to use the BNB-78 encoding defined in CEN/TS 15844-2.
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